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Your Guide to Market Shopping in Kensington and Chelsea

Portobello MarketWhether it’s to pick up a few essentials or indulge in an extravagant spending spree, you’re never short of places to shop when you stay at an Earls Court B&B.

As a hotel near Harrods (only 1.6 miles away) and some of the biggest names in shopping throughout Kensington and Chelsea, the Hotel Amsterdam makes the ideal base if your plans for a London stay involve shopping until you drop.

Yet the vast department stores and fashionable boutiques aren’t the only shopping attractions the area has to offer. Both Kensington and Chelsea are as famous for their markets as they are for being home to Harrods, Selfridges and the like.

With that in mind, below you’ll find our guide to the biggest and best markets Continue reading

5 Reasons to Stay at the Hotel Amsterdam before Travelling from London Airports

Corporate Accommodation LondonAs the busiest hub of activity in the whole of the United Kingdom, it should come as little surprise to find that London is frequented by guests who are paying little more than a -pardon the pun- flying visit, often en route to major UK airports like London Heathrow and Gatwick.

Countless flights leave the capital on a daily basis, and if you’re reading this, it’s likely that yours is one of them. Yet what do you do when your flight leaves at some anti-social hour, or if you have a vast amount of time to kill in London before jetting off for pastures new?

Come and stay with us at the Hotel Amsterdam, that’s what. As a quality Bed and Breakfast in Earls Court, we make the ideal base for those of you travelling from London’s airports Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know about Staying in an Earls Court Hotel on Business

corporate stayWith the likes of Kensington and Chelsea just a short walk away, Earls Court Tube Station only 0.7 miles around the corner and access to many of central London’s finance, technology and commerce sectors, it’s little wonder that Earls Court hotels like the Hotel Amsterdam are often the first choice of accommodation for business travellers coming to the capital.

Yet if you’ve never visited London on business before, there’s a few things you might want to know about. With that in mind then, the Hotel Amsterdam, one of the leading business B&Bs in Earls Court put together the following helpful guide, containing everything you need to know.

Close proximity to London business districts

As our country’s capital, London is home to some of the world’s largest organisations, along with countless small and medium enterprises. The good news, is that none of them are too far away from your Earls Court hotel Continue reading

What’s on in Kensington and Chelsea this August?

Children’s Summer FeteSummer is in full flow, the sun shines, the bird sings, and August arrives, Kensington and Chelsea blossom into a veritable hot bed of things to do, places to go and attractions to see.

For guests staying at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earl’s Court, there’s no end of possibilities to keep you entertained when you stay with us this summer. As a hotel near the Olympia less than a mile away, there’s an abundance of shows and events to enjoy, tourist hotspots to explore and much more besides.

If you’re looking for a way to spend your down time the next time you visit our Earls Court Bed and Breakfast, here’s your guide to what’s on in Kensington and Chelsea this August Continue reading

The Premier League Starts Soon – Where Will You Stay When Your Team Plays Chelsea?

The Premier LeagueAt the start of May, the mighty Chelsea added a fourth Premier League title to their resume, bringing the trophy back to Stamford Bridge after an impressive 2014-2015 campaign.

In just a few short weeks, the whole thing kicks off again, with your favourite team heading to Chelsea in an attempt to wrest that title away from the reining champions.

The 2015-2016 Premier League launches on August 8th, and if you’re one of those loyal followers who travel the length and breadth of the country to support your favourite team, you’ll need somewhere to stay when your squad take on the champions.

At Earls Court’s Hotel Amsterdam, we’re currently taking bookings for all Chelsea fixtures throughout 2015-2016, starting with their first game against Swansea City on the first day Continue reading

Top Tips for a London Break on a Budget

LondonThink of London, and chances are your first thoughts are of the regality and riches of the Royal Family, glitz and glamour of the West End, or perhaps the style, sophistication and expensive shops of Kensington and Chelsea.

For some, such images could well be enough to put you off thinking of paying a visit to England’s capital city. After all, won’t it be a costly endeavour to visit London even for a short break?

Not necessarily.

At the Amsterdam Hotel, London’s visitors can still experience a once-in-a-lifetime visit without paying over the odds, especially if you take on board the following top tips for a London break Continue reading

Four Things to Consider When Choosing a London Hotel for your Wedding Night Accommodation

Wedding Night AccommodationFew moments in life are as special as your wedding day. It’s a chance to really go all out and spoil yourselves as you and the person you love declare your devotion to one another and set off to live happily ever after.

Yet as you’ll likely already know if you’re in full wedding-planning fever, getting everything just right isn’t always easy, especially when you’re choosing wedding accommodation for your first night as a married couple.

At the Amsterdam Hotel near Kensington and Chelsea, we’ve spent years welcoming newly weds to their first night together. In that time, we’ve learned a few things about what makes a wedding night hotel truly something special.

If you’re currently on the look out for a room for the big day, here’s our advice on Continue reading

What to Expect on Your Very First Visit to London

Visiting LondonThat first trip to London is often an exciting experience for most people, but unless you’ve got a good idea of what to expect, it can also be a little daunting.

At the Amsterdam Hotel near Kensington and Chelsea, we welcome lots of first-timers whose notions of what to expect from London are often based only what they’ve seen on television; scenes of upper class gentry, bustling crowds and jellied eels galore.

Wherever you’re travelling from, if you’re making your first trip to England’s capital this summer, we thought it might be a good idea to paint a more realistic idea of what’s in store when you arrive Continue reading

Famous names who lived in Kensington and Chelsea

Kensington and ChelseaIf there’s one common theme among the questions we get from guests at The Hotel Amsterdam, it’s about all those blue plaques scattered around Kensington and Chelsea, each one marking the home of some notable figure from British history.

From renowned thespian Sir George Alexander who lived in nearby Pont Street whilst performing in the first run of Oscar Wilde’s celebrated play The Importance of Being Earnest, to Queen Elizabeth’s physician Margery Grace Blackie, who spent more than sixty years living around the corner from our Earls Court hotel, you can’t move around this area without spotting some notable landmark or other.

Yet these aren’t the only famous names who have made Kensington and Chelsea their home over the years. For a little bit of history-based sightseeing on your next stay at the Hotel Amsterdam Continue reading

Your guide to taking a royal sightseeing visit to London

Princess Charlotte Elizabeth DianaThe Hotel Amsterdam in Earls Court has always proved popular for tourists looking to take in the sights associated with the British Royal Family whilst avoiding the excess cost of expensive London accommodation.

Though since May 2nd, with the birth of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton and now fourth-in-line to the throne, it’s fair to say that our booking line has been jam-packed with would-be royal sightseers.

Always happy to help our guests make the most of their stay with us, we thought it would be helpful to put together our own guide to seeing the royal sights in London, starting from our Earls Court hotel and taking all the castles, monuments and more en route to Buckingham Continue reading