Five Top London Restaurants You Haven’t Yet Tried

222 Veggie VeganFrom high powered business lunches to indulgent evenings spent sampling the very best in international cuisine, staying at the Amsterdam Hotel means you never have far to go to find a top restaurant to suit any occasion or palate.

Regular guests at our South West London hotel may already be familiar with the mouthwatering delicacies served up by the likes of Masala and The Troubadour, not to mention the unique experience of dining at Evan and Peels Detective Agency. Though whilst each of these is no doubt in a league of their own, they’re only the top of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to London’s bountiful array of outstanding eateries.

Below, we’ve rounded up just five of the top London restaurants you haven’t yet tried, but absolutely should on your next visit to the Amsterdam Hotel.

222 Veggie Vegan

222 North End Rd, W14 9NU

Let’s start close to home, shall we? This delightful vegetarian eatery is only a few minutes walk from our hotel near the former Earls Court Exhibition Centre. Continue reading

Your Complete Guide to the Top 10 Things to do in London this November

Guy Fawkes Festival and Fireworks DisplayFrom Mexican fiestas to traditional festive fun, it’s all going on in London this November. Without further ado then, here’s our complete guide to the top ten events, shows, and attractions, all taking place within close proximity of our hotel in Kensington and Chelsea.

1: Guy Fawkes Night in London

November literally starts with a bang as bonfires crackle and dazzling fireworks illuminate the sky.

Yes, dear readers, Guy Fawkes Night is once again upon us, and where better to celebrate it than right here in London where it all happened?

Visit the Houses of Parliament, tuck into a toffee apple or two, then check out one of the incredible bonfire night celebrations we rounded up in our recent blog Continue reading

Five Unmissable Events at the Royal Albert Hall Coming up This November

Royal Albert HallNo matter what time of year you visit the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, there’s always a host of high brow entertainment to enjoy nearby at the iconic Royal Albert Hall.

That said, those of you coming to stay with us November are really spoiled for choice, with a packed program of top concerts, performances, and events taking place almost every night.

Whether you’re a classical music fan or prefer something a little more contemporary, here’s our pick of five events you can’t afford to miss the next time you stay with us at our hotel near the Royal Albert Hall.

Jurassic Park in Concert

Thursday 3rd – Saturday 5th November 2016 (2.30pm / 7.30pm)

Last month, we told you about the Royal Albert Hall’s Films with Live Orchestra series, a must for movie buffs staying at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court over the next few months. Continue reading

Where to Watch the Best Fireworks Displays in London This November

Fireworks Displays in LondonRemember, remember, the fifth of November… Here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Kensington and Chelsea, we could hardly forget. After all, it’s one of our favourite nights of the year, a night when the sky comes alive in shower of colour, when crackling fires roar, bringing warmth to an otherwise chilly autumn night, and when we get to dig into a hearty feast of toffee apples, hot dogs, and other goodies.

Thinking of joining us this year? Here’s your guide on where to watch the best firework displays in London to guarantee a fifth of November you’ll never forget.

Coram’s Fields Fireworks Display

Friday, November 4th. Starts 3pm | Fireworks at 5.15pm

Less than thirty minutes across the capital from our hotel on Earls Court Road, Coram’s Fields in Central London get the Guy Fawkes festivities underway with a fun family day, complete with fairground rides, entertainment, and plenty of traditional bonfire night refreshments. Continue reading

Harry Potter Comes to South Kensington, Make it Magical Weekend with The Amsterdam Hotel, London

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s StoneA brand new Harry Potter show is coming to London, and no, it isn’t The Cursed Child. Read on for all the details of the new concert set to play at the Royal Albert Hall, and how you can be among the few lucky fans to see it when you stay our hotel in Kensington.

For the past few months, London has been in the grip of Pottermania as the boy wizard’s first original adventure since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows starts a lengthy run in the West End. Based on a story from creator J.K Rowling, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child sees Harry no longer a student at Hogwarts, but a full-grown adult with a family, responsibilities, and a job at the Ministry of Magic.

A Must for Harry Potter Fans

The two-part story is currently being performed at The Palace Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue. Though that may only be a 20 minute tube journey away from our Kensington hotel, Harry Potter fans staying with us early next year will have something to look forward to that’s much closer. Continue reading

Experience the Joy of Hyde Park Winter Wonderland with the Amsterdam Hotel

Hyde Park Winter WonderlandNow celebrating its tenth year, the Hyde Park Winter Festival returns this November, and here at the Amsterdam Hotel near Kensington, we’re offering special discounts on luxury accommodation close to the heart of the festivities.

For a limited time only, book your hotel suite for Hyde Park WInter Wonderland at least 28 days in advance, and save as much as 10% off the total cost of your stay.

Returning to Kensington’s Hyde Park on Friday, November 18th, this year’s Winter Wonderland runs right through til Monday, January 2nd, 2017. In between, the prestigious park -just over a mile from our Kensington hotel- will host a packed program of events, attractions, and fun-filled family activities. Continue reading

Five Spookiest Attractions in Kensington and Chelsea this Halloween

Eerie Evening Tour – Halloween SpecialThe scariest night of the year is almost upon us, and here at the Amsterdam Hotel near Kensington and Chelsea, we’ve already begun to don those Dracula outfits and break out some gruesome goodies ready for a bit of good old fashioned trick or treating.

Care to join us in the celebrations this year? Here’s our guide to the best Halloween-themed events and attractions taking place close to our hotel this October.

Eerie Evening Tour – Halloween Special

Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX (October 31st)

Where else would you start a list of Halloween events in Kensington and Chelsea than at Kensington Palace itself.

A late night tour that’s definitely not for the faint of heart, ghastly guides will take you on a terrifying tour around the state apartments Continue reading

Your Guide to London’s Scariest Ghost Stories

The Ghosts of the Old CityWith Halloween just around the corner, the team here at the Amsterdam Hotel have been spooking each other out by recalling some of London’s scariest ghost stories.

Never ones to keep all the fiendish fun of the season to ourselves, we shared a few of our favourite terrifying tales below, along with all the information you need to track down more London ghost stories for yourself.

Haunted Hampton

Did you know that many of London’s royal palaces are rumoured to have a number of ghouls and ghosts roaming their hallowed halls.

Roughly half an hour away from our Kensington hotel sits Hampton Court Palace, regarded as perhaps the most haunted of all royal residences. Continue reading

Christmas is Coming! Plan Your Christmas Shopping Weekend in Kensington and Chelsea with the Amsterdam Hotel

Christmas ShoppingThe days are getting shorter and the nights are drawing colder, but here at the Amsterdam Hotel near Kensington and Chelsea, we don’t believe that’s anything to be sad about, not when it means we’re getting ever closer to the festive season.

Yes, dear readers, Christmas is coming already, and you haven’t done so already, there’s no better time than now to start planning your luxury Christmas shopping weekend in South West London’s winter wonderland of world famous stores and charming boutiques.

Below, we’ve mapped out a simple guide to help you plan the perfect shopping trip, leaving you with plenty of time -and money- to really make the most of the occasion. Continue reading

Why Earls Court is London’s Best Place to Stay for Busy Business Travellers

Amsterdam Hotel LondonSo, you’re travelling to London for business, but since you’re only here for a few days, time is of the essence.

From delivering that all-important presentation and securing that big new contract to meeting with investors, colleagues, and clients alike, there’s so much you need to on your London business trip, and very little time to do it all in.

If that sounds familiar, you’ll likely benefit from eschewing your usual corporate accommodation in favour of booking in at a top Earls Court hotel.

Not convinced? Here’s just five reasons why Earls Court makes the perfect place for busy business travellers to stay when visiting London. Continue reading