Earl’s Court area guide

You’ve probably changed trains there, but have you ever explored Earl’s Court? Discover all the best things to eat, drink and do

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The once mighty Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre may be no more, but this genteel patch of west London is still worth exploring. Wander off Earl’s Court Road, the main drag outside the tube station, and you’ll find some classic London garden squares and mews streets, as well as a generous smattering of boutique hotels and interesting places to eat and drink. The museums of South Kensington and shops and restaurants of Kensington High Street are just a short walk away, too, so there’s no chance of being bored if you find yourself in Earl’s Court anytime soon.

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Things to do near Earl’s Court

Design Museum

Design Museum

The Design Museum has now settled into its new Kensington Home, just half a mile or so from Earl's Court tube. 

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Kensington Palace
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Kensington Palace

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's future home is around a mile away from Earl's Court tube.

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4 out of 5 stars
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Restaurants in Earl’s Court

Flora Indica
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Flora Indica

An elegant and modern Indian restaurant.

Couscous Darna
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Couscous Darna

A Moroccan hideaway serving grilled meat and tagine.

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Kappa
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Kappa

A low-key and good-value Japanese place.

Theo’€s Simple Italian
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Theo’€s Simple Italian

Better-than-average Italian food at decent prices.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
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Pubs in Earl’s Court

Finborough Arms
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Finborough Arms

A welcoming and thoroughly unstuffy pub.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
The Pembroke
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The Pembroke

A gastropub with a rich history.

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The Hansom Cab
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The Hansom Cab

A little place that's well worth finding. 

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Lillie Langtry
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Lillie Langtry

Venue says: “Children eat half price, Monday to Friday, 4-6pm. Children must be 12 years or under & there must be a dining adult. Join the fun, book now!”

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Bars in Earl’s Court

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
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Evans & Peel Detective Agency

A trendy speakeasy serving cocktails and smoked meats.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Troubadour

Troubadour

A legendary café-bar and music venue. 

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Hotels in Earl’s Court

Hotel Indigo London - Kensington

Hotel Indigo London - Kensington

Boutique hotel just 2 minutes from Earl’s Court tube.

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Henley House Hotel

Henley House Hotel

A boutique hotel overlooking a picturesque garden square.

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Amsterdam Hotel

Amsterdam Hotel

A well-appointed family-run townhouse hotel.

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Lord Jim Hotel London Kensington

Lord Jim Hotel London Kensington

A good-value hotel in a quiet location.

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The perfect weekend in and around Earl’s Court

Explore: Design Museum

Explore: Design Museum

A fabulous museum spotlighting product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design.

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Eat: The Brownie Box
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Eat: The Brownie Box

The perfect pitstop for a sweet treat. 

Drink: Evans & Peel Detective Agency
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Drink: Evans & Peel Detective Agency

Classy cocktails in a suitably conspiratorial environment.

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3 out of 5 stars
See: Troubadour

See: Troubadour

Eat, drink and be merry at a beloved London bar and music venue.  

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