Nicholson's Pubs

Welcome to The Swan, your local pub in London


The Swan is conveniently located on Hammersmith Broadway, within a short stroll of West Kensington, Barons Court, Fulham, St Paul’s Green, Kings Mall Shopping Centre, and is only a 1 minute walk from Hammersmith Underground Station.

You’ll find plenty of iconic London attractions near you — including the Hammersmith Apollo, Lyric Theatre, Shepherds Bush Market, the old BBC TV Centre, and The Hammersmith Bridge.

Find us


The Swan, 46 Hammersmith Broadway,
London, Greater London, W6 0DZ

Tel: 020 8748 1043

A unique city centre pub with a rich history


Nicholson’s Pubs are known for their individual style, exciting stories, and charming personalities — and The Swan is certainly no exception.

Built in 1901 as a hotel on the site of an old coaching inn, The Swan is famous for inspiring artists. For centuries 'The Swan' has mastered serving perfect drinks and excellent food down to a fine art, and its colourful history has always been adorned by artistry in a variety of forms. Its first portrait was as a coaching inn known as the 'Old Swan', functioning as the first stop from the City of London in 18th Century, refurbishment then fashioned it into the 'White Swan', while later renovations shaped it into the Swan Hotel. However, the railways arrival in Hammersmith meant demolishing the original premises, and the current building was designed from a blank canvas.

The Swan has always been central to travellers, feeding their imagination during their stay. Those who stayed longer made the town into the home for creative industries, such as The Silver Studio that designed textile patterns for Liberty of London.

The rich tapestry of this inspirational home also attracted great luminaries of the Arts & Crafts movement, such as William Morris and also Edward Johnstone, designer of the famous London Underground "Bulls Eye" symbol. This artistic heritage also extended to Gustav Holst, (composer of the Planets) whose composition 'Hammersmith' reflected his impressions of the town where he worked.

Take a moment to absorb the decoration and beautiful architecture, over two floors, and enjoy a fine selection of quality British food and drink, just like the great artists before you — you just might be inspired to design something wonderful too!

Find us

The Swan,46 Hammersmith Broadway,
Greater London,W6 0DZ

Tel: 020 8748 1043

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 01:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 01:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 22:00

Upcoming Holidays

  • Christmas Eve 11:00 - 21:00
  • Christmas Day 12:00 - 18:00
  • Boxing Day 11:00 - 23:00
  • New Years Eve 12:00 - 01:00
  • New Years Day 12:00 - 23:00



As a British brand with a heritage of 150+ years, we pride ourselves on our position as purveyors of perfect pints and unbeatable pies, with tempting dishes on our British pub classic menus.

Imagine taking your seat for starters we know you’ll like… Pulled Duck Croquettes and Garlic Mushrooms on Sourdough, suited to every appetite.

And here’s something we can’t deny, we’re pretty famous for our hand-crafted specialty pies, including our brand-new Chicken and Truffled Oyster Mushroom Pie and our British Steak & Nicholson's Pale Ale Pie. Come out of the cold and try one for yourself, won’t you?

As well as our famous pies, we’ve got big twists on other classic pub food such as sausage and mash, mouth watering burgers and good old fish and chips. See our menu to discover them all.

Someone in your group got a sweet tooth? Here comes another British pub classic worth rushing to your nearest booth: our traditional new Bramley Apple & Blackberry Crumble. This is British pub food, done right.



Here at Hammersmith London, we pride ourselves on serving an exquisite selection of perfectly-poured, ever-changing Cask Ales – including our very own Nicholson's Pale Ale, brewed by St Austell Brewery in Cornwall. You’ll also discover the wonders of our Gin Palace, featuring glorious gins from juniper-heavy and robust to sweet and fruity and every flavour profile in-between – all waiting at your local Nicholson’s in London.