1/12 Milestone Hotel & Residences
Live like Royalty
Truly live the suite life when you book one of the suites or residences at the iconic Milestone Hotel & Residences. Conveniently located near the Kensington Palace and just across the street from Hyde Park, this elegant hotel is Red Carnation Hotel Collection’s flagship property in London and truly rolls out the red carpet for guests. The large layouts offer plenty of room for the whole crew and each suite and residence has a custom design style all its own. Additionally, they have several inter-connecting rooms and a partnership with The Hotel Nanny so you can enjoy time together as a family and get some quality adult time too.
Top tip: When you book, be sure to indicate that you’ll be bringing children and their ages. The hotel offers welcome amenities in each room including fun games, coloring books, stuffed animals and delicious biscuits.
Nearest tube station: High Street Kensington
2/12 London Perfect Apartments
Feel like You’re Right at Home
Now you can have a true home base throughout your stay thanks to London Perfect apartments. Choose from several different carefully curated apartments located throughout the city and have access to multiple bedrooms, large living rooms, full kitchens and washer/dryers. Feel like a true local in your own neighborhood, with the added benefit of a dedicated staff to make sure the apartments are up to par and to help you with your vacation needs.
Top tip: The team can also act as your local insider and recommend the best attractions, restaurants and resources for your trip.
Nearest tube station: Locations throughout the city
3/12 Park Plaza County Hall
Ride the London Eye
Park Plaza County Hall is close to key London sight-seeing attractions such as the London Eye, London Aquarium, Westminster and Big Ben. It offers a kid’s menu, rooms with kitchenettes, and a private family area for breakfast. Top of the agenda is the free pizza-making classes, the movie nights, and the new fairytale mocktails.
Top tip: Stay in a penthouse suite on the 14th floor where you can wow the kids with views over the city.
Nearest tube station: Waterloo
4/12 Browns Hotel, Mayfair
The Height of Fun
Browns Hotel offers families bath-time toys, interconnecting or adjacent rooms, games consoles or DVD players and age-specific welcome gifts like the classic Browns’ teddy bear as well as champagne for the parents. Located in London’s upmarket Mayfair, you can enjoy top-end shopping, the open spaces of Green Park and Hyde Park and, in the opposite direction, Chinatown.
Top tip: There’s a buffet especially for the kids.
Nearest tube station: Green Park
5/12 The Halkin by COMO
On the Museum Trail
The Halkin is located right next to Buckingham Palace Gardens and a few minutes walk from the museums of South Kensington. With the interconnecting rooms, parents can enjoy champagne while older children check out their Nintendo Wii, Box of Delights and welcome milkshakes and cookies. Practical details also include cots, highchairs and a host of family activities, including chocolate painting (yum!) or floristry lessons.
Top tip: You can take the bathrobes home!
Nearest tube station: Hyde Park Corner
6/12 Haymarket Hotel
For Kids’ Parties
Haymarket Hotel is just up the road from Piccadilly Circus and its many movie theaters, Chinatown and West End shopping. The hotel has large suites and adjoining rooms for families and children are treated to robes and a special child-friendly menu. This hotel stands out because it has screening rooms – great for private kids’ parties – and a swimming pool. There’s a babysitting service, too.
Top tip: Take advantage of the 24-hour room service once the kids have gone to bed.
Nearest tube station: Piccadilly Circus
7/12 Flemings Mayfair
Cozy and Charming
Little ones will receive Fleming Frog goodies, bathrobes and treats at bedtime at Flemings Mayfair. A children’s menu is also available. The concierge service will help you plan trips including picnics and bike rides in Green Park, tickets to soccer matches and trips to museums, the London Zoo or West End shows. You can also use the babysitting service if you want a night out.
Top tip: Rent a fully serviced apartment, complete with your own hotel service.
Nearest tube station: Piccadilly Circus
8/12 Hilton London Metropole
Fun Children’s Menu
Hilton London Metropole is on the busy Edgware Road but conveniently near Paddington station and just up the road from the greenery of Regent’s Park or Kensington Gardens. The hotel offers Family Superior rooms with two queen size beds and a sofa bed, a separate relaxation area, and on-demand movies. This Hilton also has a heated indoor pool, a babysitting service and a health club.
Top tip: Take in views of the city from the 23rd floor.
Nearest tube station: Edgware Road
9/12 The Ampersand
Playing Ping Pong
Perfectly placed for the the Science Museum, Natural History Museum and the V&A, stay in The Ampersand for a cultural family trip. Kids and adults can enjoy The Games Room, which holds a ping-pong table, PlayStation and traditional board games. The Ampersand also encourages guests to borrow books from its library – it features a great children’s section. Interconnecting rooms for families are also available.
Top tip: Book a suite for views over London’s skyline.
Nearest tube station: South Kensington
10/12 No 5 Maddox Street
Close to Soho nightlife, West End theaters and Hamleys toy shop. No 5 Maddox Street has no elevator and no restaurant, but the family suites are stocked with lots of goodies, from pizza and ice cream to popcorn and cornflakes. The 24-hour concierge will arrange tours of Harry Potter and LEGOLAND and there’s also a babysitting service.
Top tip: The large tropical fish tank in the reception area will leave the kids in awe.
Nearest tube station: Oxford Circus
Art Deco Luxue
Claridges is located in the most bustling part of the capital. Children will receive their own Claridges kit and mini umbrella, plus smoothies and cookies on arrival. For the older children, a selection of game consoles will be provided to keep them entertained while the parents will receive a bottle of champagne to enjoy as they settle in.
Top tip: The hotel’s concierge service will help plan a tailored schedule for you.
Nearest tube station: Bond street
12/12 11 Cadogan Gardens
Offering inter-connecting rooms and suites, 11 Cadogan Gardens is a lovely retreat for families tucked along a quiet street in the heart of Chelsea. For those traveling with the extended crew, you can opt to book the Sloane Suite which interconnects with two other Signature Suites to create your own private house complete with its own entrance.
Top tip: The hotel frequently offers a Family Getaway deal that includes 50% off the children’s room rate when you book interconnecting rooms, plus free breakfast for the kids.
Nearest tube station: Sloane Square