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The Best of Haunted London – The Spookiest Spots to Visit This October

Spooky LondonBoys and ghouls come out to play, October is here again and here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, we’re looking forward to our most spooktacular Halloween yet.

Right across the capital, some of the world’s most famous attractions are lining up a feast of fiendish surprises to keep you scared and entertained in equal measure, but how will you spend your All Hallow’s Eve?

Whether it’s haunted historical landmarks you’re after or something that’s a little less trick and a lot more treat this year, there’s truly something for everyone.

To help you make the most of your visit to the capital this October 31st, the team at our London hotel have put together this guide to our favourite spooky spots, each one delivering its own unique frights and delights. Continue reading

Five Glorious Parks and Gardens Near Our Kensington and Chelsea Hotel Perfect for an Autumn Stroll

Kensington GardensFrom the coldest days of winter to the brightest days of summer, London’s iconic parks and gardens radiate an air of beauty and tranquillity that makes them some of the most popular places in the capital. Yet when autumn falls, each one takes on a magical quality that simply doesn’t exist at any other time of year.

Here at The Amsterdam Hotel in Kensington and Chelsea, we’re blessed to find ourselves just a horse chestnut’s throw away from the very best of these beautiful spaces, each one with its own unique autumnal aura.

Whether you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of busy London life and indulge in some well-earned peace and serenity, or simply to experience the magic of London at this most colourful time of year, here’s our guide to the best parks and gardens that are perfect for an autumn stroll. Continue reading

Oktoberfest is Back: Celebrate With The Amsterdam Hotel, London

London OktoberfestSeptember is behind us, and here in London, that’s cause for celebration.


Because it means Oktoberfest is back, bringing with it plenty of reasons to eat, drink, and be merry in the true spirit of the traditional German festival.

At The Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, our team are positively sprudelnd with excitement for this year’s event, which returns to Canary Wharf from today until Sunday, October 8th.

As with every year, London Oktoberfest promises to be a vibrant celebration of European culture, with delicious food and plenty of drink just the icing on the proverbial kuchen.

Whether it’s your first ‘fest or you’re a regular at the UK’s biggest Bavarian bash, here’s what to expect when you join us at our London hotel for Oktoberfest 2017. Continue reading

Why Earls Court is 2017′s Top Destination for London Business Travellers

Earls CourtAs the beating heart of the UK’s commercial and economic sectors, London welcomes scores of business travellers every single day. If you’re one of them, you’ll know what a challenge it can be to find a suitable base whilst visiting the capital on a longer trip.

Ideally, London business accommodation should deliver the perfect combination of accessible location, modern amenities, and all those added extras that you need when visiting the city for work.

It’s for this reason that, over the course of this year, Earls Court has rapidly become the go-to destination for business travellers to London, combining everything executives-on-the-move could need to work and relax.

Don’t just take our word for it though. Here are just a few of the reasons why this area of South West London has become so in-demand with those visiting the capital on business. Continue reading

Free London: The Best Things To Do That Won’t Cost You Anything

LondonDid you know that you don’t have to spend a fortune to experience the very best that London has to offer? Here at the Amsterdam Hotel on Earls Court Road, we’re based within just a few minutes of many major attractions and iconic landmarks, all of which are absolutely free to enjoy.

Whether you’re planning a luxury London city break that won’t break the bank, or simply looking for a few ideas that offer a welcome break from the norm, there’s so much to see and do for free that you’ll be surprised ever spent so much as a penny here in the capital.

Leave the wallet at home then, and check out our guide to the top free things to do in London that won’t cost you anything. Continue reading

James Bond at the Royal Albert Hall: Don’t Miss This Once-in-a-Lifetime Concert This September

the Royal Albert HallThe capital offers no shortage of iconic attractions for James Bond fans to visit on their London city break, but even the best of them pale in comparison to the sheer spectacle of seeing one of Bond’s biggest blockbuster adventures screened live with a world class orchestra performing the score.

This September, that’s exactly what fans of the world’s greatest secret agent can enjoy when the Royal Albert Hall hosts the world premiere of Casino Royale Live. The show, which sees the 2006 film screened with a score performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra takes place on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st, and has been described as a truly unique experience that has to be seen to be believed. Continue reading

Five Unmissable Events Coming to the Royal Albert Hall This September

Royal Albert HallBy far one of the best things about the Amsterdam Hotel being so close to the Royal Albert Hall is that we’re constantly spoiled for choice when it comes to enjoying the very best in world class entertainment right on our doorstep.

This month, the historic venue has really outdone itself, offering a packed programme of live music to suit all tastes, all performed by some of the most celebrated artists and orchestras from around the globe.

Whatever your reason for coming to stay with us at our Earls Court hotel this month, be sure to book your tickets for these five absolutely unmissable shows, all coming your way throughout September. Continue reading

Your Guide to the Perfect Bank Holiday Weekend in London

Bank HolidayIt’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

Notting Hill Carnival Is Back: Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Event

Notting Hill Carnival 2016It’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

Chelsea’s Biggest Upcoming Home Games of 2017

Chelsea FCIt 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