5 Best Family Hotels in London – Great for Kids!

5 Best Family Hotels London 2020 – We try and take the kids to London as often as we can.  It’s just two hours on the train from York, so does not take too long to get there, though I wish the train tickets were cheaper, as it does add up for the four of us!  There are so many things to do and see in London for all the family, you can never fit everything in just one trip!  I am compiling this list based on hotels we have stayed in as a family and those recommended to me by other families.  This post contains affiliate links, please see my disclosure page for more info.


Taj, 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences

Westminster, London

Taj 51 Buckingham Gate,  Suites and Residences combine privacy with 5-star luxury. All stylish suites have well equipped kitchens and separate living areas with satellite TV and a DVD player. Many overlook the courtyard gardens. Guests can also benefit from concierge services. 

They also do an absolutely magnificent Alice in Wonderland kids afternoon tea.

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St James’ Court, a Taj Hotel

Westminster, London

St James’ Court is right next door to the Taj, 51 Buckingham Gate (above).  We stayed recently in a one bedroom suite.  The sofa in the living room folded down to make a double bed for the kids to stay in, creating two adjoining rooms, ideal for families.  The children were welcomed in the hotel and enjoyed the little extra treats like fruit in the room, and petit fours.  They also enjoyed having a simply enormous tv in their room!  Great location, within a very short walking distance to Buckingham Palace, St James’ Park and various theatres.  We took the kids to see Wicked the Musical whilst staying here – it’s less than a ten minute walk away.

Read our full review of St James’ Court, a Taj Hotel here.

St James' Court - a Taj Hotel - Family friendly hotel in London
The entrance to the Jiva Spa at St James’ Court


New Road Hotel London

Whitechapel, London

We stayed at the boutique New Road London last year for our Christmas weekend away and visited the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland.  It’s not very central London but a very quick tube ride away.  We stayed in two adjoining rooms, they had their own private corridor.  It’s a very modern hotel, very clean and chic.  It has free tea and coffee machines, a games room and a Marco Pierre White restaurant.  Have a look at our review with lots of detailed room photos.

See our full review of the New Road Hotel here. 

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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

As a family-run hotel, we understand the requirements of families. We also know that travelling can be stressful, so we are here to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable.  Our private residences are ideal for family holidays, complete with fully-equipped kitchens, dining areas and separate sitting rooms.  We have interconnecting bedrooms available and can arrange an additional child bed or cot on request.  Our serviced residences can include bunk beds or sofa-beds, just perfect for the little ones. Adjoining apartments can be made interconnecting on request.

Children’s Concierge – We pride ourselves on offering tailor-made, child-friendly services without compromising on five-star luxury. Our dedicated Children’s Concierge is here to keep your little ones happy and entertained – whether it is delving into our Toy Store, arranging a kite-flying session in Hyde Park or making sure milk and biscuits are waiting at bedtime. We also have a fantastic team of Nannies and Babysitters on standby to take care of your children should you fancy a shopping trip or much-deserved night out.

Atheneum Family Friendly Hotel London


St. Ermin’s Hotel, Autograph Collection

Family Room Room – 2 Queen Beds & 2 Bathrooms – Sleeps up to 5 (36-37 sq m).  Very large room featuring two queen beds, two bathrooms and daybed. This spacious family room is ideal for a young family of two adults, two children and one small child on daybed.