Enjoy A Tailor-Made Valentine’s Day At The Ampersand Hotel

The Ampersand

Already panicking about pulling off the perfect Valentine’s Day? The Ampersand Hotel, South Kensington, is inviting guests to personalise their pillows for the ultimate romantic stay. Guests can also enjoy Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea in the beautiful setting of The Drawing Rooms, as well as cocktails and modern Mediterranean sharing plates in the hotel’s atmospheric vaulted restaurant, Apero.


Imagine your loved one’s surprise as they discover our plump pillows decorated with their moniker! Guests simply need to share the names, messages or images they’d like to include, and The Ampersand Hotel will then print these onto two of their crisp white pillowcases. Whether you include a term of endearment, a favourite photograph, or simply ‘My side’ and ‘Your side’, it’s a memorable gift that’s sure to impress. Those feeling brave might even want to include the ultimate romantic dictum; ‘Will you marry me?’ Guests are encouraged to take their pillowcases home with them; a lovely memento of their stay in South Kensington.


Those looking for the wow-factor should book a Deluxe Studio; brimming with botanical references, it comes complete with king size bed, freestanding bath and stunning views of London. It’s the little things that make all the difference, and The Ampersand Hotel ensures you enjoy these special touches throughout your stay; from the complimentary Wi-Fi and soft drinks mini bar to the Miller Harris toiletries in all guest rooms.


Pastry chef Ji Sun Shin’s Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea is the perfect indulgent treat, with freshly cooked white chocolate heart shaped scones, savoury gourgeres and a selection of sweet pastries inspired by this romantic holiday. Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea £32.50 per person or £45.00 with a glass of Champagne. Available from 7-15 February 2015.


Neighbourhood brasserie Apero is nestled in the vaulted cellars of The Ampersand Hotel, providing a discreet and intimate dining backdrop. Kick off the evening sipping cocktails at Apero’s slick bar, and then tuck into Head Chef Chris Golding’s sharing menu, with signature dishes including queen scallops baked with seaweed butter and burrata, honey and truffle. Be sure to save space for the decadent hot chocolate fondant, with honey toffee, rosemary ice cream and pine nut crunch. Sharing Menu £32 per person.


The Ampersand Hotel’s unique concept is inspired by the capital’s renowned cultural district, including the world-famous museums of Natural History, Science and Victoria & Albert, as well as the Royal Albert Hall, all devoted to botany, music, geometry, ornithology and astronomy. These 5 themes are intricately incorporated throughout The Ampersand Hotel.


More London Cocktail Week Events Announced


  1. Raise a glass with The Ampersand Hotel’s London Cocktail Week Afternoon Tea
  2. Feast on cocktail-inspired pastries including mojito layer cake, pina colada custard tart, bellini chocolate cups, cosmopolitan jelly shots and white russian mini-babas
Available from 4-12 October, £32.50 per person or £44.50 per person with a glass of champagne

  1. Wristband holders can enjoy Apero’s Minnie Cunningham cocktail for £4 – a concoction made with Portobello gin, byrrh & raspberry sour
  2. Enjoy with Head Chef Chris Goldings’ fantastic sharing menu | £30 per person
  3. Located in the original 19th century vault below the luxurious décor of The Ampersand Hotel, Apero offers a taste of the Mediterranean with a tempting menu of sharing plates and cocktails



  1. The King of Soho and Jazz After Dark invite you to discover the Spirit of Soho through one of the world’s most famous blends  – gin and jazz
  2. Pairing Jazz After Dark’s unique acts with the smooth taste of the King of Soho gin, we are bringing this legendary combination to life for what promises to be an unforgettable evening on Greek Street in the heart of Soho

London Cocktail Week wristband entitles you to 1 x £5 cocktail on Thursday 9 October or £5 off admission on Friday 10 + Saturday 11 October


  1. Enjoy 20% off all cocktails at these two London institutions throughout London Cocktail Week
  2. Head to authentic Italian restaurant ORSO for an Aperol Spritz and afterwards simply head around the corner to enjoy classic American cocktails including mint juleps, sazerazs and mojitos