Christmas is just 13 days away, but it’s not too late time to start planning your festive getaway and seasonal parties. Whether you are looking for a sumptuous suite a snowball’s throw from London’s finest Christmas attractions or a place to recharge after a day shopping, The Ampersand Hotel is the perfect place to celebrate.
A Winter Wonderland
Set in the heart of South Kensington, The Ampersand Hotel is ideally located to experience the best that London has to offer at Christmas. A short walk from Knightsbridge, guests can enjoy Harrods’ Christmas decorations and festive shopping in the abundance of luxury and boutique stores.
On the doorstep of Hyde Park, why not merrily immerse yourself in a Bavarian-style Christmas market with a glass of mulled wine or a hot chocolate before enjoying the fairground rides at Winter Wonderland (21 November – 5 January). With the hotel just a three-minute walk away from the Natural History Museum, you can also get your skates on at the famous seasonal ice-rink (19 October – 12 January).
If you’re looking for a more relaxed trip, The Ampersand Hotel neighbours the Royal Albert Hall where kid’s can join Father Christmas in his Sleigh (5 December – 22 December) before enjoying carols by candlelight (21 – 24 December).
After a chilly day exploring London’s festive sights, why not warm-up in The Ampersand Hotel’s restaurant, Apero, with a cocktail menu featuring Seasonal Bellinis and Snowy Peaks (Chase vodka with Briottet Lychee, strawberry purée & rose sugar).
I’m Dreaming of an Ampersand Christmas
The Ampersand Hotel’s luxury bedrooms range from intimate doubles to perfectly appointed suites with freestanding baths, king-size beds, and private balconies. Individually- styled taking inspiration from the surrounding area, all bedrooms boast sumptuous sheets, plush pillows and magnificent mattresses alongside LCD TVs with movies on demand, Nespresso coffee machines and L’Occitane toiletries.
If you’re travelling with children, The Ampersand Hotel has considered your every need offering interconnecting rooms, children’s toiletries and child sized bathrobes and slippers on request.
Superior rooms start from £268 including VAT per room per night. Balconied suites start from £454 including VAT. Both rates exclude breakfast.
Good Tidings We Bring
For those planning a festive get together, The Ampersand Hotel offers three private event spaces, available for hire separately or together and all decorated in eclectic Ampersand style, perfect for holding a work event or intimate dinner. .
Guests who hire The Ampersand Hotel’s event spaces will be able to feast on a selection of festive favourites hand-picked to create a luxurious three-course Christmas menu, including beetroot tarte tatin, Roast Norfolk Black Turkey comes with all the trimmings and indulgent desserts including dark chocolate yule log with clementine sorbet. The event menu is available for £40pp or £65pp including prosecco on arrival, half bottle of house wine and Christmas crackers (minimum 8 guests).
A Christmas Gift
For those looking to give a special gift to a loved one this Christmas, The Ampersand Hotel offers a variety of gift vouchers for its award-winning Science Afternoon Tea inspired by the neighbouring Natural History and Science Museum.
Alongside a delicious selection of seasonal sandwiches, quiches and warm scones, guests can enjoy expertly-crafted pastries including white chocolate coconut sponge with vanilla buttercream, dust for mini dinosaur biscuit ‘fossils’ hidden beneath chocolate soil, and be transported with Milky Way macaroons and chocolate spacemen.