The lowdown: Earls Court
Earls Court is at the centre of one of the biggest redevelopments in London, attracting investment buyers driven by the expectation that this will lead to strong capital growth. Of the 8,000 new homes planned, 1,500 will be affordable.
Average house prices in Earls Court
One-bedroom flat: £825,000
Two-bedroom flat: £1.27 million
Two-bedroom house: £1.56 million
Three-bedroom house: £2 million
Four-bedroom house: £3.55 million
Average rental prices in Earls Court
One-bedroom flat: £2,031 a month
Two-bedroom flat: £2,956 a month
Two-bedroom house: £3,739 a month
Three-bedroom house: £8,522 a month
Four-bedroom house: £10,651 a month
Many schools, in and around Earls Court, are rated “outstanding” by education watchdog Ofsted. See our full article for the comprehensive list.
The main shopping street - Earls Court Road - is a hang over from the days when Earls Court was still dominated by bedsits and cheap hotels, although there are some fine Victorian pubs. Along Old Brompton Road there is a lovely flower shop Only Roses which imports roses from Ecuador, reputedly the best in the world.
- Earls Court station is on the District and Piccadilly Lines.
- West Brompton station is on the District Line; the Overground has trains to Clapham Junction and Stratford; and there are trains to East Croydon and Watford.
- Earls Court is in Zone 1 and West Brompton is in Zone 2; an annual travelcard to or in Zone 1 is £1,256.
Dining options in Earls Court are a mixture of chains and independents such as Garnier, a popular French restaurant. There are two top cocktail bars: Evans and Peel Detective Agency and Ping Kitchen, Bar & Ping Pong Rooms. There are cafes too, including the famous Troubadour which opened in 1954 and is still going strong. The Atlas in Seagrove Road is a cosy gastro pub.
Leisure and the arts
The Finborough Theatre on Finborough Road is a leading fringe theatre and there are concerts in St Cuthbert’s Church in Philbeach Gardens.
Holland Park is nearest large park. The Brompton Cemetery is run by The Royal Parks; a tranquil area of 39 acres with 35,000 monuments and graves; it is a Site of Nature Conservation Importance and is currently trying to raise £500,000 to unlock a £3.7 million Lottery grant for its restoration.
£550,000: this first-floor studio apartment in Nevern Road has a large reception room with bay window and floor-to-ceiling French doors that lead out to a private south-west facing terrace.
£750,000: this two-bedroom apartment on Warwick Road has been refurbished to high standards with excellent transport links nearby.
£2,150,000: this three-bedroom flat in Philbeach Gardens is arranged over the second and third floors of a striking period building, boasting a recent refurbishment that has a contemporary feel.
£3,750,000: a four-bedroom townhouse is on the market, set in the heart of Kensington's famous Kenway Village triangle. The home is spread over three floors with an opportunity for any new owner to create an added 850 sq ft basement...