Where to Stay in London with Kids - Family Traveller (USA)

Britain’s captivating capital is an incredible destination for families, thanks to its mix of history, culture and adventure. We rounded up London's best hotels for kid-friendly stays.

The Berkeley

Enjoy sophistication minus the stuffiness with a top-floor pool to keep kids happy and picnics-to-go for the park. There’s also a spa for grown-ups, plus mini manicures for the kids.

The Dorchester

At this central London grande dame, you’ll experience sheer luxury, complete with butler service, family games and treats for tots, like kid-size bathrobes and freshly baked cookies.

Royal Garden Hotel

Located next to Kensington Palace, this West London delight offers a make-your-own-sundae menu, Micro Scooters to buzz around on, play tents, games and a treasure hunt in Hyde Park.

Taj 51 Buckingham Gate

This all-suite hotel is one of London’s best-kept secrets for families. Don’t miss the Jungle Book experience with tea and a tour of the famous toy store Hamleys.

Trafalgar St. James

This chic hotel near Trafalgar Square has spacious suites plus the Little Londoners program (complete with prizes) and mocktails on the rooftop for the entire brood.

Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

Expect VIP treatment for the whole family in the heart of Mayfair. Roomy residences come with kitchens, plus there’s nanny service and a kids’ concierge.

The Ampersand Hotel

This boutique hotel is surprisingly family-friendly, with small kitchenettes for flexibility with meal times and a game room for older kids. The location is hard to beat: It's just around the corner from the V&A, Science Museum and Natural History Museum, three of London's most popular family attractions.

Dukes London

This luxury boutique hotel is nestled on a quiet courtyard in the heart of St. James’s Mayfair, is the perfect, quintessentially British address for a stay. It's conveniently surrounded by history and located just kid-size footsteps from many of the city’s most popular destinations, including Buckingham Palace, the world’s oldest and largest toy store Hamleys, and Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel the London Eye.

By Janine Clements