Whether you're flying long-haul to London or it's a staycation, getting the whole family away for a break can be a bumpy ride. Finding ways to keep the kids comfortable and entertained is a top priority for most parents, especially when it comes to your hotel. Whatever your budget and preferences for your accommodation, you'll find great places throughout London that offer family rooms, perks for younger guests, and sometimes some even let them stay for free. Find the ideal London base for your brood with our guide to family-friendly hotels in London.
Guide to family-friendly hotels in London
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Hotels for families in London
- The Connaught – Luxurious suites and services
- The Rubens at the Palace – Making kids feel like royalty
- Ridgemount Hotel – Suits bigger families
- The Goring Hotel – Elegant and exclusive
- The House of Toby – Easy transport access
- Kip – Trendy Hackney hotel
- The Berkeley – Welcoming younger guests
- Rockwell East – Modern apartments for travellers
- The Dilly – Luxury in central London
- The Sanctuary House Hotel – Elegant pub accommodation
- The Landmark London – Treats for little ones
- The Bailey's Hotel – Historic hotel in Kensington
- The W14 Hotel – Helping to plan your holiday
- Huttons Hotel – Modern townhouse hotel
- Mornington Hotel Victoria – Bring all your cousins
- The California – Style on a budget
- Star Hotel – Peaceful place to stay
- Brown's Hotel – Iconic luxury hotel
- Ham Yard Hotel – Eclectic design and extra treats
- The Ritz – The height of luxury
- New Road Hotel – Trendy hotel in Whitechapel
- The Ampersand Hotel – Treats and afternoon tea
- Meliá White House – Elegant hotel near Regent's Park
- Shangri-La The Shard – Luxurious landmark
- Taj 51 Buckingham Gate – Five star suites
- St Ermin's Hotel – Dedicated kids' services
- The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences – Luxury for families
- Montcalm Royal London House – Convenience and luxury
- Royal Garden Hotel – Sweeping park views
- Park Plaza – Family-friendly hotel at a great location
Hotels for families in London
Luxurious suites and services
Well-established luxury hotel The Connaught has a big reputation. If you want elegant surroundings and first-class service, this is the place for you. Families are welcome, and there's a dedicated children's concierge. As well as opulent suites that suit families, you get entertainment options and menus for kids, welcome treats and activities, organic baby amenities, and family-friendly swimming hours.
Making kids feel like royalty
Children are treated like kings and queens at The Rubens at the Palace. This luxurious hotel in central London has suites for families of four with exclusive high-end amenities. The hotel offers treats for children, like afternoon tea and decorating cupcakes. A dedicated Family Experience Manager is there to help with any extra requests to make your stay flawless.
Suits bigger families
Based in a Georgian terrace in Bloomsbury, Ridgemount Hotel is a family-run hotel in a sought-after part of the city. Family rooms are available that can accommodate four or five people. This hotel is well-connected for seeing all the sights but also provides a peaceful place to stay. Guests of all ages will appreciate the hotel's secluded garden.
Elegant and exclusive
The Goring Hotel in exclusive Belgravia is considered the last remaining Edwardian grand hotel. The whole place is dripping with luxury, and guests of all ages are welcome. Elegant rooms and suites are available for families. Young guests get perks like a dressing-up box, cuddly toys and activity packs, and essentials for babies. Connecting rooms for bigger families are available.
Easy transport access
The House of Toby is a convenient choice if you're travelling to/from King's Cross or St Pancras. The hotel is smart and contemporary, with a friendly atmosphere. Well-designed rooms are available, including family rooms that sleep three or four people - ideal for family groups. There's an on-site bar, and breakfast is served every day.
Trendy Hackney hotel
Stay right in the heart of Hackney at Kip, a trendy but family-friendly hotel. The range of utilitarian rooms here makes it an ideal spot for families, with rooms for four or six people available. There's also a comfortable studio suitable for families. This is a style-conscious spot with a monochrome colour scheme and smart TVs in the rooms.
Welcoming younger guests
Renowned hotel The Berkeley has a rich heritage and is in upmarket Belgravia. There are penthouse suites and well-appointed suites and apartments to accommodate families. This refined hotel offers extra touches to make every stay memorable, and it's no exception for families. A dedicated concierge and perks for babies and children include welcome gifts, mini manicures, and personalised bed linen.
Modern apartments for travellers
An apartment is ideal for families visiting London and Rockwell East is a modern spot with some great options for bigger groups. Families can choose a suite of two connecting apartments with their own kitchens and bedrooms to make sure everyone is comfortable. These design-centric apartments are stylish and there are plenty of amenities and services provided.
Luxury in central London
Luxury five-star hotel The Dilly sits right in the heart of the capital in Piccadilly. Rooms are stylish, and the hotel is full of history. Family rooms with ample floor space, luxury amenities, and convenient room service are available; cots can be provided for babies. Children's options are available for afternoon tea and at the elegant on-site restaurant.
Elegant pub accommodation
The Sanctuary House Hotel offers accommodation above a bustling pub. Its location in the heart of Westminster is ideal for families who want easy access to the big sights. The guest rooms here are elegant and include spacious family rooms with excellent facilities. Kids are welcome in the pub, too, and the food menus have choices for children.
Treats for little ones
Family-friendly stays in Marylebone are available at The Landmark. This lavish venue is a favourite amongst celebs, known for luxury rooms and suites with plush furnishings and high-end amenities. Family rooms are available. A special package is available for families, including extras like an indoor tent for the room, cookies on arrival, and kids' bathrobes.
Historic hotel in Kensington
Established in 1876, The Bailey's Hotel is packed with history. This refined spot in Kensington is known for its Victorian style and contemporary rooms and suites. Families can stay in a spacious and airy family room for up to four people. A family package is also available including discounts on dining, kids' amenities, and gym access.
Helping to plan your holiday
The W14 Hotel offers smart accommodation in a row of Kensington townhouses. This modern establishment has various room types, with triple rooms suitable for families. Everything you need for an enjoyable stay is provided, including child safety socket covers. This hotel can provide info and help you with booking tickets for tours, attractions, and onward train or coach travel.
Modern townhouse hotel
Set across two smart townhouses, Huttons Hotel is a modern venue that accommodates a variety of travellers. Rooms for up to four people are suitable for families and groups. The rooms have a neutral look and come with useful amenities. Breakfast is served each day and kids can eat at a reduced price. Soft drinks and snacks are available to purchase from reception.
Bring all your cousins
Based in a centrally-located residential street, Mornington Hotel Victoria attracts a variety of guests. This boutique hotel combines Victorian charm with modern facilities. It's a good choice for larger families - rooms here can accommodate five or six people. Useful services like currency exchange, airport transfers, and a continental breakfast service are also available here.
Style on a budget
In a convenient location near King's Cross station, The California is a style-conscious hotel where every room is individually designed. Guests can expect modern style and useful extras like tea, coffee, and basic toiletries. The hotel strives to be affordable by being a no-frills establishment. Family rooms here are suitable for four or six people.
Peaceful place to stay
Families can stay in Hammersmith at Star Hotel. This hotel is based on a quiet street in a former residential property. Rooms here are simple and functional, with various types on offer, including rooms suitable for families that sleep three or four people. Each room includes a workspace, tea and coffee facilities, and toiletries.
Iconic luxury hotel
Brown's Hotel in Mayfair is an iconic grand hotel with luxurious decor throughout. Many services are available to visiting families, such as concierge services to help you find the best family activities, meals and snacks for babies and children, essential safety equipment, and complimentary toys. Family suites and interconnecting rooms are available here.
Eclectic design and extra treats
Design-centric Ham Yard Hotel has 91 rooms and suites furnished by acclaimed designer Kit Kemp in her signature eclectic style. These include uniquely-decorated suites with two bedrooms and interconnecting rooms. There's plenty for the kids, including children's menus, milk and cookies at bedtime, mini robes and amenities, books and games, and babysitting services.
The height of luxury
You can't miss The Ritz if your family wants an all-out luxury hotel stay. This famous hotel is grand and opulent. Kids under 15 can stay for free, and the deluxe suites of connecting rooms suit family groups of all sizes. Services for children include welcome gifts and amenities, game consoles in your room, and Michelin-starred children's menus.
Trendy hotel in Whitechapel
Your family can stay in on-trend East London at New Road Hotel. This modern destination has guest rooms, workspace, and dining facilities. Rooms are smart and contemporary, with family rooms of two separate bedrooms with a common entrance available. Children's meals are served at the on-site chophouse restaurant, with activities to keep them busy at the table.
Treats and afternoon tea
The Ampersand Hotel brings five-star luxury to South Kensington. It's within easy reach of the area's museums and has museum-themed afternoon teas for adults and kids. There are rooms, suites, and studios that can be set up for families, plus services like kids' robes, slippers, toiletries, and activity packs. Suites come with a kitchenette for convenience.
Elegant hotel near Regent's Park
Near Regent's Park, Meliá White House is a charming modern hotel with an elegant feel. Guests of all ages are welcome, and the connecting rooms here are ideal for family holidays. If you're staying with kids, you can get discounts, extra beds, menus just for children, and kids' toiletries. On-site, there's a 24/7 gym and a restaurant for British and Spanish dishes.
Stay in impressive surroundings with jaw-dropping views at Shangri-La The Shard. The hotel is located on the iconic skyscraper's 34th to 52nd floors. Accommodation comes in sumptuous rooms and suites, including interconnecting family rooms and suites full of luxury amenities. Your every need is catered to here, including children who benefit from special food menus and babysitting services.
Five star suites
Located only a short distance from Buckingham Palace, Taj 51 Buckingham Gate gives you a central base during your stay. It's a luxury five-star hotel with rooms and suites that are refined but homey. Two or three-bedroom suites are ideal for families, but you could also book the Presidential Suite with six bedrooms for really big groups. Facilities include a pool and spa, bar, and restaurants.
Dedicated kids' services
St Ermin's Hotel in Westminster is ideal for families. As well as being in a central location, the hotel offers family rooms that accommodate up to five people. Families are well looked after at this elegant hotel. A dedicated kids' concierge service provides in-room amenities, hotel activities, and ideas for days out.
Luxury for families
Luxury hotel The Athenaeum overlooks Green Park. The design is sleek and modern. Connecting rooms and residence apartments are ideal for families; kids' beds and cots are available on request. There's a children's concierge, kids' menus, and fun extras like audiobook players, kites, bikes, films, games, colouring books, and duck feed if you're off to the park.
Convenience and luxury
Montcalm Royal London House offers convenience as well as award-winning luxury. The well-appointed modern rooms here suit a variety of different guests. Go for a quad room or family suite if you're travelling with the fam - family suites come with child-friendly films, snacks, and a concierge service. The hotel has a spa and fitness centre and bars and restaurants on-site.
Sweeping park views
The family gets five-star luxury at Royal Garden Hotel. This modern hotel overlooks Kensington Gardens and has many rooms with fabulous views. Suites for up to four guests are suitable for family groups, and breakfast is complimentary for children, served in either the restaurant or your room. The comfortable rooms come with extras like upmarket toiletries, and the hotel has a range of facilities on-site.
Family-friendly hotel at a great location
The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, a contemporary four-star hotel, offers stunning views of the city and its landmarks. Guests can enjoy well-appointed rooms and suites equipped with modern amenities, alongside an on-site spa and fitness centre for relaxation and exercise. Families are catered to with child-friendly services like special kids' check-in and dining options.