Earls Court Square is described in many historical journals as an ‘afterthought’! Its builder, Edward Francis, originally planned to merely extend Kempsford Gardens in 1873 to the Earls Court Road. Mid-way through this construction, though, he ‘thought again’ and thank goodness he did! Whatever he ate for breakfast that morning 138 years ago means this princely garden square is here today.
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VE Day Concert in Earls Court Square
Architecture of Earls Court Square
The square’s architecture consists of three sides white stucco with the South side being grade 2 listed Flemish-style red brick, which you could easily find in the heart of Bruges or Amsterdam.
There are also three handsome red brick mansion blocks located on the South-West and East sides.
House Prices in Earls Court Square
Back at the turn of the century, one could buy a mansion apartment, as in Wetherby or Langham Mansions, or a full Freehold house in this beautiful garden square for between £1,000-£2,000 and get 5,000 sq ft of internal space!
Over the last two years, the average price for an apartment is £1,250 per sq ft and the best price achieved was nearly £1,900 per sq ft – not much bigger than you computer screen!
Earls Court Square Garden Access
Residents can apply for access to this award-winning square, where you’ll find a very impressive children’s playground and a lavishly landscaped secret garden longing for you to roll out a picnic rug and enjoy Pimms o’clock!
Every year there’s a selection of events for residents to enjoy including open air film nights, jazz parties and a festive lighting of the Square’s Christmas tree, with carols led by Toby and his Earls Courtiers, and accompanied by homemade vats of mulled wine, where you can get to know your neighbours.
Inside the St Cuthbert’s School playground on the West side of the square, every Sunday 10 til 2pm, you’ll also be able to forage through the Farmers’ Market there and stock up on some fresh produce for the week to come.