Earls Court area

Blessed with award-winning garden squares and circled by beautiful, period-style, terraced properties, Earls court is one of Londons most popular residential areas.

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What to know about Earls Court

The Earls Court office is one of the busiest branches of Marsh & Parsons offering both flats and houses for sale and to let. Historically, Earls Court has had a reputation for being the poor relation to its more affluent neighbours Kensington and Chelsea. However, since the mid-1990s, Earls Court has blossomed with its eclectic mix of shops, architecture and people making it an attractive and more affordable alternative for those looking to invest in Central London property. A continued increase in demand, combined with the gradual gentrification of the area, has seen a shift in the demographic of people that choose to rent a property in Earls Court. Today it is a bustling, vibrant, multicultural area, popular with professionals and families who see it as a great alternative to neighbouring Kensington, Chelsea and Holland Park due to its more relaxed atmosphere and central location.

Earls Court is best known for its Exhibition Centre which has hosted many exhibitions during its history; most notably the Motor Show, Crufts Dog Show and the Royal Military Tournament. The Ideal Home Show is currently the longest running annual event, attracting tens of thousands of visitors every year. Earls Court has been home to many notable residents including Diana, Princess of Wales, Alfred Hitchcock, Benjamin Britten, Beatrix Potter, Freddie Mercury and more recently Gary Barlow.

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Property types in Earls Court

The construction of the Metropolitan District Railway, from 1865-1869, saw the transformation of Earls Court from a largely rural area to that of a densely populated suburb. The properties for sale in Earls Court are a reflection of this with architecture dating back to the late Victorian era.

Earls Court has a number of beautiful garden squares, including Nevern Square, Earls Court Square, Bramham Gardens and Barkston Gardens. There is also a mix of imposing mansion blocks and grand houses, many of which have been divided into flats. Earls Court also includes an area known as The Boltons which is home to some of the most expensive houses in London and Europe.

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So, what will you get for your money buying in Earls Court?

As one of the leading estate agents in Earls Court, Marsh & Parsons has properties for sale across all price ranges, with studio flats starting at roughly 350,000, one-beds from 500,000, two-beds from 700,000, and three-bedroom properties for sale in Earls Court which can exceed 1.5 million. In prime locations, properties for sale in Earls Court can fetch up to 2,000 per sqft, such as the desirable Bramham Gardens, SW5.

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And, what will you get for your money renting in Earls Court?

As one of SW5s leading estate agents, Marsh & Parsons has properties to rent across all price ranges in Earls Court. Studio flats start at 295pw, one-beds from 360-695pw, two-beds from 450-1000pwand three bedrooms plus exceeding 1200pw. In prime locations, properties for rent in Earls Court can fetch up to 3000pw, such as on the desirable Collingham Gardens, SW5.

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What else can you expect from Earls Court?

Earls Court has a rich and colourful history, which is reflected in the variety of different shops restaurants and bars on offer in the area. On the Earls Court Road, and Old Brompton Road, you will find the usual assortment of high street chains, however the real gems are the independent coffee houses and restaurants such as Pascucci and Addies Thai Caf, while The Troubadour on the Old Brompton Road is definitely worth a visit. This beautiful caf has managed to retain its 1950s Bohemian style and attracts an eclectic mix of customers with excellent food, drinks and entertainment (ranging from live poetry to Jazz, Folk and Indie Rock n Roll). Most notable performances here include Bob Dylan (his first London performance was here), Paul Simon and Jimi Hendrix. Led Zepplin also used to jam here after their Earls Court gigs.

In addition to the bustling caf culture in Earls Court, there are also a number of art galleries here, including Cadogan Contemporary which is one of the leading contemporary art galleries in the UK and has been exhibiting British up-and-coming, as well as veteran, art for over 25 years. Another gallery of note is Gallery 286; a private art gallery situated in a Victorian townhouse in Earls Court. Exhibitions shown are a mixture of painting, sculpture photography and holography, but there is no fixed policy other than to show interesting work. Exhibitions are free by invite or appointment only, once you join the mailing list.

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Green spaces in Earls Court

In addition to the stunning garden squares in Earls Court, Brompton Cemetery is definitely worth a visit. One of eight Royal Parks, the cemetery is the only crown cemetery and covers a total of 39 acres, designed to resemble an open-air Cathedral by Benjamin Baud in 1856. Many local residents and tourists enjoy the quiet open space, tranquil walks, and the thousands of interesting monuments that the cemetery contains. Also, within walking distance of Earls Court are Holland Park, Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park.

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Transport in Earls Court

Earls Court has excellent transport links with the A4 (M4) leading out to Heathrow and the West and the convenient tube lines into the City and West End, including London Underground services from Earls Court station (District & Piccadilly lines, Zones 1 & 2).

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Our Earls Court office sits on the corner of Earls Court Road and Old Brompton Road, focusing on the diverse mix of properties that surround the areas leafy garden squares.

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