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A modern design hotel with an old soul in South Kensington

There’s more than a hint of Victorian whimsy about The Ampersand Hotel – a grand boutique with a few surprises up its sleeve. Filled with vintage curiosities and oozing contemporary elegance, it takes its design cues from London’s most famous museums. The striking lobby is a cool, monochrome space. Drawing rooms feature colourful furnishings and quirky décor, while the majestic, wrought iron staircase leads to luxury bedrooms – referencing the V&A, Royal Albert Hall or Natural History Museum.

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You could hark back to the hotel’s heyday and take afternoon tea in one of the drawing rooms. With sweeping windows they’re perfect for people watching in summer, while a log fire burns in colder months. When it’s time for dinner, Apero serves Mediterranean cuisine in the old hotel cellar.

To see the inspiration behind The Ampersand’s eclectic style, you won’t have to travel far. London’s famed museum district is close by. Shoppers will be well served too, with some of the capital’s finest designer boutiques nearby in South Kensington and Knightsbridge. And speak to the hotel reception - they make it their business to be ‘in the know’ and can even help with Hyde Park running routes and horse riding.


Enjoy your stay!


111 Rooms |  6 Floors |  Restaurants | 

4.7 /5

815 reviews

City

City Centre

Modern

Modern Design

Covid-19 Measures

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    Our team will be wearing appropriate protective gear while working, and screens will be installed at the Front Desk.

  • A New Cleaning Policy
    Surfaces that are frequently touched will be cleaned regularly, and we’ll conduct regular deep-cleaning. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the hotel.

  • In the Social Areas
    Clear signage will remind our guests to practice social distancing, and we’ll rearrange seating areas to make sure government guidelines are complied with.

  • Introducing Contactless
    Our restaurant menus will be available digitally, and both the hotel and restaurants will only accept contactless payments to help limit contact between customers and our team members.

  • Service in the Restaurants
    Only table service will be provided, and bookings will be mandatory.

Our rooms

Single Room


Sleeps 1
Double

Small Double Room


Sleeps 2
Double

Superior Room


Sleeps 2
Double

Deluxe Room


Sleeps 2
King

Deluxe Studio


Sleeps 2
King

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Ratings

Quality Assured

Mystery Inspected

Global Rating

4.7 /5

4.7

815 reviews

INVITED Rating

4.8 /5

INVITED Reviews

97 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

Great stay at an incredible price

We stayed 3 nights in two rooms, a deluxe room and a superior room. Both rooms were spacious (especially for London) and had excellent beds with plugs on both side tables. The mini bar was refreshed daily and the bathrooms were cleaned/refreshed twice daily including at turn down. I can't overstate Read more[SPLIT]Read lesshow nice these rooms were for being in central London at this price point, an absolute steal, especially including the extras mentioned above and the quality of robes, towels, linens, bath products, etc. Each room also had its own segregated wifi which meant lightning fast speeds and also came with light controls via the TV if tech is your thing! The Times was also delivered daily and you could send laundry out to be pressed if needed. Overall the room experience was excellent and punched well above its price point. We did have one night where we heard folks stomping in the room upstairs, but that seemed to be a one-off and the room was otherwise very quiet. Check-in and check-out were friendly and efficient as was service throughout, including everyone form doormen (offering suggestions and carrying bags, providing umbrellas, etc.) the front desk staff, and cleaning crews who were always there with a smile and to ask if you needed anything. They even sent along a special plate of treats for my dad's b-day! The rest of the property was well appointed. There were several spaces to just relax and what appeared to be a beautiful tea, though we didn't participate. The gym was also fine, with only a few machines, but that was enough as I was in there 3 times and never saw another guest. The only drawback I thought was the basement restaurant where service and the food was a tad lacking. Location wise this was perfect for us, across the street from South Kensington station (circle/district and Piccadilly) but on a quieter side street. This enabled us to get anywhere throughout the city quickly while being away from the touristy crowds (well as much as you can be in London.) I'd highly recommend staying at this location and property again.

By Ryan Feb ’20 Trip Type Family


5

Best Place to stay in London

As it was my wife's birthday weekend, I told the staff during reservation. When we got there there was a little welcoming treat to say happy birthday to my wife. That was a nice touch and very special.

By Modestus Feb ’20 Trip Type Couple


5

Excellent hotel and excellent location

Perfect for weekend getaways, location perfect being very close to subway. Very good service and breakfast was also great. Stayed in deluxe room and side of that room also very good for weekend getaways.

By Minna Feb ’20 Trip Type Couple


The Ampersand Hotel, United Kingdom

4.8

(based on 34 reviews)

97 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

Great stay at an incredible price

We stayed 3 nights in two rooms, a deluxe room and a superior room. Both rooms were spacious (especially for London) and had excellent beds with plugs on both side tables. The mini bar was refreshed daily and the bathrooms were cleaned/refreshed twice daily including at turn down. I can't overstate Read more[SPLIT]Read lesshow nice these rooms were for being in central London at this price point, an absolute steal, especially including the extras mentioned above and the quality of robes, towels, linens, bath products, etc. Each room also had its own segregated wifi which meant lightning fast speeds and also came with light controls via the TV if tech is your thing! The Times was also delivered daily and you could send laundry out to be pressed if needed. Overall the room experience was excellent and punched well above its price point. We did have one night where we heard folks stomping in the room upstairs, but that seemed to be a one-off and the room was otherwise very quiet. Check-in and check-out were friendly and efficient as was service throughout, including everyone form doormen (offering suggestions and carrying bags, providing umbrellas, etc.) the front desk staff, and cleaning crews who were always there with a smile and to ask if you needed anything. They even sent along a special plate of treats for my dad's b-day! The rest of the property was well appointed. There were several spaces to just relax and what appeared to be a beautiful tea, though we didn't participate. The gym was also fine, with only a few machines, but that was enough as I was in there 3 times and never saw another guest. The only drawback I thought was the basement restaurant where service and the food was a tad lacking. Location wise this was perfect for us, across the street from South Kensington station (circle/district and Piccadilly) but on a quieter side street. This enabled us to get anywhere throughout the city quickly while being away from the touristy crowds (well as much as you can be in London.) I'd highly recommend staying at this location and property again.

By Ryan Feb ’20 Trip Type Family


5

Best Place to stay in London

As it was my wife's birthday weekend, I told the staff during reservation. When we got there there was a little welcoming treat to say happy birthday to my wife. That was a nice touch and very special.

By Modestus Feb ’20 Trip Type Couple


5

Excellent hotel and excellent location

Perfect for weekend getaways, location perfect being very close to subway. Very good service and breakfast was also great. Stayed in deluxe room and side of that room also very good for weekend getaways.

By Minna Feb ’20 Trip Type Couple


5

Great location, and a friendly hotel

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By HeleneDomingo Dec ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

A home from home in London

The Ampersand is a lovely hotel in a great location. The welcome is warm and genuine. Service great in all settings. Rooms well appointed. Great breakfast with plenty of fresh food.

By Paul Dec ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

Absolutely beautiful five stars

Amazing location

By Sandra Dec ’19 Trip Type Family


5

Wonderful style

Breakfast with a view of the blue sky

By Asfrid Dec ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

Excellent

Great staff and super helpful ! Loved the hotel and the location and will definitely stay there again

By Dima Oct ’19 Trip Type Business


4

Very good hotel, compact, friendly environment.

Very good services in general, including professional and friendly reception.

By Marcela Oct ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

great location and nice hotel

Got impressed for the hotel design and good service of employees. best location

By jiantao Sep ’19 Trip Type Business


5

Quintessential SLH property

Warm welcome in all settings. Great breakfast with fresh food.

By Paul Sep ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

Great stay

Perfect service, ideal location, nice staff, good food.

By Geert Jul ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

Attentive service in luxury surrounds

This is our second stay at The Ampersand Hotel as a family of 4. Both times we have had interconnecting rooms which works brilliantly. Rooms are very stylish and tasteful, with a feeling of modern luxury. Staff are courteous and helpful at all times. The location is fantastic- right in the heart of Read more[SPLIT]Read lessSouth Kensington, literally 100m from the tube station and multiple fantastic cafes and restaurants. The breakfast is beautiful, with everything you could hope for. I can't wait to stay here again!

By Kate Jul ’19 Trip Type Family


5

Another great stay at the Ampersand

We love the Ampersand. The staff are all wonderful from initial check-in to departure. The Science Afternoon Tea is also truely spectacular

By Graham Jul ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

Great home from home in London

Another great stay at the Ampersand. Warm welcome on arrival and great service in all settings. Particularly enjoy the breakfast made with fresh produce.

By Paul Jul ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

A very pleasant surprise!

I ended up at the Ampersand because my usual hotel was fully booked, and I loved it. Well trained, friendly staff, nice clean rooms, great location with many shops and little caffés around the corner. Own restaurant very nice with lovely menu and nice wine. I have food allergies and staff went out of Read more[SPLIT]Read lesstheir way to make me a delicious breakfast. Easy to walk to museums and tube gets you all over town. Will stay again.

By Miriam May ’19 Trip Type Individual


5

A hotel with the X factor

The Ampersand ticks the boxes for all discerning guests and then some. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. A really nice pied a terre in the capital.

By Paul May ’19 Trip Type Individual


4

Very good location, nice hotel, the bed not very good, nice room and bathroom. Poor welcome and departure.

Bathtub in the bedroom

By Cinzia Apr ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

very nice, great price. Great staff

very good staff,

By Don Mar ’19 Trip Type Business


5

Very nice hotel.

Location, guest service, water in the room, big bathroom with shower.

By Silvia Feb ’19 Trip Type Individual


5

Charming hotel with great staff

Comfortable, elegantly designed hotel in good location with friendly, efficient staff ready to help and make your visit run smoothly.

By Paula Feb ’19 Trip Type Business


4

Excellent stay

The front office staff was quite helpful when we had to stay 2 extra nights unexpectantly due to my wife 's illness. It was arranged quickly with no fuss

By Anthony Jan ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

Incredible Boutique Hotel in the best London Location

This boutique Gem is incredible - the location is close to everything yet you don't feel like youre in the hustle of a major city - it felt like home everytime we got there and I just love it! Seriously, we have found our forever London Hotel and can't wait to return. Everything from the greeting, Read more[SPLIT]Read lessthe champagne, the breakfast, to the way the bathroom door closes is perfect!

By Iwona Jan ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

Welcoming and helpful staff across all areas

Great bathroom and shower

By Robert Jan ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

Great for a short business stay

The hotel staff are so hospitable and friendly. Love the bathtub and the heated floors in the bathroom. WiFi is excellent for working. Great location.

By Nadeen Dec ’18 Trip Type Business


5

Nothing to complain!

Everything went well and smoothly.

By Tommi Dec ’18 Trip Type Couple


4

Comfortable stay

Too hot in room to sleep Slow drinks service in lounge Everything else good

By Richard Dec ’18 Trip Type Business


5

Very enjoyable stay

Enjoyed our stay very much. Very nice room, well treated. Very good breakfast highquality materials. More vegetables would be appreciated. Very comfortable sitting areea. Very good WiFi.

By Rivka Nov ’18 Trip Type Friends


4

City hotel with comfort

Warm welcome at arrival

By Yasuyuki Nov ’18 Trip Type Couple


5

Very good service and nice quiet location however still only 25min from Heathrow airport

Nice breakfast

By Hannu Nov ’18 Trip Type Couple


2

Better 5* hotels elsewhere in London

Must win the award for the smallest hotel room(s) ever. No upgrade either with usual excuse “fully booked” although the restaurant(s) were pretty empty.

By Simon Oct ’18 Trip Type Individual


5

Quintessential boutique hotel in a great location.

Nothing is too much trouble for the friendly, courteous staff.

By Paul Oct ’18 Trip Type Family


5

FEELING HOME

I love the special feeling of arriving home! This is how I feel every time I check-in. Staff i very friendly but professional at the same time.

By Cristina Oct ’18 Trip Type Individual


5

BEST Location in London!

Young and helpful staff. Hip and fun decor in a fantastic neighborhood. Wonderful, comfy room and I recommend getting a larger room (Deluxe or Studio). Heated floors in the bathroom were the BEST!

By Katie Sep ’18 Trip Type Couple


Key Features

Air
Air conditioning
Family
Family friendly
Restaurant
Restaurant
Room
Room service

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Gym
  • Meeting rooms
  • Business services
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Elevators
  • Safe deposit box
  • Bar
  • Family friendly

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Gym
  • Meeting rooms
  • Business services
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Elevators
  • Safe deposit box
  • Bar
  • Family friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Full service housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security
  • Accessible facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service

Food And Drinks

Hotel guests and locals alike flock to Apero at The Ampersand. The décor is hip, the atmosphere is buzzing and the cooking is distinctly Mediterranean. Bartenders are also on hand to mix up a signature cocktail or two. If you just can’t wait until dinner, the hotel serves patisserie and light bites in the drawing rooms throughout the day.

The Drawing Rooms

Served Meals: Lunch, Dinner This is where the one-of-a-kind and award-winning Science Afternoon Tea is served with a mix of exciting and curious dishes from jellies served in petri dishes to chocolate spacemen and dinosaur biscuits. There is also a special Kid Sci-Fi Tea for younger scientists offering a special selection of children favourites including mini hot dogs and rocket cheese straws and sweet treats like brioche and jam sandwiches and hot chocolate. Advance bookings are recommended.

Apero

Served Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Apero is among Kensingtons best restaurants with an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere that appeals to both house guests and locals. Our food includes easy-going Mediterranean cooking- while in The Drawing Rooms- our all-day coffee- patisserie and light bite menus can be enjoyed at any hour in a room that is always busy with a convivial neighborhood spirit. Beyond the large windows- which flood the interior in natural light- the bustle of South Kensington passes by.

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

The Ampersand Hotel

10 Harrington Road

London

SW73ER

England

United Kingdom

Check in:

1400

Check out:

1200

Where is it?

10 miles to airport City Airport

12 miles to airport Heathrow Airport

23 miles to airport Gatwick Airport

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