It’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
It’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
It 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
Last 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
Chelsea 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
Just 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
The 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:
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
There’s truly no better way to spend a perfect summer’s day than basking in the sunshine, taking in glorious surroundings, and listening to the very best in live music.
Here in London, we’ve got the perfect combination of all three, as the iconic Hyde Park once again plays host to the British Summer Time Concert Series; six wholly unique gigs offering something to suit every taste.
Based just a little over 10 minutes from our Kensington and Chelsea hotel, Hyde Park’s 350 glorious acres of lavish greenery, beautiful scenery, and world famous landmarks serve as a haven of beauty and majesty right the year round.
During their annual concert series however, the historic royal park really comes to life, as thousands of music lovers converge to kick back and relax, or to dance the night away Continue reading
There’s been much cause for celebration here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court as of late, with our hometown team, Chelsea FC not only storming to glory in the Premier League, but also going head-to-head with London rivals Arsenal in a thrilling FA Cup final at the end of May.
Yet just because the season is over, that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of opportunities for Blues fans to get their Chelsea fix over the summer.
For the past several years, one of the most popular local attractions among our guests has been the fascinating Stamford Bridge tour, a chance to go behind-the-scenes of one of the world’s most successful football clubs.
Planning to do a little research before you take the tour for yourself? Here’s five fascinating facts you never knew about this iconic stadium. Continue reading
We’re just a few weeks away from Wimbledon 2017, and here at the Amsterdam Hotel in London, we’re as excited about welcoming scores of tennis fans to our hotel as we are about seeing some of the biggest stars of the sport compete for glory at the world’s oldest, and most famous, tennis competition.
Planning to make the annual summer pilgrimage to the hallowed grounds of SW19. this year? Read on to discover why it pays to book your hotel accommodation early, and how staying with us guaranteed to make your Wimbledon weekend or midweek break one you’ll remember fondly for years ahead.
Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2017 – A Sporting Event Like No Other
Set to take place in just a few weeks time from Monday, July 3rd to Sunday, July 16th, the 2017 Wimbledon Tennis Championships is just the latest instalment of a historic competition dating all the way back to the first competition in 1877, when it was won by tennis player and cricketer, Spencer Gore. Continue reading