Built in 1888, The Ampersand Hotel is one of London’s original Victorian boutique hotels. It is a new London experience with individually styled bedrooms and balconied suites, splashes of contemporary art and a ground floor patisserie serving artisanal coffee and Champagne. An atmospheric vaulted destination cocktail and dining experience on the lower ground floor is expected to become one of The Ampersand Hotel’s focal attractions.
Classic English heritage meets a contemporary interior with restored original Victorian features visible in all areas from the impressive high ceilings to the hauntingly beautiful gargoyles.
The Ampersand Hotel’s unique concept is inspired by both the capital’s world-famous cultural district and the iconic ampersand symbol, to illustrate the hotel’s role in connecting its guests to the best of South Kensington.
French finesse meets British style in The Drawing Rooms - the luxurious heart of The Ampersand Hotel serving light bites and Afternoon Tea. Part English drawing room, part 'salon de thé', with deep sofas and studded armchairs in scarlet velvets and kingfisher blues, The Drawing Rooms are the places to enjoy delicious pastries, exceptional teas, freshly-pressed coffees and Afternoon Tea. All-day light bites also make this place popular with residents of South Kensington, as well as those who want to get tog...
Adjacent to the Apero Restaurant under the Victorian brick vaults, the dignified ambience in The Wine Room is defined by its polished basalt floor and oak banqueting table, surrounded by 10 sturdy leather-bound chairs. This arrangement allows you to take over the whole room with friends, or to find yourselves sipping fine wines next to like-minded souls. This elegant room - available for Kensington private dining and wine tasting - showcases the hotel's red wine collection in an imposing floor-to-ceiling display that dominates an entire...
The Ampersand offer a gym with the latest equipment from Technogym in the lower-ground floor space - open 24 hours to guests - including a bike, treadmill and crosstrainer with integrated digital screen, internet access and iPod dock, as well as free weights. You can also play table tennis in the games room which guests are welcome to use when it's not in use for private events.
As Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are both nearby, running maps and access to activities such as horse-riding and roller-blading can be organised....
The Ampersand is a family-friendly boutique hotel, which offers a range of facilities for families travelling to London with children. The hotel's deluxe studios and suites can accommodate an additional fold away bed or larger families may want to consider an interconnecting room. The suites also come with small kitchnettes equiped with microwaves, kettle, toaster and fridge. The hotel is perfectly placed in South Kensington, close to the Natural History and Science Museums, The Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park and Harro...
The hotel's meeting rooms at The Ampersand Hotel combine a Victorian sense of occasion with a slick, contemporary understanding of your requirements, whether you are planning a corporate event in London or looking for a private London party venue. Technical amenities, including large LCD screens and pin-sharp audio equipment are as much a part of the collections as the bespoke artwork.
Tucked beneath the Victorian cellar arches of The Ampersand Hotel, Apero brings a shot of fresh Mediterranean style to the heart of South Kensington. Softly lit, with cool white metro tiles and exposed brick walls, Apero is an intimate, laidback restaurant in Kensington where you can catch up over a shared plate of something deliciously simple and modern. The menus are inspired by freshness and quality, by the Mediterranean's best-sourced ingredients and the region's most enduring flavours. The bar at Apero is an understated but gl...
Intimate yet luxurious, the Single and small Double Rooms are inspired by astronomy. All of them have small double beds with velvet bedheads and an ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower or bath/shower combination. Beds come pillowy and the furniture comfortable. These luxury rooms are ideal for single occupancy or short stays and have limited storage space. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities and soft drinks, 24-hour room service, LCD TVs with movies on demand, a media hub, laptop safe and air-conditioning. Toiletries are by Miller Harris.
SIZE 11-15 sq. metres (36-49 sq.ft.)
The Superior Double Rooms, inspired by music, are more generously proportioned with double beds (or twin beds on request). They also allow for greater workspace. Ensuite bathrooms come with either a spacious walk-in shower or a bath/shower combination. Luxury room details include toiletries by London perfumer, Miller Harris. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities and soft drinks, 24-hour room service, LCD TVs with movies on demand, a media hub, laptop safe and air-conditioning.
SIZE 16-20 sq. metres (53-66 sq.ft.)
The Deluxe Rooms feature ornithologically-inspired interiors with double or king-size beds and furniture to relax in. Details might include a chaise longue at the end of the bed or a comfortable armchair. Pillowy beds all have oversized velvet bedheads. Some Deluxe bathrooms feature walk-in showers, others have a bath/shower combination. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities and soft drinks, 24-hour room service, LCD TVs with movies on demand, a media hub, laptop safe and air-conditioning. Toiletries are by Miller Harris.
SIZE 20-24 sq. metres (66-79 sq.ft.)
The Deluxe Studios offer a residential sense of space, brimming with botanical references. Longer-stay guests will appreciate the king-size beds and sitting area, large enough to hang out with friends or spread out with work documents. Ensuite bathrooms feature Miller Harries toiletries, while a number of Deluxe Studios have TVs in the bathroom; those that don't have grander, freestanding baths in the rooms. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, tea-making facilities and soft drinks, 24-hour room service, LCD TVs with movies on demand, a media hub, laptop safe, air-conditioning, an iPod dock and Nespresso machine.
SIZE 28-32 sq. metres (91-104 sq.ft.)
The hotel's fourth and fifth floors feature suites, that have interiors inspired by geometry and views of the London skyline. All of them reflect The Ampersand's British sense of whimsy. Each of these comfortable luxury suites has floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony among the eaves giving ‘Mary Poppins' views across London. There is a kitchenette with a microwave oven, a bedroom with a king-size bed, a separate sitting room, a freestanding bath and walk-in shower or a bath/shower combination. All the bathrooms have built-in TVs. Two of these suites can also be interconnected to Deluxe Rooms, which works well for those travelling with families. Amenities include complimentary W-iFi, tea-making facilities and soft drinks, 24-hour room service, LCD TVs with movies on demand, a media hub, laptop safe, air-conditioning, an iPod dock and Nespresso machine.
SIZE 30-40 sq. metres (99-131 sq.ft.)
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