Many London hotels have special services and features for families to help the family holiday or short break run smoothly, including connecting rooms, cots and babysitting services. Some of London's best family hotels go even further, offering concierge services for kids as well as games, bike hire and free ice cream!
If you're on a budget, take a look at London's cheap accommodation options, from camping and hostels to bed and breakfast guesthouses.
The five-star Athenaeum is a fantastic family hotel, particularly with the addition of its kids' concierge. Even before you arrive, they'll be in touch to make sure your kids have their favourite DVDs, treats and anything else to keep them happy. And they can arrange your perfect family itinerary, from bike hire to theatre tickets.Find Prices
Chessington Safari Hotel
Turn a visit to Chessington World of Adventures into a family holiday at Chessington Safari Hotel. Kids will love staying in an African adventure-themed room, having breakfast overlooking the animals of the Wanyama Reserve, watching family-friendly movies and getting into the theme park before it opens.
Flemings Hotel, Mayfair
Fleming Frog takes care of younger guests at Flemings Hotel, Mayfair! Guests under eight years old receive a copy of Fleming Frog's book, detailing his adventures in London. Other treats include frog shampoo, milk and cookies at bedtime, and slippers and a robe.
Relax as a family in these handily located serviced apartments. Positioned in some of London’s most popular areas, from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street to the leafy backstreets surrounding Hyde Park, these flats are perfect for families, with cooking and washing facilities and ample space for the little ones to explore.
Marlin Apartments operate more than 700 serviced apartments in London. Apartments are all within five minutes walk of the Tube (good for tired little legs!) with flat screen TVs, fully equipped kitchen and free Wi-Fi. One or two bedroom family apartments have extra room for fold out beds in the living area too.
Melia White House
Close to Regent’s Park and ZSL London Zoo, Melia White House ensures kids can feel grown-up with their own check-in area. There are also treats such as an ice cream voucher, cookies at turndown and activities in its kids club. Family rooms accommodate two adults plus two children under the age of 11 for no additional charge.
The Nadler Kensington
For a reasonably-priced family holiday in London, try The Nadler Kensington hotel. The large rooms can sleep up to four people and there is no extra charge for baby cots. There's also a mini kitchen so you can prepare your own light meals and snacks. The hotel is close to two tube stations, making it easy to get around.
Novotel's family rooms are designed to accommodate two adults and two children. Accommodation and breakfast are free for under-16s (up to two staying in their parents' room). You can also enjoy a late check-out at 5pm on a Sunday, and while you lie in, the kids can entertain themselves with the Cartoon Network
Park Plaza rooms are designed with families in mind, offering pull out sofa beds, kitchenettes and separate TVs in the bedroom and living area. Book a Family Fun in the City package which includes free breakfast for kids, children's gift bag and complimentary in-room movies for kids.
Kids are welcome at this family-run hotel close to Hyde Park. Families of up to five are catered for in en-suite family rooms. Rhodes Hotel also offers free satellite TV and Wi-Fi should kids or parents need entertaining! Stretch your legs with a family walk to nearby Kensington Gardens.Find Prices
The RitzKids at The Ritz are treated just as well as their parents, if not better! Children can enjoy in-room age-appropriate books, computer games and DVDs; a welcome gift, kid-friendly room service, free ice cream and their own bathrobes and slippers. The hotel offers interconnecting rooms, babysitting and complimentary cots. Under-16s can stay for free in their parents’ bedroom, depending on the room type.
The Rubens at the Palace
Kids will be in for a royal treat at The Rubens at the Palace, which has its own Director of Fun and Adventure to ensure kids have an enjoyable stay. Stay in dedicated family wings allowing spaces of up to 11 guests, or opt for the ‘bumper family package’ with complimentary films, as well as welcome and leaving family dinners.Find Prices
St James's Hotel and Club
Cater for all your family's needs at St James's Hotel and Club. The hotel's Kids' Concierge can help you plan family-friendly days out, while adults will enjoy the hotel's quiet location on a peaceful cul-de-sac off St James's Street.Find Prices
Travelodge offers great value accommodation all over London. Book a Travelodge family room which includes a double bed, single sofa bed and pull out 5ft bed – big enough to accommodate a family of two adults and two children. Kids can tuck into a free all-you-can eat breakfast at the Bar Café (must be accompanied by a paying adult).