With 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.
Let’s be honest:
Those dark winter nights can get to the best of us, so what better way to lift the spirits than spoiling yourself with a little retail therapy in one of London’s most glamorous locations?
Whether you’re shopping for loved ones or indulging yourself with a well-earned treat, here’s our guide the top places to bag the biggest bargains this winter, all within a short distance from our Kensington & Chelsea hotel.
87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7XL
The world-famous Knightsbridge department store may be more renowned for its impeccable luxury than as a place to find yourself a bargain, but the store’s annual Boxing Day Sales extravaganza are legendary in their own right.
If you’re staying with us as part of a Christmas break in London, be there early to snap up big savings on haute couture design, premium quality homewares, fine jewellery, and all manner of extravagant and elegant products.
If you aren’t with us on Boxing Day itself, there’s still plenty of reason to head to Harrods during the pre-Christmas build up.
The store is famous for transforming itself into a veritable festive paradise during the weeks leading to December 25th, and is a must-see attraction in its own right.
Portobello Road Market
Portobello Road, London, W11
Just over 15 minutes away from our Kensington & Chelsea hotel on Earls Court Road, Portobello Road Market is really several markets in one, selling not just rare and unique antiques, but a whole host of products, from fresh fruit and vegetables to vintage clothing, and all manner of gifts and goodies galore.
Saturday is when you’ll find the entire market in full swing, and though there may be too many stalls for you get round to them all, spending some time there can turn up some incredible bargains.
For full details and opening times, see www.portobelloroad.co.uk
Duke of York Square Fine Food Market
Duke of York Square, Chelsea, SW3 4LY
We’ll move away from markets in a few moments, but not before we tell you that if you are planning a shopping trip to London this winter, you absolutely can’t go home without first visiting The Partridges Food Market on the Duke of York Square.
Now in its 12th year, this popular Saturday market regularly features over seventy stalls offering a truly mouthwatering menu of treats, sweets, and gourmet goods.
From cakes, pastries and baked goods to fresh oysters, organic vegetables, dairy, and even traditional British fish & chips, you’ll find it all here, and all at prices that are every bit as delicious as the food itself.
Head here for unique gifts to add into those Christmas hampers, or to grab a bargain on something you can truly indulge in over the holiday.
Just a short walk from our hotel in Kensington & Chelsea you’ll find the famously upmarket Kings Road, a favourite haunt of the Made in Chelsea cast.
If you’re not out star-spotting in this most exclusive part of London, be sure to drop into Peter Jones department store and take home some luxurious gifts for your loved ones or treat yourself to the very latest in high brow fashion.
For savings on boutique home furnishings and interior design, be sure to visit the Designers Guild before you leave King’s Road, and maybe pick up some artisan chocolates from Rococo Chocolates to treat your friends back here at the Amsterdam Hotel.
109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ
Whether you’re a dedicated follower of fashion or you’re looking for that perfect gift for that designer-conscious loved one, this is the place to be.
Like Harrods, Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge is more renowned for high-end luxury than rock bottom prices, but explore the range of departments and you’re guaranteed to find an exclusive bargain on designer fashion, perfume and jewellery, or home furnishings.
Why end with Harvey Nichols?
The store even has its own beauty salon, so after a long day’s shopping at London’s best stores, you can treat yourself to some well-earned pampering before returning back to your hotel in Kensington & Chelsea.
Make your London Christmas shopping trip an extra special occasion with the Amsterdam Hotel.
Based within close proximity to Kensington High Street, Harrods, and many other famous locations, we offer luxury hotel accommodation at prices lower than you’ll find in central London, leaving you with more cash to splash on those bargains.
Book directly online and save 5% off our best available rate, or to speak to one of our team, call now on 020 7370 5084.