Discover Earl's Court: What To Eat, Drink, See & Do
With a colourful history and stunning period properties, Earl’s Court in West London is a great place to live. It's also a delightful neighbourhood to explore thanks to its restaurants, bars and things to keep you entertained. Spend a day discovering Chelsea's lesser known little sister and make sure you visit these places...
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Restaurants & Cafes in Earl's Court
Head to Cacciari’s on Pembroke Road for a beautiful alfresco terrace, as well as traditional, home cooked Italian dishes - with highlights including the black truffle tagliatelle and the grilled wild salmon.
Address: 82 Pembroke Road W8 6NX
Flora Indica is a beautifully decorated restaurant on Old Brompton Road offering an elevated Indian dining experience. The restaurant, bar and lounge pays homage to intrepid Scottish botanists of back-in-the-day, through its eclectic interior and through its dishes made with Indian flavours and British ingredients.
Address: 242 Old Brompton Road SW5 0DE
A visit to Earl's Court isn’t complete without a trip to the Lillie Langtry, a traditional pub boasting a secret garden, upstairs cocktail lounge and one of the best Sunday roasts that London has to offer.
Address: 19 Lillie Road SW6 1UE
Make like a local and get coffee from Over Under, a quaint, pastel pink coffee shop that serves brunch in the morning and ‘cocktails to go’ by night. This west London coffee shop stalwart is based on the buzzy coffee shops of NYC.
Address: 181A Earls Court Road SW5 9RD
The Hoarder on colourful Lillie Road boasts speciality drinks such as CBD lattes, as well as a range of homewares, and is a must visit in the area. There's also craft beers, natural wines and snacks to try too.
Address: 16 Lillie Road SW6 1TS
Bars & Pubs in Earl's Court
Evan's & Peel
Earl’s Court boasts a lesser known, lively nightlife offering. Enjoy illicit sips at Evans & Peel, a prohibition inspired speakeasy serving up an impressive cocktail list inspired by history’s biggest bootleggers, from the ‘Al Capone’ to the ‘Tommy Shelby’ - it’s certainly a cocktail bar with a twist.
Address: 310c Earls Court Road SW5 9BA
The Troubadour is perhaps one of the area’s most iconic venues, having previously been home to performances by the likes of Bob Dylan and Simonn and Garfunkle. The quirky pub is now home to an impressive drinks menu, and is a great spot to see up and coming live music acts.
Address: 265-267 Old Brompton Road SW5 9JA
The Prince draws a crowd from all over London, thanks to its enchanting courtyard garden, brunch, karaoke and numerous launch events. As well as an instagrammable interior, it also serves up food from three different restaurants that rotate on a semi frequent basis.
Address: 14 Lillie Road SW6 1TT
Where to Shop in Earl's Court
Although not an obvious shopping location compared to nearby High Street Kensington, if you look hard enough in Earl’s Court, you might come across some undiscovered gems.
Browse quality cashmere products at Couture Cashmere on Nevern Square - a boutique with an ethos that fashion should be fun. The bright and bold shawls and wraps add a little French and Italian chic to your wardrobe and day
Address: 43-44 Nevern Square SW5 9PF
Drool over delicious sweet treats at Brownie Box, a family-run cake shop that has become famous with locals, serving American style baked goods such as chocolate tray bake and ‘blondie’ brownies, as well as bespoke celebration cakes.
Address: 247 Old Brompton Road SW5 9HP
Earl's Court Farmers' Market
Come Sunday from 10am-2pm, a Farmer's Market pitches up shop in Earl's Court boasting local, artisan produce from fruit and vegetables to deli and charcuterie supplies.
Address: St Cuthberts with St Matthias School, Warwick Road SW5 9UE
Things To Do in Earl's Court
Visit the Neighbourhood Tardis
Never an area to stick to the ordinary, Earl’s Court is home to a tardis, which draws many visits from Doctor Who fans far and wide. Not actually a tardis, but in actual fact a blue police box planted at the site in 1969, the famous blue box remains a talking point of the local area. Find it near the Ear's Court tube station.
Beautiful Brompton Cemetery is one of London’s seven historic cemeteries, home to the burial sites of Emmeline Pankhurst and Dr John Snow to name but a few. Today, it remains a beautiful place to explore thanks to its tree lined avenues and impressive architecture, and is also home to a tomb rumoured to be a time machine, if you can find it.
Address: Fulham Road SW10 9UG
Dubbed the first ‘urban winery’, London Cru is situated in an old Victorian warehouse that was once a gin distillery. Now home to state of the art wine facilities, the venue offers guests the chance to learn how wine is created, with the opportunity for tasting at the end - it’s definitely a must visit for wine lovers.
Address: 21-27 Seagrave Road SW6 1RP
Visit theresident.co.uk for more things to do.