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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Café
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“Open since 1954, the pub has a 114-cover ground floor restaurant, a 132-capacity club, and a 20-seat wine bar, plus two self-contained flats, and office, garden, and extra storage. It has developed a reputation as a host venue for stars including the first UK shows of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Jimi Hendrix, and other more modern acts such as Adele and Ed Sheeran. It also welcomed Rolling Stones bandmembers Mick Taylor and Ronnie Wood, when they played a “secret” gig together there in 2013. SW5 9JA”
  • 99 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“Get ready to have an insane story for the detective here! This is a speak easy full of character. Great cocktails! ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Pub
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“With an outstanding reputation for great beer and delicious homemade food, The Blackbird is one of the best pubs in Earl's Court. As an Ale & Pie house, it was named after the famous Blackbird Pie, immortalised in the nursery rhyme "Sing a Song of Sixpence." SW5 9AN”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pub
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“A modern take on an old-school pub with colourful mismatched tiles on the floor around the bar. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“My favourite spot for sushi in the area. Rather unassuming but food is delicious. No need to reserve - normally busy, evening on a Monday but they usually squeeze you in.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“So many great events take place here. Log on to the website and take a look. Only a few stops away on the District line.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“La Papardella is one of the very few that make the grade, and right on my doorstep, what a treat! Unassuming and friendly from the get go, there is rarely an evening when you won’t find this eatery buzzing with clientele all tucking into some of the most delicious Italian fare this side of Puerta Banus, which is where founders Lucia and Tony set up their second sister restaurant. SW5 9HP”
  • 22 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“This is the best Thai in our local area! We love the cod with morning glory here”
  • 19 locals recommend
Hotel
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“Nice pub located in a hotel, great to enjoy beers and cocktails, especially at happy hours! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pub
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“Street corner local serving pints and pies in burgundy and green interior with bare wooden floors.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very Italian Pizza with international taste. cozy place, nice service and cheap! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Pub
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“Gastropub with wooden floor, gilded mirrors, chandeliers and spacious upstairs dining room. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a delicious and small French restaurant that is very good value. If it is full it can sometimes take a little while to get the food - but I have always found it worth the wait.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“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! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Formerly a pool bar, this expansive, themed basement club has rebranded as Ping, perfect for those who to drink their cocktails and eat their pizza over a game of table tennis. Only in Earls Court!”
  • 4 locals recommend