The Ampersand Hotel London (South West)

“An impressive, elegant hotel in the heart of South Kensington. Rooms are individually designed, and themed bold wallpapers reflect the museums which are close by. In-house restaurant Apero offer fresh Mediterranean cuisine and The Drawing Rooms serve wonderful traditional afternoon tea.”

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“Perfectly placed for South Kensington's shops and museums, The Ampersand Hotel combines elegance with fun from its sleek bedrooms and glamorous afternoon teas to its basement games room. There's a small library and table tennis in the games room. An unstuffy South Kensington oasis.
The 111 bedrooms, spread over six floors including the ground, are a mix of modern elegance and fun, with throne-like velvet bedheads, dove-grey carpets and feature wallpapers boldly covered with musical, botanical, ornithological or astronomical motifs. Bathrooms are shiny in black and white. The entry-level doubles can be small so choose the top-floor to get the most light - and lovely views to the Natural History Museum's towers. However, it's also worth the upgrade to Superiors and Deluxes; some have balconies, others have romantic baths tucked in large bay windows.

In the heart of museum-land - The V&A, Natural History and Science museums are within 5 to 10 minutes' walk - The Ampersand Hotel reflects the museums’ riches in bold and playful ways: wallpapers with scientific drawings, books on astronomy, paintings of birds in teacups. Above all, it is South Kensington-elegant from its grey and white neo-classical exterior to its fresh flowers and flirty drawing room; the latter all kingfisher-blue chairs and silver-framed mirrors, the perfect setting for its French-fancy afternoon teas.

Apero, the basement restaurant, is a relaxed affair with white-painted brick and plaster walls, stripped-wood floors and vintage knick-knacks. Its menu is suitably informal, serving Mediterranean-influenced sharing platters such as squid ink and artichoke risotto, and red mullet and citrus quinoa. Breakfast is a feast of sweet, savoury and healthy treats.”

Written by  Helen Pickles

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Facilities

Bar
Games room
Free wifi
Wifi
Disabled access
Gym
Restaurant

Activities

Other Activities
The Serpentine Gallery has a great exhibitions and an outdoor cafe
Learning
There are a number of London's finest museums within close proximity including the Natural History Museum
Designer Shopping
The neighbourhood of South Kensington is popular for both well-known luxury brands and intimate boutiques
Sights nearby
The Ampersand is well placed for a visit to the iconic Albert Hall
Great walks
Both Hyde Park and the Royal Kensington Gardens are nearby for great walks

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111 rooms from $287 per night

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City Style
The hotel is set in the heart of South Kensington surrounded by some of London's most iconic museums, galleries and restaurants

Activities

Other Activities
The Serpentine Gallery has a great exhibitions and an outdoor cafe
Learning
There are a number of London's finest museums within close proximity including the Natural History Museum
Designer Shopping
The neighbourhood of South Kensington is popular for both well-known luxury brands and intimate boutiques
Sights nearby
The Ampersand is well placed for a visit to the iconic Albert Hall
Great walks
Both Hyde Park and the Royal Kensington Gardens are nearby for great walks

Other highlights

Free wifi
Contemporary
Disabled access
Gym
Chic
Restaurant

Hotel size

111 rooms
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