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Top 12 Family Hotels in London

Having grown up just outside of London, I’ve probably spent more time here with my family than anywhere else in the world. And, thanks to the never-ending flow of extended family who’ve come to visit the city, I’ve become pretty well-acquainted with many of London’s best family hotels, too. While the great public transport around the city and the never-ending flow of fun activities to do here means you can pretty much stay anywhere and have fun, London definitely has some top family hotels that deserve a little extra attention. Read on for all of the best places to stay next time you’re visiting with family!

The Athenaeum The Athenaeum
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The Athenaeum

If you’re heading to London with family in tow and want the full luxury experience, there’s nowhere better to check into than The Athenaeum. This five-star spot sits in the heart of Mayfair and is close to many local attractions like Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, and the other big hitters. With a range of rooms and suites to suit families of all sizes, you’ll never feel cramped while staying here. The Athenaeum doesn’t hold back with its child-friendly features either, starting with its warm and welcoming atmosphere and ending with its dedicated Kids’ Concierge, who can arrange activities, tours, tickets, and babysitting services for the little ones. You’ll also find a range of complimentary toys, books, and games for kids.

Key Amenities:

  • 5-star property in Mayfair

  • Dedicated Kids Concierge

  • On-site gym and spa

The Berkeley The Berkeley
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The Berkeley

When you check into The Berkeley, it’s not just adults who can make the most of those oversized bathrobes and impressive amenities. The Berkeley goes above and beyond for family trips, with a huge range of amenities and special quirks to ensure a memorable stay. Here, you’ll find complimentary children’s amenities like teddy bears, bathrobes, slippers, toiletries, and activity packs to keep everyone entertained. The hotel has a spacious rooftop pool and a spa for parents to relax back into and enjoy the views of Hyde Park while kids can make use of the private cinema. You’ll also find a variety of dining options, including afternoon tea, a terrace bar, and a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Key Amenities:

  • Dedicated Family Concierge

  • Variety of rooms, suites, and apartments available

  • Rooftop pool and private cinema

  • Relaxing spa

Park Plaza County Hall Park Plaza County Hall
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Park Plaza County Hall

The Park Plaza County Hall is a top London family-friendly hotel and you don’t just have to take it from us: it was actually awarded the ‘Best Family Friendly Hotel’ at the HRS Hotel Excellence Awards and it specializes in treating children like VIPs through its Family Getaway package. With spacious and modern rooms that feature not just the essentials but also Smart TVs and microwaves, this London spot is ideal for those who might be looking to heat up their own meals rather than eating out three times a day. But don’t think it’s all about the budget travelers: you’ll also find a fitness center and spa here for when you’re looking to kick back and indulge.

Key Amenities:

  • Restaurant and bar on-site

  • A full English breakfast option

  • Stunning London Eye views

The Goring The Goring
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The Goring

It doesn’t matter who you’re traveling with – a trip to The Goring is never a bad idea. This luxury hotel is a top choice across the city and is home to a range of distinguished guests of all ages. A luxury hotel in Belgravia, London, that’s been run by the same family for four generations, The Goring is home to both luxury Family Rooms and Garden Family Suites that can accommodate up to six people, with interconnecting bedrooms and bathrooms for those looking to stay close by. The most unique family-friendly feature here? The Goring’s Dressing Up Box: a collection of costumes and accessories for kids to play with, inspired by English culture and history.

Key Amenities:

  • Bedtime Story Library

  • Family rooms and suites available

  • Dressing Up Box with costumes for kids

  • Elegant Afternoon Tea

Chessington Safari Hotel Chessington Safari Hotel
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Chessington Safari Hotel

Sure, it’s not quite in central London. But Chessington Safari Hotel is widely considered one of the best family-friendly hotels in Greater London and comes with the huge advantage of being right next to Chessington World of Adventures. Ideal if you’re traveling with younger children who might find the big city overwhelming, Chessington Safari Hotel has a variety of themed rooms where you can sleep with the Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, Jumanji, or even the tigers. Some rooms also have a view over the Wanyama Reserve, where you can see zebras, antelopes, and ostriches. It goes without saying that you’ll check out the theme park while you’re here, as well as the zoo and SEA LIFE center.

Key Amenities:

  • Free entry and early access to Chessington World of Adventures

  • A slash pool

  • Kid-friendly themed rooms

  • On-site restaurant

The Zetter Hotel The Zetter Hotel
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The Zetter Hotel

Looking for something a little more curated than the standard London hotel? Check into The Zetter Hotel: a quirky, award-winning boutique hotel in Clerkenwell. The hotel has family rooms that can accommodate up to four people, with a king-size bed and a sofa bed available, too. You can also request cots and extra beds for children as well as baby monitors, high chairs, bottle warmers, and more. Bathrooms here feature a raindance shower and REN products, while you’ll find complimentary bottled still and sparkling water in the rooms and an all-day menu in the central Atrium downstairs. The Zetter Hotel was also designed to be a little more sustainable, using energy-efficient materials.

Key Amenities:

  • Family rooms available

  • Kid amenities such as baby monitors and high chairs

  • Children’s menus

The Dilly The Dilly
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The Dilly

A trip to The Dilly never disappoints, and this family-friendly hotel comes equipped with all of the essentials to ensure you and your family have a wonderful time in the city. With its five-star rating and range of facilities like an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, spa services, a bar, and even a poolside bar, it’s a great option, especially if visiting in the colder months when that quintessential British weather might render your trip mostly an indoors one. Its family-friendly rooms come with two queen beds and spacious bathrooms, ensuring plenty of room to spread out no matter how much you’ve packed.

Key Amenities:

  • Restaurant with beautiful views

  • A swimming pool and poolside bar

  • Spa services

  • Great location in Mayfair

Meliá White House Meliá White House
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Meliá White House

The Meliá White House doesn’t just invite families to stay inside its stylish doors, it also goes one step further with a special package and room style designed to ensure as seamless a trip as possible. Traveling with a large family? Check into The Level Junior Suite: a seriously luxurious suite with its own separate living area, a king-size bed, a sofa bed, and a marble bathroom. Staying here also includes access to The Level Lounge with other exclusive benefits that you can explore throughout your stay. If you’re looking to work out during your stay – if strolling around London isn’t enough! – you’ll find a spacious gym here, too.

Key Amenities:

  • Mediterranean restaurant

  • Upgraded suites with separate living areas

  • Food available all-day

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
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Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square

We’ll tell you straight up that you’ll likely want to wait until your kids are a little older to check into Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square. Why? Because this luxury hotel is so grand that it deserves to be appreciated by everyone you’re traveling with! A place where attention to detail reigns supreme, the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square features original historical details that recall the hotel’s grand history from generations passed. As well as offering services like babysitting and organizing excursions, this spot has two restaurants and a spa, as well as a private members club that guests can access.

Key Amenities:

  • Gourmet French restaurant

  • Suites with complete kitchens

  • 24-hour in-room dining

Brown’s Hotel Brown’s Hotel
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Brown’s Hotel

Struggling to know where to start when it comes to spending your time wisely in the city? Brown’s Hotel knows that a family trip can be a little overwhelming, which is why this hotel can even plan your itinerary for you. Want a taster of what that looks like? The hotel can arrange things like a private river charter, a Harry Potter tour, a street art workshop, or a London Eye flight. Brown’s spacious suites can accommodate up to six guests and have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, a dining area, and a kitchenette. Better yet, it has complimentary children’s welcome packs, a PlayStation 4, and also board games.

Key Amenities:

  • Dedicated team of kids concierges

  • Baby cots

  • Bath toys for kids

Novotel London Bridge Novotel London Bridge
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Novotel London Bridge

This four-star hotel brings together all of the essentials in the heart of London while still saving you some money, meaning more opportunities to explore the city! Novotel London Bridge is home to spacious, comfortable rooms with queen beds and convertible sofa beds. Some rooms also have a single sofa bed for an extra person. Perfect for fussy children, you’ll find air cooling, soundproofing, luxury bathrooms, and a tea/coffee maker to ensure everyone wakes up feeling fresh. For adults looking to switch off, there’s the rooftop leisure suite with a gym, sauna, and steam room, with gorgeous views overlooking the city.

Key Amenities:

  • Restaurant and bar

  • Vegan-friendly options

  • Pet-friendly hotel

The Tower Hotel The Tower Hotel
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The Tower Hotel

You may have guessed from its name that The Tower Hotel doesn’t hold back when it comes to good views. A four-star spot that offers a stunning view of the River Thames, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London from every room, you’re guaranteed to wake up here feeling motivated to head out and explore the city. If you’re traveling with a larger group, you’ll love this hotel’s rooms, complete with a kitchen and a living room for extra convenience. The restaurant also offers a kid’s menu and high chairs, as well as a large and varied menu to cater to all tastes.

Key Amenities:

  • Within walking distance of the Tower of London

  • Spacious fitness center

  • Afternoon tea with panoramic views

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