In the early 1800’s, Earl’s Court had been a rural landscape of farms, market gardens and nurseries, centred around the grand mansion of Earl’s Court House. Once the home of pioneering surgeon John Hunter and subsequently the mistress of the Duke of Richmond, it served until its demolition in 1886 as an Asylum for Young Ladies. The adjoining Earls Court Farm, located next to the present site of The Courtfield, was demolished in 1867 to make way for the first Earl’s Court Station, which burnt down in 1875. The station re-opened in its present position in 1878.
Prince Albert’s Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park had been a resounding success and profits from the venture were used to buy 90 acres of land around Kensington. ‘Albertopolis’ was Prince Albert’s ambitious project to create a cultural epicentre for Victorian London, which included the Natural History Museum, The Science Museum, The Albert Hall and the Victoria and Albert Museum. This prompted the redevelopment of Earl’s Court to give the area a new, prestigious identity, and to make way for the Metropolitan Railway – the world’s first underground railway.
Today Earl’s Court is a lively and popular area of London and over the years has been home to some notable personalities including Mahatma Ghandi, Beatrix Potter, Freddie Mercury and Alfred Hitchcock. Just around the corner from The Courtfield is Coleherne Court, where Princess Diana lived prior to her marriage to Prince Charles. The Courtfield is located in a grand, attractive Victorian building in the heart of this historic neighbourhood. Inside, you’ll find comfy leather furniture, vintage décor and an enviable selection of cask ales and fine wines.
Sumptuous function room in Earl’s Court
The Courtfield has an attractive Victorian function room which can be booked for all kinds of celebrations and events. We pride ourselves on excellent service and warm hospitality and offer a menu of delicious food and drinks that can be adapted to perfectly suit the need of your guests. Your celebration will be in good hands, with our friendly and experienced team here to ensure every aspect of your function goes smoothly.
A Victorian tavern at the heart of Kensington and Chelsea
Earl’s Court is one of central London’s most diverse and attractive areas of the capital. Nestled in the borough of South Kensington & Chelsea, the area is rich in attractions like the spectacular Kyoto gardens in Holland Park and the Art Deco Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, not to mention the impressive Victorian architecture of the white stuccoed villas of The Boltons, one of the UK’s most expensive streets. This bohemian part of the capital is also handy for many of London’s premier sporting venues. The Courtfield is just a mile from the famous tennis venue of The Queens Club and Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge stadium. Well served by transportation links, The Courtfield is the ideal location to enjoy this area of London or relax and enjoy the company of friends and family.
|Function Room Information - Courtfield dining room|
|Hire Costs||Available on Request||Area Type||private|
|Facilities||Dance Floor, Fixed Screen, Flip Chart and Pens, Private Bar, Projector, Wi-Fi,|
|Suitable Events||Christmas & New Year, Conferences and Meetings, Funerals, Live Sports, Parties, Private Bars, Restaurants, Tour Groups, Weddings,|
The nearest Tube Station to The Courtfield is Earls Court