Moving home is a fun and exciting process and this is especially true if youíre moving to Earls Court. It is in the centre of London and a part of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is west of Charing Cross and on the banks of the River Thames. It is bordered by South Kensington in the east, West Kensington in the west, Kensington in the north and Chelsea in the south. Itís population is around 10,000 and itís postcode districts are SW5 and SW10.
Like much of London, Earls Court was rural land for much of itís existence, with mostly fields and market gardens making up the area. Before the Norman Conquest Earls Court was held by Thegn Edwin and for the subsequent 500 hundred years it was governed by the Vere family, the descendents of the Earls of Oxford and Aubrey de Vere. Much later a railway was constructed between 1865-69 and more development soon followed. It became a packed suburb as the population grew and more housing was built. Many Polish immigrants moved to Earls Court after the conclusion of the Second World War. More immigrants, this time from Australia and New Zealand moved here in the 1960s. Earls Court Village is home to a large Filipino-British community and many local restaurants are found here. For somewhere that was so close to Central London is houses were affordable. East Earls Court has some of the most expensive houses in all of London. These days many students live here and it has become a popular place to live. Earls Court is also the location of a thriving gay community.
The major attraction of Earls Court is the Earls Court Exhibition Centre and is the largest venue in Central London. It hosts many events including the Brit Awards and many sports and music performances are held here. The Empress Sate Building is a local landmark and the Finborough Theatre is an award winning venue. The Troubadour is a cafť house with live music and has hosted famous artists such as Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan. Earls Court is close to many other notable locations such as Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, Stamford Bridge Stadium and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The area has attracted numerous people to live here, with many being famous and successful. Such people include archaeologist Howard Carter, filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, Diana, Princess of Wales, Queen font man Freddie Mercury, singer Gary Barlow, entertainer John Barrowman, celebrated myrmecologist Horace Donisthorpe, composers H. Pelissier and Benjamin Britten, actress Dame Ellen Terry and artist William Orpen.
If youíre looking forward to your move to Earls Court, you donít want to spoil it by worrying about the physical moving process. Thereís a lot of work involved and so you wouldnít want to be overwhelmed by it. Thatís why you should recruit Man and Van and we can take care of everything for you. Call us on 020 3743 9354 and we can have a skilled team of movers assembled at your home that can take care of the packing in no time and be able to move all of your large furniture and appliances
. If you have visited the borough's website
to sort out parking permits then we can have range of vehicles at your disposal that will be able to get your things were they are needed and we also offer local storage facilities. Once they arrive we can unload, unpack and set everything up for you, so within a couple of days you could of moved easily and swiftly into your new home in Earls Court.