As a Londoner, I’ve always been fascinated by the fact that each area of the city has it’s own unique and distinctive personality, spawned by its notable historical past. Creative and edgy Clerkenwell; sophisticated and elegant South Kensington, colourful and eclectic Notting Hill. And then there is chic and tech-trending Belgravia. An area of London that I never visited often, but rediscovered by my recent visit to London’s most high-tech boutique hotel.
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It was a sunny August day and I was walking along the streets of South Kensington, when I spotted a building on Harrington Road that I vaguely recognised. It used to be a dark and dingy hotel, one of those places where even the most curious of people wouldn’t want to step foot in. Now it had been transformed back to its original Victorian grandeur, with its newly fresh-painted façade open for business – this time as the Ampersand Hotel.
The Ampersand Hotel in London’s South Kensington district, takes you on a journey back to the 19th century, a significant era in British history when innovation and discovery was the driving force of the Industrial Revolution.