News updates

My consulting rooms are situated in a peaceful tree-lined street on the borders of Barnes and Hammersmith and near to Fulham and Chiswick.

The nearest public transport is Hammersmith tube station which is a short walk away across the historic Hammersmith Bridge. This beautiful suspension bridge is open to pedestrians and cyclists but currently closed to motor vehicles. This has created an oasis of calm in North Barnes that is conducive to quiet thought and self-reflection.

There are also frequent buses available from the following railway stations: Barnes (33 bus) or Barnes Bridge (209 bus).

If you come to see me, the chances are you will be crossing Hammersmith Bridge on foot, two wheels or by electric pedi-cab. Alternatively, you will be travelling through the traffic-free streets of Barnes by walking, cycling, bus or car. In either case, you may be interested in the status of Hammersmith Bridge and future plans for transport in London so I am including an update below.

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My consulting rooms are located at
17 Riverview Gardens,
West London,
SW13 8QY

Riverview Gardens

Barnes Pond next to Barnes Green

Hammersmith - Lower Mall

Hammersmith Bridge update

Hammersmith Bridge is open to pedestrians and cyclists but has been closed to motor vehicles while essential work is carried out. The reason for the closure is that this Victorian bridge has become damaged by the weight of the traffic that it has been carrying; a loading for which it was not designed. It is safe for its current use for pedestrians and cyclists but if it is to carry any motor traffic in the future then substantial repairs will be needed. Following a compehensive structural survey, the first phase of works to repair the bridge has begun with the contract for the second phase to be awarded next Spring. The works are expected to take approximately three years. Read more here.

Traffic update

The closure of the bridge to motor vehicles has caused some considerable inconvenience to residents and visitors to this part of London but an analysis of data released by Transport for London shows that of the 25,000 motor vehicles carried by Hammersmith Bridge every day, only two thirds of those vehicles have been diverted onto the other Thames bridges. This leaves around 9,000 vehicles that have apparently ceased to cross the Thames. A reduction in overall motor vehicles in London must be a good thing but more research will be needed to interpret these findings.
Analysis of air quality detailed in CityMetric indicates that there is no worsening of air pollution levels in Putney despite the increased traffic and there is an improvement in air quality in Hammersmith.

Events update

This is a beautiful part of London and there is always something going on that might improve the quality of your life:

Spending time with animals is a good way to improve well-being so if you're in the area, why not visit one of these light-hearted dog shows:
22nd September - Chiswick House Dog Show - fun day out for all the family - classes include: My Dog's Got Talent

Get closer to nature with a visit to a local reserve. For example:
12 October - 9.30am Winter Bird Watching Walk - London Wetland Centre - Barnes
31 October - 4pm Halloween Night Safari - London Wetland Centre - Barnes

Exercise is crucial for good health but if you're not a rower, you might still enjoy a day out watching other people exercising:
29th September - Regatta London - kayaks, canoes, rowing boats and paddle boarders will cross London, beginning at Hammersmith Bridge
20th October - The Chiswick Half Marathon - starting and finishing in front of Chiswick House.

Eating healthily is important. For some new ideas try:
13th October - Kitchen Garden Open Day - Chiswick House Gardens
26-27 October - VegFest London - Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London

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