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Top Tourist Attractions a Train Ride Away from West London

StonehengeAs one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, it should come as no surprise to learn that London has everything you could ever need for the perfect city break.

You could spend an entire week or more exploring all the galleries, museums, landmarks and local haunts of West London and still only see a fraction of what the area really has to offer. Though if this is your second visit, you may have already checked off most of those must-see tourist attractions. This time around then, you’re looking for something a little different.

In that case, why not step out of the Hotel Amsterdam, make your way to Earls Court Tube Station, and set off to explore these top tourist attractions that are all just a train ride Continue reading

Why Earls Court Makes the Ideal Place to Stay for West London Business Visitors

West LondonAs home to some of the UK’s biggest companies, not to mention thriving commercial and financial districts, a visit to West London is often an essential item on the itinerary of business travellers from both Britain and abroad.

Whether you’re heading to the area to thrash out that big new contract, develop a new relationship with a potential client, or to attend that industry event at a venue like the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, you’re of course going to need somewhere to stay after a long day of meetings and networking.

From top hotels in Kensington and Chelsea to accommodation all across West London, there’s no shortage of options at your disposal. Though if you asked business guests at the Hotel Amsterdam, they’d likely tell Continue reading

London Hotel Tips for American Tourists – How to Acclimatize to Life in England’s Capital

Hotel in Earls Court, LondonOn any given day, scores of our American friends check in to the Hotel Amsterdam for a London vacation they’ll never forget. With Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Harrods and countless other world famous attractions all on our doorstep, England’s capital city is as exciting as it can be daunting for those making their first visit.

Indeed, whilst lots of aspects of London life will seem familiar to those travelling from the USA, there are a few things we do differently over here that it’s worth familiarizing yourself with before you land.

So, whether you’re coming to our West London hotel for a spot of sightseeing, to take care of International business, or to watch our sporting giants at nearby Stamford Bridge, here’s our top London tips for American tourists. Continue reading

Earls Court entertainment – Places to Catch Music, Movies and More in West London

The Crescent Champagne BarBeing so close to renowned tourist attractions like Kensington Palace, Hotel Amsterdam guests are never short on things to do when they come to stay. Yet after a long day seeing the sights or splashing the cash at nearby Harrods, sometimes the only thing they really want to do of an evening is relax, unwind and enjoy some entertainment.

They’re well served there, too. From events at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre to leading Chelsea nightclubs, West London offers a feast of music, movies and live entertainment almost every night of the week.

Here’s our pick of the best of the bunch.

The Crescent Champagne Bar

Bringing the style and sophistication of the West End to the Kensington area, The Crescent Champagne Bar is a upscale drinking and dancing Continue reading

What’s on in Kensington and Chelsea this spring?

Burlesque Cabaret ShowAs a top hotel near Kensington and Chelsea, we’re often the first place London visitors stop to find out what’s going on in the area.

With spring in full bloom, the sunshine, and even more tourists flocking to West London in their droves, both have their fair share of springtime events going on.

Along with all the usual attractions near to the hotel, Harrods, the Earls Court Exhibition Centre and much more, here’s just a few of the events taking place in Kensington and Chelsea this spring.

Burlesque Cabaret Show

Wam Bam Club, Friday April 3rd

Bringing the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas live to West London Continue reading

Five things you didn’t know about West London

London WestOn 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

Shopping in West London: The top stores you must pay a visit to

Shopping in West LondonWhether 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

Best places to go for a night out in Earls’ Court

TroubadourAs 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

More Than Just a Comfy Bed – Services You Didn’t Know Your Hotel can Provide

Family Room Hotel LondonAt 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

Five things you must check out when staying at Hotel Amsterdam

evans-and-peel-detective-agencyConveniently 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