Secret London: Earls Court
Little Known Facts about Earls Court
The first escalators of the London Underground were installed at Earls Court Tube Station in 1911.
Earls Court received international attention in 1977 when The Strangers released a song called Hanging Around about the gay scene in the area.
Earls Court Exhibition Centre rests on 60 bridges that span the railways below. Earls Court 2 has the biggest unsupported roof span in Europe!
The Coleherne pub on Old Brompton Road was used as a stalking ground for three separate serial killers, namely Dennis Nilsen, Michael Lupo and Colin Ireland.
The Victorian gothic splendour of Brompton Cemetery has been used as the backdrop to numerous films including Golden Eye, Johnny English and Jack & Sarah.