Earls Court Area Guide

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Earls Court, Central London


Living in Earls Court

Earl's Court is ideal for people with interests ranging from museums and culture to retail and entertainment. With the shops of Kensington High Street and the attractions of South Kensington - including the Natural History Museum - nearby, as well as parks like Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, there are a lot of reasons one might choose to live in a flat in one of Earl's Court's many tall terraced houses. 




This has always been a diverse neighbourhood with the corresponding international cuisine and cultural activities. Earl's Court became known in recent decades for being home to a large group of Antipodeans, and is today home to a significant British Filipino community. 


Earl's Court is a safe place to live, with more of the crime rate being composed of different types of theft than violence. The biggest concern is antisocial behavior. 


Earl's Court is densely populated, with large, 4-6 storey houses. Just over a quarter of Earl's Court residents have access to a car, and the borough percentage of people not having access to a car or van is in the top ten nationally. A higher proportion of residents use public transport to get to work. 


There are numerous great pubs in the area, but few options for going out after they close. It's easy to get to areas with more going on after hours, however. 

Family Friendly

Earl's Court is the most densely populated ward in Kensington and Chelsea. A large proportion of homes here are four to six storeys high, with basements. There are several good schools in the area, including the London Oratory School, which is among London's oldest Catholic state schools for boys, The Lycee Français Charles de Gaulle, and the Snowflake School for children with autism. Holland Park and Kensington Gardens are nearby for green space, in addition to some private squares and gardens for residents. 

Pet Friendly

Large homes, many arranged around squares, and access to Holland Park and Kensington Gardens make this a good place to own a dog. 


This neighbourhood is centrally located with access to Earl's Court (District and Piccadilly Lines, Zone 1/2), Gloucester Road and South Kensington (Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines, Zone 1), High Street Kensington (Circle and District Lines, Zone 1), West Kensington and Fulham Broadway (District Line, Zone 2), and Kensington Olympia and West Brompton (District Line, Overground, and rail, Zone 2). There are also numerous buses, including some 24/7 lines, and you are within walking distance of some of London's most famous attractions.