The Ampersand Hotel Est. 2012

10 Harrington Rd, London SW7 3ER, United Kingdom

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Inspire your intimates with a healthy dose of inn-telligence, this luxury London hotel revolves it's rooms and revelry around central themes of botany, music, geometry, ornithology and astronomy.
Intimately dine, gorgeously game, marvelously meet or whimiscally wed at this stylish, modern and utterly unique event space housed in a luxury hotel with a sense of humor.
The Lowdown
Type
Boutique Hotel
Views
Cityscape
Historical Monument
Street
Style
British
Victorian
Whimsical
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Built in 1888, The Ampersand Hotel is one of London’s original Victorian boutique hotels. Located on Harrington Road, this new 111 bedroom destination is just seconds away from South Kensington tube station. The Ampersand Hotel 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. Set in the heart of South Kensington, The Ampersand Hotel is on the doorstep of Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, and only a 35-minute tube ride away from the Olympic Stadium in Stratford. 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.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $77 to $100

Additional Charges

There is a discretionary food and beverage service charge of 12.5%. Our room hire is exempt of VAT (not added or deducted), but all our accommodation and food and beverage costs include 20% VAT. For receptions and dinners, we can provide a complimentary room hire with a food and beverage minimum spend. All rates are quoted in British pounds

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
32
Buffet
32
Standing
50
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2012
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
No Amplified Music Allowed
The Venue is Closed During
N/A
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
We have 5 room categories at the hotel starting from Double Rooms to One Bedroom Suites
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

We have a fun 5 Course Sharing Menu for dinners as an option where each course is beautifully presented and shared amongst the group! Some of the bedrooms have a view of the top of the Natural History Museum.

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
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. From the interior design to the collections and curiosities, The Ampersand Hotel unites guests with the local surrounding area through the five themes of botany, music, geometry, ornithology and astronomy. The hotel, which opened in its modern incarnation in summer 2012, was originally built as a boutique hotel, called The Norfolk Hotel, with only 80 rooms, each of which had different fittings and furniture. The hotel was comfortable and luxurious and was set apart by its character and distinction.
Design:
The Library Room -The Library is home to The Ampersand’s specially-curated collection of books, providing a unique, quirky interior style and inspiration for conversation. The Games Room - Shelves in The Games Room are lined with books and curiosities and a full-size table-tennis table (dependent on number of guests) sits at the heart of the room. The Wine Room -Statement lighting, a polished basalt floor and an imposing oak banqueting table make this a sophisticated environment to sample The Ampersand’s impressive wine cellar.
Standout Venue Features:
Our event spaces include for free the use of a TV screen (always fun to display pictures), background music, candles, menu and place cards for dinners, and there is complimentary Wi-Fi as well if needed.
Extra Perks:
For meetings, equipment included in the rooms are: pads, pens, sweets & stationery box, LCD television, DVD player & cabling, flipchart & easel with pad, conference phone. The Room Facilities include: unlimited access to a private high speed Wi-Fi channel, natural day light, air conditioning, background music system, TV screen, bar & minibar, lights dimmer switches, and candles For private dining, afternoon teas, receptions: table tennis (dependent on numbers), background music, we can dim the lights, candles, menus for dinners and place cards, white table cloths
Awards & Notables We have been featured in the following: Olive Magazine, National Post, The Times, The Telegraph, GQ, London Evening Standard, The Handbook, The Guardian, The Independent to name a few.
Celebration Locations
The Library Room:
With a capacity for 14 seated and up to 35 standing, this intimate snug is perfect for a low-key meeting, press day, private lunch/dinner or small cocktail reception. The Library is home to The Ampersand’s specially-curated collection of books, providing a unique interior style and inspiration for conversation.
- Max Capacity: 35 in a reception layout
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Wine Room:
Adjacent to our Apero restaurant, this is a decadent, elegant space for private dining for 10 people. Statement lighting, a polished basalt floor and an imposing oak banqueting table make this a sophisticated environment to sample The Ampersand’s impressive wine cellar.
- Max Capacity: 10 for private dining
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Games Room:
Accommodating up to 32 seated or 50 standing, The Games Room provides an irreverent backdrop for your corporate event or private celebration. Shelves in The Games Room are lined with books and curiosities and a full-size table-tennis table sits at the heart of the room.
- Max Capacity: 50 in a reception layout
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Apero - 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. Menus inspired by the Mediterranean's best ingredients and the region's most enduring flavours are popular with both locals and hotel guests, who gather here from breakfast to late evening. The buzzy bar at Apero, tended by staff with a real passion for what they serve, is an understated but glamorous place to get into the ‘aperitivo' spirit with a signature cocktail or glass of wine before dinner. Apero is the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 Winner. The Drawing Rooms - Part English drawing room, part 'salon de thé', with deep sofas and studded armchairs in scarlet velvets and kingfisher blues, The Drawing Rooms is the place to enjoy pretty pastries, exceptional teas, freshly-pressed coffees and Afternoon Tea. All-day light bites also make us popular with residents of South Kensington, as well as those who want to get together for a business meeting in a quiet corner of a discreet address. The feel is intimate yet buzzy, with sunshine pouring in through the large Victorian windows.
Bars & Lounges:
There is a bar in the Apero Restaurant and Drawing Rooms
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