Category Archives: London

Keep Fit on Your London City Break with these Top Health and Fitness Centres in Kensington and Chelsea

Chelsea Health Club & SpaWhether you’re staying at the Hotel Amsterdam in Kensington and Chelsea as part of a London city break or an all-important business trip, there’s no need to abandon that fitness regime you’ve been so dedicated to back home.

Whatever the reason for your visit, you’ll find a number of five star gyms, fitness classes, and spas all easily accessible within just a few miles’ radius of our hotel.

Below, we provide our pick of the very best health and fitness centres in Kensington and Chelsea, so that you can keep up with your keep fit routine the next time you come to stay with us.

Chelsea Health Club & Spa

Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, SW16 1HS

Just over five minutes away from the Amsterdam Hotel near Stamford Bridge, Chelsea Health Club & Spa boasts a reputation as the best luxury gym Continue reading

Travelling to London for Notting Hill Carnival 2016? Here’s Everything You Need to Know to Make the Most of Britain’s Biggest Street Party

Notting Hill Carnival 2016This August, thousands of revellers from across London and throughout the UK will descend on London for the annual Notting Hill Carnival, the largest event of its type in Europe, and the second largest carnival in the entire world after Rio de Janeiro.

As we prepare to welcome guests to our hotel near Notting Hill for the two day festival, we’ve put together this comprehensive carnival guide, containing everything you could possibly need to know to really make the most of Britain’s biggest street party.

Notting Hill Carnival takes place on August bank holiday weekend

Though pre and post carnival parties take place across the weekend, the main festivities are held on the Sunday and Monday during the late August bank holiday weekend Continue reading

Five Things You Never Knew About Kensington Palace

Kensington PalaceFor guests at the Amsterdam Hotel in Kensington and Chelsea, staying with us means having a wealth of world famous attractions and iconic landmarks right on their doorstep.

Yet if there’s one venue we’re asked about more than any other, it’s Kensington Palace; the 300+  year-old royal residence which stands less than two miles away from our Earls Court Road hotel.

Over the years, we’ve answered so many questions about the historic venue that we’ve come to regard ourselves as something close to experts on the palace. Looking to share our knowledge and help you impress your friends and family Continue reading

Chelsea F.C’s Five Biggest Home Games of the 2016 – 2017 Premier League Season

chelsea fc scheduleWe’re literally days away from the start of the 2016/17 Premier League season, and here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Kensington and Chelsea, we’re looking forward to seeing our hometown heroes taking on the best in the country at nearby Stamford Bridge.

After a disappointing 2015 – 2016 campaign which saw Chelsea barely break into the top ten, the club will be looking for a return to form with new manager Antonio Conte at the helm. Not that it’s going to be easy. This year, the side face some serious competition from both major players and Premier League newcomers alike.

Below, our resident football experts run down five of Chelsea F.C’s five biggest home games of the upcoming season, helping you to ensure that you never miss a moment of the action Continue reading

Booking Now: Hotel Accommodation for Notting Hill Carnival 2016

Notting Hill Carnival 2016The world famous Notting Hill Carnival is back this summer, and here at the Amsterdam Hotel, demand is already high for hotel accommodation close to the heart of the action throughout the hottest event of the summer.

Renowned as ‘Britain’s Biggest Street Party,’ Notting Hill carnival is a South West London tradition dating back all the way to the 1960s, and sees the streets awash with colour, music, and dancing in a vibrant celebration of all things Caribbean.

A Packed-Out Party

Each year, over one million people descend on Notting Hill from all over the country, revelling in the unique festival atmosphere created by countless of live bands Continue reading

Top Places to Shop in Kensington and Chelsea During the 2016 Summer Sales

2016 Summer SalesFor some, the start of summer means long days on the beach, fun-filled family adventures, and relaxing picnics in the park. Yet for many guests at our hotel in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the warm weather and bright blue skies only mean one thing; the start of the summer sales.

Whether you’re planning the ultimate luxury London shopping trip during the sales, or simply hoping to bag a bargain when you come to stay at the Amsterdam Hotel this summer, here’s our guide to the top places to shop in Kensington and Chelsea throughout the sale season Continue reading

Top Five Family-Friendly Attractions a Train Ride Away from Your Earls Court Hotel

Summer in LondonSummer is here again, and by the time you read this, the kids will be just about ready to break up school for the summer holidays. So if ever you were planning a fun-filled, family-friendly visit to London, there’s probably never been a better time than right now to start getting your ideas together on how to make your upcoming break a summer holiday they’ll cherish forever.

With some of the world’s most famous landmarks right on your doorstep, not to mention a wealth of museums, galleries, and a host of children’s events taking place right across June and July, you’re never too far away from something to do when you stay at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court Continue reading

Top Tips for Business Travellers to Minimise Your Budget When Visiting London

business travellerJust because business travel is becoming an increasing necessity, that doesn’t mean that spending a lot of money has to be. After all, the more you can save on your next business trip to London, the more profitable your visit is likely to be, especially if you return back to HQ with that brand new contract signed and sealed.

Here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, we regularly welcome business guests looking to take advantage of the affordable rates on quality business accommodation, and recently asked them for their own top tips for minimising corporate travel budgets when visiting London Continue reading

Top places in Kensington and Chelsea to watch Euro 2016

Euro 2016Worried about missing the the biggest football tournament of the year when staying with us at the Hotel Amsterdam in Earls Court? Not sure where to watch Euro 2016 in Kensington and Chelsea?

We’ve got you covered? Below, our resident football fans give us their top picks for the top places in the area to see every second of the action as Europe’s biggest teams do battle for championship glory this June and July.

Famous Three Kings (171 North End Road, W14 9NL),

Located just over five minutes from your Earls Court hotel by the District Line, Famous 3 Kings is renowned throughout West Kensington and beyond for boasting Continue reading

Your Guide to Celebrating the Queen’s Birthday in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea This June

Queen’s BirthdayIn keeping with a longstanding tradition which goes all the way back to King George II in the mid-18th century, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her second ‘official’ birthday this June, two months after she turned 90 back in April.

As you might expect from England’s capital, London will be playing host to a number of celebrations to mark the occasion, though is there really anywhere better to stay during the Queen’s birthday weekend than right in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea?

Not according to many of our guests, who’ll be arriving at our hotel near Kensington Palace to join in all the festivities this summer. If you’re one of them, we don’t want you to miss a single Continue reading