London for the Solo Traveller – Your Expert’s Guide to Making the Most of Your Visit

solo travellerDid you know that the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court doesn’t just cater for families and groups? In fact, nothing delights us more than welcoming in the intrepid solo traveller and playing a small but important in their once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Whether they’re backpacking across Europe and visiting England’s capital to explore world famous attractions like Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, and Big Ben, attending one of the scores of leading industry conventions at the nearby London Olympia, or even in town to catch some of the biggest names in music and entertainment at the 02 Arena, our solo guests have got more than their own fair share of expert tips on how to make the most of your stay if you’re visiting London on your own. Continue reading

Five Huge Events Coming to the London Olympia in 2018

London OlympiaBased just a stone’s throw from the Amsterdam Hotel on Earls Court Road, the London Olympia is the place to see and be seen for anyone with a passion for the latest innovations and announcements in the world of home, health, technology, and even entertainment.

Right the year round, the venue plays host to some of the UK’s biggest conventions and exhibitions, offering a selection of true can’t-miss events to suit all tastes.

From the Walking Dead to wonderfully inspiring ideas for your home, here’s our guide to the five biggest events coming to the London Olympia in 2018. Continue reading

Five Most Romantic Restaurants to Spend Valentine’s Day in Kensington and Chelsea

Romantic Restaurant LondonYou’ve ordered the flowers, you’ve carefully selected the chocolates you’re sure your beloved will adore, and you’ve even booked the perfect London hotel for that surprise romantic getaway.

Now, there’s one thing missing if you’re to truly make Valentine’s Day 2018 one to remember:

A restaurant where you can enjoy the ultimate romantic meal for two.

Here’s the good news:

At the Amsterdam Hotel in Kensington and Chelsea, our ideal location means we’re just a stone’s throw away from the crème de la crème of London’s finest dining establishments. Continue reading

Unmissable Entertainment: Top Five London Shows You Simply Have to See in 2018

LondonFrom the bright lights and blockbuster names of the world famous West End to the spectacle and grandeur of the historic Royal Albert Hall and all manner of unique and legendary venues in between, there truly is no business like show business here in London.

Right the year round, the capital boasts a wealth of world-class entertainment to suit all ages and all tastes. Yet with limited time on your next London break, how do you decide which shows to book tickets for?

Simple: You check out this guide to the top five London shows you truly can’t afford to miss Continue reading

Harry Potter Returns to the Royal Albert Hall This Spring: Make it an Enchanted Weekend to Remember with the Amsterdam Hotel, Earls Court

Harry PotterFrom Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station to iconic scenes of everyone’s favourite wizarding hero soaring above Tower Bridge, London has always held a special place in the Hogwarts Universe. This spring, however, the city is set to play an even more important role as Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets is performed live in concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

Based just a few minutes away from the Amsterdam Hotel in Kensington & Chelsea, the world-renowned venue has spent the past few years bringing some of the biggest blockbusters to life in spectacular fashion as part of its Films in concert series, with the likes of Jaws, Titanic, and even the recent Beauty & The Beast remake starring Emma Watson (best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise) being given the Royal Albert Hall treatment. Continue reading

Chinese New Year in London: Where to Celebrate in 2018

Chinese New YearChinese New Year in London: Where to Celebrate in 2018

Each and every year, London hosts the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside Asia, and here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, we couldn’t be more excited.

Why?

Because those celebrations are a spectacular affair that you truly have to see to believe, with a host of incredible performances, family-friendly activities and delicious culinary treats to be found throughout the capital.

This year, however, we’re not going to keep one of our favourite times of the year to ourselves, and warmly invite you to join us at our London hotel so that you too can be a part of the festivities. Continue reading

Plan the Perfect London Valentine’s Day Break with the Amsterdam Hotel, Earls Court

Valentine in LondonLove is in the air everywhere we look around at the Amsterdam Hotel lately, and that can only mean one thing.

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching.

Over the next couple of weeks, our team will be putting the final touches to our Earls Court hotel to ensure that it’s absolutely perfect for those loved-up couples coming to join us for a romantic Valentine’s break in London.

Perhaps you and yours are planning to join us this year but haven’t yet decided how you’ll spend this most special time of year once you arrive. Or maybe you’re thinking of surprising the one you love with a last-minute getaway but don’t know where to start. Continue reading

Tea Time in London: Five Places to Enjoy a Proper English Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea in LondonIt’s a British institution up there with fish and chips and our very own Big Ben, so it’s no wonder that you’re planning to truly spoil yourself with a proper English afternoon tea on your next visit to London.

The only problem is where to go.

With so many tea shops, cafés, and restaurants all turning tea time into a truly inspired art form, knowing where to find the best spreads in town can be a challenge unto its own.

Fortunately, help is at hand.

Here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Kensington & Chelsea, we’ve been fortunate enough over the years to get out and about and sample for ourselves some of the most satisfying pots of tea, the most delicious sandwiches, and the most delightfully yummy scones can be found. Continue reading

Wishing You and Your Loved Ones a Wonderful New Year from the Amsterdam Hotel, Earls Court

New year 2018It’s hard to believe that another year has flown by already, yet here we are, bidding farewell to what was a truly memorable 2017.

Here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, that leaves our team with just one thing left that we need to say:

Thank you!

Thank you for continuing to make us one of the most popular hotels in London.

Thank you for your wonderful reviews, and thank you for all your suggestions, comments and feedback on how we can do even more to make sure that your time in London is a memorable one for all the right reasons. Continue reading

Alternative Christmas in London: Five Ways to Escape the Festive Cheer This Year

christmas in london‘Tis the season to be jolly – unless you’ve already had enough of Christmas, in which case, ‘tis the season to get as far away from the festivities as possible.

Here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court we often meet guests who join us at this time of year for  much-needed escape from the festive cheer.

And who can blame them?

With all the shopping, social engagements, family squabbles and overspending, December can be a truly stressful time of year.

But it doesn’t have to be.

Whatever your reasons for taking some time out from the holiday this year, here’s our guide to the top five ways to relax, unwind and have fun, with nary a mince pie nor a ho, ho, ho in sight. Continue reading