Earls Court is a district within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London and is near South Kensington and Chelsea. Earls Court was originally a rural area and for over half a millennium was owned by the Vere family, the Earls of Oxford and Aubrey de Vere I who was recorded holding the manor in the Domesday Book in 1086.
The name of the area arose from the earls holding their manorial court at the site where Old Manor Yard now is – have fun with your escort tracking down some of the locations of this fascinating history.
The area has some expensive London houses situated in smart garden squares and residential streets. At the southern end is Old Brompton Road and close by is the Boltons where properties have sold for up to
Earls Court has long been known for attracting Australian and New Zealand visitors who have stayed and settled in the area.
Your escort will love to hear about the Lord Ranelagh pub which in the sixties attracted a large gay crowd and so started the Queen of the month competition – the police eventually closed the show down but the pub was pivotal in the history of gay liberation. Near to Earls Court is High Street Kensington – your escort friend will adore the fashionable shops there and after some shopping you can take a quiet stroll around Kensington Gardens near the Albert Hall.
There is a coffee house in Earls Court called the Troubadour which is also a small music venue and since 1954 has hosted emerging talents such as Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello.