Category Archives: Hotels in London

Your Guide to Market Shopping in Kensington and Chelsea

Portobello MarketWhether it’s to pick up a few essentials or indulge in an extravagant spending spree, you’re never short of places to shop when you stay at an Earls Court B&B.

As a hotel near Harrods (only 1.6 miles away) and some of the biggest names in shopping throughout Kensington and Chelsea, the Hotel Amsterdam makes the ideal base if your plans for a London stay involve shopping until you drop.

Yet the vast department stores and fashionable boutiques aren’t the only shopping attractions the area has to offer. Both Kensington and Chelsea are as famous for their markets as they are for being home to Harrods, Selfridges and the like.

With that in mind, below you’ll find our guide to the biggest and best markets Continue reading

5 Reasons to Stay at the Hotel Amsterdam before Travelling from London Airports

Corporate Accommodation LondonAs the busiest hub of activity in the whole of the United Kingdom, it should come as little surprise to find that London is frequented by guests who are paying little more than a -pardon the pun- flying visit, often en route to major UK airports like London Heathrow and Gatwick.

Countless flights leave the capital on a daily basis, and if you’re reading this, it’s likely that yours is one of them. Yet what do you do when your flight leaves at some anti-social hour, or if you have a vast amount of time to kill in London before jetting off for pastures new?

Come and stay with us at the Hotel Amsterdam, that’s what. As a quality Bed and Breakfast in Earls Court, we make the ideal base for those of you travelling from London’s airports Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know about Staying in an Earls Court Hotel on Business

corporate stayWith the likes of Kensington and Chelsea just a short walk away, Earls Court Tube Station only 0.7 miles around the corner and access to many of central London’s finance, technology and commerce sectors, it’s little wonder that Earls Court hotels like the Hotel Amsterdam are often the first choice of accommodation for business travellers coming to the capital.

Yet if you’ve never visited London on business before, there’s a few things you might want to know about. With that in mind then, the Hotel Amsterdam, one of the leading business B&Bs in Earls Court put together the following helpful guide, containing everything you need to know.

Close proximity to London business districts

As our country’s capital, London is home to some of the world’s largest organisations, along with countless small and medium enterprises. The good news, is that none of them are too far away from your Earls Court hotel Continue reading

Why stay in an Earls Court hotel when watching your favourite football team play away at Chelsea

Premier LeagueThe 2014-2015 football season is all over for now, and the Premier League trophy is resting safely at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea saw them see off stiff competition from the likes of fellow London club Arsenal and northern outfits Manchester City and Manchester United.

Yet with only a few months to go before the new season is upon us, top flight teams from across the country are preparing to head down to Stamford Bridge in an attempt to take the title for themselves. As a loyal supporter of your favourite club, you’ll no doubt be looking to come with them, but with so many between your hometown and Chelsea, you’ll likely need somewhere to stay after the big game.

Sure, you could stay right in the heart of Chelsea itself, but here’s a few reasons why we think you’ll have a much more enjoyable time staying Continue reading

Why Earls Court Makes the Ideal Place to Stay for West London Business Visitors

West LondonAs home to some of the UK’s biggest companies, not to mention thriving commercial and financial districts, a visit to West London is often an essential item on the itinerary of business travellers from both Britain and abroad.

Whether you’re heading to the area to thrash out that big new contract, develop a new relationship with a potential client, or to attend that industry event at a venue like the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, you’re of course going to need somewhere to stay after a long day of meetings and networking.

From top hotels in Kensington and Chelsea to accommodation all across West London, there’s no shortage of options at your disposal. Though if you asked business guests at the Hotel Amsterdam, they’d likely tell Continue reading

London Hotel Tips for American Tourists – How to Acclimatize to Life in England’s Capital

Hotel in Earls Court, LondonOn any given day, scores of our American friends check in to the Hotel Amsterdam for a London vacation they’ll never forget. With Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Harrods and countless other world famous attractions all on our doorstep, England’s capital city is as exciting as it can be daunting for those making their first visit.

Indeed, whilst lots of aspects of London life will seem familiar to those travelling from the USA, there are a few things we do differently over here that it’s worth familiarizing yourself with before you land.

So, whether you’re coming to our West London hotel for a spot of sightseeing, to take care of International business, or to watch our sporting giants at nearby Stamford Bridge, here’s our top London tips for American tourists. Continue reading

More Than Just a Comfy Bed – Services You Didn’t Know Your Hotel can Provide

Family Room Hotel LondonAt the Hotel Amsterdam, we pride ourselves on offering top quality accommodation at affordable prices to tourists, business travellers, and anyone needing a good bed and breakfast in Earls Court.

Yet providing a comfy place to lay your head, not to mention some delicious grub to fill your stomach, isn’t all we do.

Whatever your reason for staying at the Hotel Amsterdam, Earls Court, here’s a few services we can provide that you may not know about.

Help you get around

If you’re coming for a short trip in London, chances are you’re not all that familiar with the area. That, of course, can make finding your way around a little difficult.

At The Amsterdam, our front of house staff are on hand 24 hours a day Continue reading

Five things you must check out when staying at Hotel Amsterdam

evans-and-peel-detective-agencyConveniently situated near Chelsea and Kensington, the Hotel Amsterdam in Earls Court lies is surrounded by some of London’s most lavish shopping experiences, endearing attractions and premier bars and restaurants.

Whether you’re with us for a short bed and breakfast stay over or a longer London holiday, here’s five things you absolutely must check out on your next visit.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency

Right around the corner from the Hotel Amsterdam, Earls Court nightlife doesn’t come any more stylish, or unique, than Evans & Peel.

So exclusive is this speakeasy-themed bar, that getting in means booking an appointment with the ‘detective agency.’

Once you get there, you’ll be greeted by a member of staff in full character as an old-school detective. Role Play with them as much -or as little- as you like, before being Continue reading

Top Things to Consider When Staying in a London Hotel for Business

Single TravellersFor the average business traveller, choosing a London hotel means more than finding somewhere with a comfortable bed and a breakfast that will fill them up ready for the big day ahead. It means finding accommodation that will serve them well as their central hub of activity whilst they attend meetings and conferences, close deals, or otherwise go about their work.

As a leading hotel near to Chelsea, Kensington and other influential areas of London, the Hotel Amsterdam has spent the last several years providing a warm welcome to business travellers from across the United Kingdom and beyond. In that time, we’ve learned a thing or two about what’s really matters to those guests who come to the capital for more than just shopping and sightseeing.

Here then, are just some of the top things to consider when staying in a London hotel for business.

Can you get online?

Whether you’re working in the cloud, dealing with those important emails, or simply swatting up with some last-minute research before that big meeting, having a good WiFi connection Continue reading

Behind the Scenes at the Hotel Amsterdam

Corporate Accommodation LondonAs anyone working in a top Earls Court hotel will probably tell you, there’s no such thing as a typical day.

From dusk til dawn, and often right around the clock, guests from across the country and beyond flock to the London SW5 area. For some, it’s business that brings them to the capital, for others, its culture, entertainment, or even a spot of shopping.

Whatever their reasons for visiting, there’s always one for sure: Each guest is unique, and its up to the teams behind those top hotels to make sure their needs are well catered for.

The Hotel Amsterdam in Earls Court is no different.

The average day in the life of your hotel staff is anything but average. Still, we promised you a sneak peak behind the scenes, so join us, if you will, in a look at just some of the things Continue reading