Afterwards, peruse our own unique art
collection - we're just a brushstroke away
from the museum
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"Fresh, welcoming and carefully considered, the interior defies Kensington stereotypes by being fun and exuberant rather than formal and old-fashioned. The restaurant, Apero, is worth a visit in its own right.”
The Ampersand Hotel's unique concept is inspired by the capital's world-famous museum district and the iconic ampersand symbol, which illustrates the hotel's role in connecting its guests to the best of South Kensington. The hotel, which opened in its modern incarnation in summer 2012, was originally built as a boutique hotel. Values of discovery and wonder appear in the design of all 111 Luxury rooms and suites, from the pattern of the V&A's costume collection, to the Science Museum's planets, from the Natural History Museum's ornithological drawings to the drama and ceremony of the Royal Albert Hall.
Apero is among Kensington's best restaurants. With an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere, our food includes easy-going Mediterranean cooking while in The Drawing Rooms, our all-day coffee, patisserie and light bite menus can be enjoyed in a room that's always busy with a convivial neighbourhood spirit. We have a choice of three spaces, The Games Room, The Library & The Wine Room available for hire separately or together, all of them sharing the building's Victorian roots while being decorated in eclectic style and kitted out with the latest technology. In addition, we offer the latest equipment in our 24 hour Gym and a Table Tennis which guests are welcome to use when it's not in use for events. For things to do in London, we can direct you to the neighbourhood's best shops, which includes nearby Brompton Cross, Knightsbridge and Chelsea, as well as what's on in London's museum district on the Cromwell Road.