Community Spirit. Earl’s Court invented it, we have bucket fulls of the stuff. From our annual community theatre productions to our local charity, Refettorio Felix who feed the homeless every day with food from award winning chefs. We may be biased but we can’t imagine a better place to live!
In our Toby’s Top Ten series, we will share with you our favourite restaurants, the best schools, cosy cafes and iconic pubs to travel far and wide for.
First up, let’s explore the plethora of pubs on offer, whether you’re looking for a night of live music, a cosy Sunday roast or a great place to get the family together, we can be your guides.
Established in 1954, the Troubadour is London's original, and last remaining, independent live music from the coffee-house era. Step through the hand-carved front door and enter into a music journey.
The bar downstairs is where you can find the stage that has hosted history's greatest musicians: feel the spirit of Jimi Hendrix, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood & Mick Taylor (of the Rolling Stones), Bob Dylan Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), Tori Amos, Adele, Ed Sheeran, and Paolo Nutini!
Who knows, you may even see the next great in the making, and you can say you saw them at the original Troubadour stage first way back when…
This historic pub on Old Brompton Road offers a vibrant atmosphere 7 days a week, from comedy nights and cinema events to wine tasting and breakfast clubs there is something for everyone.
The Pembroke comprises of three areas; the downstairs bar boasts a wide array of premium craft beers for you to enjoy in a friendly, bustling atmosphere; upstairs is a beautiful lounge bar boasting chesterfields, slouchy arm chairs and an 8ft projector screen to catch all of your favourite sporting fixtures; and then finally, Earl’s Court’s best kept secret, the roof garden where you can enjoy the best of the great British sun.
The Lillie Langtry
If you’re on the hunt for the best roast in the area, then The Lillie Langtry is a must. Don’t take our word for it, last year they won Best Food Offer 2021 in The Publican Awards.
The pub has a very homely style, with its warm, soft and luxurious character inside and stylish ‘Lillie Yard’ to the rear with heaters and blankets galore to enjoy the Tanqueray flower wall even on the colder days.
The Blackbird started out life as a branch of The Midland Bank which can still be seen with its numerous antique embellishments and wooden panelling and was transformed into our favourite Ale & Pie house in 1994.
This Good Beer Guide listed pub was named after the famous Blackbird pie immortalised in the nursery rhyme “Sing a Song of Sixpence”. And the black exterior of the pub, not only makes it hard to miss but aligns with its name.
The closest pub to both our Hogarth Place and Cromwell Road office, this is a favourite amongst our team especially the weekly quiz night every Monday.
Whether you want to curl up by the open fire with a glass of wine, or soak up the lively social atmosphere at the bar, The King’s Head invites you to enjoy the Great British pub experience your way.
Be sure to book a table for the whole family at this beautiful British pub in the heart of London. Just a stones throw from Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, Hammersmith Apollo and the V&A, the Hereford Arms make a great spot for a hearty lunch and a well earned pint after a day of exploring. We can highly recommend their famous fish and chips but there are plenty of traditional treats and daily specials to tempt your taste buds too.
This historic pub also has a long & colourful history dating back to Victorian times. The pub first came to prominence as the reputed drinking haunt of “Jack the Ripper”, but this has never been confirmed as his identity has never been established!
A grand old pub brought back to life around a big beautiful garden. This is one that people travel far and wide to visit and we can understand why.
Taking a beautiful old pub and four disused connecting Georgian townhouses on West Brompton Cross, the team behind Pergola On The Roof and Pergola Paddington Central brought this charming corner of West London to life and created an oasis to transport yourself away. Less a bar, more an entire street, this epicurean paradise featuring London’s most exciting food, drink and social experiences.
Three restaurants, three bars and a covered woodland garden, what more could you want?
Evans and Peel
For a truly unique and memorable experience head to Evans & Peel. This remarkable speakeasy takes you on a journey of highs and lows with the renowned Detective duo who operate from the hidden Agency in Earl’s Court. There’s no case too big or small so go beyond our façade and discover their famous secret.
A wonderful theme, top tier entertainment, fantastic cocktails and live music to enjoy, this really is an experience not to be missed!
The Bottlery is a modern wine bar, cocktail bar and restaurant located on Earl’s Court Road. It's dramatic wall of lushly lit wine bottles and soaring wooden wine shelves transport you far from the hustle and bustle of London! Whether you're looking for a romantic rendezvous, a place to unwind for happy hour or a lively hangout with friends and family - The Bottlery is the perfect spot for you!
Kick back and enjoy the comprehensive high quality but affordable wine list from all around the world including Champagne, Cocktails and a wide selection of Beer. Not only is there a plethora of wines to enjoy, they have a menu that always hits the spot too, from a savoury platter to a full dinner or a decadent dessert.
Prince of Teck
Never miss a game at the newly renovated Prince of Teck. You can catch the action of the Premier League, cheer for the six nations and feel the excitement of the Formula One with a delicious sourdough pizza, craft beer or even a gin and tonic (there are over 100 gins to choose from).
The Prince of Teck has has a transformation with new interiors in a modern style and they have kicked off their reopening with a whole host of activity. Make sure to catch their Oktoberfest celebrations, DJ nights and Bottomless Brunch weekends.