Retail Therapy and Music: A Guide to Earl’s Court


Earl’s Court is a haven of activity within London, brimming with a bohemian spirit and artisan ideals. It’s one of the most culturally relevant boroughs in the nation’s capital and is the ideal place to visit for someone looking for theatre, entertainment and, of course, a little retail therapy.

The area has always been renowned for offering fabulous places to stay, from our luxurious hotels near Earl’s Court Tube station to cosy boutique accommodation. Here’s your guide to the music and retail therapy that Earl’s Court can offer you.

On the Market

London is famous for its eclectic markets, from Covent Garden to Portobello Road, and if you wander long enough, you’re sure to find one that suits. The Earl’s Court area is no exception; a stay at our Park Grand London Kensington hotel will ensure you’re placed right in the centre of the action, just a couple of minutes from some of London’s most exciting markets.

None is more enjoyed than the famous Earl’s Court farmers’ market. Visit on a Sunday, but be quick; it’s only open for a short four hours. Here you’ll find some of the most sumptuous local produce, from fruit and vegetables to flowers and ice cream, and the market can be enjoyed all year round. The produce on sale changes with the seasons, and in the coming weeks you can look forward to the freshest and most delectable plums, apples, corn and pears. If you’re staying at one of our hotels near Earl’s Court Tube, the market is right on your doorstep, so be sure to pop by.

Notable Names

Earl’s Court has always been a haven for creatives as well as those with strong political values. The bars and cafes lining its streets are ancient and have housed many notable figures; a short stroll from our Park Grand Kensington accommodation will take you to bars which have hosted the likes of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon and Jimi Hendrix. The Troubadour has always been a favourite place for a mix of music and discussion; it was there that satirical magazine Private Eye got its start and the Black Panthers found their base in Europe.

Unique Nightlife

As London’s home of jazz and blues, whether you’re a hardcore fan or happy to go with the flow, you’ll find something to entertain and delight you at one of Earl’s Court’s fantastic nightclubs. If you’re looking for an eclectic mix of music from some of Britain’s most talented musicians, the 606 Club will have you swinging the night away until the wee small hours of the morning. If you prefer a more industrial vibe, but with a traditional bluesy feel, a trip to Under the Bridge should absolutely be on the cards. The Troubadour is also well worth a visit for those looking to enjoy the sounds of a mixture of musical genres, from psychedelia to blues and folk.