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, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Earls Court Hotels

in or near Earls Court
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
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
Holiday Inn Express London Earls Court
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
295 North End Road, W14
The North End Road with it's marvellous Saturday food market, is the home of this shiny new hotel. In easy walking distance of Chelsea football club, ... More

Earls Court Entertainment

in or near Earls Court
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
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
AM Qattan Foundation Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
226 Cromwell Road, Earls Court, London SW5
A peaceful foundation, the AM Qattan Foundation Centre focuses on helping Palestinians by giving them somewhere to explore and self-develop freely, all with confidence and encouragement. ... More

Earls Court Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Earls Court
Maggie & Rose
London > Attractions > Attractions 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

Earls Court Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Earls Court
London > Shopping > Florists
100 West Cromwell Road, Earls Court, London W14
Flowers ... More
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
100A West Cromwell Road, Earls Court, London W14
The UK’s largest supermarket chain offers all the usual food and household product brands as well as an extensive range of own-brand products. Should cater for ... More
London > Shopping > House and Garden
195 Warwick Road, Earls Court, London W14
A chain of DIY superstores. Homebase sells wood, fixtures and fittings, paints and tools. They also provide in-store wood cutting and paint mixing services.... More

Earls Court Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Earls Court London?
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
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
152 Warwick Road, Earls Court, London W14
Iranian cuisine. ... More
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
180-182 Earls Court Road, Earl's Court, Earls Court, London SW5
Taking inspiration from Japanese ramman-noodle bars, Wagamama is the ultimate in high-quality, fast food. Huge bowls of steaming, soupy noodles, chicken dumplings with a chilli-soy dipping ... More

Earls Court Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Earls Court.
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
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
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.
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
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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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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