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Family rooms in London: the best hotel rooms for families in the capital

Finding your home base in the capital and having somewhere to relax with all the family after a day of sightseeing can make or break a trip, so travel blogger Rebecca is here to share her favourite hotels in London to make sure everyone's happy.

London is one of my favorite cities to visit with the family because it’s almost impossible to run out of things to do. We all get a little fed up of the repetitive cries of ‘I’m bored’ when out and about, but luckily no matter where you stay in the capital, you’ll find hundreds of family-friendly activities and unique places to discover right on your doorstep (phew). London is home to some of the world’s best museums, from The British Museum to The Natural History Museum. And for something to ignite the little ones’ imaginations, you have the London Dungeons and every kid and parents’ favourite, the Harry Potter Studios.

Whether you are looking for a slice of luxury, a budget-friendly room or something that’ll spark the imaginations of the little ones, here are seven of the best options for your family hotel room in London.

A family room in London with adorable mini bathrobes

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The Rubens at the Palace not only sits across the road from Buckingham Palace, the home of the Queen. Kids love peering out the windows hoping to catch a glimpse of her majesty walking her corgis. Your little ones will also get a taste of their very own royal treatment, as if all their christmases have come at once. A very friendly and knowledgeable director of fun will ensure they feel like vips from the moment they arrive. With fun firmly in the hands of a professional, you are instead free to focus on the luxury flair the historic hotel has to offer. A plethora of bars and restaurants on site, including the fine dining available at The English Grill, makes meal times a treat rather than a chore.

Make sure you go for the family suite, which has a king size bed as well as a spacious seating area which can also be made up as a daybed for one little one and a sofa bed for another. These amazing family hotel rooms in London come with an added bonus. Provided are thoughtful extras for children, including colouring books, mini bathrobes (which are adorable) and games consoles. Babycare is also made easy with services on offer including pram hire and a qualified nanny service. Kids under 12 also stay and eat for free when staying with parents in a Triple Room.

Rebecca's advice

Nearest Tube station

Victoria

Top Mum tip

Go for an interconnecting family room to give the kids enough room to play and you the space to wind down after an exciting day of city sightseeing.

The Rubens at the Palace

Top rated
London, 13.4 km to Airport London City
8.6 Excellent (2919 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.2 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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A family room in London with its own kitchen for kid-friendly cooking

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In perfect proximity to the West End theatres and Hamleys toy store, No 5 Maddox Street is the perfect family base for a London stay. The spacious family suites are stocked with goodies the whole family will love. An array of chargeable food items such as pizza and ice-cream are available, alongside a few complimentary necessities such as milk and fruit. Keep in mind there is no lift and no restaurant, but there is a 24-hour concierge who can arrange fun days out to locations such as Harry Potter Studio and Legoland. Each suite also includes a flat-screen tv, contemporary kitchen, free wi-fi, and an iPod docking station.

Rebecca's advice

Nearest Tube station

Oxford Circus

Top Mum tip

Having your own little kitchen will make mealtimes for fussy eaters super easy. Gone are the worries of trying to find a restaurant to cater to very specific tastes (I am very familiar with the chicken nuggets and chips obsession).

Hotel No5 Maddox Street

London, 13.2 km to Airport London City
8.3 Very good (251 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.3 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Air conditioning
WiFi in lobby
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A family room in London with a separate relaxation spot for the kids

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Located conveniently near Paddington station and close to the greenery of Regent’s Park and Kensington Gardens, The Hilton London Metropole is a great location for a family stay. The hotel is also a short 10-minute walk from Oxford Street, Marble Arch, and Hyde Park. Madame Tussauds and London Zoo are popular attractions nearby.

The Family Superior rooms offer plenty of space, with two queen size beds and a sofa bed. The separate relaxation area is the perfect spot for evening relaxing after a hectic day of exploring, with on-demand movies on offer. If that wasn’t enough, there is even a heated indoor pool, a babysitting service and a health club on site. There are a total of five bars and restaurants on site, serving a huge variety of dishes from ribs to Mediterranean. Kids will love the fantastic views of the city from the 23rd floor.

Rebecca's advice

Nearest Tube station

Edgware Road

Top Mum tip

The Queen Hilton Superior Room is the stand-out choice for families because you will appreciate the luxury of having enough space to not be crammed on top of each other. You really notice how messy your little ones are when you’re all crammed together in a hotel room! Having the separate relaxation area also gives the kids somewhere to play when you are in desperate need of a bit of quiet time.

Hilton London Metropole

London, 15.3 km to Airport London City
7.5 Good (17151 reviews)
Very good Service 8 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Gym
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A family room in London with kiddie goody bags

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This spacious and modern hotel puts you right in the heart of London, near some of the capitals top family attractions. Located right near Waterloo station, the London Eye, Shrek’s Adventure, the Sea Life Aquarium, and the London Dungeon are all within walking distance. The kids certainly won’t get bored with all of the activities nearby. The buzzing Southbank also hosts various events year round, and a choice of restaurants nearby will mean you’ll never be stuck for dinner choices.

Young guest will love the VIP treatment they receive on arrival. Children receive a goodie bag and there are scheduled weekly events including movie nights, and even fun holiday-themed events (think pumpkin carving for Halloween) which gives tired parents the opportunity for a little downtime.

Rebecca's advice

Nearest Tube station

Waterloo

Top Mum tip

As you check in, see if you can ask for one of the rooms with an iconic view of Big Ben, The River Thames or the Houses Of Parliament.

Park Plaza County Hall London

Top rated
London, 11.5 km to Airport London City
8.6 Excellent (8140 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.2 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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A family room in London with board games and milk and cookies

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Ham Yard will spark the imagination of adults and children alike. From the moment you walk in, the colourful eclectic design will wow. Alongside all the magic, a secret in the basement will be a highlight for the little ones- an elegant original 1950’s bowling alley. In fact, the Ham Yard Village complex will ensure you get way more than you bargained for. The complex comprises of a bar, a restaurant, a nail bar, a spa, a theatre and a handful of boutique shops. Trying to squeeze it all into a weekend just isn’t going to happen. The hotel also has all the practical stuff you need for a family getaway.

Interconnecting rooms and a babysitting service will make your life easy peasy. There are cute extras for the kids as well, like books, board games, and milk and cookies at bedtime- which is a precious memory to look back on. The Bathrooms may also be the most luxurious you’ve seen in your life, with a wall-embedded TV, and accompanying waterproof remote. The in-house restaurant also constantly receives rave reviews, perfect for a special family meal during your stay. Overall you can describe the Ham Yard hotel and the epitome of decadence.

Rebecca's advice

Nearest Tube station

Soho

Top Mum Tip

The amazing bowling alley really will wow the kids, so definitely make time for a game during your stay!

Ham Yard Hotel

Top rated
London, 12.8 km to Airport London City
9.3 Excellent (621 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.6 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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A family room in London with with bunk beds

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The Athenaeum goes out of its way to welcome families. The luxury Art Deco hotel looks out onto Green Park, the perfect place for kids to run around and let off some steam. A family concierge is at your service, with the sole purpose of keeping your little ones happy and entertained during your stay. Armed with snacks, DVD’s, and even kites and footballs, they are a professional fun-makers who will also help you plan the perfect family day out, from visiting the famous Buckingham Palace beefeaters to securing last minute tickets to a West End hit.

The private apartments have a separate entrance directly from the street, bunk beds in some rooms, a kitchen and cribs are available. If visiting near Christmas time, you will also be conveniently located to Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, which is hands down the epitome of festive fun for all the family.

Rebecca's advice

Nearest Tube station

Hyde Park Corner

Top Mum tip

Make the most of the nearby parks whilst taking a leap out of Mary Poppins book by taking the kids to fly a kite. This is a great free activity to do if your conscious about not blowing the bank. If you don’t have a kite, just ask the hotels family concierge and they will be more than happy to help!

The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

Top rated
London, 13.6 km to Airport London City
8.5 Excellent (1229 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.4 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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Rebecca is a journalist and travel blogger living in the south of England. When she is not making her way through her travel bucket list, she is writing for local and national newspapers and inspiring others to travel on her blog www.raynerenroute.com