Category Archives: London

Five London Landmarks Perfect for Proposing to Your Loved One this Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year again. Love is most definitely in the air, and here at the Amsterdam Hotel, we’re donning our cupid wings in readiness for the arrival of countless lovestruck couples, all joining us for their own romantic Valentine’s Day break in London.

If previous years are anything to go by, this year will no doubt see its own fair share of wedding proposals.

Inspired by the dramatic tales of love and romance from years gone by, by the breathtakingly beautiful scenery, and of course, by the sheer sense of wonder that seems to permeate the atmosphere, it seems enamoured hopefuls simply can’t resist getting down on one knee when they visit the capital around this time of year. Continue reading

Chelsea vs. Arsenal: Live This February – Catch All the London Derby Action with the Amsterdam Hotel

Chelsea vs. ArsenalLondon derbies are always cause for excitement here at our Earls Court hotel, but with Chelsea set to take on Arsenal at Stamford Bridge this February, the stakes have seriously never been higher.

Scheduled for Saturday, February 4th, the game -which clicks off at 12.30pm- will see two of the biggest clubs not only in London, but the entire Premier League do battle for top-of-the-table supremacy in one of the most hotly anticipated games of the season.

At time of writing, both clubs were already leading the charge, with Chelsea dominating the ranks on 55 points, Arsenal putting up a valiant campaign in second place with 47 points, and fellow London rivals Tottenham Hotspur just a point behind them in third place. Continue reading

Limited Availability Remaining at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court for Valentine’s Day 2017

Valentine’s Day 2017Valentine’s Day may still be a few weeks away, but it seems love is already in the air for guests at The Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, with many of our rooms already fully booked up for February 14th.

Not wanting our regular readers to miss out, we thought now might be the perfect time to look at exactly what awaits those planning to spend the most romantic day of the year here in London, and to offer you the chance to book your luxury suite at the lowest possible rates before we’re sold out completely.

Amore and More in the Heart of London

Whether you’re planning to surprise that special someone in your life with a romantic weekend city break, or even if you and your beloved prefer to take on a spur-of-the-moment adventure together, London really does offer something for everyone on this most amorous of occasions. Continue reading

Coming Soon – Chelsea F.C’s Biggest Home Games of the Season

Chelsea FCAt time of writing, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea were taking this year’s Premier League by storm, standing tall at the top of the table a whole six points above second-placed Liverpool.

Yet whilst we at the Amsterdam Hotel near Stamford Bridge are admittedly excited about the prospect of seeing our hometown heroes reclaim the championship they last won in 2015, even we have to admit that it’s still all very much to play for.

Over the course of the next few months, the boys in blue will venture forth out of London to see off some serious challenges from the likes of last year’s winners Leicester City, northern rivals Liverpool, and fellow Londoners, West Ham United.

Not that they’ll have it any easier back home. Continue reading

How to Celebrate Burns Night 2017 in London

Burns Night 2017Whether you’re a native Scot staying with us at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court  over the next few weeks, or whether you’re a curious traveller whose itinerary spares no room for a quick trip north of the border, being in London this January doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on the opportunity to celebrate Burns Night.

A tradition dating back all the way to the first years of the 19th century, the event is almost as popular here in the capital as it is in Scotland.

Below, our team offer a complete guide to celebrating Burns Night 2017 in London, complete with our favourite places to pipe in the haggis, toast to the Immortal Memory, and listen to those rousing, spine-tingling bagpipes. Continue reading

Happy New Year to All Guests Past and Present, from the Amsterdam Hotel Team

new year 2017The last delicious morsels of our enormous Christmas pudding have finally been devoured, the last guests of 2016 are well settled in their luxury hotel rooms, and here at the Amsterdam Hotel in London, we’re looking forward to journeying across the capital to celebrate at the annual London New Year’s Eve fireworks event.

Yet before we head out to bring 2017 in with a bang, our entire hotel team had something very important we wanted to say to all of our regular blog readers, past guests, and those staying with us right now.

That something is this:

From All of Us, to All of You, Have a Very Happy New Year

Whether you’re celebrating in style by staying with us at our hotel in London on December 31st, or whether you’ve been with us for any number of major events throughout the year, we genuinely appreciate each and everyone of you who chose the Amsterdam Hotel as your preferred choice Continue reading

Where to Find the Best Christmas Lunches in London this December

Christmas Lunches in LondonSo, you’re looking to make your London Christmas shopping trip feel truly special by tucking into some delicious turkey with all the trimmings. Perhaps you’re planning a celebration with friends and loved ones, or maybe you’re staying with us at our Earls Court hotel on Christmas Day itself, and are now searching for the perfect place to dine out.

Whatever the case may be, the Amsterdam Hotel have got you well covered. Below, we asked members of our team to give us their picks for the best Christmas lunches in London.

Get your paper hats and Christmas crackers at the ready, it’s time to dig in. Continue reading

What’s Happening in South West London this Christmas?

christmas in londonFrom captivating carol concerts to luxury shopping and festive family fun, South West London has something to offer everyone this Christmas.

Whether you’re staying with us to snap up a few last-minute gifts, take in a show at the nearby Royal Albert Hall, or simply to enjoy that traditional London Christmas experience, here’s your complete guide to seasonal events taking place this December, all within easy reach of the Amsterdam Hotel near Chelsea and Kensington.

Santas Grotto and Festive Fun at Duke Of York Square

Saturday, December 3rd to Sunday, December 4th

Those of you bringing the children along to stay with us this weekend should catch the tube from Earls Court Station over to Sloane Square. From there, head to The Duke of York Square for a family-friendly afternoon of festive fun and games. Continue reading

Five Top London Restaurants You Haven’t Yet Tried

222 Veggie VeganFrom high powered business lunches to indulgent evenings spent sampling the very best in international cuisine, staying at the Amsterdam Hotel means you never have far to go to find a top restaurant to suit any occasion or palate.

Regular guests at our South West London hotel may already be familiar with the mouthwatering delicacies served up by the likes of Masala and The Troubadour, not to mention the unique experience of dining at Evan and Peels Detective Agency. Though whilst each of these is no doubt in a league of their own, they’re only the top of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to London’s bountiful array of outstanding eateries.

Below, we’ve rounded up just five of the top London restaurants you haven’t yet tried, but absolutely should on your next visit to the Amsterdam Hotel.

222 Veggie Vegan

222 North End Rd, W14 9NU

Let’s start close to home, shall we? This delightful vegetarian eatery is only a few minutes walk from our hotel near the former Earls Court Exhibition Centre. Continue reading

Where to Watch the Best Fireworks Displays in London This November

Fireworks Displays in LondonRemember, remember, the fifth of November… Here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Kensington and Chelsea, we could hardly forget. After all, it’s one of our favourite nights of the year, a night when the sky comes alive in shower of colour, when crackling fires roar, bringing warmth to an otherwise chilly autumn night, and when we get to dig into a hearty feast of toffee apples, hot dogs, and other goodies.

Thinking of joining us this year? Here’s your guide on where to watch the best firework displays in London to guarantee a fifth of November you’ll never forget.

Coram’s Fields Fireworks Display

Friday, November 4th. Starts 3pm | Fireworks at 5.15pm

Less than thirty minutes across the capital from our hotel on Earls Court Road, Coram’s Fields in Central London get the Guy Fawkes festivities underway with a fun family day, complete with fairground rides, entertainment, and plenty of traditional bonfire night refreshments. Continue reading