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A Beginner’s Guide to Using London Public Transport

London Public TransportAs one of the largest and busiest cities in the world, it should come as no surprise to find that getting around London can be a challenging prospect for first time visitors.

Faced with getting from the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court over to Buckingham Palace for example, most newcomers to the Capital are left staring at a map that seems so complicated it’s almost tempting to stay in the hotel room and forget all about it.

Yet of course, as much as we love welcoming you to the Amsterdam, even we know that you didn’t come all the way to London to stay in your hotel room all day.

That’s why we’ve put together this short beginners guide Continue reading

Top Events at the London Olympia in 2016

Earls Court Exhibition CentreIf there’s one thing we love about our Hotel being based in the heart of Earls Court, it’s that we’re never too far away from all the goings on at the London Olympia.

With events officially moving to the venue from the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in the past few years, the Olympia is now home to a broad variety of public and trade shows throughout the year.

And whilst it would take us far more than the space of a single blog to tell you about all of our favourite up and coming events, we didn’t want you to miss out on some of the best ones heading this way in the new year.

Without further ado then, here’s the Hotel Amsterdam’s guide to the top events at Earls Court’s London Olympia in 2016 Continue reading

Booking Now: Hotel Accommodation near Kensington for the Perfect London Shopping Trip

january saleChristmas is behind us, another new year is here, and for those visiting Kensington over the next few weeks, that can only mean one thing: The January Sales.

As home to some of the world’s biggest department stores, not to mention a wealth of boutique retailers, high street chains and independent stores, Kensington serves as something of a mecca for shoppers not only during the sales, but all year round.

At the Amsterdam Hotel, our base in Earls Court – just a few minutes’ walk from Kensington itself- means we’re always a prime choice for shoppers looking to make a weekend (or perhaps even a whole week) of their trip Continue reading

Top Five Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Kensington and Chelsea

New Year EveHere at the Amsterdam Hotel near Kensington and Chelsea, we’re as excited as anybody about the upcoming festivities on New Year’s Eve 2015/206, especially because we happen to know where all the best parties and celebrations are going to be.

Indeed, we’ve been welcoming our guests to West London for many a New Year gone by now, and in that time we’ve had a chance to see for ourselves just which locations consistently prove to be the most popular for those looking to see out the year gone by in style.

If you’re planning to stay with us on New Year’s Eve and are still searching for the perfect place to welcome in 2016, here’s the Amsterdam Hotel’s guide to the top five places Continue reading

Wishing You a Merry Christmas From the Hotel Amsterdam, Earls Court

Merry-ChristmasDoesn’t time fly when you’re having fun? It doesn’t seem like five minutes ago since we were happily checking in guests to our Earls Court Hotel ready for the big Boxing Day sales in Kensington and Chelsea, and yet here we are. Almost a whole 12 months has flown by and we’re already gearing up for the next group of guests to arrive for a weekend of post-Christmas retail therapy.

In doing so, it gave us time to look back on the kind of year we’ve had at the Hotel Amsterdam, as well as giving us a gentle reminder that we haven’t yet taken a moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday, whatever you and your loved ones celebrate this season Continue reading

Essential Information for Amsterdam Hotel Guests over the Christmas and New Year Period

Christmas LondonThe team here at the Amsterdam Hotel are thrilled that so many of you have chosen to come and stay with us over Christmas and New Year 2015. Whether you’re here to celebrate the holiday in the kind of beautiful surrounding that only London can provide, or to simply escape the hectic pace of life that comes with Christmas week, you’ll be enjoying all the usual levels of calm, comfort and luxury that we provide right the year round.

As part of our commitment to ensuring you can make the very most of your time with us, we’ve put together this helpful guide to some of the most important things you should know when staying with us from December 24th through to New Year’s Day Continue reading

Top Five Things to Do When Staying in an Earls Court Hotel on Christmas Eve

Christmas“‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house , Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” – Clement Clarke Moore – A Visit from St. Nicholas

Here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, we can’t promise you an evening as quiet as the peaceful abode in Moore’s famous poem, but we can promise you that whether you’re looking to relax, have some festive fun, or simply treat the kids this December 24th, there’s plenty in store for you right on our doorstep.

Like what you ask? Well, just take a look at our pick for the top five things to do when staying in an Earls Court Hotel like ours on Christmas Eve Continue reading

Top Five Restaurants in Earls Court to Enjoy Christmas Lunch

Christmas LunchIf you’re staying with us at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court this Christmas Day, we can guarantee you that you’ll be waking up on a beautiful Christmas morning in a warm, comfortable bed and looking out of your window at London in all its festive splendour.

We can also guarantee that there’ll be a front-of-house staff member on hand should you need our help throughout the day, and that we’ll do all we can to make your Christmas Day as enjoyable as possible.

There is however, one thing we can’t guarantee; that we’ll cook your Christmas lunch for you. For that, you’re going to have to head out. Not that you’ll have far to go. One of the best things about staying with us at the Amsterdam Hotel is that you’re surrounded by some of the finest bars, restaurants and eateries, many of which will be serving both traditional and non-traditional festive food on December 25th Continue reading

Five Reasons to spend New Year’s Eve at the Hotel Amsterdam in Earls Court

New Year’s EveBy the time you read this, Halloween and Bonfire Night will have been and gone, Christmas will be fast approaching, and we’ll be marching headlong into the final few months of 2015, all culminating in what is sure to be a spectacular night of New Year’s Eve celebrations across London.

The Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, we’ve already been taking plenty of bookings from those looking to welcome in 2016 at the heart of all the action, though before we end up fully booked, we wanted to ensure that our regular blog readers still had the opportunity come and celebrate with us.

If you haven’t quite made up your mind where to see out the old and ring in the new this year, here’s just five reasons to come and spend New Year’s Eve with the team here at the Hotel Amsterdam Continue reading

Top places in Kensington and Chelsea to snap up Christmas bargains

With just a few weeks to go before December 25th arrives once again, it’s time to start seriously thinking about getting the perfect gifts for your friends and loved ones, and where better to do just that than in London’s twin shopping capitals?

At the Amsterdam Hotel near Kensington and Chelsea, we love a good shopping trip at any time of year, especially at Christmas, which is why we’ve just put together our own guide to the top places near our hotel to snap up the latest Christmas bargains:

Harrods

HarrodsBrompton Road, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, SW1X 7CL

Could we really have started our list of places to snap up Christmas bargains in London without mentioning the world-famous Harrods? Though the large-scale department store does boast something of a reputation for upmarket prices, you’ll be find at just how affordable many of their Christmas stocking fillers, gift selections and even delicious festive food favourites can be.

What’s more, Harrods is only a few minutes from our hotel near Kensington and Chelsea, meaning you won’t have far to travel back with your haul at the end of a long day’s shopping Continue reading