Earls Court is home to an eclectic mix of traditional Victorian pubs, restaurants and bars. Popular chain restaurants include Zizzi, Wagamama, Byron and Nando’s or for that special occasion, try Garnier for possibly the best steaks ever or Monsieur K. Those in the know head to ‘secret’ basement bar Evans & Peel Detective Agency, or Ping, a lively bar and restaurant with ping pong tables and live DJs. Both do a good selection of cocktails.
Then, of course, there’s the famous Troubadour, an old-fashioned coffee house dating back to 1954 that’s famous for its live music and poetry sessions. Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and, more recently, Adele and Ed Sheeran have performed there.
Earls Court has its fair share of local independent shops as well as a Tesco Superstore on West Cromwell Road and a Sainsbury’s Local on Earls Court Road. High Street Kensington, with its mix of upmarket high street shops, bars and restaurants is just a 15-minute walk away.
If you’re after green space, Holland Park is just a 10-minute stroll away. West Brompton Cemetery is a few minutes walk and provides an interesting wilderness to wander through the resting place of many famous Victorians.
Both the District and Piccadilly lines pass through Earls Court and the Overground service takes you to Clapham Junction, Shepherds Bush and Stratford. West Brompton station is nearby.