Where to stay in London with kids – 4 incredible hotels to try



Worried about keeping the kids entertained on your next trip to London? These four kid-friendly hotels in London should have things running smoothly.

Brown’s Hotel

Brown's Hotel - Where to stay in London with Kids

At first sight, the Brown’s Hotel doesn’t come across the most kid-friendly pick in our collection.

The dark wood paneling of the common areas and its legacy as London’s first hotel doesn’t scream pillow fights and blanket forts. But there’s more than meets the eye here.

Brown's Hotel -Where to stay in London with kids

For one, Rudyard Kipling penned his coming of age novel, the Jungle Book, within these walls, forever connecting the realm of fantasy with the hotel (there’s even a suite themed around the author.)

Younger guests of the hotel can expect surprises such as play tents in the room (who need blanket forts when you’ve got those?!) and the Brown’s staff will happily stock the room with toys and milk and cookies at turndown. Other perks include themed children parties, in-room books, games (yes consoles too), movies and a kids menu you wouldn’t mind picking from. When it’s time to head out and explore, a dedicated kids concierge is happy to show you the best activities in London you can do with the kids.

Ham Yard Hotel

Ham Yard Hotel - Where to stay in London with kids

The Ham Yard Hotel brims with the kind of charm that makes kids ( and adults of course) fall in love at first sight.

Other than the unique design which makes it the best thing to happen to traveling families since sliced bread, there’s plenty to do in, and around the hotel to keep the whole family entertained.

Ham Yard Hotel Bowling Alley- Where to stay in London with kids

Located right at the heart of Picadilly circus, there’s a wealth of entertainment and historical landmarks around the area to explore. But you won’t even have to step out of the hotel to put a smile on the little one’s faces. Thanks to an authentic 1960’s bowling alley flown in from Texas, a private cinema the chances of you hearing the dreaded words ” I’m bored” is close to nill. The hotel also offers interconnecting rooms, a babysitting service, and cute extras such as kids bathrobes, milk, and cookies at turn down and a bevy of books and board games.


Panache and classic elegance may be the Claridge’s forte, but that doesn’t mean they can’t put a massive smile on your child’s face.

Claridge's - Where to stay in London with kids

The Claridge’s grandiose foyer (complete with chandeliers, chequered marble flooring, and soaring ceilings) gives the hotel a magical atmosphere, especially in December with the hotel’s commissioned Christmas trees.

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Pair that with on-demand movies and popcorn, comic books with the morning mail, tote goodie bags, and original arts and crafts activities, and you can be sure this is a trip your kids will never forget.

The Connaught

The Connaught - Where to stay in London with kids

Every kid at the Connaught is a VIP. Friendly smiles from the staff (who remember their names) and a dedicated Children’s Concierge make this Mayfair hotel one of the best places to stay in London with kids.

Gift packs with teddy bears, books, and board games, and comic books will help your child pass the time, but the real ace in the hole is the concierge, who’ll happily design your child’s stay and advice you on all the kid-friendly activities in and outside of the hotel. If you want some “me time” the hotel’s on-demand babysitting service is what you need.

If you would like to book a hotel in London for your next family vacation, just get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help find the perfect place to stay in London with kids.

About Nimah Koussa

The best part about being a travel writer is bringing cities and destinations to life: their stories, secret addresses, luxurious gems and unique holiday moments. And I have been one for a little more than 10 years. From the best bars and restaurants in different cities of the world to hotels where you can check-in to get away from it all, this Magazine is all about making every trip just a bit more meaningful.

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