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Map & Directions

The Ampersand Hotel is situated just a minute's walk from South Kensington tube station, and is well connected to Heathrow airport.

Underground: The District, Circle and Piccadilly Lines all stop at South Kensington underground station and can connect you to the rest of London in minutes. An Oyster Card can be purchased from the station ticket office, which is the most cost-efficient method of using London public transport. For a tube map, click here.

Airports: For London airports, you can travel directly to Heathrow airport on the Piccadilly Line (journey time, one hour). Fast trains to Heathrow leave from Paddington Station (journey time, 15 minutes; see www.heathrowexpress.com) and to Gatwick from Victoria Station (journey time, 30 minutes; see www.gatwickexpress.com). Taxi transfers to or from any London airport can be arranged by our concierge.

Buses: Buses are easy to use with an Oyster Card, with key routes passing close to our hotel. Some of the more useful connections are as follows:

Bus 70: Kensington Gardens, Notting Hill, High Street Kensington
Bus 49: Kings Road and High Street Kensington
Bus 74: Knightsbridge (Harrods), Hyde Park, Oxford Street
Bus 10: Oxford Street (Selfridges), Bond Street, Knightsbridge (Harrods), Hyde Park
Bus 9: Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square (National Portrait Gallery)
Bus 52: Knightsbridge (Harrods), Kensington High Street

Bikes: London's Barclays Cycle Hire offers 6,000 bikes available for hire at over 400 locations (the first 30 minutes are free). Casual users can swipe their credit card. See www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling for more.

Cars: We can arrange for private drivers, car rental, taxis and transfers. Please contact us and we will be able to help, as well as advise on parking in London.