Our hotel is off Earl's Court Road, small room and endless stairs but great location. Have begun exploring nearby - great shopping area at Shepherds Bush. Massive Westfield with a multitude of luxury shops and people everywhere - and it's only Thursday night! We have found a local pub opposite the Earl's Court train station which has welcomed us like long lost friends. A couple of Irish waitresses have been a great help and are always friendly. Great start to our London - we will return to this area three times in our tour.