If you’re visiting London with children and need a place to stay you’ll be wanting somewhere that’s family-friendly. Here are some places which welcome families with children.
Taj 51 Buckingham gate offers gorgeous five-star serviced apartment suites just minutes away from Buckingham Palace. The suites range from one to nine bedrooms and all have their own luxurious kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms. With details such as children’s robes, slippers and toiletries in the bathrooms, toys in the bedrooms and a separate children’s dining menu this is somewhere to make children feel really special. There are some fabulous activities on offer for kids such as cooking classes and VIP trips to Hamleys, the famous London toy store.
The five-star The Royal Horseguards sits just across the river Thames from the London Eye – the best rooms face this way. The beautiful Grade 1 listed building is in the style of a French chateau. Inside the decor is sumptuous and elegant but children are very welcome. The hotel offers luxurious family rooms and provides toys and treats for its young guests.
The Landmark Trust preserves historic properties, rents them out for holidays and welcomes families. An example is a Georgian house which was one of the few houses in the city to survive the Great Fire of London in 1666 and is just around the corner from Smithfield Market.
Premier Inn has around twenty hotels in London offering family rooms, including one in the historic County Hall building which is right next to the London Eye and the River Thames. The rooms are simple but clean and decently equipped and are fine to use as a base. The breakfasts are great, and under-16’s eat free with a paying adult.
The Youth Hostel Association offers family rooms in both the St Pauls and the St Pancras London hostels.
If you’re into camping, the Crystal Palace Caravan Club Site is open all year round and welcomes tents and caravans.
Home exchange holidays offer you the chance to stay in someone else’s home while they stay in yours. This is brilliant for families as your houses are set up for children and you all benefit from each other’s local knowledge. Knok has a range of London homes available for exchange.
More on London
If you’d like to read more about family-friendly places to stay in London, with reviews by some of my fellow trusted family travel bloggers, head over here.
Each month I publish a round-up of some of the best things to do in London with kids – you can find the latest round-up here.
If you’d like a London guide book, I recommend both both the Lonely Planet London Travel Guide and the London Marco Polo Travel Guide .
Over to you
Do you have any recommended places to stay in London?
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Sarah Ebner says
What a great and useful post Gretta. I would also add the St Ermin’s hotel for boutique luxury – it’s really gorgeous, and of course there are local hotels in different parts of London too.
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Gretta Schifano says
I don’t know St Ermin’s, so thanks for that recommendation.