The best places to stay that allow you to see a lot of London’s sights on foot include the West End and Piccadilly Circus. South Kensington is another great option. It is near to Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace. If you walk through Hyde Park you can get to Oxford Street and Marble Arch (20 minutes).Hotels in the Square Mile (business district) and South Bank also offer a great base as the area has a lot of restaurants and cafes and is very stroller friendly. South Bank is just across the river from Westminster and Big Ben and is a short walk to Saint Paul’s Cathedral.
The Athenaeum is a five star child friendly hotel located in Mayfair, near Buckingham Palace. It offers both hotel rooms and apartments. When you make your reservation at the hotel, the Kids’ Concierge will get in touch to find out if there’s anything they can arrange on your behalf such as tickets to shows or events, booking a special restaurant, or even devising an itinerary that matches your family’s tastes and ages. They will also enquire as to what your children like to read, watch and eat – and will do their best to stock up for when you arrive.
The Nadler, Kensington and the Nadler, Soho are four star family friendly hotels and were voted best family hotel by TripAdvisor in 2011. The Kensington Hotel is a great option and offers fun luxury bunk rooms to sleep in and cots are available on request. Hyde Park just a short stroll away. All rooms have practical mini-kitchens equipped with a microwave, fridge and kettle. All floors on the property can be accessed by lift, and once unpacked, luggage can be conveniently stowed away under the beds.
Thistle, Marble Arch and Thistle Trafalgar Square are great bases for sightseeing on foot.
The Premier Inn/ Travelodge/ Novotel
The Premier Inn offers basic family rooms and there are 20 such hotels located throughout London. These offer a good base for those on a mid-range budget. Travelodge and Novotel also offers family rooms and again they are basic and you will find these dotted around London.
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Another option would be to rent an apartment from Airbnb or through Marlin Apartments who have 700 serviced apartments throughout London. You can search for specifically family friendly apartments and cots and high chairs are available on request.