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The best hotels in Earl’s Court

From budget hotels to those offering a little more luxury, here's our selection of the best hotels in Earl's Court

By Time Out editors

The best hotels in Earl's Court give you a great base to explore an area that used to be best known for its famous Exhibition Centre, which hosted gigs, award ceremonies and even parts of the London 1948 and 2012 Olympics, before permanently closing a couple of years ago. The area, between Hammersmith and Kensington, is still a great base for trips to London, with plenty of hotels to choose from. Our pick of the best hotels in Earl's Court are all within walking distance of Kensington Olympia, the next best thing when it comes to fairs, festivals and shows. London’s Design Museum is also nearby, as are Stamford Bridge stadium, Queens Tennis Club, Brompton Cemetery and the upmarket shopping streets of Chelsea, Sloane Square and Kensington. South Kensington’s string of museums are a hop, skip and a tube stop away too. So what are you waiting for?

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The best hotels in Earl’s Court

Mayflower Hotel

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This four-star hotel is proof that affordable accommodation needn’t be sterile. A stay here won’t harm your bank balance, but you get much more character for your pennies than you would at a standard budget chain. The contemporary hotel has a chic, east-meets-west vibe, with hand-carved Asian furniture, richly coloured fabrics and lush marble bathrooms. There’s also private gated parking and some rare outside space: a sunny, secluded garden for guests.

Hotel Xenia

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Hotel Xenia’s 99 guest rooms come at a fairly reasonable rate for its central location, just a short walk from Earl’s Court underground station. The hotel’s communal areas are bright, bold and colourful, while the rooms themselves are more reserved. A number are a little - as the hotel likes to put it - ‘petite’, but some come with their own private terraces and suites are available. As well as boasting an Italian restaurant and cocktail bar on-site, there’s also a lounge, kitted out with pool and ping pong tables, plus piles of board games.


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A four-star hotel just a few minutes walk from Earl’s Court underground station, The Rockwell is an understated, chic option. There are 40 elegant boutique rooms, some with their own private terraces, all decorated in soft fabrics and floral prints. The Rockwell has its own restaurant, serving cocktails, all-day brunch and British cuisine. There’s also a large south-facing garden for guests to relax in.

Hotel Indigo London Kensington - Earl's Court

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A red-brick Victorian townhouse is the setting for Hotel Indigo’s Earl’s Court location, as well as restaurant Theo’s Simple Italian, a well presented and affordable all-day deli and eatery from celebrity chef Theo Randall where you’re guaranteed a solid pasta dish. Upstairs, there are 100 individually designed modern hotel rooms, with bold colour accents, quirky feature walls and luxury bathrooms.

Twenty Nevern Square

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The rooms in this Victorian townhouse and annexe, all decked out in modern-colonial style, have a lot going for them. Exotic and antique furnishings are everywhere, with the beds the stars of the show, from elaborately carved four-posters to Egyptian sleigh styles. Marble bathrooms, free wifi and breakfast, iPod docks, a courtyard garden with seating, and rooms with fireplaces and balconies add to the appeal; try to wangle one that looks out onto the pretty eponymous square.

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