“Earl’s Court prides itself on its open-mindedness and diversity, but do we really need 20 massage businesses in an area that covers a few hundred metres?”, a concerned resident writes to The Court recently. A growing number of residents feel that enough “is more than enough” and that the appearance of these types of businesses, some of which have been associated with dubious advertising and rumours and oblique promises of enhanced personal services, should be investigated, better controlled and closed, if necessary.

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What do you think about the rising numbers of massage parlours opening in the Earl’s Court? Let us know. (deborah.cleary@thecourt.london) All of these premises require a “special treatment licence” from the council, so you can make a difference and object yourself via our local police, the Council’s Environmental Health, Noise & Nuisance team, or by contacting your local Earl’s Court Ward Councillor