Earls Court to be knocked down

Earls Court Exhibition Centre is being demolished to make way for thousands of new homes.

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Developers to turn Earls Court site into 'new London district'

The Prince of Wales (centre) prepares to officially open the Ideal Home Show, Earls Court, London on March 16th 2012. Credit: PA

Developers say they want to turn the 77-acre site where Earls Court Exhibition Centre currently stands into a "new London district" by creating a High Street and 7,500 houses.

Earls Court was built in 1937 and is famous for hosting the Ideal Home Show and the Royal Tournament.

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