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96 Redcliffe Gardens, Kensington, SW10 9HHShow on map
LH COMMENT: Close to Earls Court underground Station, very conveniently positioned for transport links., museums and shopping. Cheap and no frills accommodation. Clean and friendly hotel. Family rooms... Read More »
49 Earls Court Square, Earls Court, SW5 9BYShow on map
Hotel Olympia is a low-cost hotel in the peaceful residential district of Earls Court. Located in the heart of southwest London, the hotel is very convenient for local attractions and sights and is a popular... Read More »
38 Bolton Gardens, Earls Court, SW5 0AQShow on map
Admittedly, London can be a very expensive city to stay in; especially if you want to be within walking distance of the exclusive sights and shops of the Westend district; however, for those travellers who... Read More »
28 Warwick Road, Earls Court, SW5 9UDShow on map
Earls Court may largely be a quiet residential district, but this doesn't mean it is a dull place to stay. There is plenty nearby to see and do, with Earls Court and Olympia Exhibition Centres, where you can... Read More »
23-25 Penywern Road, Earls Court, London, Earls Court, SW5 9TTShow on map
The Lord Jim hotel in Earl's Court is a bright modern budget hotel. The Lord Jim is conveniently located only a short distance from Earl's Court Exhibition Centre. Olympia Exhibition Centre is just one tube... Read More »
3 star chic
19-21 Penywern Road, Earls Court, SW5 9TTShow on map
An easy walk just around the corner from Earls Court tube station The Boltons Hotel, London is a Best Western, and is convenient for much of what London has to offer. It offers three-star comfort, and easy... Read More »
15 Penywern Rde, Earls Court, SW5 9TYShow on map
In an elegant Victorian town house, the London Town Hotel, London is a two-star hotel in a convenient part of London. Just around the corner from Earls Court station and a short walk from some of its major... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
28/32 Penywern Road, Earls Court, SW5 9SUShow on map
The Mowbray Court Hotel offers low cost accommodation in the Earls Court district of London. Situated on Penywern Road, a peaceful side street, in an attractive 19th century town house, the hotel enjoys a very... Read More »
16-18 & 24 Penywern Road, Earls Court, SW5 9SUShow on map
A superior two-star hotel, the Oxford Hotel, London in Earls Court, just around the corner from the tube station, is a comfortable, mid-ranged hotel, well-furnished and clean throughout. On a tree-lined street... Read More »
15 Eardley Crescent, Earls Court, SW5 9JSShow on map
Earl's Court is a fantastic area of London, ideally situated close to the extremely affluent and picturesque districts Kensington and Chelsea, the area is peaceful and largely residential, with many stunning... Read More »
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The Troubadour is one of West London's most famous cafes, pubs and music venues rolled into one. Kensington was central to the 60s music scene - notable figures such as Jimi Hendrix and Mama Cass from the Mamas and the Papas lived (and died) just a short tube ride away - so it is unsurprising that many famous acts have either started their careers or debuted to British audiences here.
The Troubadour was opened in 1954 by Michael and Sheila Von Bloemen, who intended to revive the coffeehouse tradition of the late 17th, early 18th century for a new generation, eschewing the stuffy reputation of Dr Johnston worthy institutions for something far more relaxed and free-spirited.
The Troubadour definitely echoed the meeting of intellectual minds apparent in traditional coffee houses, but was nowhere near as genteel. With its unique, eclectic style, shabby chic decor and central location, the Troubadour soon became a meeting point for 50s bohemians and showcased some of the most exciting musicians from the emerging London scene and beyond.
It was where Bob Dylan played his first London show, Led Zeppelin used to jam in the pub after gigs in the Earls Court exhibition centre and luminaries such as Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Charlie Watts and Sammy Davis Jr. have all taken to the stage. The Troubadour continues hosting exciting new bands today in an intimate setting with a great selection of artisan beers and ales.
Based very near to Earls Court, the Troubadour has also found itself at the centre of significant cultural and social events since its opening. Satirical political magazine Private Eye was first produced and distributed in the cafe, it's where early Ban the Bomb protestors would meet and later the Black Panthers used the cafe as a meeting point after rioting in Paris in 1968; so the cafe has seen its fair share of controversy.
This reputation means that many celebrities have been enticed to knock back an espresso (or something stronger) in the cafe. Actor and debauchery enthusiast Richard Harris fell in love with his wife in the cafe whilst she was doing the washing up, film maker Ken Russell recruited extras for his films from the clientele and it was in The Troubadour that he met Oliver Reed, who would go on to star in one of his most successful films, Women In Love.
Although The Troubadour is frequented by less prolific enfants terribles these days, following in these legendary actors' footsteps adds an air of anarchic cool to the venue, as long as you don't try to match the number of pints they could down.
If you want to visit this historic venue, you can reach it via Earls Court tube, which is a ten-minute walk away. Earls Court tube station services the District and Piccadilly lines, from which you have direct links to Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express Train terminates); Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express Train terminates); King's Cross St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar terminates); Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly line; and many other areas in London.
There are also many low-cost accommodation options nearby, including the Lily Hotel, just a few minutes walk from West Brompton tube station, which offers cheap, comfortable rooms in a contemporary style. Or you can stay at the Boka Hotel with very reasonable rates, a great Earls Court location and cheerful decor. For a reliable name and service, the Best Western Hotel, The Boltons is also close to Earls Court station and offers contemporary chic in an elegant Victorian building.
With a range to suit all budgets, you can enjoy the best of West London's music scene, stay in fashionable Victorian surroundings, take in an exhibition at the Earls Court centre nearby and then stay somewhere with a bit of period charm.