London is an ultimate family destination and the best family hotels in London manage to combine location and luxury with family-friendly facilities. There’s so much to see and do in England’s capital, whether you’re visiting to see the sights or for a spot of pampering and retail therapy. Our favourite hotels don’t just welcome children, they make them feel like VIPs. Take a look at our curated list of the best family hotels in London to find your perfect home from home.
It’s famous for its associations with James Bon creator Ian Fleming, but DUKES LONDON isn’t all tuxedos and martinis. Close to major attractions including Buckingham Palace and Big Ben, Carnaby Street is also nearby for teenagers with a taste for the latest trends. If your little travel companion is too young to enjoy the Kid’s Zone games and activity area, the comprehensive Baby Butler service at DUKES will keep them – and you – happy. If you fancy a night together without the kids, there is also a babysitting service available, to take care of children of any age.
Inspired by Japanese art and culture, The Prince Akatoki is a five-star hotel offering luxury and tranquillity in abundance. Children are welcome to enjoy the peace here too, with daily activities provided by the hotel’s specialist children’s programme. The Prince Akatoki is in an ideal spot on the north-east side of Hyde Park, making it easy to get to the Natural History Museum and Madame Tussauds. Beautifully decorated rooms with views out over the city make this a popular choice for families with older children, but younger children are welcome too, and a cot can be provided should you need one.
Grand and majestic, Stoke Park is a family-friendly hotel with class and historic charm. Close to Heathrow Airport, Stoke Park is not a city centre hotel but it’s easy to reach town with a fast train from nearby Slough – ideal for a stay near town but out of the hustle and bustle. As well as organising a car for your London excursions, the staff here are child-entertaining experts. A children’s programme and crèche is available every day, with the Little Stars afternoon tea service giving your little ones the chance to take tea like kings and queens. Older children and hard-to-please teens will love the games room and specialist fitness classes, including golf lessons on the hotel’s sprawling course by a PGA tutor.
Stately home luxury is for kids too. Luton Hoo Hotel is the relaxing countryside retreat of your dreams, but it also happens to be just five minutes from London Luton Airport and an 80-minute drive to the centre of London. A fully child-friendly hotel, Luton Hoo offers a comprehensive to-do list filled with activities, adventures and special touches to make your family’s stay memorable. With over 1000 acres of woodland and landscaped estate to explore, film nights, bike and scooter hire and children’s splash times in the pool, there’s active time for kids of all ages. They’ll even get a glass of milk and a cookie in the evening before bedtime.