Category Archives: London

Top Halloween Activities and Events in London

Halloween LondonUsually, when we promise people that our Hotel in Earls Court isn’t haunted, it’s generally meant -and received- as a good thing. Not this month however, as guests from all across the country look to descend on London to celebrate Halloween.

Yet just because we can’t promise you any ghostly goings on at the Amsterdam Hotel this October 31st, that doesn’t mean to say there’s not plenty to scare you senseless within walking distance of our Earls Court B&B.

With that in mind, here’s our guide to the top Halloween Activities and Events in London this Halloween Continue reading

Four Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do When Staying in an Earls Court Hotel

Amsterdam Hotel LondonHere on our blog, we love nothing more than telling you about all the sights, sounds, events and attractions that you can enjoy when you come to stay at our Earls Court hotel.

Yet with such a sheer abundance of things to see and do, there’s still plenty you may not know about, and that’s before we even mention those hidden secrets which, once revealed, could do much to make your next stay with us even more enjoyable.

Never being ones to keep good stuff to ourselves then, here’s the Hotel Amsterdam’s guide to four things you didn’t know you could do when staying in an Earls Court Hotel Continue reading

Where to Snap Up End-of-Summer Bargains in Kensington and Chelsea

End-of-Summer BargainsAs August fades into the sunset and September approaches, the biggest high street stores, boutique retailers and famous department stores in Kensington and Chelsea are all gearing up to make way for their fashionable winter collections.

Yet to do that of course, they first have to clear out all those summer clothes, accessories and other mid-year essentials that have proved so popular -and so expensive- over the last couple of months.

As a top hotel right near Kensington and Chelsea, we’re well placed to keep an eye on all those end-of-summer bargains those big name stores don’t want you to know about, and since we’re passionate about helping you save money on your visit to London, we’ve put together this brief guide of the top places to snap up the latest deals in the area Continue reading

Top Free Events in London This September

londonAt the Hotel Amsterdam in Earls Court, we’re passionate about helping you make the most of your London stay without spending the kind of huge sums usually reserved for our neighbours in nearby Kensington and Chelsea.

Not only do we provide the highest quality London hotel accommodation at the most competitive rates in the capital, but we also like to help you enjoy some of the city’s most unique attractions without spending a penny, all thanks to this simple guide to the top free events taking place in London this September.

Science Museum Lates

London Science Museum, Exhibition Rd, SW7 | Regular Wednesdays Continue reading

5 Things You Need to Know About September’s London Flower Show

September’s London Flower ShowEarlier this summer, our Hotel near Chelsea and Kensington was flooded with green-fingered gardening fans who flocked to the capital to attend this year’s Chelsea flower show.

Yet whilst that event may have been put to the flower beds for another season, there’s still an opportunity for late bloomers to experience some of London’s horticultural highlights at the first annual London Flower Show.

If you’re staying at our Earls Court hotel on the weekend of 11th – 13th September 2015, we highly recommend paying the new flower show a visit. What’s more, to help you prepare for the occasion, the Hotel Amsterdam team put together this guide to five things you need to know about September’s inaugural London Flower Show Continue reading

What’s on in Kensington and Chelsea this August?

Children’s Summer FeteSummer is in full flow, the sun shines, the bird sings, and August arrives, Kensington and Chelsea blossom into a veritable hot bed of things to do, places to go and attractions to see.

For guests staying at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earl’s Court, there’s no end of possibilities to keep you entertained when you stay with us this summer. As a hotel near the Olympia less than a mile away, there’s an abundance of shows and events to enjoy, tourist hotspots to explore and much more besides.

If you’re looking for a way to spend your down time the next time you visit our Earls Court Bed and Breakfast, here’s your guide to what’s on in Kensington and Chelsea this August Continue reading

The Premier League Starts Soon – Where Will You Stay When Your Team Plays Chelsea?

The Premier LeagueAt the start of May, the mighty Chelsea added a fourth Premier League title to their resume, bringing the trophy back to Stamford Bridge after an impressive 2014-2015 campaign.

In just a few short weeks, the whole thing kicks off again, with your favourite team heading to Chelsea in an attempt to wrest that title away from the reining champions.

The 2015-2016 Premier League launches on August 8th, and if you’re one of those loyal followers who travel the length and breadth of the country to support your favourite team, you’ll need somewhere to stay when your squad take on the champions.

At Earls Court’s Hotel Amsterdam, we’re currently taking bookings for all Chelsea fixtures throughout 2015-2016, starting with their first game against Swansea City on the first day Continue reading

Top Tips for a London Break on a Budget

LondonThink of London, and chances are your first thoughts are of the regality and riches of the Royal Family, glitz and glamour of the West End, or perhaps the style, sophistication and expensive shops of Kensington and Chelsea.

For some, such images could well be enough to put you off thinking of paying a visit to England’s capital city. After all, won’t it be a costly endeavour to visit London even for a short break?

Not necessarily.

At the Amsterdam Hotel, London’s visitors can still experience a once-in-a-lifetime visit without paying over the odds, especially if you take on board the following top tips for a London break Continue reading

Four Things to Consider When Choosing a London Hotel for your Wedding Night Accommodation

Wedding Night AccommodationFew moments in life are as special as your wedding day. It’s a chance to really go all out and spoil yourselves as you and the person you love declare your devotion to one another and set off to live happily ever after.

Yet as you’ll likely already know if you’re in full wedding-planning fever, getting everything just right isn’t always easy, especially when you’re choosing wedding accommodation for your first night as a married couple.

At the Amsterdam Hotel near Kensington and Chelsea, we’ve spent years welcoming newly weds to their first night together. In that time, we’ve learned a few things about what makes a wedding night hotel truly something special.

If you’re currently on the look out for a room for the big day, here’s our advice on Continue reading

What to Expect on Your Very First Visit to London

Visiting LondonThat first trip to London is often an exciting experience for most people, but unless you’ve got a good idea of what to expect, it can also be a little daunting.

At the Amsterdam Hotel near Kensington and Chelsea, we welcome lots of first-timers whose notions of what to expect from London are often based only what they’ve seen on television; scenes of upper class gentry, bustling crowds and jellied eels galore.

Wherever you’re travelling from, if you’re making your first trip to England’s capital this summer, we thought it might be a good idea to paint a more realistic idea of what’s in store when you arrive Continue reading