London is an exciting place for children to visit, big, busy and bursting with life. In the past few years, the capital has become impressively child-friendly with restaurants cafes and hotels making a special effort to welcome their younger guests. London is not inexpensive and it’s going to cost you so you want to make sure the hotel you choose truly welcomes the whole family and it’s not just an add-on line in their marketing. Here are ten great hotels that go a little further to make sure guests of all ages enjoy their stay.
Families can enjoy a majestic experience at this four star boutique hotel. Sitting opposite Buckingham Palace, Ruben’s certainly echoes the regal and stately airs of the palace. Guests will find Ruben’s tremendously accommodating, particularly for youngsters as this hotel is extremely family friendly. The services here go that extra mile with the help of their ‘Director of Fun and Adventure’, who guarantees your kids will have the best time possible. On arrival, the little ones will be greeted with a fun-filled welcome pack and during their stay they can go on a hotel tour during which they will have the opportunity to decorate cupcakes with the pastry chef. Moreover, children at Ruben’s can end their day enjoying cookies, hot milk and a comforting bubble bath filled with waterproof toys.
Thanks to its location, just outside the center of London, Grange City offers travelers all they need by way of top London attractions. Being just a few steps away from Tower Hill, guests can access the historically renowned Tower of London with ease. This lavish hotel is the ideal place for families as it partners with the iconic London toy store, Hamley’s. Children staying here are treated to Hamley’s hampers filled with toys and delights upon arrival, tailored tours of the famous store as well as store discounts! The suites here have been designed with families in mind, while babysitting facilities are also available for when parents want some time off. Other child-friendly services provided here include junior bathrobes and slippers and personal cooking and baking lessons.
Although expensive and full of old world charm, The Goring is very family friendly and will make you feel right at home. A long-standing London establishment, just minutes away from Buckingham Palace, it really couldn’t be better placed. In the hotel’s immediate surrounds are some quality restaurants, bars, and shops with Hyde Park, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and Harrods all within a mile of The Goring. There are 71 rooms in the hotel and guests are greeted by a cavernous lobby with 24-hour reception. All guests can enjoy complimentary membership of a local health club with pool and gym, which is only five minutes’ walk from the hotel. The concierge can also arrange golf, tennis, riding and jogging – almost any sporting activity a family can think of.
Family owned and designed with families in mind, the apartments at The Athenaeum are the perfect home away from home. Accommodation includes 134 en-suite bedrooms, 12 luxurious suites and 18 spacious apartments. After a fun day out in London, enjoy coming back to relax, unwind and spend time together. Intimate and sophisticated, the Athenaeum is your home-from-home in Mayfair, Central London. You’re right opposite Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace, just down the road from national museums and galleries, and close to world-renowned shops and theaters. When it comes to eating and drinking, there’s afternoon tea, award winning restaurant and a welcoming bar.
Ideally located just south of Westminster Bridge overlooking the River Thames with spectacular views across London. Within walking distance of London’s most famous attractions including the London Eye, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, London Aquarium, National Theatre and the South Bank Centre, this city center hotel provides the perfect base for the family when travelling in London. Central to London’s main transport links, County Hall is just moments’ walk from London Waterloo station, providing excellent connections to the city. Boasting stunning contemporary design and family friendly spacious bedrooms.
The five star Brown’s hotel provides its guests with refined elegance and excellent levels of service and contemporary English luxury. Family are welcome and the hotel goes out of its way to make sure all ages are well taken care of. Brown’s boasts a five star children’s program, making it the perfect place for families to stay. Services designed specifically for the youngsters include a present on arrival, bath time treats, a Brown’s bear, children’s spa treatments, room service menus and super soft bed linen. The classically sophisticated establishment was London’s first ever hotel, founded in 1837 and retains its reputation as one of the city’s finest high-end places to stay. Combing traditional style with a modern twist, staying at Brown’s will leave you with an unforgettable experience. Situated in the center of Mayfair, Brown’s is close to an abundance of London sights and attractions.
Just minutes from Buckingham Palace is Taj 51 Buckingham Gate House hotel. This five star luxury hotel boasts prestigious surroundings, excellent services a Michelin Starred restaurant and an exclusive spa. With 86 modern suites, all of which come with butler service, a separate living room, a fully-equipped kitchen and an opulent bathroom, 51 Buckingham Gate House feels like staying at a home away from home the whole family will enjoy. This lavish hotel is the ideal place for families as it also partners with the famous London toy store, Hamley’s. Children staying here are treated to Hamley’s hampers filled with toys and delights upon arrival, tours of the iconic store as well as store discounts. Junior bathrobes and slippers are also provided.
A contemporary luxury hotel set in heart of London, One Aldwych warmly welcomes families with thoughtful attention and care to ensure parents and their children enjoy their stay. This five star London hotel offers a personalized service with welcome gifts on arrival for younger guests as well as children’s bathrobes and slippers. Centrally located in Covent Garden, One Aldwych features 5-star luxury accommodations, 2 superb restaurants and a health club. This Edwardian property is just a 5-minute walk from Covent Garden Underground Station. The hotel’s ultra-modern facilities include a swimming pool with underwater music, luxury steam and sauna rooms and a state-of-the-art health club with dedicated personal trainers. Indigo restaurant serves modern European cuisine and caters to all family tastes. Westminster is a great choice for families looking for a central location.
The Flemings Hotel in Mayfair is a benchmark of British hospitality, with a history that places it at the heart of the local community. The hotel is formed of six Georgian townhouses and boasts a massive 129 individually designed rooms. Dubbed by many as the best kept secret in London, the hotel offers guests the finest accommodation just three minutes from Green Park Tube station, Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace. Besides from being one of the very few pet-friendly hotels in London, Flemings Mayfair are also very conscious to make an effort regarding children and families. Younger guests can take advantage of the children’s pack for under 8s, which includes a Flemings Frog book and some milk/hot chocolate and cookies for bedtime. The extremely knowledgeable concierge is another reason to stay. With an almost infinite awareness on the best spots in London they can help you find the perfect restaurant, picnic location or obtain tickets to top London attractions and performances.
This place is ideal for those looking to do some serious exploration; it’s the central-most hotel in London. The views from the hotel overshadow Trafalgar Square and London’s famous Strand. This means there are several of the city’s great attractions within easy reach of the hotel. The hotel is right next to a Tube station, and taxis, buses and other public transport links provide easy and accessible routes to London’s Heathrow airport. All 239 family friendly rooms offer private bathrooms and the usual in room entertainment facilities. Families will be extremely pleased with how immediate access to the city’s greatest shopping and eat areas are. There’s an on-site restaurant and gym for guests to unwind, socialize, and relax in.