Five Things You Never Knew About Kensington Palace

Kensington PalaceFor guests at the Amsterdam Hotel in Kensington and Chelsea, staying with us means having a wealth of world famous attractions and iconic landmarks right on their doorstep.

Yet if there’s one venue we’re asked about more than any other, it’s Kensington Palace; the 300+  year-old royal residence which stands less than two miles away from our Earls Court Road hotel.

Over the years, we’ve answered so many questions about the historic venue that we’ve come to regard ourselves as something close to experts on the palace. Looking to share our knowledge and help you impress your friends and family Continue reading

Chelsea F.C’s Five Biggest Home Games of the 2016 – 2017 Premier League Season

chelsea fc scheduleWe’re literally days away from the start of the 2016/17 Premier League season, and here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Kensington and Chelsea, we’re looking forward to seeing our hometown heroes taking on the best in the country at nearby Stamford Bridge.

After a disappointing 2015 – 2016 campaign which saw Chelsea barely break into the top ten, the club will be looking for a return to form with new manager Antonio Conte at the helm. Not that it’s going to be easy. This year, the side face some serious competition from both major players and Premier League newcomers alike.

Below, our resident football experts run down five of Chelsea F.C’s five biggest home games of the upcoming season, helping you to ensure that you never miss a moment of the action Continue reading

Experience Honeymoon Suite Quality Accommodation When You Stay at the Hotel Amsterdam for the London Wedding Fair 2016

London Wedding ShowThe celebrated London Wedding Fair is coming to the ExCel Centre this summer, and if you’re looking for somewhere to stay, we’ve got just the thing; honeymoon suite quality accommodation at the Hotel Amsterdam available for booking right now.

2016 London Wedding Fair

Set to take place over the weekend of September 17th – 18th at the ExCeL Centre at the Royal Victoria Dock, this annual celebration of all things matrimonial brings together over 150 of the UK’s leading wedding suppliers for a series of catwalk shows, workshops, exhibitors, and more.

From dresses guaranteed to impress to live wedding entertainment that’s sure to make your wedding reception go with a swing, everything you could possibly need for your big day is available at this annual highlight of the ExCel’s event calendar. Continue reading

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

Cut the Cost of Your Stay in London With Exclusive Offers from Amsterdam Hotel, Earls Court

Double Room - Amsterdam HotelWe’re well into the height of summer here in London, meaning not only the busiest season of the year for tourist attractions, travel operators, and hotels alike, but also the time when all three typically ramp up their prices in an effort to take advantage of the increased demand from holidaymakers and tourists.  Yere here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, we do things differently.

Rather than increasing our prices this summer, we’re offering our guess the chance to cut the costs of their stay in London with exclusive offers you won’t find anywhere else.

Whether you’re coming to see the world-renowned landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, or nearby Kensington Palace, or whether you’re looking for affordable accommodation for your visit to famous events like the annual Notting Hill Carnival, you could well be saving 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