Haymarket Hotel, doubles from £300
2. St James’s Hotel and Club, Mayfair
You know this hotel take the youngest guests seriously when they have even employed a dedicated kids’ concierge – who will recommend activities based on the child’s age and interests.
Don’t miss the board game-inspired afternoon tea at the hotel’s restaurant, featuring a snakes and ladders board fashioned from chocolate mousse and cherries, and a Monopoly top hat made of orange jelly and chocolate sponge.
St James’s Hotel and Club, rooms from £267
3. Brown’s, Mayfair
A stay at Brown’s is something nobody will forget – certainly not your kids. We are talking sheets embroidered with princesses or pirates, and a play tent, toys and biscuits bearing the name of your child waiting in the room on arrival and so much more.
There is also a vast selection of picture books, based on fictional characters who live in the hotel — In Brown’s, you’ll meet Albemarle, the monkey (a shout-out to Rudyard Kipling, who wrote The Jungle Book in the hotel).
Brown’s, doubles from £420
4. Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington
Warning: The kids might not want to leave the hotel once you have checked into the Royal Garden Hotel.
Why? Because inside the hotel there is a dedicated children’s entertainment duo (Sharky and George), plenty of food-themed fun, like a ‘make your own’ ice cream sundae menu, a children’s afternoon tea that features peanut butter jelly sandwiches and chocolate scones – oh, and did we mention there is free milkshake available every day?
On sunny days you can borrow (free) Micro Scooters for the kids and go for a whizz around nearby Hyde Park, or, should you happen to be in London on one of those really grey and rainy autumn days, why not take advantage of the ‘flicks and food’ option: unlimited films for 24 hours and pizza, coke floats and popcorn to accompany.
Royal Garden Hotel, doubles from £204
5. The Ampersand Hotel, Kensington
Hotels in London are notoriously expensive, so finding budget options can be near impossible. However, The Ampersand Hotel comes with a lesser price tag than many other boutique hotels in the same area.
What more, this hotel is ideal for families, with a games room filled with children’s books, board games like chess and backgammon, and even a full-sized ping pong table.
The Ampersand Hotel, doubles from £162
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