London area of Earls Court guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Earls Court neighbourhood

Up until as recently as the 1990s Earls Court was a haven of hostels, the temporary homes of a community of backpackers. The area, like most of its nomadic residents, had a scruffy appearance and looked like it needed a good scrub. Now much improved - although hotels here are still cheaper than their Kensington neighbours - you'll find a Waitrose next to the kebab shops on the traffic-laden Earls Court Road. The large Cromwell Road also hums with traffic and is the main artery for the west of the country. The whole of Earls Court is peppered with some incredibly beautiful private gardens and squares, which are open up for one weekend in June as part of a capital-wide programme. The big attraction of the area, though, is Earls Court Exhibition Centre with everything from live concerts (Madonna, U2 and Justin Timberlake have all played here) to large scale annual trade shows. In fact, the site has been entertaining crowds of visitors for years. It was first used as an entertainment ground in 1887 when J R Whitely used the derelict area for events like Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and permanent attractions included the Big Wheel, a helter-skelter and a water chute. Bring them back, we say.

See our recommended nearby Earls Court Hotels, Events, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Earls Court Hotels

in or near Earls Court
London Town Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
15 Penywern Road, SW5
Dating back to 1877 and just a few steps from Earls Court tube station, the London Town Hotel (no relation) offers easy access to the West ... More
Go Native Kensington Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment
181 Warwick Road, W14
With its spacious apartments and convenient location, Go Native Kensington is an ideal choice for your stay in stylish West London. This contemporary-styled aparthotel property is ... More
NH Kensington Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
202-220 Cromwell Road, SW5
This clean, comfortable modern hotel made up of six Victorian houses is a short walk from Earls Court Tube station from where the Piccadilly line can ... More

Earls Court Events

in or near Earls Court
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100% Design 2015
London > Events > Business Events
Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Earls Court, London W14
Moving to a new venue in 2015, 100% Design, the commercial cornerstone event of The London Design Festival, exchanges Earls Court for nearby Olympia. Further new ... More
Rumfest
London > Events > Exhibitions
ILEC Conference Centre - Ibis London Earls Court, 47 Lillie Road, Earls Court, London SW6
Celebrate the diversity of rum and its growing popularity as leading worldwide providers come together to discuss their work and share their expertise.... More
Code Mesh London 2-4 November
London > Events > Business Events
ILEC Conference Centre - Ibis London Earls Court, 47 Lillie Road, Earls Court, London SW6
Alternative technologies and programming languages conference.... More

Earls Court Entertainment

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The Troubadour
London > Entertainment > Live Music
263-267 Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5
The Troubadour is a lovely little cafe, which hosts an inspiring program of folk, blues, psychedelia and poetry downstairs. It's also the place where Private Eye ... More
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The Troubadour
London > Entertainment > Live Music
265 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5
Kensington's original boho coffee house. Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon played here back in the 60s. Of course, Kensington has changed a ... More
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Finborough Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
118 Finborough Road, Earls Court, London SW10
The Finborough Theatre in Earls Court punches well above its weight, presenting award-winning plays and works by new writers in a small theatre above a pub. ... More

Earls Court Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Earls Court
Maggie & Rose
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
58 Pembroke Road, Earls Court, London W8
A members club for kids, it could only be in Kensington and Chelsea. Classes taking place throughout the day, Monday to Friday, include mini musicians from ... More
Zest Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Roxby Place, Earls Court, London SW6
London's top destination for contemporary glass art, bringing outstanding British and international glass to a wider audience through an exciting, changing exhibition programme alongside an ... More
Brompton Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Brompton Library, 210 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5
Signing up to the Brompton Library is easy and more importantly, free. All books are free to borrow whilst there is a small charge for audiobooks, ... More

Earls Court Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Earls Court
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Only Roses
London > Shopping > Florists
257 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5
If you've walked passed this fragrant rose specialist shop you'll most likely have stepped gingerly, trying not to crush the delicate petals scattered on the street ... More
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Zafash
London > Shopping > Chemists
233-235 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5
For all those late night emergencies which don’t quite warrant a trip to casualty, you can always try Zafash Pharmacy at Earl’s Court. You’ll never be ... More
Pont
London > Shopping > Florists
100 West Cromwell Road, Earls Court, London W14
Flowers ... More

Earls Court Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Earls Court London?
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Crussh
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Earl's Court, Warwick Road, Earls Court, London SW5
This chain of juice bars squishes together a delightful variety of flavoursome, healthy drinks. They press fresh juice fruit right in front of you, and blend ... More
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Mohsen
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
152 Warwick Road, Earls Court, London W14
Iranian cuisine. ... More
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Zizzi - Earls Court
London > Restaurants > 194-196 Earls Court Road, Earls Court, Earls Court, London SW5
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Earls Court Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Earls Court.
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Famous Three Kings
London > Nightlife > Pubs
171 North End Road, Earls Court, London W14
Popular sports pub in west London which has three giant screens and 16 plasma TVs, making it the ideal place to watch football or rugby.... More
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The Scarsdale
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23A Edwards Square, Earls Court, London W8
If pubs were judged by their location and setting, The Scardale Tavern in Kensington would top many lists for this really is quaint London at its ... More
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Earls Court, London W8
Always a popular hangout with the South Kensington locals, The Devonshire Arms had a fresh lick of paint in 2014 and emerged with its proper pub ... More

Earls Court Nightlife

Earls Court clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Ping
London > Nightlife > Bars
180-184 Earl's Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5
We can't help but feel that Boris Johnson would approve of Ping, a cavernous venue which serves cocktails, pizzas and ping pong (or whiff whaff if ... More
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Evans & Peel Detective Agency
London > Nightlife > Bars
310c Earls Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5
Taking the speakeasy trend to another level, the Evans & Peel Detective Agency is a bar moonlighting as fully functioning detective company. The basement bar can ... More
Brompton's
London > Nightlife > Bars
294 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5
Gay friendly bar with a mostly men clientele.... More

Earls Court Leisure

Earls Court gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
International Show Jumping Championships
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Earls Court, London SW5
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Earls Court Gym
London > Leisure > Fitness
254 Earls Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5
Gym ... More
Young Chelsea Bridge Club
London > Leisure > Games
32 Barkston Gardens, Earls Court, London SW5
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Earls Court Education

in or near Earls Court
London Electronics College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
20 Penywern Road, Earls Court, Earls Court, London SW5
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Study English in London, 10-15 year olds
London > Education > English Language Courses
23 Collingham Gardens, Earls Court, London SW5
1-6 week summer courses for 10-15 year olds. 8 students per class. under 200pw.... More

Earls Court Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Earls Court.
The Rushmore Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
11 Trebovir Road, Earl's Court, Earls Court, London SW5
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City Continental London Kensington
London > Business > Venue Hire
11-13 Penywern Rd, Earls Court, London SW5
Two minutes down the road from Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, this inexpensive hotel is set in a charming street in leafy West London. The exclusive bars ... More
 
 
 
 
 
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