Category Archives: Hotels in London

Top Five Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Kensington and Chelsea

New Year EveHere at the Amsterdam Hotel near Kensington and Chelsea, we’re as excited as anybody about the upcoming festivities on New Year’s Eve 2015/206, especially because we happen to know where all the best parties and celebrations are going to be.

Indeed, we’ve been welcoming our guests to West London for many a New Year gone by now, and in that time we’ve had a chance to see for ourselves just which locations consistently prove to be the most popular for those looking to see out the year gone by in style.

If you’re planning to stay with us on New Year’s Eve and are still searching for the perfect place to welcome in 2016, here’s the Amsterdam Hotel’s guide to the top five places Continue reading

Essential Information for Amsterdam Hotel Guests over the Christmas and New Year Period

Christmas LondonThe team here at the Amsterdam Hotel are thrilled that so many of you have chosen to come and stay with us over Christmas and New Year 2015. Whether you’re here to celebrate the holiday in the kind of beautiful surrounding that only London can provide, or to simply escape the hectic pace of life that comes with Christmas week, you’ll be enjoying all the usual levels of calm, comfort and luxury that we provide right the year round.

As part of our commitment to ensuring you can make the very most of your time with us, we’ve put together this helpful guide to some of the most important things you should know when staying with us from December 24th through to New Year’s Day Continue reading

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