The 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
One 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
This 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
This November 5th weekend, expect to see the night sky lit up with a dazzling array of works as Britons across the country head out into the late autumn chill to celebrate the thwarted attempt by Guy Fawkes to blow up the Houses of Parliament in what is more commonly known today as The Gunpowder Plot.
Though whilst you can attend Guy Fawkes Night celebrations anywhere in the country, is there anywhere really better suited than London, the very place where this historical event actually took place?
If you’re staying with us at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court this coming weekend, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to top places to see the November 5th fireworks in the capital Below, we’ve picked out just a few of the best 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
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
“Mammoths: Ice Age Giants” @The Natural History Museum (23rd May – 7th September)
Staying at the friendly Amsterdam Hotel means you are conveniently situated to everything that makes London so famous as on the world’s premier capitals. The local Underground station can whisk you to the bustling West End within quarter of an hour, while a short walk will have you in the upmarket shopping area of Kensington, famed for the iconic Harrod’s department store, often referred to as the finest in the world.
Within a few minutes’ walk of the Amsterdam you will also find the London Museum Quarter, home to some of the most famous and respected museums in the world. In this, the Royal Borough of Kensington, there are museums celebrating the life and works of many famous Britons as well as some of the incredible advances – and inventions - the UK has made over the centuries in science, technology and natural history.
With a brand new year on the way, there’s a celebratory feeling in the air in London – and there’s really nowhere better to ring in 2014 than in the big city! With a host of brilliant parties, celebrations and events taking place, you can celebrate the start of the New Year in style. Here are our top 10 New Years Eve celebrations in London, to help you decide which party to pick!
1. New Years Eve Fireworks Display – Kick off the New Year with a bang, with thousands of revellers out on the streets of London, and amazing pyrotechnic displays over the skyline of classic London icons like Big Ben and the London Eye. With music, food and lots of gasping, there’s a true party atmosphere.