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.
The Amsterdam hotel is the perfect place to stay if you want to experience London this Christmas – putting you right at the heart of the action, you can relax in comfort, be close to all the top attractions and never have to travel far to get anywhere. To help you plan your perfect visit during your stay at the Amsterdam hotel, here’s our round up of the ten best things to do this Christmas.
1. Head to a Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park
Head across to Hyde Park, not far from central Kensington, where you can discover a true fairytale Winter Wonderland this Christmas. From the comfort of your suite at the Amsterdam hotel, you’ll soon find yourself transported to a magical world of lights, fairground rides and festive fun.
Venue Dates – 30 October – 03 November 13
Organiser: VOS Media Limited
Official Website: www.skiandsnowboardshow.co.uk
As we get into snow season, your first stop should be the UK’s most popular ski and snowboarding event; to get you prepped up to hit the slopes in style. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, the event offers the very best in the industry, to make sure you won’t miss out on anything essential. See the leading experts perform breathtaking stunts, or get lessons to help you polish up your own skills – then relax in the après ski lounge areas, and enjoy the great atmosphere! Taking place just a few moments’ journey away from the Amsterdam Hotel, this show is one of London’s many surprising gems on the calendar. Held at the famous Earls Court exhibition centre, it’s accessible and easy to reach. Continue reading
Whatever you’re into, this month you’ll find something to entertain and educate you when you visit the Amsterdam Hotel in London. From exciting new gadgets to man’s best friend, London has a brilliant variety of events on offer for you to enjoy. Read on to find out about just a few of the exciting things going on, that you won’t want to miss out on, before the year comes to an end.
Gadget Show Live – 1-3rd November
Whether you’re a tech geek or just love to have new, shiny toys, the Gadget Show is definitely a great day out, for people of all ages. Packed with exciting, quirky and innovative new gadgets, discover the must haves of the future, as well as all sorts of weird and wonderful creations. Continue reading