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Living & Dying in Earl’s Court and Old Brompton

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Earl's Court Station

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SW5 9QA

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Earl’s Court is known to most people who live in London and is famous for its exhibition and concert centre. It is also the preferred home of many “creatives” who inhabit the thousands of flats and houses of the area. And this holds a clue to why this walk will be especially intriguing.

For Earl’s Court has been home to many of the biggest names in rock music, art, writing and actors of the stage and screen. This is a walk for the curious who want to see where the legends lived. They include David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Drury and Jones as a starter.

We will visit Victorian squares and mews. In one we will see the former home of Princess Diana and the man who discovered the tomb and was then said to have been cursed by King Tutankhamen. Then we shall see the place that inspired one of the Beatle’s greatest songs.

Some lived here, others died here.

But from Earl’s Court we will move to where only the dead are contained. We will visit Old Brompton Cemetery and see the tombs of the famous and hear tales of their lives including the suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, also the founder of Sotheby’s auction house and the creator of the Victoria and Albert Museum and how he invented story the Christmas Card.

Please note : there are two exits to Earl’s Court Station - We will meet outside the station at the Earl's Court Road exit.

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