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Time Out | March 2018 Inspired by its South Kensington neighbour, the Science Museum, afternoon tea at luxury hotel The Ampersand may come served on a classic three-tier stand, but the rest is anything but traditional. The Ampersand’s swish interiors and perfectly toasted scones will keep even the most sophisticated tea-drinker happy.

 

Spear’s | March 2018 Italian flavours and authentic hearty dishes abound at Apero.

 

 

Luxury Lifestyle Magazine | March 2018 An elegantly restored Victorian boutique hotel located in South Kensington, the Ampersand is only a 5-minute walk from the Science museum, Natural History museum and Royal Albert Hall.

 

 

 

The Telegraph | February 2018 This boutique hotel, which is perfectly placed for exploring London’s Museum Mile, is quiet and intimate but also laid back and unintimidating – which makes it an ideal choice for families. 

 

7 * Life | February 2018 This South Kensington gem is located minutes away from The Royal Albert Hall and some of London’s finest museums – ideal for lovers with a penchant for ancient history.

 

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The Handbook | October 2016 Afternoon tea conjured ideas of civilised enjoyment and relaxation. Science on the other hand generates visions of the periodic table, inconceivable equations and black holes; in essence things that are difficult to get your head around. Combine the two and you get a science-themed afternoon tea complete with a mint and chocolate planet shaped mousse with spacemen and almond short-bread dinosaur and fossil chocolate box.

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The Independent | September 2016 The mahogany seating in Apero, white tiled cellar walls, and bare brick nooks make for a simple but elegant brunch stop before exploring the areas museums.

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Wonderland | July 2016The rooms are worth a visit in themselves. Individually styled (with suites possessing their own private balcony, perfect for watching the sun set over the London skyline from), the design aesthetic emanates from the surrounding area of London – particularly the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum – with all 111 rooms having designs revolving around botany, music, geometry and ornithology (ours focused on astronomy).

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Stylist | 09 February 2016 This elegantly refurbished Victorian hotel will provide much needed respite after a busy day exploring the local museums. For an extra-special stay, the Deluxe Studio, which features a king size bed with a luxurious velvet headboard, a freestanding bath and stunning views of London, provides the perfect patch for romance.

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The Times | 29 August 2015Its arty décor is inspired by the nearby museums, it has a pretty tea salon plus a Mediterranean-themed restaurant.

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The Sunday Telegraph | 21 September 2014 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.

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The Guardian Online | 28 March 2014 Is that not the most amazing looking tea? An incredible-looking and tasting tea, featuring such delights as white chocolate scones, hazelnut walnut and chocolate cake with a chocolate dinosaur (yes, a dinosaur) and a raspberry cake planet. It's tea from another dimension.

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Conde Nast Traveller | 12 March 2014 Guests can visit Apero, the hotel's modern Mediterranean restaurant, or perhaps while away the night in the 'wine room', sampling some of the fine wines stored in the hotel's cellar. There are 111 rooms, including a wide selection of studios and suites – a perfect base for those staying in the city.

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The Sunday Times | 16 February 2014 We looked for a catch, but couldn't find one: the location's fantastic, the bedrooms are sleek and stylish, with more flamboyant décor in the drawing rooms; and the staff are young and willing. An added bonus is the basement bistro, which has a real neighbourhood buzz, and a Mediterranean tapas-style menu created by the head chef, Chris Golding.

 

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