Home of the famous, late Exhibition Centre and once owned by Oxford nobility, Earls Court corporate accommodation stays enable guests to live in what continues to be one of London’s top cultural neighbourhoods.
Based partially under the London SW5 postal area in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Earls Court is a district which is home to just under 10,000 people. Typically, the boundaries of Earls Court are described as bordering the West London Railway Line to the west, between West Cromwell Road and A3218 to the north and south respectively, and adjacent to Collingham Road (nearly as far as Gloucester Road station) to the east.
Guests staying in Earls Court aparthotels are in an ideal location within London. The busy Earls Court Underground Station joins the District and Piccadilly lines, meaning that it’s a quick ride right into Central London, or out to places like Wimbledon and Putney to the west. Many parts of East London are even reachable without having to change train.
The district’s geography also means both locals and visitors have major airports within easy access. Ideally, Earls Court sits right in between both London Heathrow and London Luton Airports. This means flights to both domestic and global destinations are at the disposal of anyone staying in Earls Court corporate housing.
The land, under the collection ancient manor of Kensington, was first owned by Saxon king, Edwin of Northumbria. This was before being under the control of the high influential De Vere family. Family members (who were later granted the title of the Earls of Oxford) and their descendants had Earls Court under their lordship for over five hundred years according to the Domesday book of 1086.
The London district’s name assumedly stems from its long past of Earl ownership. It is the history linked with these ownerships that encourage history enthusiasts to visit and stay in Earls Court extended stay apartments.
Followed was a timeline of passed ownership, from Earl of Oxford descendants to the Rich family, to William Edwardes, named the first Lord of Kensignton in the eighteenth century. From then onwards was when the area began to develop from fertile farmland beginnings. For instance, the arrival of the railway and the area’s own station came in 1869. This meant that Earls Court gained more exposure and became easily accessible.
The area then became part of London and within the city’s boundaries in 1889. Further recognition then came from the Earls Court Exhibition Grounds which opened in 1887. It's hosting of a wide range of events and shows earned a great following of people to the venue and area. This continued once the grounds were replaced by the famed Earls Court Exhibition Centre. It became known for serving as London’s premier exhibition centre.
The venue was demolished in 2017 to enable the progress of one of Europe’s largest rebirth schemes. Guests in our Earls Court furnished housing, however, can enjoy being within a minutes walk of other sites that tell historical stories such as the Leighton House Museum, the Design Museum, the Science Museum or the Kensington Palace and Natural History Museum slightly east of the area.
Even staying in Earls Court short term accommodation means being within walking distance to not only much of the area and its attractions but also the bustling and often picturesque areas of Kensington and Chelsea. With great attractions around each corner, many people choose to rent Earls Court furnished short lets, which can include fully equipped kitchens, washing machines and spacious living rooms, to accommodate for their business requirements, but also to ensure they can fulfil a leisure-filled experience too.
Any visit to a new place should incorporate an aspect of comfort, supported by locations where people can relax or a stress detox. Three gardens in Earls Court can accommodate for this; Philbeach Gardens, Nevern Square IX and Bramham Gardens. Each is relatively small but provide great spaces of which corporates can unwind after a working day. There is, of course, also the famed Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park nearby. Both can be just a ten-minute drive away from selected Earls Court temporary housing.
Following the demolition of the illustrious Earls Court Exhibition Centre, the area has often come under scrutiny for lacking character.
However, Earls Court does have its own identity. The former homes of Alfred Hitchcock and Earl Arnold and the Police Box, refurnished to resemble the Doctor Who classic version, highlight this. They all represent little pieces of Earls Court history and give tourists a reason to visit the area.
To summarise, Earls Court might not be the most recognised London neighbourhood, but the area should be acknowledged as distinctive to anywhere else in the capital, or the country for that matter. Best of all, business and leisure come hand-in-hand upon visits to the area. Especially when staying in 'home away from home' fully furnished Earls Court serviced apartments.
Conveniently, the closest major airport to Earls Court is London Heathrow (LHR). It is only twenty minutes by car to the west of the district, straight down the M4.
Otherwise, London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and London Luton Airport (LTN) are both just 50 minutes by car. Each of these airports is easily accessible from Earls Court Underground station, as well as the larger London Victoria station, offering several means of transport at your discretion.
Taxi transfers are also potentially available to guests staying in Earls Court corporate accommodation.
The underground Earls Court station based on Earls Court Road. This station operates regular services on the District and Piccadilly lines.
The area is perfectly situated with tube access to the major transport hub of Victoria Station (three stops away) via the District Line. The Piccadilly service extends to London Heathrow Airport.
The nearest overground railway services running from Earls Court are from West Brompton Railway Station. It features along the West London Line via the London Overground but also doubles up as a tube station stop along the District Line.
Then again, there is also the easily accessible London Victoria, the second-largest train station in the capital after Waterloo Station. Victoria offers regular services from London to other major cities across the UK and makes travelling to-and-from Earls Court corporate housing much easier.
There is also a direct service from Victoria, the Gatwick Express, providing a direct link to London Gatwick Airport. The shuttle service takes 35 minutes with no stops.
The sole bus station is centrally located between Warwick Road and Earls Court Road. The facility provides fantastic bus services across London via at least six routes that run in-and-out of Earls Court.
Accessible destinations include; Shepard's Bush, West End, Clapham Junction, Richmond, Battersea, Chelsea, Victoria, Fulham, South Kensington, Kilburn, Roehampton and Notting Hill Gate. Click here for a map of the bus network in the district. This should help to decide corporates to decide where best to book Earls Court serviced apartment stays.