On the surface, West London is hardly known for its subtlety. With the style and glamour of Chelsea, the fashionable Kensington and even the enormous Earls Court Exhibition Centre near to the Hotel Amsterdam, we’re practically surrounded by the big, the bold, and yes, the beautiful.
Yet that’s not to say the area doesn’t hold a few secrets close to its heart, and there’s a few things the locals -for good reason- like to keep to themselves.
Over the years that we’ve been running our hotel, Chelsea, Earls Court and West London as a whole have gradually begun to reveal those secrets to us. In turn, let us reveal them to you with five things you Continue reading
Whether they’re here for business or pleasure, if there’s one place most guests insist on visiting when they stay at the Amsterdam Hotel, nearby Kensington -with its high profile department stores and luxury boutiques- is it.
Not that we’re surprised. Whilst the area boasts such renowned facilities and attractions as the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Kensington Palace and even a Harry Potter themed tour, it’s the hotel’s close proximity to Harrods and other big name brands that often holds the biggest appeal.
Whether shopping is the whole purpose of your visit, or whether you’re simply looking to pick up a few goodies before you leave, here’s our guide to the top stores Continue reading
As a hotel close to Kensington, Chelsea and other leading London locations, The Amsterdam is well placed for those guests looking to sample the very best of West London nightlife.
Not that you have to go too far beyond the front door to enjoy a great night out.
From the bars surrounding the Earls Court Exhibition Centre that serve as the ideal venue for a post-event wind-down after that big concert or conference, to the handful of premier nightspots all lining the route to The Amsterdam, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to having a tipple or two at the end of the day.
Still, we’re not the kind of folks happy to just send you out for an evening and leave Continue reading
At the Hotel Amsterdam, we pride ourselves on offering top quality accommodation at affordable prices to tourists, business travellers, and anyone needing a good bed and breakfast in Earls Court.
Yet providing a comfy place to lay your head, not to mention some delicious grub to fill your stomach, isn’t all we do.
Whatever your reason for staying at the Hotel Amsterdam, Earls Court, here’s a few services we can provide that you may not know about.
Help you get around
If you’re coming for a short trip in London, chances are you’re not all that familiar with the area. That, of course, can make finding your way around a little difficult.
At The Amsterdam, our front of house staff are on hand 24 hours a day Continue reading
Conveniently situated near Chelsea and Kensington, the Hotel Amsterdam in Earls Court lies is surrounded by some of London’s most lavish shopping experiences, endearing attractions and premier bars and restaurants.
Whether you’re with us for a short bed and breakfast stay over or a longer London holiday, here’s five things you absolutely must check out on your next visit.
Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Right around the corner from the Hotel Amsterdam, Earls Court nightlife doesn’t come any more stylish, or unique, than Evans & Peel.
So exclusive is this speakeasy-themed bar, that getting in means booking an appointment with the ‘detective agency.’
Once you get there, you’ll be greeted by a member of staff in full character as an old-school detective. Role Play with them as much -or as little- as you like, before being Continue reading
For the average business traveller, choosing a London hotel means more than finding somewhere with a comfortable bed and a breakfast that will fill them up ready for the big day ahead. It means finding accommodation that will serve them well as their central hub of activity whilst they attend meetings and conferences, close deals, or otherwise go about their work.
As a leading hotel near to Chelsea, Kensington and other influential areas of London, the Hotel Amsterdam has spent the last several years providing a warm welcome to business travellers from across the United Kingdom and beyond. In that time, we’ve learned a thing or two about what’s really matters to those guests who come to the capital for more than just shopping and sightseeing.
Here then, are just some of the top things to consider when staying in a London hotel for business.
Can you get online?
Whether you’re working in the cloud, dealing with those important emails, or simply swatting up with some last-minute research before that big meeting, having a good WiFi connection Continue reading
As anyone working in a top Earls Court hotel will probably tell you, there’s no such thing as a typical day.
From dusk til dawn, and often right around the clock, guests from across the country and beyond flock to the London SW5 area. For some, it’s business that brings them to the capital, for others, its culture, entertainment, or even a spot of shopping.
Whatever their reasons for visiting, there’s always one for sure: Each guest is unique, and its up to the teams behind those top hotels to make sure their needs are well catered for.
The Hotel Amsterdam in Earls Court is no different.
The average day in the life of your hotel staff is anything but average. Still, we promised you a sneak peak behind the scenes, so join us, if you will, in a look at just some of the things Continue reading
One of the very best parts about running the Hotel Amsterdam London has to be our amazing customers. We see so many new faces every week and it is a real honour to listen to their stories, find out where people have travelled from, how they found our hotel, what made them choose us and listen to their stories over breakfast of what they did in the capital the day before. We are a family run hotel and we consider all of our customers to be part of our family for the time that they spend with us. It makes us really happy to recognise names and faces of repeat visitors, this shows us just how much they enjoyed their previous stay.
Our customers fall into the following categories :
If you are visiting London on business you will need somewhere to stay that is centrally located, reasonably priced, that provides a great level of service and is surrounded by restaurants and bars where you can unwind in the evening. This is why so many business travellers chose our hotel, we are a short tube ride Continue reading
The 2015 Toy Fair takes place at Olympia from 20th to 22nd January 2015. Now that Christmas is over, if you are visiting or exhibiting at the fair your mind will no doubt be turning to arrangements for the show. Open from 9am to 6pm on all three days of the show, this is the biggest trade toy fair in the UK and one that attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year.
With thousands of the latest and the greatest toys being shown by almost 300 exhibitors, this is the fair to attend if you are involved in the toy industry. Olympia is one of London’s biggest conference and exhibition centres, being located in West London just a stones through from Earls Court exhibition centre.
As you would imagine, as home to 2 of the biggest exhibition centres in the city, this area of West London is well equipped for corporate visitors as well as those people who are visiting the shows as a guest. With many hotels, bars, restaurants and cafes to choose from Continue reading
London has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment, whether you are interested in food and drink, musical shows, cinema, museums, concerts, shopping or sightseeing – there is something for everyone in the capital city. One of the best kept secrets in London is that it is home to many concert venues from the very large to the small and cosy, London is a brilliant city for music.
The Jazz café in Camden is one of London’s best small venues for live performances. They have a number of different concerts booked in for January featuring artists from all over the globe. It is well worth a visit as the café is famous for having discovered many of the biggest names in jazz and soul before they became famous. The best seats in the house are to be found in the restaurant, which has a set price menu, al starters are £5.95 and all main courses are £16.50. This makes a very affordable evening out, in one of the best small and personal venues in London.
The O2 arena in Greenwich was originally the Millenium dome and is now the home to most of the big concerts that take place in London. January sees a rescheduled concert from Continue reading