15 Of The Best Family Hotels In London

If you’re staying in the city with children, you’re probably looking for family hotels in London and knowing which from among the hundreds to choose from can be hard.

  • Will noisy children garner disapproving looks at breakfast?

  • Does the hotel have any special activities or menus for kids?

Although we live here, we’ve had the good fortune to stay in some fabulous hotels in the capital, so keep reading for our picks of the best family hotels in London:

PARK PLAZA COUNTY HALL

This sophisticated Central London hotel takes catering for families seriously.

The choice of family rooms is extensive, as you can request the Junior Suite, Family Room or connected Superior Rooms.

If you book the Family Getaway Package, kids get a goody bag with colouring packs, complimentary in-room films and ‘money’ that they can spend at the hotel café and bar.

Park Plaza family hotel in London

In addition, kids dining at the hotel’s restaurants get free breakfast, lunch and dinner alongside paying parents.

The hotel also has an itinerary with family activities like pizza-making classes and film nights.

Many attractions like the London Eye and London Aquarium are only a short walk away.

  • Family rooms from £284

  • Located in Zone 1

  • Close to: London Eye, Tower Bridge, London Aquarium, National Theatre, Madame Tussauds, Houses of Parliament.

ROYAL GARDEN HOTEL

When it comes to families, the hotel has thought of pretty much everything including guaranteed connecting rooms, a cot if you need it and micro-scooters to borrow and explore the park.

There’s also the option to have an earlier dinner (from 17:30 – all hotels should do this) in their Park Terrace restaurant and a special children’s room service menu for little ones.

Royal Garden family hotel in London

With wigwam tents in the rooms for younger guests to enjoy and a London Explorer backpack (containing a water bottle, drawing kit, mini torch and map highlighting Kensington’s family-friendly attractions) we like that two adults and two children can stay in the same room.

  • Family room from £375

  • Located in Zone 1

  • Close to: London Eye, Madame Tussauds, Sea Life, Kensington High Street, Science Museum, Royal Albert Hall and the Tower of London.

THE CHESTERFIELD, MAYFAIR

Despite being in one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, The Chesterfield is very kid friendly and has its own hotel Nanny for when you want to leave the kids with a child care professional and enjoy London as an unaccompanied adult.

We particularly like their children’s afternoon tea inspired by Hardy’s Original Sweetshop – a fun twist on a more traditional afternoon tea.

The Chesterfield Mayfair family hotel in London

As a nice touch, children under 12 receive a child size bathrobe and slippers, a printed menu with your child’s name, and activity colouring books and pencils when dining in the restaurant.

  • Family room from £320

  • Located in Zone 1

  • Close to: Hamleys Toy Shop, London’s museums, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, The London Eye and West End theatres.

THE MILESTONE

A luxury boutique hotel in Central Kensington offering nice touches for families including special beds and bedding, cots, mini bathrobes and slippers. Younger guests can have a teddy bear book and chocolate mouse on turndown.

The Milestone family hotel in London

They also have a ‘Prince and Princess Afternoon Tea’ where children can decorate their own cupcakes, sip on delicious milkshakes and enjoy all the trimmings.

Family size wise, they can accommodate up to six guests by combining two rooms or suites. The Milestone also has family apartments with their own kitchen and dining area. Some apartments also have access to their own private deck area or terrace.

  • Family room from £408

  • Located in Zone 1

  • Close to: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, The Serpentine boating lake and the Diana Princess of Wales’ Memorial Playground.

COMFORT INN VICTORIA

The lobby was created with families in mind and you’ll see books and toys available for kids to use while you’re waiting to check in.  A dedicated children’s menu should please even the fussiest of eaters.

Comfort Inn Victoria family hotel in London

Up to two children 12 years old and younger stay free when they share a room with their parents if no additional bedding is required. Continental breakfast for all guests is included in the price.

  • Family room from £140

  • Located in Zone 1

  • Close to: St James’ Park, Buckingham Palace, Victoria station.

EUROPA HOUSE

For those looking for more of a home from home experience, try Europa House in Little Venice. Choose one of 14 spacious apartments in an elegant Regency townhouse with three acres of award-winning private gardens and plenty of home comforts.

You can stay for one night, one week, one month or one year.

The dedicated Kids Concierge offers a directory of local recommendations that cater for younger guests, starting with the kids’ playground in the private gardens.

They also offer cots, high chairs, toys, sports equipment and a vast supply of books and DVDs stashed away in the ‘Kids Only’ cupboard.

  • Short term-stay in a one bed apartment from £199 including VAT per night

  • Located in Zone 1

  • Close to: London Zoo, National History Museum, Diana Princess of Wales’ Memorial Playground and Hyde and Regent’s Park.

THE ARCH LONDON

This elegant townhouse style hotel is situated on a peaceful zone in Marylebone.

The Arch family hotel in London

Interconnected rooms or larger suites are available for families, so parents can choose to combine rooms or book a two or three bedroom suite, which sleeps up to six.

With the Family Fun Package, younger ones are spoilt with their own dining menu, amenities and teddy bear on arrival.

Toys from the hotel’s treasure chest can be selected during their stay as souvenirs and on a visit to the hotel’s library, and milk and cookies are complimentary for the children.

Dining at the restaurant is free for children with their parents and the kid-friendly cutlery and colouring books at the table will keep them and their parents happy.

  • Zone 1 location

  • Family rooms from £562

  • Close to: Bond Street, Hyde Park, Marble Arch, Mayfair, Oxford Street.

MELIÃ WHITE HOUSE

Situated next to Regent’s Park, this hotel is excellent for families planning to spend time at London Zoo. The Level Family Room accommodates two adults and two children under 11 years old and adjoining rooms can also be booked.

Melia White House family hotel in London

Children under six years old stay free while kids from six to 12 years old stay at 50% off the adult rate.

Presents are given to the kids on arrival and a baby/children’s menu is available for room service and the hotel’s restaurants. A baby cot and bottle warmer are available on request.

  • Zone 1 location

  • Family room from £273

  • Close to: Soho, London Zoo, Oxford Street, Piccadilly circus, Madame Tussaud’s.

THE WESTBOURNE HYDE PARK

The spacious suites at this contemporary hotel are practical as well as stylish, as there is a mini-kitchen with appliances such as a fridge and freezer, Nespresso coffee machine and microwave in the rooms.

A deluxe one bedroom suite sleeps two adults and two children and cots can be reserved in advance. Little luxuries like relaxing in the Hypnos beds and two Smart TVs ensures that both the whole family will enjoy a restful stay.

  • Zone 1 location

  • Close to: Hyde Park, Kensington High Street, Science Museum, Paddington Station.

  • Suites from £199 per night

THE BAILEY’S HOTEL LONDON

This Victorian townhouse hotel is great for a stylish stay in London with your little ones.

The luxury family room has two double beds, which sleep two adults and two kids (a crib/extra bed can be requested).

The buffet breakfast is complementary during your stay. A babysitting service is available on request.

All rooms are soundproofed, which is ideal for families with babies and young children. A special children’s concierge service treats them to a teddy bear, kids room service items, amenities kit and plenty more to make them feel like VIPs.

  • Close to: Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Kensington High Street, Harrods.

  • Zone 1 location

  • Family rooms from £266

PREMIER INN LEICESTER SQUARE

This hotel is perfect for a budget-friendly stay in Central London. As it’s only a short walk from most of the attractions, you’ll also save money on public transport. Teenagers 15 years old and under stay free and get a free breakfast.

The rooms sleep two adults and two under 15s, and a cot can be requested free of charge.

  • Family rooms from £163

  • Located in Zone 1

  • Close to: Covent Garden, Soho, Chinatown, Hyde Park and Trafalgar Square.

ST ERMIN’S HOTEL

This grand hotel is situated in the heart of Westminster, just a short walk from many attractions.

The deluxe guest room sleeps four. For larger families, the family room is ideal, as it has two bathrooms and accommodates two adults, two children and a small younger child (sleeping on a daybed).

The little ones will get their own St Ermin’s bedtime story book.

A great activity for families at this hotel is the bee-keeping workshop that is located on the premises at their urban beehive. Kids will see how honey is formed in the hives and can enjoy a themed afternoon tea. The afternoon tea is subject to availability and must be booked in advance.

  • Family room from £409 per night

  • Zone 1 location

  • Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Place, St James’ Park, Science Museum, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Tower Bridge.

SOUTH POINT SUITES – TOWER BRIDGE

Explore the urban landscape of the London Bridge area on a stay at this family-friendly hotel. The apartment-style rooms are furnished with full amenities, including a free laundry service and pets are also welcome.

The one bedroom suite and deluxe studio suite and sofa bed sleep two adults and two children.

The Happy Families Package offers late check-out, discounts on local restaurants, free breakfast for the family and plenty more to make your stay as convenient as possible.

  • Zone 1 area

  • Family rooms from £248 per night

  • Close to: Tower Bridge, London Bridge, Tower of London, Borough Market, Tate Modern, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge station.

ST JAMES’ HOTEL AND CLUB

Interconnecting rooms are available across most room categories, and kids even get a free Superior or Deluxe room when you book a Junior or Deluxe Suite for a minimum of two nights.

Take advantage of the Kids Concierge, who can provide top tips for activities to keep the kids busy.

THE ZETTER HOTEL

The Clerkenwell hotel has connecting rooms and littles extras which will make mum and dad’s stay easier (like baby video monitors and cots) and the kids feel extra special (colouring books, crayons, kids’ bathrobes).

 (c) Darren Chung (c) Darren Chung

The hotel restaurant offers kids breakfast and dinner menus including a £6.75 three-course meal.

What are your favourite family hotels in London?

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