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Table of contents
- 1. Character of SW5
- 2. Local Activities
- 3. West Brompton
- 4. Earl's Court
- 5. South Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea
Character of SW5
The SW5 postcode covers the area of Earl's Court. It neighbours on West Kensington in the East, South Kensington in the West, Holland Park in the North and Chelsea in the South.
As you can see from it's neighbours it is one of the more affluent parts of London. As it is located in the centre of the capital it is not the greenest place but it does have some nice parks within it's borders. Bramham Gardens, Earl's Court Square, Nevern Square and Gloucester Park all provide some refuge from the noise of the city.
It is also within walking distance from Hyde Park and Holland Park which provide the ability for families or individuals to escape into some greenery for longer chunks of time than one of the smaller local parks would allow.
Due to it's location it has some excellent transport links both in terms of buses and the Tube. The Earl's Court Station provides the locals access to the District and Piccadilly lines.
The Design Museum
The Design Museum in SW5 focuses on modern design in all forms.
It offers exhibitions, talks, courses and child activities accessible to anyone.
Parson's Nose are butchers that have multiple locations around London as well as an online shop. Their SW5 location is particularly nice and worth a visit.
They specialise in Free Range British meats that are sustainably farmed.
Maroush is a fantastic Lebanese Restaurant that has been on Edgware Road for over 30 years.
They are located a few steps from the Earl's Court Underground Station.
Bistro Mirey is a French bistro with Japanese influence.
They serve brilliant, unique food and are one of the favourites with the locals.
The West Brompton Train Station
The West Brompton Train Station on the other hands allows for travel around and outside London since it services both the Overground and Southern Rail.
This area used to be known as Kangaroo Valley due to its popularity with Antipodeans on their overseas experience.
These days the accents you hear around that area are more likely to be Eastern European than Antipodean, leading to the more modern nickname of the Danzig Corridor, but the character of the place is still much the same.
It's a part of town which attracts young people without children who want to work hard and play hard. The 18-44 demographic is way above the London average and the percentage of people with children is hugely lower.
One-person households predominate, in fact the percentage of one-person households is about a fifth higher than for London as a whole.
There is also a decent sprinkling of couples without children, multi-adult houses and student houses.
In spite of the youthfulness of the area, over three quarters of the local population describe themselves as associate professionals, professionals, managers or directors and average income is over a third higher than for London as a whole.
Famous residents past and present include Benjamin Britten, Alfred Hitchcock, Diana, Princess of Wales, Gary Barlow and John Barrowman.
As we've already mentioned, Earl's Court is hugely popular with young professionals, who are old enough to be away from their own families but young enough for it to be some time before they start their own.
These are generally people who work very hard and play just as hard. They tend to have relatively high disposable incomes.
While some of them will be home owners, a number of them will be renters, enjoying the lack of home-owning responsibilities and also the flexibility, should they wish to build their careers by moving to a different part of the UK or even abroad.
They will also be likely to enjoy all the facilities and attractions which lie on their doorsteps, or just a short walk away.
In terms of impact, the Earl's Court Exhibition Centre was arguably the local feature which made the biggest difference to the area's change from down-at-heel student hang-out to professional hub.
The decision to demolish the venue and redevelop the site as a retail and residential complex was and is hugely controversial. Given that construction work on the new development is scheduled ton end in 2033 it will be some time before the impact of this change can be judged.
Having said that, the area has now become so affluent, the impact is arguably more likely to be emotional than economic.
South Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea
South Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea are some of the neighbouring areas that we generally use to expand drops that we are organising in SW5. The demographics here tend to be comparable to SW5 and as such are compatible for larger drops.
How can you help me with leaflet distribution in Earl's Court SW5?
Our proprietary TPP mapping system focuses on the parts of the post code which actually matter and trims off the lower-income areas.
Our operatives meanwhile take the time to ensure that they deliver to absolutely all the residences in the areas we cover. This part of town is essentially an area where town houses have been converted into flats and it takes time and effort to deliver, literally, to every door.
So you can be sure we're doing a good job, we give you access to our TPP Mercury system. This enables you to see who is delivering what where and when.
This means that you can see for yourself that we are fulfilling the postman's promise – perfect delivery every time.
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