London area of West Brompton guide

What to do and where to stay in London's West Brompton neighbourhood

Centred on the famous Brompton Cemetery and taking up the area between West Kensington, Earl's Court, Chelsea and Fulham Broadway, West Brompton is a largely residential no-mans-land in West London. The Brompton Cemetery, with its beautiful basilica and row upon row of rickety graves, is managed by the Royal Parks and is one of the Magnificent Seven - the term applied to the seven large cemeteries in London. Rumour has it that the children's author Beatrix Potter, who lived in The Boltons nearby, took the names of many of her animal characters from tombstones in the cemetery. Besides the much-loved cemetery, West Brompton is best known today for its tube and railway station, the tiny Finborough Theatre and the ever-popular Troubadour, a charmingly bohemian restaurant and live music venue.

See our recommended nearby West Brompton Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

West Brompton Hotels

in or near West Brompton
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
Best Western The Boltons Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
19-21 Penywern Road, SW5
The Best Western The Boltons Hotel is nearby to Earls Court Exhibition Centre and, with Earl's Court Tube just 100 yards away, the capital's best sights ... More
Hotel Indigo London Kensington - Earls Court
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
34-44 Barkston Gardens, SW5
Hotel Indigo London Kensington is a boutique hotel located within London's esteemed Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Situated only 150 metres from Earl's Court tube ... More

West Brompton Entertainment

in or near West Brompton
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The Troubadour
London > Entertainment > Live Music
265 Old Brompton Road, West Brompton, 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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The Troubadour
London > Entertainment > Live Music
263-267 Brompton Road, West Brompton, 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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Finborough Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
118 Finborough Road, West Brompton, 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

West Brompton Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near West Brompton
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Brompton Cemetery
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Fulham Road, West Brompton, London SW10
Opened in the mid-19th century Brompton Cemetary was set up as one of the 'Magnificent Seven' series of cemeteries, which included Highgate Cemetery, established to cope ... More
Brompton Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Brompton Library, 210 Old Brompton Road, West Brompton, 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
Zest Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Roxby Place, West Brompton, 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

West Brompton Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's West Brompton
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Only Roses
London > Shopping > Florists
257 Old Brompton Road, West Brompton, 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, West Brompton, 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
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Luigi's Delicatessen
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
349 Fulham Road, West Brompton, London SW10
Luigi's Delicatessen is a one-stop shop for all kinds of delicacies from fresh pasta to farmhouse cheeses with a particular emphasis on Italian produce. They have ... More

West Brompton Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near West Brompton London?
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The Pembroke
London > Restaurants > 261 Old Brompton Road, Earl's Court, West Brompton, London SW5
Located on the corner of Old Brompton Road, a stone's throw from the celebrated Troubadour, this newly refurbished informal gastropub is the reincarnation of one of ... More
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Balans - Earls Court
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
239 Old Brompton Road, Earl's Court, , West Brompton, London SW5
On the corner of Old Brompton Road and Earls Court Road, Balans West is exactly what a brasserie should be - casual and vibe-y, serving uncomplicated ... More
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Starbucks
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
259 Old Brompton Road, West Brompton, London SW5
The ubiquitous Seattle based coffee shop can unsurprisingly be found all over London. Thanks to its market saturation policy, branches resemble the Capital’s buses by always ... More

West Brompton Pubs

The best pubs in or near London West Brompton.
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The Lazy Fox
London > Nightlife > Pubs
18 Farm Lane, West Brompton, London SW6
Where The Farm in Fulham used to be The Lazy Fox has made a den, inviting punters to pull their own pint from their beer wall ... More
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The Harwood Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Walham Grove, West Brompton, London SW6
The Harwood Arms has upped its gastro offering, moving away from being just another West London pub and blossoming into a place where fine food flourishes. ... More
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, West Brompton, 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

West Brompton Nightlife

West Brompton clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Evans & Peel Detective Agency
London > Nightlife > Bars
310c Earls Court Road, West Brompton, 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, West Brompton, London SW5
Gay friendly bar with a mostly men clientele.... More
Nam-Long-Le Shaker
London > Nightlife > Bars
159 Old Brompton Road, West Brompton, London SW5
Bar ... More

West Brompton Leisure

West Brompton gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Earls Court Gym
London > Leisure > Fitness
254 Earls Court Road, West Brompton, London SW5
Gym ... More
International Show Jumping Championships
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Earls Court Exhibition Centre, West Brompton, London SW5
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Holmes Place
London > Leisure > Fitness
188A Fulham Road, West Brompton, London SW10
A chain of upmarket health clubs and gyms. The different clubs vary but they tend to have all the latest fitness equipment in fully air conditioned ... More

West Brompton Education

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

West Brompton Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near West Brompton.
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Chelsea Football Club and Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Stamford Bridge Ground Fulham Road, West Brompton, London SW6
What a difference a game makes... at the end of 1993, a couple of surprise results lifted the Blues out of mid-table and into the Champions ... More
City Continental London Kensington
London > Business > Venue Hire
11-13 Penywern Rd, West Brompton, 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
Best Western Burns Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
18-26 Barkston Gardens, Kensington, West Brompton, London SW5
This traditional Kensington town house is located in one of the most elegant areas of Central London. It combines friendly service and an informal restaurant with ... More
 
 
 
 
 
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