Free London: The Best Things To Do That Won’t Cost You Anything

LondonDid you know that you don’t have to spend a fortune to experience the very best that London has to offer? Here at the Amsterdam Hotel on Earls Court Road, we’re based within just a few minutes of many major attractions and iconic landmarks, all of which are absolutely free to enjoy.

Whether you’re planning a luxury London city break that won’t break the bank, or simply looking for a few ideas that offer a welcome break from the norm, there’s so much to see and do for free that you’ll be surprised ever spent so much as a penny here in the capital.

Leave the wallet at home then, and check out our guide to the top free things to do in London that won’t cost you anything. Continue reading

James Bond at the Royal Albert Hall: Don’t Miss This Once-in-a-Lifetime Concert This September

the Royal Albert HallThe capital offers no shortage of iconic attractions for James Bond fans to visit on their London city break, but even the best of them pale in comparison to the sheer spectacle of seeing one of Bond’s biggest blockbuster adventures screened live with a world class orchestra performing the score.

This September, that’s exactly what fans of the world’s greatest secret agent can enjoy when the Royal Albert Hall hosts the world premiere of Casino Royale Live. The show, which sees the 2006 film screened with a score performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra takes place on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st, and has been described as a truly unique experience that has to be seen to be believed. Continue reading

Five Unmissable Events Coming to the Royal Albert Hall This September

Royal Albert HallBy far one of the best things about the Amsterdam Hotel being so close to the Royal Albert Hall is that we’re constantly spoiled for choice when it comes to enjoying the very best in world class entertainment right on our doorstep.

This month, the historic venue has really outdone itself, offering a packed programme of live music to suit all tastes, all performed by some of the most celebrated artists and orchestras from around the globe.

Whatever your reason for coming to stay with us at our Earls Court hotel this month, be sure to book your tickets for these five absolutely unmissable shows, all coming your way throughout September. Continue reading

Your Guide to the Perfect Bank Holiday Weekend in London

Bank HolidayIt’s that time we’ve all been waiting for: The August Bank Holiday Weekend is almost upon us again, and here at the Amsterdam Hotel in London, we couldn’t be more excited.

Why? Because it’s the one time of the summer when the capital truly blossoms, coming alive with a wealth of music, entertainment, things to do and more.

Whether you’re planning to let your hair down and party come the end of the month, or simply explore the best the city has to offer, here’s your guide to planning the perfect August Bank Holiday weekend in London.

Arrive on Friday Night to beat the crowds

Of course, having a whole three day weekend means there shouldn’t be any rush. This is your time to relax, take it easy, and enjoy one last break before hunkering down for the long winter ahead, but hey, with so much going on in London this Bank Holiday weekend Continue reading

Notting Hill Carnival Is Back: Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Event

Notting Hill Carnival 2016It’s back, bigger, brighter, and bolder than ever. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, London’s Notting Hill Carnival returns to us in just a few short weeks, kicking off right down the road from the Amsterdam Hotel in Kensington and Chelsea.

Whether it’s your first time at Europe’s biggest street party, or you’re coming back to us for another year of vibrant, colourful parades, live music, and delicious street food, here’s everything you need to know about this year’s event.

Notting Hill Carnival 2017 Dates

Once again, the annual tradition is scheduled for the August Bank Holiday weekend. This year, Bank Holiday Monday is on August 28th, with Notting Hill Carnival taking place on both the day itself, and the Sunday before, August 27th.

Speaking of which… Continue reading

Chelsea’s Biggest Upcoming Home Games of 2017

Chelsea FCIt barely feels like five minutes since we at the Amsterdam Hotel near Stamford Bridge were celebrating the success of Chelsea F.C in the 2016 – 2017 season, and yet here we are already, bracing ourselves for a brand new Premier League with plenty of brand new challenges for the boys in blue.

Last year, Chelsea stormed to the top of the table and refused to let any other club get anywhere close, holding off all contenders to be crowned the undisputed kings of English football.

This year, they’ll be looking to do the same thing again, whilst also adding some silverware from Europe’s top club competitions to their already impressive trophy cabinet back at Stamford Bridge. Continue reading

BBC Proms Returns to the Royal Albert Hall: Your Complete Guide to This Very Special Concert Series

BBC PromsLast month, the 2017 BBC Proms launched just down the road from the Amsterdam Hotel at the Royal Albert Hall, kicking off another eight-week celebration of the very best in classical music.

An annual tradition for over a century, the UK’s most historic and prestigious concert series brings together over seventy world-renowned musicians from across the globe, all united in delivering a series of spell-binding performances throughout the summer.

At time of writing, the BBC Proms 2017 was well underway, having started with performances from the BBC Proms Youth Choir, John Adams, and piano virtuoso, Igor Levit. Continue reading

Premier League Football Returns Next Month: Book Your Hotel Near Stamford Bridge Now

Premier LeagueChelsea F.C are gearing up to take last season’s runaway success to a whole new level by hosting the best in Premier League and European football at Stamford Bridge.

Now, the Amsterdam Hotel are offering you the chance to be part of the club’s next historic season, with luxury hotel accommodation just five minutes away from their iconic home ground.

Another Remarkable season Ahead

Despite narrowly missing out to London rivals Arsenal in the FA Cup Final, nobody could deny that The Blues had one of their best runs to date last season.

Fans staying with us at our hotel near Stamford Bridge saw Antonio Conte’s men finish seven points clear at the top of the table, having held onto that position by an even wider margin for the majority Continue reading

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