Family-friendly hotels in London

If you're travelling with children, check into one of these London family hotels.

Make memories with your children in the capital during a stay at one of London’s most family-friendly hotels.

London offers a great range of family-friendly hotels with services and facilities to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Explore London hotels for kids with cheap family rooms and complimentary cots, discounts and personalised kids menus, for a perfect base to discover the many things to do with teenagers and kids in London.

Cheap family hotels

The Zetter Hotel

Communal area at Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell

Step inside The Zetter Hotel for a boutique stay situated in Clerkenwell, where children under 12 stay for free. Crayons, baby monitors and child-sized bathrobes ensure a comfortable and fun-filled visit. Children’s menus are also available for breakfast and dinner.

Where: Clerkenwell (49-50 St John's Square, EC1V 4JJ)

Meliá White House

Explore the green surrounds of Regent’s Park and London Zoo while staying at Meliá White House, where children are greeted with presents on arrival. A special kids' menu and the hotel’s own kid-friendly toiletries ensure a relaxing experience for the whole family. Stay in a spacious family room with baby cots and extra beds on request, while children under six can stay free of charge.

Where: Marylebone (Albany Street, NW1 3UP)

The Resident Kensington

A large bed in the foreground with dark grey cushions and a light grey throw, an armchair and desk on the right and open windows with greenery in the background.

Relax in one of The Resident Kensington's rooms in London, which offers extra beds or cots for your little ones at no additional cost. Perfect for a reasonably priced family holiday, the hotel’s rooms include a mini kitchen, so you can prepare your own light meals and snacks. The west London hotel is also close to two Tube stations, making sightseeing a breeze with kids in tow.

Where: Kensington (25 Courtfield Gardens, SW5 0PG)

Darlington Hyde Park 

Get excited for a family holiday in London at Darlington Hyde Park. The reasonably priced hotel has six family rooms, which all sleep up to three guests, as well as travel cots that are available on request. Stay here and you'll be a stone's throw from Hyde Park – perfect for picnics and playing ball games – and Paddington station with its rail links to Heathrow Airport.

Where: Paddington (111-117 Sussex Gardens, W2 2RU)

Luxury kid-friendly hotels

The Goring

Pamper the whole family at The Goring, one of London’s most prestigious five-star hotels where you can expect a trip to remember. The Goring’s Dressing Up Box is spilling with costumes for your children to dress up and play – just one example of the attention to detail it brings to its little guests.

Where: Victoria (15 Beeston Place, SW1W 0JW)

The Dilly

Family room at The Dilly

Discover a selection of child-focused activities at The Dilly. Based in the West End, the hotel offers dedicated family rooms with space for up to three children. Kids under 12 can eat for free when dining with an adult, and then work it all off with a kids dance lesson in the historic ballroom, followed by a dip in the hotel's indoor pool.

Where: Piccadilly (21 Piccadilly, W1J 0BH)

The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

Guarantee a perfect family city break at the The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences. The Children’s Concierge will be in touch long before your stay to make sure your kids have their favourite DVDs and treats to keep them happy. Once settled into your family room, the team can create your bespoke itinerary: whether you’re interested in bike hire, feeding the ducks in St James’s Park or securing tickets for the city’s top attractions for kids.

Where: Piccadilly (116 Piccadilly, W1J 7BJ)

The Ritz 

Spoil the kids with their first afternoon tea at The Ritz, where mini bathroom robes and slippers, in-room games, books and consoles make for a luxury stay. Interconnecting rooms, babysitting and complimentary cots are available, while under 16s can stay for free in their parents’ room.

Where: Piccadilly (150 Piccadilly, W1J 9BR)

The Rubens at the Palace

Book the kids in for a royal treat at The Rubens at the Palace, which hosts a selection of activities such as the Pastry Chef experience. Kids under 12 years old stay and eat for free when with an adult. And there's also a 6pm checkout on Sundays, allowing you a hassle-free time exploring London's top family experiences.

Where: Victoria (39 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0PS)

St Ermin's Hotel

Discover St Ermin's Hotel’s unique terrace housing beehives and a kitchen garden that's perfect for budding gardeners. Sticking to the foodie theme, this Westminster hotel also serves up a dedicated Kid’s Afternoon Tea. There'll be no queue for the shower in the morning, as its family rooms include two bathrooms, and can sleep up to five, including two queen beds and a daybed.

Where: Westminster (2 Caxton Street, SW1H 0QW)

Intercontinental London - The O2

Bring the family to Intercontinental London - The O2 for a luxurious stay in a unique location overlooking the city. In-room amenities including robes and slippers, coffee machine and rainfall shower ensure you can relax and unwind after a day of ticking off London's top family experiences, which are all easily accessible using the fantastic public transport situated nearby the hotel.

Where: Greenwich (1 Waterview Drive, SE10 0TW)

Quirky hotels for kids

London Zoo Lodges

London Zoo Lodges

Listen to the animals from your room while you stay at London Zoo Lodges. Treat your family to an after hours tour of the zoo along with a two-course dinner, before a truly unforgettable stay, situated just moments from the Asiatic lion enclosures.

Where: Camden (London Zoo, NW1 4RY)

Georgian House Hotel

A Harry Potter-themed room at Georgian House Hotel, complete with red-velvet curtains, white sheets and dark wooden floor.

Bring the world of Harry Potter to life at Georgian House Hotel, where the Wizard Chambers look just like Hogwarts, with its stained glass windows, archways, cauldrons and four-poster beds. Budding wizards can try their hand at Wizard Potion-making or enjoy a tasty Wizard Afternoon Tea!

Where: Victoria (35-39 St George's Drive, SW1V 4DG)

Chessington Azteca Hotel

African-themed hotel room complete with colourful bed linens, plants and wooden features.

Escape to Chessington World of Adventures for a family holiday at Chessington Azteca Hotel, where you can eat breakfast while overlooking the animals. Pick from a range of fully themed rooms including a Tiger room, Jumanji room or Gruffalo room, before putting your free theme park entry to good use.

Where: Leatherhead (Leatherhead Road, KT9 2NE)

Child-friendly hotel chains


Enjoy a relaxing and good-value stay for all the family at one of the fantastic Novotel hotel locations. Kids under 16 stay free in Novotel's family rooms, and get a complimentary breakfast. Your little ones will be welcomed with a gift and kept entertained with dedicated play areas. Some Novotel hotels also offer a discount when booking a second room for additional children and they all extend check out time until 5pm on weekends.


Find budget family accommodation all over London with Travelodge. Book a family room, which includes a king-size bed, two pull out beds and cots on request. The little ones can also have the perfect start to the day with a free all-you-can eat breakfast for under 15s, when accompanied by a paying adult.

Park Plaza

Enjoy a stress-free break in London at a family-friendly Park Plaza hotel. Rooms are designed with families in mind; including pull-out sofa beds, kitchenettes and TVs, allowing you piece of mind and optimal time spent on London's top family activities. Enquire about packages for free kids’ breakfast, as well as vouchers, activities and a goodie bag on arrival.

Premier Inn

Spread out in Premier Inn's spacious family rooms, which accommodate the whole family comfortably. Choose one of its prime locations where you can stay just steps away from London’s top landmarks, world-renowned galleries and top things to do with children and teenagers.

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