When planning a family trip, one of the things that mainly concerns us is when choosing a hotel, and the truth is that when looking for hotels to stay in London with children, you will see that it is not an easy decision.
A city as big as London has thousands of hotels, and the truth is that finding the perfect hotel can be difficult. When we travel as a family, in my opinion one of the things I value most is that the hotel is relatively central, so that you can easily walk to places of tourist interest, be able to get on the tourist bus easily and not have to spend 40 minutes on public transport. before arriving at the center, since as parents, we know that those 40 minutes are enough sometimes to want to turn around and go back to the hotel some days!
We have compiled hotels that offer connecting rooms, rooms with kitchen, babysitting service, children’s menu, welcome pack for children, hotels that offer free accommodation for children, theme hotels.
What will you find in this article?
- Where to stay in London with children
- Rocco Forte Brown’s Hotel, Kensington
- The Ampersand Hotel, South Kensington
- Park Plaza County Hall Hotel, Lambeth (Central London)
- Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington & Chelsea
- Citadines Trafalgar Square
- Park Plaza Westminster Bridge
- Haymarket Hotel
- The Resident Victory
- Premier Inn, Holiday Inn and Travelodge hotel chains
- 10. Legoland Themed Hotels
Where to stay in London with children
Rocco Forte Brown’s Hotel, Kensington
If you are looking for children to feel at home, the Brown’s Hotel is undoubtedly one of the best options when looking for a hotel to stay in London with children. In this hotel there is no lack of detail, and the little ones in the family will be the most important guests of the hotel. In the room you will find bedding with children’s designs, teddy bears, children’s books, movies, and you will even have the opportunity to play the video game console. If they’re lucky, they’ll even have a tent in the room to play with.
This hotel offers the possibility of choosing connecting rooms. The location of this hotel is absolutely perfect, as it is located in the heart of London, between Piccadilly Circus and Green Park, and from here you can easily walk to Hamleys , the largest and most famous toy store in London which is located in Regent Street, one of the most famous shopping streets in London. St James Park and Buckingham Palace are just 5 minutes’ walk away.
The Ampersand Hotel, South Kensington
The Ampersand Hotel is one of the hotels in London that we usually recommend the most, whether you come as a couple or as a family, because apart from the fact that we love the location of this hotel, the Victorian building in which it is located without a doubt will get your attention.
It is located in South Kensington, where you will also find a wide selection of restaurants and cafes, which always come in handy if you want to have dinner or eat something in the hotel area. As a suggestion we can recommend the Bumpkin restaurant , which is one of our favorite gastropubs. In this hotel you will find a perfect games room to entertain children, with children’s books, board games, and even a ping pong table. There is also the option to request connecting rooms, a plus if you are looking for the best place to stay in London with children.
Park Plaza County Hall Hotel, Lambeth (Central London)
This hotel is one of the most recommended hotels for value for money, and the location could not be better: Right next to the London Eye . From here you can walk to the South Bank, the south bank of the Thames which is one of our favorite places to go in London with children , since here we find in addition to the London Eye: Shrek’s Adventure, the London Aquarium, the London dungeons and a walk that takes us to Shakespeare’s Globe Theater and the Millennium Bridge, among other places.
Another of the things that we parents like most about this hotel is that when two adults go, children under 12 stay for free and have free breakfast, and for children over 12 the price is super reduced. .
Family studios are surely the best option, and one of the best options to stay in London with children. In the family studio room there is a small kitchen and a double sofa bed. Children receive a children’s pack with games upon arrival at the hotel and there is a room called Snacks and Ladders where children can only have breakfast. The hotel from time to time offers courses for the children that you can sign up for, for example on Saturdays there are pizza making classes and they organize movie nights for families.
Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington & Chelsea
The Royal Garden Hotel is located at the edge of Hyde Park , London’s most famous park. There are many shops and restaurants around it and from here you can easily walk to the science museum or the natural history museum, making it a perfect place to stay in London with children.
The hotel offers free microscooters (scooters) for children, ideal for going for a walk in Hyde Park, as well as a duo called “Sharky and George” who are exclusively dedicated to entertaining children, organizing activities or tours for the smallest of the family. The hotel’s restaurant offers special food for kids, including design your own ice cream, kids’ afternoon tea, and free milkshakes that are available daily. There’s also a rainy day option that includes unlimited movies for 24 hours, with pizza and popcorn. The rooms are spacious and there is the possibility to ask for connecting rooms.
Citadines Trafalgar Square
The Citadines at Trafalgar Hotel is one of the hotels most reserved by families, since more than a hotel it is an aparthotel located in the very center of London, nothing more and nothing less than next to Trafalgar Square. It is perfect to stay in London with children, since from here you can walk to many of London’s tourist attractions.
These are modern self-catering apartments with a small fridge and microwave, with one or two bedrooms. The reception is open 24 hours a day and there is a restaurant for breakfast if you don’t want to prepare breakfast in your room. Next to the aparthotel there are several restaurants as well as supermarkets.
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge
The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel is located next to the London Eye , just in front of Big Ben, being one of the best areas to stay in central London. It has several types of rooms available, including family studios with one or two bedrooms plus a living area where there is a double sofa bed, so there are many different options for staying as a family.
Children will also receive a “welcome pack” with an activity book and colored pencils. Children eat breakfast for free and can also have free lunch or dinner in the hotel restaurant as long as the accompanying adults each order a main dish from the menu.
Located between Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square, this hotel is ideal if you want to be in the center of the London capital and be able to easily walk to different areas of London. It is a very colorful hotel, decorated down to the smallest detail, and very focused on children.
Children will receive a ‘welcome pack’ on arrival, which includes a London activity book, plus mini bath towels, special children’s bath products, and milk and biscuits in the evening. The hotel has board games so they can entertain themselves and the indoor pool is also suitable for children, with the hotel even having inflatable toys to use in the pool. The hotel also offers babysitting services. In the hotel restaurant there is also a children’s menu. All this makes this hotel the perfect place to stay in London with children.
The Resident Victoria
This hotel is located next to Buckingham Palace, about 5 minutes walk from Victoria Station. It is a hotel with smaller rooms than the other hotels that we have included in this list, but I like it as an option to stay in London with children because of the location and because its rooms have a kitchenette. This small kitchen always comes in handy to heat a bottle or prepare something easy for the little ones, or for those families who prefer to buy something in a cafeteria and have breakfast in the hotel room. In this hotel there is no restaurant or room service, but it is possible to order breakfast at Gail’s Bakery, a neighboring confectionery that we recommend trying!
Premier Inn, Holiday Inn and Travelodge hotel chains
The Premier Inn chain hotels are also a good option for staying in London with children. In our article recommended cheap hotels in London we talk about the hotels of the Premier Inn chain, since they are great if we take into account the value for money and the location of these hotels. These are hotels with rather simple rooms, but with everything you need at a great price. Children under 16 also stay for free. We recommend some for their location, such as:
- Premier Inn Waterloo
- Premier Inn County Hall
- Premier Inn Victoria
Other recommended hotel chains are Holiday Inn , which also have very central hotels in the British capital and are very good value for money. (Photo = Holiday Inn Mayfair).
10. Legoland Themed Hotels
And in an article where we talked about the best hotels to stay in London with children, we could not miss the fantastic Legoland themed hotels , an experience if you want the trip to be totally unforgettable.
Many families choose to spend the day at Legoland, as it is located in Windsor, approximately 30-40 minutes from central London by train, but one option if you are going to spend several days in London is to spend a night in one. from the Legoland hotels, and also take advantage of this to visit Windsor and Windsor Castle .
Legoland has two hotels: the Legoland Windsor Resort Hotel and the Castle Hotel . You can see all the information about Legoland and the themed hotels in our article: Legoland.