Valentine’s Day last Minute Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it can be tough to come up with the perfect gift. That’s why we’ve put together this gift guide to help you find the ideal present for your loved one. So sit back, relax, and get ready to find the perfect gift to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.

Unique perfumes

Surprise your significant other with a one-of-a-kind fragrance. Whether they prefer floral, musky, or fruity scents, you’re sure to find a scent they’ll love at a local perfume store. You can find amazing sprays from Boots that suit all budgets.

Delicious chocolate

Indulge in a sweet treat with a box of chocolates from Hotel Chocolat. Their range of Valentine’s Day chocolates is sure to satisfy any chocolate lover.

Cosy warm socks

Keep your loved one warm and cosy with a pair of warm socks from Oliver Bonas. Show them you care with every step they take. Oliver Bonas has them all whether you’re looking for fluffy or colourful socks.

Perfect roses

Express your love with a bouquet of freshly cut roses from BloomsLondon. Their beautiful arrangements are sure to bring a smile to your Valentine’s face.

Dry January at Hammersmith Broadway

Dry January has become a cultural phenomenon marketed as a healthy way to start the new year. It’s an annual challenge to abstain from drinking alcohol and people do it for a variety of reasons, such as to improve their mental and physical health, break bad drinking habits, or just as a challenge to themselves. Regardless of the reason, participating in Dry January can be a great way to reset and refocus your goals for the new year.

For those who are taking part in Dry January, Hammersmith Broadway offers a wide range of options to help you stick to your goal. With its diverse range of drink options, including non-alcoholic beverages, you’ll be able to enjoy the social aspect of dining out without the temptation of alcohol. Drop by and visit Bradmore Square, where you’ll find delicious mocktail options, to keep you on track, there’s no better way to enjoy the flavour and an amazing atmosphere.

Veganuary at Hammersmith Broadway

As more individuals embrace the vegan lifestyle, the popularity of Veganuary continues to rise. However, many are still uncertain about committing to a plant-based pledge. To assist in this transition, we have created a list of our favourite vegan dishes you can find at Hammersmith Broadway!

1. Blue Magic – Joe & The Juice

First on our list is the delicious protein-packed vegan shake. Made with blue spirulina, avocado, dates, lemon, and oat-coconut. The smoothie is filling, nutritious, and delicious, with a vibrant blue colour from the added spirulina. The flavour was sweet yet earthy and is a great choice for those looking for a healthy and tasty option.

2. Lebanese Bowl – Little Farm

If you’re looking for a flavorful and satisfying vegan meal, look no further than the Lebanese bowl. This dish is a perfect combination of fresh ingredients and spices, making it the perfect choice for anyone looking to enjoy a delicious and nutritious meal. At the heart of the Lebanese bowl is the falafel, fresh lettuce, and roasted red peppers with jalapeños that add a touch of heat.

3. Vegan Doughnut – Krispy Kreme

These doughnuts are not only made with high-quality ingredients but also free from animal products, making them an ideal choice for those following a vegan lifestyle.

The best part? They’re made fresh daily, ensuring that every bite you take is bursting with flavour and freshness. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or simple, they’ve got you covered.

4. Lentil & Mushrooms – Pure

A must have when visiting Hammersmith Broadway is Pure’s presents a delicious vegan dish made with Puy lentils and mushrooms in a hearty cassoulet, topped with a zesty garlic & mustard sauce and petite pois. Served on a bed of wholesome wholegrain rice, this dish is a satisfying and nutritious meal for those following a plant-based diet.

5. McPlant – Mcdonalds

If you’re in the mood for a quick and filling vegan meal on the go, McDonald’s has got you covered with their latest plant-based offering! Mcdonalds has joined forces with Beyond Meat®, to create a delicious patty topped with a rich vegan sandwich sauce, ketchup, mustard, onion, pickles, lettuce, tomato, and a vegan alternative to cheese, all nestled in a sesame seed bun.


We’ve seen a shift in attitudes towards veganism, stereotypes towards plant-based eating are changing and becoming more positive. With going plant-based not being an all-or-nothing way of eating, we’ve seen people change their eating habits, eating fewer animal products and more whole plant foods.

Veganism has become a huge part of everyday life in Britain, with more plant-based options, alternatives, and oat milk being used increasingly in tea. We’ve seen an increase in global movements like ‘Veganuary’, the movement that encourages people worldwide to try veganism throughout January and ‘Meatless Monday’, which encourages people to cut meat at least once a week. More organisations and influential people are encouraging us to add more plant-based foods to our diets.

In 2022, more than 620,000 people took the pledge to try a vegan diet. Companies like ‘Veganuary’ supported people and businesses, with key campaigns leading to more than 1,540 new vegan products and menu options being launched. This massive growth was even more evident when we saw a massive corporation like Cadbury, create a vegan alternative to its signature Dairy Milk chocolate bar in 2021. The Cadbury Plant Bar substituted almond paste for the ‘glass and a half of milk’ they say goes in every Dairy Milk bar.

Why do Veganuary?

Health is one of the main reasons people adopt the vegan lifestyle. The other major motivating factor is animals and the environment. Every year, over 70 billion land animals are killed, with more and more people believing it’s unjust and indefensible. Plus, the killing of animals and fish causes significant and lasting damage to our planet – So much so that environmentalists are finding it almost impossible to justify not being vegan.

Veganuary participants are immediately part of an active and vibrant community, supporting each other, sharing tips, Veganuary recipes, and encouraging one another. What sets it apart is the community essence of the campaign, people taking part during the same month, all at the same time. It’s also seen as a way to dip your toe into veganism, especially better for those who are curious. Others see Veganuary as New Year’s resolution for a healthier start to the year.

Every year more and more brands get behind Veganuary, with more vegan products being released to coincide with January. We’ve seen the vegan menu get bigger, with Greggs’ vegan sausage roll for example and KFC creating a new vegan menu. There has never been an easier time to try veganism and there’s more choice than ever before for people.

If you’re taking part in Veganuary this January, you’re in luck! Find lots of vegan alternatives here at Hammersmith Broadway. There are lots of options to choose from, from Gregg’s Vegan Sausage Roll to Leon’s high-protein Vegan Cumberland Sausage Muffin.

Hammersmith Broadway’s 12 Days of Giving

’Tis the season for giving.

Christmas is a time to celebrate with friends and family, dance to your favourite Christmas hits, and enjoy festive foods. This year, we want to spread Christmas joy with our 12 days of giving.

Hammersmith Broadway will be gifting presents every day from the 1st until 12th of December. We’ll give away twelve gifts on day 1, counting down to the final day where one lucky winner will be in with the chance of winning the holiday of a lifetime.

We’ve partnered with some of Hammersmith’s favourite retailers this Christmas to give away 78 presents in total. There’s something for everyone, from Festive Bakes to gift cards worth £150. You can choose to keep your gift as a treat to yourself or spread the joy and gift it to someone you think would love it.

You don’t want to miss this epic giveaway!

Watch the video below to find out how to enter.