Amsterdam Hotel London guide for making the most of summer in London

Summer time in London can be beautiful, and if you are visiting during the summer months you need to make sure you make the most of your visit.  When you stay at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls court you will find that you are a short walk away from the Royal Parks of London – just perfect for relaxing in the summer.

Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in London, Hyde Park Londonclose to Buckingham Palace and containing the world famous speakers corner.  Here you will find the Serpentine Lake and many places to sit and watch the world go by.  Hyde Park is home to many musical and other events throughout the year and is a great place to spend some time with a picnic and your family.  Open from 5am through to midnight you really could spend a whole day here.

We are one of the few hotels in our area to have an amazing garden for our guests to enjoy so if you don’t want to go far from home you are welcome to enjoy the summer sunshine from the privacy of your own back yard.  With chairs available and your own personal belongings just a few steps away, here you can close your eyes and imagine that you are in your own home – in the centre of London!

A walk through either Covent Garden or the Southbank is a great way to see more of what London has to offer.  Both areas are famed for their street entertainment; you will see jugglers, acrobats and all kinds of talented acts being performed for free.

Although we have said that summertime in London can be beautiful, the weather can also be unpredictable.  If you happen to come across a rainy day when visiting you will want to be sure that you can find enough to keep you busy without having to be out in the wet weather all day. Just a short walk (or bus / taxi ride) from our hotel is the museum district of London.  Here you will find many museums and places to spend a whole day at a time.  2 of the most famous are the Natural History and the Science museum.  Both are free to get into and have plenty to see.

When packing to visit London in the summer you need to come prepared for all possibilities.  We recommend having a small umbrella in your bag at all times in case of rain but also dressing in layers so that you can easily add or remove them as the weather changes.  London can sometimes have all 4 seasons in one day so flexibility is key to enjoying your visit, as is having a list of both indoor and outdoor attractions that you want to visit so that you can choose which to spend time at depending on the weather.

London is a beautiful city to visit and if you choose to base yourself at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court you will be perfectly positioned to enjoy all that it has to offer throughout the summer, whatever the weather.