Earls Court is a small neighborhood that was once mostly to students students, but the population has aged up to young professionals and even some younger families. This is also a tourist heavy area thanks to the hotels and hostels here.
Homes and apartments here are characterized by beautiful private gardens and squares, something that many newer buildings have lost. Many of the apartments were actually built as homes but didn’t sell, so they were converted into apartments, which leads to some strange room sizes. Within the next few years, some 7,000 new apartments will be developed here, adding even more housing stock.
Earls Court is famous for having restaurants offering just about any kind of food you’d like, which also makes it a favorite for tourists. 222 Veggie Vegan is one of the city's most popular vegan restaurants. A lot of the bars here have a speakeasy feel to them, with dark and brooding interiors, though there are some fun places to dance as well.
One place you absolutely need to go to is The Troubador London, which has seen musical stars like Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Adele grace its stage.
Amenities-wise, Earls Court has gyms, spas, supermarkets, libraries, public pools, superstores, and museums. You've also got the charming Normand Park, which has plenty of green space for lounging around, walkways and playground. There is also ample parking here – a true rarity in London. For parents who have an autistic child, there is a nationally recognized school for autistic children.
The City: 5.7 miles / 25-60 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit
Canary Wharf: 8.8 miles / 35-75 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit
Southwark: 6.7 miles / 25-55 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit
Westminster: 3.6 miles / 15-30 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 25 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 8.6 miles / 30-65 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit