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A locals' guide to SW5

"There are some exciting changes happening in Earls Court with the redevelopment of the exhibition centres, putting our area on the map!"

Robert Swann

"It's amazing how peaceful the streets off Earls Court Road are when there's so much on the doorstep..."

Alexis Zaranis

"Off Earl's Court Road there are some delightful painted houses like those on Wallgrave Road."

Robert Swann

What is your favourite place?

Where do SW5 locals go?

The Kings Head

Tucked away off Earls Court Road, this pub is great for a catch up with friends or a cosy date.

Noor Jahan

The best Indian in South Kensington. Everything is good, especially the chicken bhuna!

Parson's Nose

A top-quality butchers that also offers butchery classes. As well as a branch on Old Brompton Road, there are two additional shops in Putney and Fulham.

Maroush Bakehouse

Really fresh Lebanese cuisine moments from Earl's Court Underground Station. Get the set menu and you'll have enough for your lunch the next day!

Nam Long

Cool bar and good Vietnamese food - if you like rum, drop £17 on a Flaming Ferrari!

Rassell's

Dating back to 1897, this family-run garden centre has been supplying the Kensington and Chelsea residents for generations!

The Scarsdale Tavern

One of London's best-kept secrets. Great for a drink after work or a weekend watering hole...

The Troubadour

'50s café in Earl's Court that also includes a deli, a gallery and a club!

The Hollywood Arms

Located in the heart of Chelsea, The Hollywood Arms is a luxurious bar and restaurant serving premium drinks and fresh British food.

Little Chelsea Fish Market

A lovely restaurant specialising in seafood dishes made using fresh fish delivered daily from boats off the English coast.

The Roof Gardens

An oasis on a roof top - it's certainly an unusual place to find a garden, complete with ducks and flamingos!

The Anglesea Arms

Charles Dickens was a local at this pub when he lived over the road at 11 Selwood Terrace. The Great Train robbery was also planned from the back room in this pub!

Wyndham House

A family-run butchers selling not only meats, but deli items, cheeses and condiments.

The Harwood Arms

The only Michelin-starred pub in London. The best Scotch Eggs bar none.

Rocca

Amazing pizzas and fresh homemade pasta. Cheap and very cheerful!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Earls Court, West Kensington, South Kensington, Kensington, Fulham, Chelsea, Holland Park, Barons Court, Notting Hill and Imperial Wharf

What do you love about SW5?

Why do you find SW5 a great place to live?

Robert

"Earls Court is a fantastic base for families. We're in the catchment area for the Lyćee Français, Bousfield Primary School, Redcliffe School and plenty of nurseries in between."

February 2015

Local resident

"Communications, location, services i.e. shops, restaurants."

November 2014

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"Earls Court 2 boasts the largest unsupported roof span in Europe, with floor space of 17,000sqm!"

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    SW5 is the postcode district in South West London incorporating the areas of Earls Court and is covered by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea local authority.

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