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Visiting London for the 2017 London Marathon – Your Complete Guide

2017 London MarathonOver the past few weeks, the team here at the Amsterdam Hotel in London have been getting ready for one of the biggest events in the city’s calendar; the annual London Marathon.

Each and every year, literally thousands of professional and amateur runners race through the capital, raising millions for good causes across the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, countless more will descend upon London, lining the streets to cheer on the runners and revel in the feel-good atmosphere which permeates the city on marathon day.

With so many visitors descending on the city, hotel availability for the London Marathon is always at a premium, meaning time is quickly running out to secure quality accommodation close to the heart of the action. Continue reading

Why London Is 2017’s Most Popular Destination for Easter Breaks

Easter City BreaksThe weather is a little warmer, the sun is shining a little brighter, and the first signs of spring have well and truly sprung. For us here at the Amsterdam Hotel in London, that means only one thing; Easter is once again upon us.

Over the past several years, we’ve enjoyed welcoming a wealth of guests from across the UK and beyond as they descend upon the capital for a long weekend of fun, entertainment, and of course, sweet treats aplenty.

This year, we’re expecting to welcome even more guests than usual to our Earls Court accommodation, with all signs pointing to London as 2017’s most popular destination for Easter breaks. Continue reading

Five Things You Never Knew You Could do in London

londonRegular guests at the Amsterdam Hotel near Chelsea already know that within just a short distance of our prime Earls Court location, there’s a whole host of attractions, famous landmarks, and well-loved sights to be enjoy.

Yet after exploring all of those time and time again, we find many of our guests coming to us for recommendations for something different; those hidden gems, off-the-beaten-path attractions and opportunities to see a whole new side to London life.

Luckily for us, we know just what to recommend. Luckily for them -and for you- you never have to go far to see the secret side of London that most tourists never get to experience Continue reading

The UK’s Greatest Classical Music Show Comes to Earls Court this March

Classical Music Show Earls CourtThis spring, the Royal Albert Hall presents the world’s best classical music pieces as you’ve never heard -or seen- them before, as the greatest musical show in the country returns to the iconic London venue. Here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, we’ve got everything you could possibly need to make it a truly magical evening. Read on to find out more…

From Thursday, March 16th to Sunday March 17th, London’s annual Classical Spectacular makes its long-awaited return to Earls Court, bringing with it the dazzling array of light, sound, and performance that has earned it the reputation as the UK’s greatest classical music show.

A Musical Performance Like Nothing Else on Earth

A firm favourite with guests at our hotel near the Royal Albert Hall for the past several years, Classical Spectacular sees John Rigby conduct the world renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra through stirring renditions of well-loved classics, all set to a dazzling laser and light show that truly has to be seen to be believed. Continue reading

Olly Murs Heads to Earls Court: Book Your London Hotel Accommodation for This Once-in-a-Lifetime Show

Olly MursFresh from the runaway success of his 2016 album, 24 Hours,  pop sensation Olly Murs heads up an all-star performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Monday, March 27th. Here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, we’ve got just the ticket to making your visit to the biggest show in town all the more memorable:

Premium London hotel accommodation at incredible nightly rates, all within just a few minutes’ walk from the iconic Albert Hall.

Based next to Earls Court Station itself, our luxury hotel serves as the best seat in the house for those planning to combine a day exploring London with an evening of top entertainment at what promises to be a truly one-of-a-kind show. Continue reading

Five London Landmarks Perfect for Proposing to Your Loved One this Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year again. Love is most definitely in the air, and here at the Amsterdam Hotel, we’re donning our cupid wings in readiness for the arrival of countless lovestruck couples, all joining us for their own romantic Valentine’s Day break in London.

If previous years are anything to go by, this year will no doubt see its own fair share of wedding proposals.

Inspired by the dramatic tales of love and romance from years gone by, by the breathtakingly beautiful scenery, and of course, by the sheer sense of wonder that seems to permeate the atmosphere, it seems enamoured hopefuls simply can’t resist getting down on one knee when they visit the capital around this time of year. Continue reading

Chelsea vs. Arsenal: Live This February – Catch All the London Derby Action with the Amsterdam Hotel

Chelsea vs. ArsenalLondon derbies are always cause for excitement here at our Earls Court hotel, but with Chelsea set to take on Arsenal at Stamford Bridge this February, the stakes have seriously never been higher.

Scheduled for Saturday, February 4th, the game -which clicks off at 12.30pm- will see two of the biggest clubs not only in London, but the entire Premier League do battle for top-of-the-table supremacy in one of the most hotly anticipated games of the season.

At time of writing, both clubs were already leading the charge, with Chelsea dominating the ranks on 55 points, Arsenal putting up a valiant campaign in second place with 47 points, and fellow London rivals Tottenham Hotspur just a point behind them in third place. Continue reading

Limited Availability Remaining at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court for Valentine’s Day 2017

Valentine’s Day 2017Valentine’s Day may still be a few weeks away, but it seems love is already in the air for guests at The Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, with many of our rooms already fully booked up for February 14th.

Not wanting our regular readers to miss out, we thought now might be the perfect time to look at exactly what awaits those planning to spend the most romantic day of the year here in London, and to offer you the chance to book your luxury suite at the lowest possible rates before we’re sold out completely.

Amore and More in the Heart of London

Whether you’re planning to surprise that special someone in your life with a romantic weekend city break, or even if you and your beloved prefer to take on a spur-of-the-moment adventure together, London really does offer something for everyone on this most amorous of occasions. Continue reading

Coming Soon – Chelsea F.C’s Biggest Home Games of the Season

Chelsea FCAt time of writing, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea were taking this year’s Premier League by storm, standing tall at the top of the table a whole six points above second-placed Liverpool.

Yet whilst we at the Amsterdam Hotel near Stamford Bridge are admittedly excited about the prospect of seeing our hometown heroes reclaim the championship they last won in 2015, even we have to admit that it’s still all very much to play for.

Over the course of the next few months, the boys in blue will venture forth out of London to see off some serious challenges from the likes of last year’s winners Leicester City, northern rivals Liverpool, and fellow Londoners, West Ham United.

Not that they’ll have it any easier back home. Continue reading

How to Celebrate Burns Night 2017 in London

Burns Night 2017Whether you’re a native Scot staying with us at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court  over the next few weeks, or whether you’re a curious traveller whose itinerary spares no room for a quick trip north of the border, being in London this January doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on the opportunity to celebrate Burns Night.

A tradition dating back all the way to the first years of the 19th century, the event is almost as popular here in the capital as it is in Scotland.

Below, our team offer a complete guide to celebrating Burns Night 2017 in London, complete with our favourite places to pipe in the haggis, toast to the Immortal Memory, and listen to those rousing, spine-tingling bagpipes. Continue reading