Category Archives: London

5 Incredible Shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall You can’t Miss This December

Royal Albert HallRight the year round, London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall hosts a positively packed programme of music, arts, and cultural events designed to delight and enthral audiences of all ages and tastes.

Yet when December comes around, this truly historic venue really pulls out all the stops, ending the year on a high note with a series of unique shows created specifically for the festive season.

What this means for you, is that whether you’re joining us at the Amsterdam Hotel in Kensington and Chelsea as part of a London Christmas shopping weekend, to see the sights, or simply to bring in the New Year in style, there’s guaranteed to be something to keep you suitably entertained.

Looking for the perfect way to round off your next Christmas break in the capital? Continue reading

How to see the World Famous London New Year’s Eve Fireworks Up Close and Personal

New Year's EveAt the stroke of midnight on December 31st, the skies of England’s capital burst to life in a spectacular array of colour and sound as the world famous London New Year’s Eve fireworks welcome us to the start of 2018.

Broadcast live on the BBC, the annual, end-of-year extravaganza regularly attracts record crowds, and this year is set to be no different.

So, if you’re planning to experience this awe-inspiring New Year’s show for yourself, the team here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court recommend planning your New Year’s break in London sooner, rather than later.

After all, we wouldn’t want you to miss out on one of the world’s most recognisable New Year’s celebrations. Continue reading

Shop Til You Drop in Kensington and Chelsea: Where to Bag the Best Bargains This Winter

Shop Til YOu DropWith the nights growing longer and the air growing a little chillier, it can’t have escaped your attention that winter is well on its way. Here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Kensington & Chelsea, that means only one thing:

Christmas shopping season is upon once again.

Fortunately, we’re based just a short walk from some of the world’s most famous brand stores and delightfully unique boutiques, guaranteeing that no matter who you’re shopping for this Christmas, you’re bound to find the perfect gift.

Not that you have to be splashing the cash on others to grab a bargain this winter. Continue reading

Fan of Musicals? You Won’t want to Miss this Magical Event at the Royal Albert Hall, Earls Court

Beauty and the BeastThis December, something truly special is happening just a stone’s throw away from the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court.

For the first time ever, Disney’s recent adaptation of beloved classic, Beauty and The Beast, will be screened with an accompanying live score courtesy of the world-renowned Philharmonia Orchestra.

The latest instalment in the Royal Albert Hall’s well-received ‘Films in Concert’ series, the show takes place on Saturday, December 9th, and sees Emma Watson star as Belle, the eponymous beauty of this magical fairytale.

Speaking of magical, that’s exactly what you and your family can expect when you experience Beauty and The Beast in Concert with a live orchestra in what is sure to be the perfect, pre-Christmas treat for all ages. Continue reading

What’s On in London This November: Your Guide to The Biggest Events in Town

Guy Fawkes Festival and FireworksBelieve it or not, November is one of the most exciting times of year for the team here at our Earls Court hotel.

Summer might be long gone, and Christmas may still be a few weeks away, but London is busier than ever with a packed calendar of truly spectacular events, entertainment, and world-class attractions.

Don’t believe us?

Just take a look at our guide to the biggest events in London this November, all within a short distance from the Amsterdam Hotel, Earls Court. Continue reading

The Best of Haunted London – The Spookiest Spots to Visit This October

Spooky LondonBoys and ghouls come out to play, October is here again and here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, we’re looking forward to our most spooktacular Halloween yet.

Right across the capital, some of the world’s most famous attractions are lining up a feast of fiendish surprises to keep you scared and entertained in equal measure, but how will you spend your All Hallow’s Eve?

Whether it’s haunted historical landmarks you’re after or something that’s a little less trick and a lot more treat this year, there’s truly something for everyone.

To help you make the most of your visit to the capital this October 31st, the team at our London hotel have put together this guide to our favourite spooky spots, each one delivering its own unique frights and delights. Continue reading

Five Glorious Parks and Gardens Near Our Kensington and Chelsea Hotel Perfect for an Autumn Stroll

Kensington GardensFrom the coldest days of winter to the brightest days of summer, London’s iconic parks and gardens radiate an air of beauty and tranquillity that makes them some of the most popular places in the capital. Yet when autumn falls, each one takes on a magical quality that simply doesn’t exist at any other time of year.

Here at The Amsterdam Hotel in Kensington and Chelsea, we’re blessed to find ourselves just a horse chestnut’s throw away from the very best of these beautiful spaces, each one with its own unique autumnal aura.

Whether you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of busy London life and indulge in some well-earned peace and serenity, or simply to experience the magic of London at this most colourful time of year, here’s our guide to the best parks and gardens that are perfect for an autumn stroll. Continue reading

Oktoberfest is Back: Celebrate With The Amsterdam Hotel, London

London OktoberfestSeptember is behind us, and here in London, that’s cause for celebration.

Why?

Because it means Oktoberfest is back, bringing with it plenty of reasons to eat, drink, and be merry in the true spirit of the traditional German festival.

At The Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, our team are positively sprudelnd with excitement for this year’s event, which returns to Canary Wharf from today until Sunday, October 8th.

As with every year, London Oktoberfest promises to be a vibrant celebration of European culture, with delicious food and plenty of drink just the icing on the proverbial kuchen.

Whether it’s your first ‘fest or you’re a regular at the UK’s biggest Bavarian bash, here’s what to expect when you join us at our London hotel for Oktoberfest 2017. Continue reading

Why Earls Court is 2017′s Top Destination for London Business Travellers

Earls CourtAs the beating heart of the UK’s commercial and economic sectors, London welcomes scores of business travellers every single day. If you’re one of them, you’ll know what a challenge it can be to find a suitable base whilst visiting the capital on a longer trip.

Ideally, London business accommodation should deliver the perfect combination of accessible location, modern amenities, and all those added extras that you need when visiting the city for work.

It’s for this reason that, over the course of this year, Earls Court has rapidly become the go-to destination for business travellers to London, combining everything executives-on-the-move could need to work and relax.

Don’t just take our word for it though. Here are just a few of the reasons why this area of South West London has become so in-demand with those visiting the capital on business. Continue reading

Free London: The Best Things To Do That Won’t Cost You Anything

LondonDid you know that you don’t have to spend a fortune to experience the very best that London has to offer? Here at the Amsterdam Hotel on Earls Court Road, we’re based within just a few minutes of many major attractions and iconic landmarks, all of which are absolutely free to enjoy.

Whether you’re planning a luxury London city break that won’t break the bank, or simply looking for a few ideas that offer a welcome break from the norm, there’s so much to see and do for free that you’ll be surprised ever spent so much as a penny here in the capital.

Leave the wallet at home then, and check out our guide to the top free things to do in London that won’t cost you anything. Continue reading