Five Educational Places in London to Take The Kids This Summer

London in SummerJust because school’s out for summer, that doesn’t mean your kids have to stop learning all kinds of new and fascinating facts.

Within just a short distance of the Amsterdam Hotel here in Earls Court, you’ll find a wealth of world renowned attractions that offer the perfect combination of engaging, educational experience and full-on full for the whole family.

Whether it’s science, history, or the arts that have captured the imaginations of your young ones, here’s our guide to the top five educational places in London that they -and you- will absolutely love visiting this summer.

Natural History Museum

Cromwell Rd, Kensington, SW7 5BD

Less than ten minutes away from our hotel on Earls Court Road, the Natural History Museum is certainly a must-visit attraction at any time of year, but it’s during the summer holidays that the world renowned venue really pull out all the stops. Continue reading

London Lovebox Festival is Back: Catch the Action with The Amsterdam Hotel, Earls Court

London Lovebox FestivalThe sun is blazing, the skies are blue, and there’s a true feel-good atmosphere permeating the air. Yes indeed, summer has finally arrived in London, and here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, that means only one thing:

Festival season.

Across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, music lovers are digging out their tents, donning their wellies, and venturing out into the fields to listen to the very best live artists from around the world.

Here in the capital however, we do things a little differently. Continue reading

Unmissable Music: Hyde Park’s British Summer Time Concerts Offer Something For Everyone

music concertThere’s truly no better way to spend a perfect summer’s day than basking in the sunshine, taking in glorious surroundings, and listening to the very best in live music.

Here in London, we’ve got the perfect combination of all three, as the iconic Hyde Park once again plays host to the British Summer Time Concert Series; six wholly unique gigs offering something to suit every taste.

Based just a little over 10 minutes from our Kensington and Chelsea hotel, Hyde Park’s 350 glorious acres of lavish greenery, beautiful scenery, and world famous landmarks serve as a haven of beauty and majesty right the year round.

During their annual concert series however, the historic royal park really comes to life, as thousands of music lovers converge to kick back and relax, or to dance the night away Continue reading

Five Remarkable Facts You Never Knew About Stamford Bridge

Stamford BridgeThere’s been much cause for celebration here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court as of late, with our hometown team, Chelsea FC not only storming to glory in the Premier League, but also going head-to-head with London rivals Arsenal in a thrilling FA Cup final at the end of May.

Yet just because the season is over, that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of opportunities for Blues fans to get their Chelsea fix over the summer.

For the past several years, one of the most popular local attractions among our guests has been the fascinating Stamford Bridge tour, a chance to go behind-the-scenes of one of the world’s most successful football clubs.

Planning to do a little research before you take the tour for yourself? Here’s five fascinating facts you never knew about this iconic stadium. Continue reading

Make the Most of Your Wimbledon Weekend With the Amsterdam Hotel, London

WimbledonWe’re just a few weeks away from Wimbledon 2017, and here at the Amsterdam Hotel in London, we’re as excited about welcoming scores of tennis fans to our hotel as we are about seeing some of the biggest stars of the sport compete for glory at the world’s oldest, and most famous, tennis competition.

Planning to make the annual summer pilgrimage to the hallowed grounds of SW19. this year? Read on to discover why it pays to book your hotel accommodation early, and how staying with us guaranteed to make your Wimbledon weekend or midweek break one you’ll remember fondly for years ahead.

Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2017 – A Sporting Event Like No Other

Set to take place in just a few weeks time from Monday, July 3rd to Sunday, July 16th, the 2017 Wimbledon Tennis Championships is just the latest instalment of a historic competition dating all the way back to the first competition in 1877, when it was won by tennis player and cricketer, Spencer Gore. Continue reading

How to Plan The Perfect Father’s Day Celebration in London

Father’s Day Celebration in LondonThis coming Sunday, June 18th, we come together to celebrate Father’s Day, a chance to give thanks to Dads the world over. Here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Kensington and Chelsea , we’re already looking forward to welcoming those guests who have booked with us to really spoil the men in the lives with a luxury day out in London.

Thinking of joining them this year? Looking for that extra special gift for your dad this Father’s Day? Need a few suggestions on how to make the most of your time in the capital?

Help is at hand.

Here, we offer our top tips on how to plan the perfect Father’s Day in London for your dad this June 18th. Continue reading

Five Family-Friendly Activities To Do in London With The Kids This Summer

London with kidsThe sun is out, the school holidays have arrived, and now you’re looking forward to spending some quality time with the kids on your big family holiday in London.

There’s just thing you need to take care of first:

Planning what to do when you get here.

To help you out, the team here at the Amsterdam Hotel, London have rounded up our five favourite family-friendly activities in London to do with the kids this summer.

Explore the Wonders of the World at the Natural History Museum and The Science Museum

Less than a 20 minute walk from our hotel on Earls Court Road, the Natural History Museum is a must for family holidays in London at any time of the year, but in the summer months, the iconic venue enjoys a whole new lease of life. Continue reading

Five Iconic London Locations Every Football Fan Must Visit

football fanBy the time you read this, the 2016/2017 Premier League football season will be all but over, with our own local heroes Chelsea F.C poised to take home the trophy after a valiant season.

But with a lack of on-the-pitch action taking place until next season, where is a die-hard fan supposed to go to get their footy fix when they visit London this summer?

The answer?

To any of these five iconic London locations that are synonymous with Britain’s beautiful game.

There’s even more good news for those of you staying here at the Amsterdam Hotel here on Earls Court Road:

Each one is easily accessible via tube, taxi, or even on foot. Continue reading

Huge Harry Potter Live Concert Comes to Earls Court’s Royal Albert Hall: Everything You Need to Know

Harry Potter and the Philosopher stoneLast year, guests arriving at the Amsterdam Hotel could hardly contain their excitement about being among the first to experience the brand new Harry Potter stage show, The Cursed Child.

Fast forward six months later, and we’ve got even more good news for fans of J.K Rowling’s most famous creation:

This month, Harry, Ron and Hermione return to the capital, this time for a very special live screening of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first in the series of blockbuster movies that thrilled audiences for over a decade.

Read on to discover everything you could ever possibly want to know about this one-of-a-kind concert taking place just down the road from our hotel at the famous Royal Albert Hall. Continue reading

5 Business Networking Events in London You Can’t Miss this May

Kensington and Chelsea Business BreakfastAs a top hotel near the London Olympia, there are few things we enjoy more than welcoming business travellers who have arrived in town to network and grow their business at the former exhibition centre’s numerous specialist trade shows.

Yet whilst those events may be ideal for making vital contacts within your own industry, where do you turn when it comes to branching out, networking with businesses in other areas of expertise, and developing the kind of mutually beneficial relationships which can really help take your business to the next level?

If you’re staying with us over the next few weeks, you turn here, to our pick of the top five business networking events taking place in London this month Continue reading