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Little Known Facts about Earls Court

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  • 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.

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