Earls Court, falling between Kensington and Fulham, has many streets of terraced housing along with some attractive Victorian properties. Up until 1990s Earls Court was known as a haven of hostels, with the area needing a good change. Now the area having much improved, you will find a number of up market mansion blocks and some tall elegant housing that has mainly been converted into apartments. Although the hotels and apartments are still cheaper than the surrounding areas of Kensington and Fulham, students living in Earls Court consider themselves lucky. Many homes in the area are filled with private gardens and squares.
There are no parks or gardens to be found in Earls Court, however many homes in the area have private gardens and shared communal gardens. Holland Park is a short walk from Earls Court which consists of lots of greenery, sport facilities, a Japanese garden and is also the venue for Opera Holland Park, perfect for summer concerts. The Normand Park, located in Fulham has a public swimming pool and gym run by Virgin Active.
Shopping and Entertainment
The main shopping facilities can be found on Earls Court Road. It also boasts a number of restaurants from different cultures and cuisines. One of the popular independent restaurants is Addie’s , serving a variety of authentic Thai dishes at reasonable prices.
Earls Court is famous for its large exhibition centre, which is now closed, originally used for conferences and events, such as the Earls Court Motor Show, Ideal Home Show and the Brit Awards. The centre is now being demolished to make way for a new residential and retail estate on the site, expected completion in 2033.
Earls Court also has a handful of pubs and bars, including the quirky bar Evans and Peel Detective Agency serving up seasonal cocktails and spirit infusions. Other tourist attractions close to Earls Court fall into the neighbouring South Kensington, including the National History Museum, Royal Albert Hall and the Science Museum.