THE PEOPLE behind of one of London's most iconic gastropubs have relocated to King Street.
This week Abigail Osbourne and Tamsin Olivier - daughter of actor Sir Laurence - opened the doors to new pub The Hampshire Hog.
For the past 17 years the pair have been in charge of The Engineer in the affluent Primrose Hill area of the capital.
Despite a fierce campaign spearheaded by their well known clientele - such as comedian Harry Enfield and model Lisa Snowdon - The Engineer was closed at the beginning of the month by owners Mitchells and Butlers, who had plans to completely refurbish it.
The duo were always planning on opening another pub and had their heart set on the former site of the Ruby Grand as soon as they clapped eyes on it.
Mrs Osbourne, said: "We've been looking for another premises for the past 10 years but were keen to have something with a big garden. This is the first place that we saw and thought it would work. All the kitchen staff, except for one have followed us and so have all of our managers. What we like about Hammersmith is that it's got a lot of big businesses around here so we think there will be a steady trade in lunches. We feel like we've brought the best parts of The Engineer with us. When I was growing up a lot of my friends lived around Hammersmith, so I have some very fond memories of this area and it's the only other part of London that I know quite well. We will be serving food from 8am to 12midnight, and we want to be the type of place where you can come in at any time and just relax."
The pair have also opened a pantry on the premises where customers will be able to buy home made marmalades, relishes and chutneys.