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Your Guide to London’s Scariest Ghost Stories

The Ghosts of the Old CityWith Halloween just around the corner, the team here at the Amsterdam Hotel have been spooking each other out by recalling some of London’s scariest ghost stories.

Never ones to keep all the fiendish fun of the season to ourselves, we shared a few of our favourite terrifying tales below, along with all the information you need to track down more London ghost stories for yourself.

Haunted Hampton

Did you know that many of London’s royal palaces are rumoured to have a number of ghouls and ghosts roaming their hallowed halls.

Roughly half an hour away from our Kensington hotel sits Hampton Court Palace, regarded as perhaps the most haunted of all royal residences. Continue reading

Christmas is Coming! Plan Your Christmas Shopping Weekend in Kensington and Chelsea with the Amsterdam Hotel

Christmas ShoppingThe days are getting shorter and the nights are drawing colder, but here at the Amsterdam Hotel near Kensington and Chelsea, we don’t believe that’s anything to be sad about, not when it means we’re getting ever closer to the festive season.

Yes, dear readers, Christmas is coming already, and you haven’t done so already, there’s no better time than now to start planning your luxury Christmas shopping weekend in South West London’s winter wonderland of world famous stores and charming boutiques.

Below, we’ve mapped out a simple guide to help you plan the perfect shopping trip, leaving you with plenty of time -and money- to really make the most of the occasion. Continue reading

Why Earls Court is London’s Best Place to Stay for Busy Business Travellers

Amsterdam Hotel LondonSo, you’re travelling to London for business, but since you’re only here for a few days, time is of the essence.

From delivering that all-important presentation and securing that big new contract to meeting with investors, colleagues, and clients alike, there’s so much you need to on your London business trip, and very little time to do it all in.

If that sounds familiar, you’ll likely benefit from eschewing your usual corporate accommodation in favour of booking in at a top Earls Court hotel.

Not convinced? Here’s just five reasons why Earls Court makes the perfect place for busy business travellers to stay when visiting London. Continue reading

Celebrate the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 70th Birthday with the Amsterdam Hotel near the Royal Albert Hall

Royal Philharmonic OrchestraOne of Britain’s best loved institutions turns an impressive 70 years-old this September, and here at The Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, we’ve got just the thing to mark the occasion:

5% off premier quality accommodation available for September 19th, the very same night as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 70th Birthday Concert.

Make it A Magical Night to Remember with the RPO and the Amsterdam Hotel Earls Court

The year’s biggest celebration of live classical music is set to take place less than ten minutes’ away from our hotel at the Royal Albert Hall, one of Britain’s most prestigious venues and the spiritual home of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO). Continue reading

Five Reasons to Stay at an Earls Court Hotel for September’s London Fashion Week 2016

London Fashion Week 2016This September, the most celebrated names in style descend on London for the hotly anticipated return of London Fashion Week.

From Thursday, September 15th through to Tuesday, September 20th, leading designers like Vivienne Westwood, Jasper Conran, and Paul Smith join forces with a who’s who of British and international fashion for six glamorous days of shows, presentations and special launch events.

Whether you’re planning to be among the first to see this year’s latest collections, or simply to soak up the atmosphere of London’s most en vogue event, there’s no better place to book hotel accommodation for London Fashion Week 2016 than right here in Earls Court. Continue reading

Keep Fit on Your London City Break with these Top Health and Fitness Centres in Kensington and Chelsea

Chelsea Health Club & SpaWhether you’re staying at the Hotel Amsterdam in Kensington and Chelsea as part of a London city break or an all-important business trip, there’s no need to abandon that fitness regime you’ve been so dedicated to back home.

Whatever the reason for your visit, you’ll find a number of five star gyms, fitness classes, and spas all easily accessible within just a few miles’ radius of our hotel.

Below, we provide our pick of the very best health and fitness centres in Kensington and Chelsea, so that you can keep up with your keep fit routine the next time you come to stay with us.

Chelsea Health Club & Spa

Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, SW16 1HS

Just over five minutes away from the Amsterdam Hotel near Stamford Bridge, Chelsea Health Club & Spa boasts a reputation as the best luxury gym Continue reading

Travelling to London for Notting Hill Carnival 2016? Here’s Everything You Need to Know to Make the Most of Britain’s Biggest Street Party

Notting Hill Carnival 2016This August, thousands of revellers from across London and throughout the UK will descend on London for the annual Notting Hill Carnival, the largest event of its type in Europe, and the second largest carnival in the entire world after Rio de Janeiro.

As we prepare to welcome guests to our hotel near Notting Hill for the two day festival, we’ve put together this comprehensive carnival guide, containing everything you could possibly need to know to really make the most of Britain’s biggest street party.

Notting Hill Carnival takes place on August bank holiday weekend

Though pre and post carnival parties take place across the weekend, the main festivities are held on the Sunday and Monday during the late August bank holiday weekend Continue reading

Five Things You Never Knew About Kensington Palace

Kensington PalaceFor guests at the Amsterdam Hotel in Kensington and Chelsea, staying with us means having a wealth of world famous attractions and iconic landmarks right on their doorstep.

Yet if there’s one venue we’re asked about more than any other, it’s Kensington Palace; the 300+  year-old royal residence which stands less than two miles away from our Earls Court Road hotel.

Over the years, we’ve answered so many questions about the historic venue that we’ve come to regard ourselves as something close to experts on the palace. Looking to share our knowledge and help you impress your friends and family Continue reading

Chelsea F.C’s Five Biggest Home Games of the 2016 – 2017 Premier League Season

chelsea fc scheduleWe’re literally days away from the start of the 2016/17 Premier League season, and here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Kensington and Chelsea, we’re looking forward to seeing our hometown heroes taking on the best in the country at nearby Stamford Bridge.

After a disappointing 2015 – 2016 campaign which saw Chelsea barely break into the top ten, the club will be looking for a return to form with new manager Antonio Conte at the helm. Not that it’s going to be easy. This year, the side face some serious competition from both major players and Premier League newcomers alike.

Below, our resident football experts run down five of Chelsea F.C’s five biggest home games of the upcoming season, helping you to ensure that you never miss a moment of the action Continue reading

Experience Honeymoon Suite Quality Accommodation When You Stay at the Hotel Amsterdam for the London Wedding Fair 2016

London Wedding ShowThe celebrated London Wedding Fair is coming to the ExCel Centre this summer, and if you’re looking for somewhere to stay, we’ve got just the thing; honeymoon suite quality accommodation at the Hotel Amsterdam available for booking right now.

2016 London Wedding Fair

Set to take place over the weekend of September 17th – 18th at the ExCeL Centre at the Royal Victoria Dock, this annual celebration of all things matrimonial brings together over 150 of the UK’s leading wedding suppliers for a series of catwalk shows, workshops, exhibitors, and more.

From dresses guaranteed to impress to live wedding entertainment that’s sure to make your wedding reception go with a swing, everything you could possibly need for your big day is available at this annual highlight of the ExCel’s event calendar. Continue reading