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Calling all flower lovers, join us for a Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea. Let your taste buds bloom wild with a delicious selection of pastries. Available from 16 - 29 May
Enjoy a Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea in the Drawing Rooms and stay in one of our Deluxe Studios. Book Now.
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How well do you know London. Exercise your brain and discover parts you never knew existed.
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'Assemblage'; our intricate art installation designed by master craftsman Alex Petrescu.
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Have you made plans for Mother's Day? Join us for a wonderful Mother's Day Afternoon Tea in The Drawing Rooms!
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Enjoy a great family day out this half term visiting the Science Museum and enjoy their fun, free and interactive shows performed daily.
Find out more about the exciting principles of science in these interactive, Explainer-led Science Shows. Be a volunteer on stage, answer questions and find out more about the world of Explosions, Rockets, Bubbles or Forces. A selection of these exciting science filled shows are performed every ...
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"Is this Britain's best Valentine's afternoon tea?" We certainly think so and it seems that The Telegraph agrees! What a fantastic review!
Sherelle Jacobs discovers the true meaning of Valentine's day — by way of heart-shaped scones, and lashings of pink champagne at one of London's finest hotels
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This month we're taking part in Movember! Please help us support this fantastic cause - any donations would be much appreciated & we'll be sure to share photo updates!
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We've just launched a very exciting Father's Day competition! Draw your dad's favourite breakfast for the chance to win a night's stay for you and your family with us. Good luck drawing! Enter here:
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Following on from Alexander McQueen -  'Savage Beauty' the V&A reveals the ingenuity of underwear with their Undressed exhibition.
The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's greatest museum of art and design
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Planning a visit to South Kensington? Pop into the V&A and experience their new exhibition - Botticelli Reimagined
5 March 2016 - 3 July 2016: This innovative exhibition will explore the enduring impact of the Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) from the Pre-Raphaelites to today. The exhibition is organised by the V&A and the Gemäldegalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
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We’re inviting guests to discover your prefect scent with a bespoke ‘Fragrance Profile Experience’ in partnership with Miller Harris. You can even engrave your perfectly matched perfume, making it the ideal gift for #MothersDay  
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Have you made plans for ‪#‎ValentinesDay‬? Check out Stylist Magazine's round up of '30 romantic weekend breaks for £300 or less' featuring our very own Deluxe Studio!
From sleek boutique hotels to country cottage escapes.
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10 Harrington Rd Kensington, London SW7 3ER UK
10 Harrington RoadGBLondonSW7 3ER
+44 20 7589 5895ampersandhotel.com
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From the interior design of our rooms to the collections and curiosities, our luxury boutique hotel in South Kensington unites guests with the local surrounding area through the five themes of botany, music, geometry, ornithology and astronomy. The hotel also features a restaurant serving fresh Mediterranean food.
 
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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.

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"We slept well and enjoyed our stay in South Kensington."
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Seb John
a month ago
Made a booking on the day via opentable, when we arrived we were told that the booking was on the system. Had to wait for 20 minutes for a free table. They got the first drink order wrong and a drink had to be sent back. A quiche was missing from one of the afternoon teas that was ordered. They removed the tiering of the plates before we had finished, which impacted our afternoon tea experience. The wait staff were friendly but I felt they were too error prone.
Response from the owner - 3 weeks ago
Dear Seb, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience in The Drawing Rooms. I am sorry the service you received was not to our usual high level. Please rest assured the issues you have raised have been addressed with the team to ensure the service we provide is improved. We would like to welcome you back to experience afternoon tea again, should you choose to do so please contact Thomas, Food & Beverage Manager, and he will be delighted to personally look after you. Kind regards, Tracey
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Esther Judelson
4 months ago
Great hotel - always clean with welcoming staff and an amazing location. Rooms are very small (not a problem for me but just something to know when booking).
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Dear Ms Judelson, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to The Ampersand and look forward to welcoming you back later this year. Warm regards, Tracey
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Katy Moon
2 months ago
Excellent afternoon tea! Good selection of teas and the vegetarian sandwiches were an imaginative selection, rather than a token gesture. The staff were helpful and polite.
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Dear Katy, Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted you had an enjoyable afternoon tea with us. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Tracey
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We're going on an adventure
4 weeks ago
I visited The Ampersand Hotel for a meeting - the facilities were great and the afternoon tea / non alcoholic cocktails were delicious
Response from the owner - 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your fantastic review. I am delighted you enjoyed your meeting with us and I look forward to welcoming you back perhaps for an overnight stay. Kind regards, Tracey
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Simon Warner
5 months ago
It's a lovely hotel. My wife and I ate out at a great restaurant nearby but the breakfast at the hotel was nice. The staff are friendly and helpful. Great location, relaxed and comfortable room that is modern and clean. We slept well and enjoyed our stay in South Kensington
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Dear Mr Warner, Thank you for your wonderful review. I am delighted you and your wife enjoyed your stay with us and I look forward to welcoming you back to The Ampersand in the future. Kind regards, Tracey
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Paul Glassman
6 months ago
What I liked: Very convenient location opposite the South Kensington underground station. Original yet elegant design of the public spaces and rooms. Egyptian cotton bed linens. Two types of pillows: firm and soft. Radiant heat and rain shower head in the bathroom. iMacs and color printer available at all times. Fast Wi-Fi. Very friendly and professional staff. Lunch in the drawing rooms. What I didn't like: Teeny size of the room. Very confusing over-designed light controls. Electronic do-not-disturb sign that can be turned on accidentally, resulting in no cleaning of the room that day.
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Ian Messenger
4 months ago
Really nice hotel with amazingly friendly staff. Great location nearby to South Kensington tube station with direct links to central London
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Dear Mr Messenger, Thank you for your great review. I am delighted the team looked after you so well and I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Tracey
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Ms Leanne Fraser
11 months ago
This months afternoon tea with Jen was definitely our favourite and one that we’d been hoping to try for a very long time. You see the Ampersand Hotel like to alternate their afternoon teas switching it up for a different theme every two to three weeks but always coming back to the very popular Science afternoon tea. Based in South Kensington about a five-minute walk from museum central it’s easy to see where the inspiration comes from. Tea is served in the lovely Drawing Rooms, a light airy room with a vintage feel and the perfect setting for a leisurely afternoon tea date. There was a wide range to teas to choose and I was torn between two. The one that I tried to order actually wasn’t included which was actually a good thing as it made the decision for me. For savouries there were gougères instead of sandwiches; tiny little savoury choux pastry buns which made a delightful change. Gloucester old spot ham, Forman & Son smoked salmon, dill & cream cheese, coronation chicken and cheese with fruit chutney. All of which were lovely but of course the salmon was my favourite as always! The scones were a little different from usual as well laced with white chocolate chips rather than the regular sultanas a huge improvement in my opinion, you should know by now of my hatred of sultans, but it didn’t really add that much flavour to them over plain scones. But what we were really looking forward to was the pastries! The smoke had long since cleared (for safety reasons, the dry ice was removed before we were allowed to touch anything) but it was difficult to decide where to begin. There was a small cake shaped like a planet. A beaker of citrus cocktail. A pistachio macaron complete with cherry sauce pipette. And a volcano made from chocolate cake and mango mousse complete with chocolate dinosaurs. Now I’m not going to lie and say these were the best things I’ve ever put in my mouth, they weren’t, but they were delicious and the novelty value definitely adds to the experience. The hotel itself is also exceptionally beautiful and we had a little snoop around on our way to the bathroom before we left. The service could have been a little bit better (we had to ask for a glass of water twice before it arrived) but it was a really enjoyable experience and we’ve likely been spoiled for future outings!
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Response from the owner - 11 months ago
Dear Leanne, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We appreciate all guest comments and use them to improve on the service we offer. I am delighted you had such an enjoyable experience and hope you will be back to try another afternoon tea, perhaps our Wimbledon Afternoon tea. Kind regards Tracey Assistant General Manager