Category Archives: Events in London

London’s world famous New Year fireworks now being ticketed, make sure you’re ready to buy yours in advance to avoid any disappointment

London New Years Eve FireworksLondon 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

Making friends with some of the largest mammals to have walked on earth

“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.

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Top 10 NYE celebrations in London

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.

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10 of the best things to do in London – This Christmas

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.

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London Ski & Snowboarding Show, Earls Court

London Ski & Snowboarding ShowVenue 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

Events near the Amsterdam Hotel this November

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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

Halloween Events near Amsterdam Hotel London

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. Halloween in London

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Upcoming Events Near Amsterdam Hotel London – September 2013

Planning to visit London this September? There are lots of great events coming up in Earls Court throughout the month, covering everything from your fantasy wedding plans, to your dream getaway home in France. Why not book in to the stylish and convenient Hotel Amsterdam, so you can get the most out of these fantastic shows! And with an extra 15% off throughout the autumn on stays of 3 nights, you can save money and take the opportunity to make it an extra special break in London.

The Cake and Bake ShowThe Cake and Bake Show

Taking place between the 13th – 15th of September, cake lovers of all persuasions won’t want to miss out on this fabulous annual show, showcasing the best of the baking world, featuring hot new ingredients, design trends and representatives from popular manufacturers showing off their ranges of baking tools and accessories. With the Amsterdam Hotel located conveniently close, you can spend the best part of your day at the show, and pick up some great baked treats to enjoy! Continue reading

Hyper Japan 2013 – London’s top Exhibition of Japanese Culture

Amsterdam Hotel London – A stylish place to stay close to the Exhibition

Hyper Japan 2013For fans of Japanese culture – whether it’s the music, arts, fashion or food, Hyper Japan is the event of the year. Bringing together the best of Japan into one exciting event at London’s Earls Court, Hyper Japan is an incredible mixture of entertaining acts, fascinating insights into Japanese arts, inspiring and mindboggling fashions, and delicious treats to try out and enjoy.

All of this – and so much more, taking place right in the heart of London, means that this is an enormously popular event, attracting visitors from all over the city, the UK and further afield. And for those coming from outside London, having a comfortable and stylish place to stay close to the exhibition is vital – which is why The Amsterdam Hotel is a great pick for visitors to Hyper Japan. Just a short distance away, comfortably furnished and easy to get to – you can spend more time on enjoying yourself at London’s top exhibition of Japanese culture – rather than looking for your hotel! Continue reading

The Meetings Show UK 2013

The Meetings Show UK 2013If you’re a business owner or a business person – you will know that there is nothing to beat the power and importance of a successful face to face meeting. While technology advances, meetings become ever more important, and selective, as we all want to deliver the best, and get the most out of them. The Meetings Show, taking place in Olympia, London, just a short distance from The Amsterdam Hotel, is the first major show of its kind, dedicated to supporting hosted buyers and improving networking, event management and technology, as well as showcasing the best venue providers, transportation experts and hotels around the country to support your business meetings. Continue reading