The Handbook
The Handbook

Whilst we’re all for autumn evenings spent on our sofas binging on Netflix series, if there’s a chance to hire our own private cinema then we know which one we’d definitely take and this autumn, The Ampersand hotel is doing just that.

From the 4th September until 6t November, the South Kensington Hotel will be showing iconic films that are inspired by the five central concepts at the hotel – botany, music, geometry, ornithology and astronomy. So, for music you’ll be able to see La La Land, for botany there’s The Jungle Book and for ornithology – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Much more luxurious than your usual cinema, this underground intimate setting is filled with low-set armchairs, sofas and leather poufs, equally the pop-corn is a cut above the rest too. Created by the hotel’s pastry team, favours include parmesan and truffle oil, smoked paprika and herb butter and sweet cinnamon. The tickets include cocktails too, or arrive early (films are shown from 6:30pm and head to Apero, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant and feast on Mediterranean small plates.

With space for up you and eight of your closest pals, it certainly beats just going round to someone’s house and trying to all squeeze on to one sofa…

The South Kensington Cinema Club takes place from the 4th September – 6th November