Category Archives: London

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

Top Tips for Business Travellers Staying in South West London

Business TravellersAccording to research released last year, the changing nature of the business landscape means more and more companies are getting out on the road. Whilst this does present new, unique opportunities for growth for British businesses, it also presents first time business travellers with their own challenges.

Here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, we regularly cater to business travellers visiting South West London, and asked some of our regulars for their top tips on how to make the stay more affordable, efficient, and most importantly of all, enjoyable.

Make your travel budget go further

Business travel may be on the rise, but as we’ve heard ourselves time and time again, business travel budgets are being reduced at every turn Continue reading

Top Money Saving Tips for Your Sightseeing Visit to London

Buckingham Palace

One of the best things about sightseeing in a city like London is that many of the major landmarks and attractions are free. Marvelling at the majesty of Buckingham Palace and witnessing the famous Changing of the Guard won’t cost you a penny, nor will visiting some of the capital’s most renowned museums and art galleries such as the National Gallery, the British Museum, and the Tate Modern.

Meanwhile, guests at our Earls Court hotel can take a leisurely stroll to the likes of Kensington Palace Gardens, one of the most serene and beautiful spots anywhere in London.

Invest in the London Pass

That said, there are some attractions that do come with an entry fee. One way to avoid this -and to beat the sometimes lengthy queues- is to pick up a London pass Continue reading

Top Events at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre this May/June

Earls Court Exhibition CentreDespite the London Olympia taking its place as one of the UK’s premier exhibition centres, many guests at the Hotel Amsterdam on Earls Court Road still fondly remember the former Olympic Games venue known as the Earls Court Exhibition Centre for its role in hosting everything from the Brit Awards to the Crufts Dog Show.

Indeed, one of the more common questions we’re asked after guests have passed the iconic venue en route to our hotel, is whether there’s anything going on there that they can check out whilst they’re staying with us.

The answer, thankfully, is always yes. Though mostly known these days as the London home of numerous trade fairs, the London Olympia still hosts an array of special events Continue reading

How an Earls Court Hotel Makes an Ideal Stopover for Solo Travellers and Backpackers

Solo TravellersAsk any seasoned backpacker or solo traveller and they’ll likely all tell you the same thing; there’s few things more exciting in life than simply gathering up some essentials and setting off an adventure across the cities, countries and continents.

Yet without having somewhere warm, comfortable, and -above all else- affordable to lay your head at night, The Grand Adventure can quickly turn into a nightmare journey. This is especially true if you’re planning to visit London, where the sheer cost alone of some hotels can make a stopover in one of the most important cities in the world somewhat of a costly proposition.

Not that it has to be. By booking at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, you’ll not only save on those limited expenses, but enjoy a wealth of other benefits designed Continue reading