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Booking a stay is as easy as booking a hotel room. And there's service to match.
Nobody wants to be a tourist, so our homes come with recommendations from the people who live in them. For everything else, we're here 24/7.
Tricky to define even for the locals, this West London area is both a refined address connecting the stucco wealth of Chelsea with the genteel Kensington, as well as busy destination, welcoming over 1.5million visitors a year at the ocean-wide Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre.
A tranquil conservation area, Earls Court was also the first gay hub in London before Soho and Vauxhall, centred around the Coleherne Pub (see below) and the still-popular restaurant and music venue, The Troubadour which has hosted names like Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and more recently Adele.
Perhaps we can use two of its most famous past inhabitants to personify the dual aspects of this area – Diana, Princess of Wales and Freddie Mercury. Diana, representative of the established money and prestigious mansions, started her royal romance from her single-girl flat at 60 Coleherne Court, while Freddie Mercury, symbolising the outsider in search of freedom and a better life, ended his long career (but too-short life) on Logan Place.
Earls Court has long been a curious and stubborn oddity, where an easily captured, dead-on-their-feet crowd on their way to and from the Exhibition Centre did nothing to stimulate restaurants and bars in the area. However change is certainly afoot with a recent slur of buzzing and innovative establishments, including the prohibition-style bar, The Evans & Peel Detective Agency; Ping, which serves up pizza and table-tennis to a rowdy crowd till 2am; and the latest gastronomic jewel in London’s west side, Le Garnier.
Booking a stay is as easy as booking a hotel room, with online payment and confirmation. You get the same attention to detail and personal service too.
Every home is properly cleaned before and after you stay, beds made (we can even do hospital corners) and bathrooms kitted out with luxury toiletries. There’s a maid service if you want it, as well as other hotel-style amenities.
Once we’ve helped you settle in, we’re just a call away, 24/7. If it’s something we can’t solve over the phone, we’ll pop over to lend a hand.
And because nobody wants to be a tourist, our homes come with personal and unique recommendations from the people who live in them – places to eat, things to do and adventures to go on.