The Southbank is one of the most lively and entertaining areas of London all year round, with its street performers, proximity to the London Aquarium, London eye and Houses of Parliament. Whatever the time of year, this is a great place to take a walk and spend some time just enjoying the atmosphere and soaking up all of the culture and entertainment that London has to offer.
The Winter Festival with Natwest is on until 11th January and has transformed the Southbank into an amazing wintery experience. The Christmas market is full of stalls selling gorgeous handmade crafts, food, Christmas presents and other goodies. There are bars and cafes for you to sit and take the weight off your feet while you decide which part of the festival to eplore next.
An innovative Christmas Tree Maze is nestled alongside the market, spend some time and work your way through 300 Christmas trees which form a magical sparkling maze. If you get to the centre you will meet a special visitor, how exciting for children and adults alike. Can you imagine 300 Christmas trees Continue reading
Christmas in London is a magical time, especially if you are visiting the capital with small children. To see their faces light up at the Christmas lights and decorations is to really remember what it is like to be young and carefree. If you are planning a family trip to the city this winter we’ve picked some of the best attractions that will light up the faces of your children (as well as you and the rest of your family!).
The Christmas lights on Regent and Oxford Street draw many crowds each year. Lighting up the streets this colourful display of Christmas cheer is a great way to start your magical journey through the streets of London. If you start your walk from Tottenham Court road and walk along Oxford Street you will be able to enjoy both the lights and the shop window displays. Turning onto Regent Street heading towars Picadilly will take you past Hamleys, the most famous toy shop Continue reading
1 – We are consistently ranked in the top 25% of all hotels in London, according to customer reviews on TripAdvisor. (we are really proud of this fact, but that still counts as the first thing!)
2 – We are conveniently located close to Earls Court tube, down a lovely side street where you can enjoy the peace and quiet at the same time as being close to Central London.
3 – There are hundreds of places to eat within a short walk of the hotel, the biggest problem you will have is choosing where to go! The local area covers cuisine from English to Italian, French, Spanish, Chinese, Indian and pretty much everything in between
4 - Many of our guests are repeat visitors, this is because they have a such a great stay with us they choose to come back time and time again. (again, this makes us Continue reading
The Hotel Amsterdam in London is one of the most popular hotels in Earls Court. We are ranked in the top 25% of all hotels in London and we have a significant percentage of repeat business; many of our customers come back to stay with us time and time again. If you’re curious as to why that might be then check out our list of 5 great reasons that our customers come back for repeat visits at the Hotel Amsterdam London.
1 – Our location – Our hotel is perfectly located for visitors to London, we are easy to get to from the Heathrow express train and Central London is just a few minutes away by train, taxi or bus. Having said this, we are far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre that your stay will be reasonably quiet. We are based on a side street not far from Earls Court, in one of the most peaceful streets in the area.
2 – Our prices – We are very reasonably priced for the quality of hotel in this area. Many of our competitors who offer similar prices will have poor quality hotels. Our guests are constantly surprised Continue reading
If you are visiting London this winter why not check out some of the seasonal activities that the city has to offer. As well as the traditional sights to see, London is famous for putting on some of the best winter activities at pop up locations around the city. Here are a few of our favourite places to go this winter :
Somerset House Ice rink
Traditionally known as London’s most beautiful outdoor ice rink, the skating at Somerset House is not to be missed. With a range of classes available for beginners and club classic nights for those who want to party on ice, there is something for everyone at Somerset House.
Official Website – www.somersethouse.org.uk/ice-rink
Hyde Park WinterWonderland
This event runs from 22nd November through to 4th January and is an amazing sight to see. Although the WinterWonderland itself is free to visit, most of the attractions there need to be paid for but it is still a great place to walk around and soak up the atmosphere. Here you will find a wintery themed circus, ice skating rinks, fairground rides, an ice bar and many places to shop.
Official Website – www.hydeparkwinterwonderland.com
Winter is a great time to visit London, you will be free from the height of the crowds who visit during the summer, but the weather is still unpredictable enough that you should be able to get out and enjoy the sights. Even if it is raining, there is enough to do in and around London to keep you occupied and out of the elements.
Deciding which area of London to base your visit around is important, especially if your trip is only for a few days. There is SO much to see and do in the city that you could spend many weeks exploring and visiting the big sights and attractions.
One of the hidden gems of Central London is the Earls Court area. If you start your journey at Earls Court tube station, you will find yourself in the centre of an area of London Continue reading
When you arrive in London for the first time, or even for the fiftieth time, you may wonder what to do first with your time. With so many different attractions it can be difficult to prioritise your list of places to go and sights to see, where do you start? While many activities are weather dependant there are still many places that you can go in summer or winter, wet or dry days. From the many museums and art galleries to the parks and outdoor spaces and the shopping streets and malls there really is always something for everyone in London.
Whether or not you would describe yourself as a keen shopper, everyone should pay a visit to the iconic Harrods department store in West London at some point during his or her stay. Harrods is the most famous upmarket department store in the UK, even the address sounds luxurious Continue reading
With Halloween around the corner, London is getting ready to get spooky. If you’re planning to celebrate the Halloween festivities in the city, then make sure that you’ve got a central place to head out from! The Amsterdam Hotel is the perfect choice when you want to get to anywhere in the city within minutes – with great access via Tube, bus and taxi, you won’t have to miss out on any of the exciting events taking place. Read on to find out what you could be enjoying this Halloween.
London is one of the most amazing cities in the world to visit, especially over the festive period. From the beautiful Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square to the amazing window displays in Hamleys toy shop and other department stores and the Christmas lights on Oxford and Regent Street; there is so much to see and do that everyone should make sure to visit London at least once over the holiday season. Children and adults alike will find something to be amazed by at this magical time of year.
If you are planning a trip to London in December then one of the biggest events of the year is held on New Years Eve – the fireworks display that lights up the skies over the river Thames. The first London New Years Eve fireworks event took place in 2003 behind the newly built London Eye Continue reading
If you are looking to visit London for longer than a short weekend break this winter then you will want to make sure you get the best value for money. A trip to the capital can be expensive so your budget needs to be able to cover all of the trips and excursions you have planned.
The Amsterdam Hotel London is one of the capital’s most popular hotels in West London, with over 80% positive feedback and ranked in the top 25% of all hotels in London on TripAdvisor. Based close to Earls Court and Olympia, the hotel is within walking distance of the museum district and many of the areas best bars, cafés and restaurants are just a short trip away.
If you book your visit on our website (www.amsterdam-hotel.com) you will receive a discount of 5% off our already reasonable rates when you book more than 3 nights in a row with us. We are sure that you will find our website easy to use and the booking process will be simple for you to follow. Continue reading