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

Experience the Joy of Hyde Park Winter Wonderland with the Amsterdam Hotel

Hyde Park Winter WonderlandNow celebrating its tenth year, the Hyde Park Winter Festival returns this November, and here at the Amsterdam Hotel near Kensington, we’re offering special discounts on luxury accommodation close to the heart of the festivities.

For a limited time only, book your hotel suite for Hyde Park WInter Wonderland at least 28 days in advance, and save as much as 10% off the total cost of your stay.

Returning to Kensington’s Hyde Park on Friday, November 18th, this year’s Winter Wonderland runs right through til Monday, January 2nd, 2017. In between, the prestigious park -just over a mile from our Kensington hotel- will host a packed program of events, attractions, and fun-filled family activities. Continue reading

Five Spookiest Attractions in Kensington and Chelsea this Halloween

Eerie Evening Tour – Halloween SpecialThe scariest night of the year is almost upon us, and here at the Amsterdam Hotel near Kensington and Chelsea, we’ve already begun to don those Dracula outfits and break out some gruesome goodies ready for a bit of good old fashioned trick or treating.

Care to join us in the celebrations this year? Here’s our guide to the best Halloween-themed events and attractions taking place close to our hotel this October.

Eerie Evening Tour – Halloween Special

Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX (October 31st)

Where else would you start a list of Halloween events in Kensington and Chelsea than at Kensington Palace itself.

A late night tour that’s definitely not for the faint of heart, ghastly guides will take you on a terrifying tour around the state apartments Continue reading

Your Guide to London’s Scariest Ghost Stories

The Ghosts of the Old CityWith Halloween just around the corner, the team here at the Amsterdam Hotel have been spooking each other out by recalling some of London’s scariest ghost stories.

Never ones to keep all the fiendish fun of the season to ourselves, we shared a few of our favourite terrifying tales below, along with all the information you need to track down more London ghost stories for yourself.

Haunted Hampton

Did you know that many of London’s royal palaces are rumoured to have a number of ghouls and ghosts roaming their hallowed halls.

Roughly half an hour away from our Kensington hotel sits Hampton Court Palace, regarded as perhaps the most haunted of all royal residences. Continue reading

Christmas is Coming! Plan Your Christmas Shopping Weekend in Kensington and Chelsea with the Amsterdam Hotel

Christmas ShoppingThe days are getting shorter and the nights are drawing colder, but here at the Amsterdam Hotel near Kensington and Chelsea, we don’t believe that’s anything to be sad about, not when it means we’re getting ever closer to the festive season.

Yes, dear readers, Christmas is coming already, and you haven’t done so already, there’s no better time than now to start planning your luxury Christmas shopping weekend in South West London’s winter wonderland of world famous stores and charming boutiques.

Below, we’ve mapped out a simple guide to help you plan the perfect shopping trip, leaving you with plenty of time -and money- to really make the most of the occasion. Continue reading

Why Earls Court is London’s Best Place to Stay for Busy Business Travellers

Amsterdam Hotel LondonSo, you’re travelling to London for business, but since you’re only here for a few days, time is of the essence.

From delivering that all-important presentation and securing that big new contract to meeting with investors, colleagues, and clients alike, there’s so much you need to on your London business trip, and very little time to do it all in.

If that sounds familiar, you’ll likely benefit from eschewing your usual corporate accommodation in favour of booking in at a top Earls Court hotel.

Not convinced? Here’s just five reasons why Earls Court makes the perfect place for busy business travellers to stay when visiting London. Continue reading

Celebrate the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 70th Birthday with the Amsterdam Hotel near the Royal Albert Hall

Royal Philharmonic OrchestraOne of Britain’s best loved institutions turns an impressive 70 years-old this September, and here at The Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, we’ve got just the thing to mark the occasion:

5% off premier quality accommodation available for September 19th, the very same night as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 70th Birthday Concert.

Make it A Magical Night to Remember with the RPO and the Amsterdam Hotel Earls Court

The year’s biggest celebration of live classical music is set to take place less than ten minutes’ away from our hotel at the Royal Albert Hall, one of Britain’s most prestigious venues and the spiritual home of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO). Continue reading

Five Reasons to Stay at an Earls Court Hotel for September’s London Fashion Week 2016

London Fashion Week 2016This September, the most celebrated names in style descend on London for the hotly anticipated return of London Fashion Week.

From Thursday, September 15th through to Tuesday, September 20th, leading designers like Vivienne Westwood, Jasper Conran, and Paul Smith join forces with a who’s who of British and international fashion for six glamorous days of shows, presentations and special launch events.

Whether you’re planning to be among the first to see this year’s latest collections, or simply to soak up the atmosphere of London’s most en vogue event, there’s no better place to book hotel accommodation for London Fashion Week 2016 than right here in Earls Court. Continue reading

Keep Fit on Your London City Break with these Top Health and Fitness Centres in Kensington and Chelsea

Chelsea Health Club & SpaWhether you’re staying at the Hotel Amsterdam in Kensington and Chelsea as part of a London city break or an all-important business trip, there’s no need to abandon that fitness regime you’ve been so dedicated to back home.

Whatever the reason for your visit, you’ll find a number of five star gyms, fitness classes, and spas all easily accessible within just a few miles’ radius of our hotel.

Below, we provide our pick of the very best health and fitness centres in Kensington and Chelsea, so that you can keep up with your keep fit routine the next time you come to stay with us.

Chelsea Health Club & Spa

Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, SW16 1HS

Just over five minutes away from the Amsterdam Hotel near Stamford Bridge, Chelsea Health Club & Spa boasts a reputation as the best luxury gym Continue reading