West London hub
It’s a District line hub which reaches far west into leafier areas including Richmond and Wimbledon – and is just a handful of stops away from my neighbourhood of Hammersmith.
Earl’s Court is also a stop en route to the centre of London and far beyond in an easterly direction, while the Piccadilly line rumbles deep below the surface.
Several busy platforms and tracks head to different places, all housed under a sturdy, handsome Victorian roof.
This station is a quirky beast and at times confusing with various departures and arrivals. It retains some quaint illuminated signs indicating which service is about to arrive – but this can guide you to the wrong train.
But Earl’s Court couldn’t be any other way. It’s a piece of the landscape.