5 Events You Can’t Afford to Miss at the Royal Albert Hall in 2017

the Royal Albert HallOne of the perks of running a London hotel near the Royal Albert Hall is that we’ve been fortunate enough over the years to enjoy some truly world class culture and entertainment right on our very doorstep.

In the past twelve months alone, our team have enjoyed performances by everyone from internationally acclaimed orchestras to chart-topping pop stars, and all manner of artists in between.

In 2017, the Royal Albert Hall’s line-up is already looking set to be just as impressive as in years gone by, with a host of unique events already on the calendar.

As we begin booking their own tickets for their favourite upcoming shows, we’ve put together our guide to the five events at the Royal Albert Hall that you absolutely can’t afford to miss the next time you come to stay at the Amsterdam Hotel, London. 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

The Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court Celebrate Another Successful Year

Amsterdam Hotel LobbySo, another year is finally behind us. The last guests of 2016 will be checking in with us any day now, and here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, we’re feeling in a rather reflective mood.

For us, 2016 has been another one of the many successful years we’ve spent at the helm of one of South West London’s most popular luxury hotels. It has been another year of welcoming both new and returning guests, and another year spent enjoying many of the music, culture, and sporting events taking place nearby.

We’ve seen our local football club, Chelsea F.C take on the mighty giants of the Premier League and the UEFA champions league, we’ve enjoyed rousing performances at the nearby Royal Albert Hall, and, of course, we’ve had more than a few opportunities to head over to nearby Kensington 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

Your Complete Guide to the Top 10 Things to do in London this November

Guy Fawkes Festival and Fireworks DisplayFrom Mexican fiestas to traditional festive fun, it’s all going on in London this November. Without further ado then, here’s our complete guide to the top ten events, shows, and attractions, all taking place within close proximity of our hotel in Kensington and Chelsea.

1: Guy Fawkes Night in London

November literally starts with a bang as bonfires crackle and dazzling fireworks illuminate the sky.

Yes, dear readers, Guy Fawkes Night is once again upon us, and where better to celebrate it than right here in London where it all happened?

Visit the Houses of Parliament, tuck into a toffee apple or two, then check out one of the incredible bonfire night celebrations we rounded up in our recent blog Continue reading

Five Unmissable Events at the Royal Albert Hall Coming up This November

Royal Albert HallNo matter what time of year you visit the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, there’s always a host of high brow entertainment to enjoy nearby at the iconic Royal Albert Hall.

That said, those of you coming to stay with us November are really spoiled for choice, with a packed program of top concerts, performances, and events taking place almost every night.

Whether you’re a classical music fan or prefer something a little more contemporary, here’s our pick of five events you can’t afford to miss the next time you stay with us at our hotel near the Royal Albert Hall.

Jurassic Park in Concert

Thursday 3rd – Saturday 5th November 2016 (2.30pm / 7.30pm)

Last month, we told you about the Royal Albert Hall’s Films with Live Orchestra series, a must for movie buffs staying at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court over the next few months. 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

Harry Potter Comes to South Kensington, Make it Magical Weekend with The Amsterdam Hotel, London

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s StoneA brand new Harry Potter show is coming to London, and no, it isn’t The Cursed Child. Read on for all the details of the new concert set to play at the Royal Albert Hall, and how you can be among the few lucky fans to see it when you stay our hotel in Kensington.

For the past few months, London has been in the grip of Pottermania as the boy wizard’s first original adventure since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows starts a lengthy run in the West End. Based on a story from creator J.K Rowling, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child sees Harry no longer a student at Hogwarts, but a full-grown adult with a family, responsibilities, and a job at the Ministry of Magic.

A Must for Harry Potter Fans

The two-part story is currently being performed at The Palace Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue. Though that may only be a 20 minute tube journey away from our Kensington hotel, Harry Potter fans staying with us early next year will have something to look forward to that’s much closer. Continue reading