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Earl's Court, London
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Earls Court is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in central London, bordering the sub-districts of South Kensington to the east, West Kensington to the west, Chelsea to the south and Kensington to the north. The Earls Court Exhibition Centre was one of the country's largest indoor arenas and a popular concert venue until its closure in 2014.HistoryEarly historyEarls Court was once a rural area, covered with green fields and market gardens. The Saxon Thegn Edwin held the lordship of the area prior to the Norman Conquest. For over 500 years the land, part of the ancient manor of Kensington, was under the lordship of the Vere family, the Earls of Oxford and descendants of Aubrey de Vere I, who held the manor of Geoffrey de Montbray, bishop of Coutances, in Domesday Book in 1086. By circa 1095, his tenure had been converted, and he held Kensington directly of the crown. A church had been constructed there by 1104. The earls held their manorial court where Old Manor Yard is now, just by the London Underground station. Earls Court Farm is visible on Greenwood's map of London dated 1827.Railway lineThe construction of the Metropolitan District Railway station in 1865–69 was a catalyst for development. In the quarter century after 1867, Earls Court was transformed into a densely populated suburb with 1,200 houses and two churches. Eardley Crescent and Kempsford Gardens were built between 1867 and 1873, building began in Earls Court Square and Longridge Road in 1873, in Nevern Place in 1874, in Trebovir Road and Philbeach Gardens in 1876, and Nevern Square in 1880.
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  • It is conveniently located between Heathrow Airport and Central London Earl's Court is so many affordable hotels, tourists. So many Japanese often use hotels, dining and shopping are also lame is location.
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  • Knocked down earls court has been demolished for a new housing development. A real shame an icon of art deco. 
  • The neighborhood is quite interesting, I felt safe and I traveled with small children, within a couple feet you found a fast food restaurant as well as Nando delicious chicken place and cafeterias, co...  more »