Category Archives: London

Five Remarkable Facts You Never Knew About Stamford Bridge

Stamford BridgeThere’s been much cause for celebration here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court as of late, with our hometown team, Chelsea FC not only storming to glory in the Premier League, but also going head-to-head with London rivals Arsenal in a thrilling FA Cup final at the end of May.

Yet just because the season is over, that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of opportunities for Blues fans to get their Chelsea fix over the summer.

For the past several years, one of the most popular local attractions among our guests has been the fascinating Stamford Bridge tour, a chance to go behind-the-scenes of one of the world’s most successful football clubs.

Planning to do a little research before you take the tour for yourself? Here’s five fascinating facts you never knew about this iconic stadium. Continue reading

Make the Most of Your Wimbledon Weekend With the Amsterdam Hotel, London

WimbledonWe’re just a few weeks away from Wimbledon 2017, and here at the Amsterdam Hotel in London, we’re as excited about welcoming scores of tennis fans to our hotel as we are about seeing some of the biggest stars of the sport compete for glory at the world’s oldest, and most famous, tennis competition.

Planning to make the annual summer pilgrimage to the hallowed grounds of SW19. this year? Read on to discover why it pays to book your hotel accommodation early, and how staying with us guaranteed to make your Wimbledon weekend or midweek break one you’ll remember fondly for years ahead.

Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2017 – A Sporting Event Like No Other

Set to take place in just a few weeks time from Monday, July 3rd to Sunday, July 16th, the 2017 Wimbledon Tennis Championships is just the latest instalment of a historic competition dating all the way back to the first competition in 1877, when it was won by tennis player and cricketer, Spencer Gore. Continue reading

How to Plan The Perfect Father’s Day Celebration in London

Father’s Day Celebration in LondonThis coming Sunday, June 18th, we come together to celebrate Father’s Day, a chance to give thanks to Dads the world over. Here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Kensington and Chelsea , we’re already looking forward to welcoming those guests who have booked with us to really spoil the men in the lives with a luxury day out in London.

Thinking of joining them this year? Looking for that extra special gift for your dad this Father’s Day? Need a few suggestions on how to make the most of your time in the capital?

Help is at hand.

Here, we offer our top tips on how to plan the perfect Father’s Day in London for your dad this June 18th. Continue reading

Five Family-Friendly Activities To Do in London With The Kids This Summer

London with kidsThe sun is out, the school holidays have arrived, and now you’re looking forward to spending some quality time with the kids on your big family holiday in London.

There’s just thing you need to take care of first:

Planning what to do when you get here.

To help you out, the team here at the Amsterdam Hotel, London have rounded up our five favourite family-friendly activities in London to do with the kids this summer.

Explore the Wonders of the World at the Natural History Museum and The Science Museum

Less than a 20 minute walk from our hotel on Earls Court Road, the Natural History Museum is a must for family holidays in London at any time of the year, but in the summer months, the iconic venue enjoys a whole new lease of life. Continue reading

Five Iconic London Locations Every Football Fan Must Visit

football fanBy the time you read this, the 2016/2017 Premier League football season will be all but over, with our own local heroes Chelsea F.C poised to take home the trophy after a valiant season.

But with a lack of on-the-pitch action taking place until next season, where is a die-hard fan supposed to go to get their footy fix when they visit London this summer?

The answer?

To any of these five iconic London locations that are synonymous with Britain’s beautiful game.

There’s even more good news for those of you staying here at the Amsterdam Hotel here on Earls Court Road:

Each one is easily accessible via tube, taxi, or even on foot. Continue reading

Your Guide to Kensington & Chelsea’s Most Exclusive VIP Clubs

The Roof GardensWhether you’re looking to really impress those high profile clients on your next business trip to the capital, or whether you’re simply planning to celebrate in style during your next stay at our luxurious Kensington and Chelsea hotel, there’s there’s no shortage of top nightspots perfect for the occasion.

As one of the most glamorous and upscale areas of London, you’ll find some of the most exclusive VIP haunts, private members clubs, and guest-list-only cocktail bars anywhere in the capital, each one offering the chance to party the night away in a fashion usually reserved for A-List celebrities.

Whatever your reason for celebrating, here’s the Amsterdam Hotel’s complete guide to the very best VIP clubs anywhere in Kensington and Chelsea. Continue reading

Indulge Yourself With These Top Five Spa and Pamper Centres In London

Mandarin Oriental Hyde ParkWhilst it may be better known for its bustling city streets, crowds of tourists, and jam-packed events calendars than as an ideal location for a relaxing weekend break, London is fast becoming a must-visit destination for those looking to truly getaway from it all.

For those such serenity seekers, part of the city’s appeal is the number of premium quality spa and pamper centres, each offering a unique array of treatments and therapies which serve as the ultimate in indulgence.

Whether you’re staying at the Amsterdam Hotel as part of a relaxing getaway, or simply looking for a quick way to unwind on your next business trip to the capital, here’s just five of our favourite places to enjoy the best massages, spas, saunas Continue reading

First Visit to Chelsea? Here’s Five Things You Must Try

Chelsea-LondonAs famous for its high-end fashions and A-List celebrity haunts as it is for unbridled style and sophistication, a weekend break in Chelsea offers visitors a unique chance to experience London’s most glamorous and refined side.

Here, the team at the Amsterdam Hotel in London look at our five favourite essentials that you have to try to really enjoy the true Chelsea experience.

Shop in Style

As one of the most fashionable districts of London, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to find Chelsea resplendent with the very best in upmarket fashions and top designers.

Less than ten minutes away from our luxury hotel near Chelsea centre, King’s Road is famous for its wholly unique boutique stores, such as Penhaligon’s perfumery Continue reading

Four Unmissable Events Coming to London This April

London Coffee FestivalThe sun is out, the weather is hotting up, and here at the Amsterdam Hotel in London, we’re looking forward to celebrating the arrival of spring with a host of truly unmissable events.

From world famous sporting competitions to unique theatre performances, not to mention the chance to indulge in your favourite sweet treats this Easter, April brings with it an abundance of entertainment for all ages and tastes.

Coming to join us here in Earls Court this month? Here’s our pick of just four incredible events you absolutely must check out while you’re in town.

London Coffee Festival

Thursday, April 6th to Sunday, April 9th

Looking for the perfect pick-me-up on your next visit to London? Look no further than the famous Old Truman Brewery where, for four whole days, you’ll find the very best in gourmet coffee, haute couture food, and a delicious array of specialist teas. Continue reading

Visiting London for the 2017 London Marathon – Your Complete Guide

2017 London MarathonOver the past few weeks, the team here at the Amsterdam Hotel in London have been getting ready for one of the biggest events in the city’s calendar; the annual London Marathon.

Each and every year, literally thousands of professional and amateur runners race through the capital, raising millions for good causes across the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, countless more will descend upon London, lining the streets to cheer on the runners and revel in the feel-good atmosphere which permeates the city on marathon day.

With so many visitors descending on the city, hotel availability for the London Marathon is always at a premium, meaning time is quickly running out to secure quality accommodation close to the heart of the action. Continue reading