A guide to the best baby and toddler friendly places to stay in London, including baby and toddler friendly hotels and apartments. Discover where to stay in London with babies and toddlers including hotels and apartments in Central London, and near to the Science Museum and Natural History Museum in Kensington.
Baby and Toddler Friendly Hotels In London Which Won’t Break The Bank
#1. Park Plaza County Hall, Waterloo
Park Plaza have a number of hotels in central London, which offer a special Family Getaway package. This includes extras such as free breakfast, lunch and dinner for children under 12, goodie bags on arrival, free in room movies and free WIFI for the whole family.
There is also an indoor swimming pool at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge and Park Plaza Riverbank. The hotels also run special seasonal activities for children including Easter egg decorating, pumpkin carving at Halloween and Christmas activities.
The Park Plaza County Hall is within walking distance of the London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Shrek’s Adventure, Sea Life London and Buckingham Palace.
Park Plaza also offer Family Getaway packages at the following hotels:
Park Plaza London Park Royal, Park Plaza Riverbank, Park Plaza Waterloo, Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes, Park Plaza Victoria, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge and Plaza on the River.
Learn More – http://www.parkplazacountyhall.com/
#2. The Nadler Kensington
Located in the leafy backstreets of Kensington, the Nadler hotel has a range of family rooms which all include a private mini kitchen with a Nespresso machine, microwave, fridge, cutlery, crockery and tea and coffee making facilities. Some of the Deluxe rooms even have their own private terrace.
Free Wifi and smart TVs are provided. There is no onsite restaurant, but breakfast is provided by a local café and delivered to your room.
Learn More – https://www.nadlerhotels.com/the-nadler-kensington.html
#3. Premier Inn London Bank (Tower)
You know what you are getting with a Premier Inn, and if you book early enough you can get some cracking deals. The Premier Inn at London Bank is in a really good location – about 5 minutes from Bank Tube station which is one of the largest Tube stations in London, and about a 5 minute walk to the Tower Of London and the River Thames. It is really quiet around that area on a weekend when the City offices are closed, but there are plenty of sandwich shops around, and it is about a 5 minute walk to a Pizza Express. Plus you get fantastic views of the Shard at the other side of the river! The family rooms are really spacious and quiet.
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#4. Premier Inn London Southwark (Borough Market)
This is another good options for families looking for somewhere to stay in London with babies and toddlers. This Premier Inn is fairly quiet as it is located in a pedestrianised area, but the River Thames and Thames Footpath is just outside the hotel. Breakfast is served in an adjacent pub, from where you can get great views of HMS Belfast. The nearest Tube to the Premier Inn London Southwark is London Bridge, where there are really good connections to the mainline stations.
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#5. Crowne Plaza London Kensington
The Crowne Plaza London Kensington Hotel is located within walking distance of the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, V&A Museum and Harrods. It offers Family Rooms, Kids stay and eat free offers, and also a 1 acre private garden to relax in (or let off steam!) after a busy day of sightseeing. The garden is fully covered all year round and has sofas, fire heaters and blankets to keep you warm in the cooler months.
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#6. Marriott County Hall
The Marriott hotel is in the front of the Houses of Parliament in the vibrant Southbank area. Deluxe Family Rooms are available with 2 double beds, air con and 30 square metres of space. There is a 25 sq m swimming pool with a steam room and sauna and a Fitness Centre. Kids eat free at the hotel’s Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar.
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#7. Arosfa Hotel
The Arosfa Hotel is a refurbished 200-year-old Georgian town hotel in the heart of Bloomsbury. It offers great value stylish family rooms including massive breakfasts and a hidden resident’s bar. The hotel offers a really early check in of 7.30am and has an exclusive private garden for chill out time in the heart of the city.
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#8. The Montana Hotel
The Montana Hotel is a clean, modern, cozy 3* hotel in a great location in Kensington. Gloucester Road Tube station is only a short walk away, and the hotel is within walking distance of the Natural History Museum and V&A. There are also plenty of shops and restaurants around the hotel.
Quad / Family rooms are available with 1 double bed and 2 singles. Rooms are really well equipped with fridges, tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen TV and WIFI.
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#9. The YHA London Thameside
Forget any preconceptions you might have about YHA’s because they have become cool again, and are trying hard to appeal to the family market. The YHA London Thameside is situated in leafy Rotherhithe a stone’s throw from the River Thames. There are private Quad / Family rooms with 2 bunk beds and a private ensuite bathroom. To keep costs down, there is also a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, a laundry room and a communal TV room where you can meet other families. There is also a Café Bar.
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#10. Travelodge Plus, London City
Travelodge’s flagship hotel is on the edge of the City close to the Tower of London and Sky Garden. The new ‘Plus’ concept includes rooms with super king size beds, blackout blinds, an in room Lavazza capsule coffee machine and a jet shower. There is also a stylish Bar Café onsite. Children get free breakfast and a free dinner in the restaurant with every adult meal. Good value – and you know what you are getting with a Travelodge.
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Luxury Hotels For Babies And Toddlers In London
#1. Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington
How would your little one fancy whizzing around Kensington Park on a micro scooter? All stays at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington include the loan of free micro scooters for children (and parents) to use around Kensington Park. This is in addition to toys and games, wigwam play tents in your room, early children’s dining from 5.30pm and a babysitting service. Kids get a free milkshake or smoothie when they eat in the Park Terrace Restaurant. The Science Museum and Natural History Museum are just a short walk away from the hotel.
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#12. Browns Mayfair
A hotel with a fascinating history – Browns was London’s first ever hotel founded 175 years ago, and Winston Churchill loved it so much that he had his own bunker built there!
Brown’s consists of eleven townhouses occupying two parallel streets off Piccadilly. It is a great choice if you are looking for a no expense spared luxury baby friendly hotel in London. The rooms are vast, and are set up with cots and linen, motion mobiles, night lights and gingerbread men with the child’s name on when you arrive.
Baby meals are available on request as well as essentials such as toddler cutlery, high chairs, bibs, bottle warmers and sterilisers.
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#13. Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites & Residences
Tucked away behind impressive wrought iron gates close to Buckingham Palace is the opulent Taj 51 Gate Suites and Residences. This is a suites only hotel which offers toddler friendly apartments with state of the art kitchens, lavish lounges and up to 2 bedrooms. The complimentary Kids @Taj programme offers toddlers goodie bags on arrival, cookies and hot chocolate at bedtime and bespoke activities like cookie making during the day.
Taj 51’s sister hotel, St James’ Court, has spacious 35sq metre family rooms with 2 double beds and a separate living area.
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#14. The Ampersand Hotel, Kensington
The Ampersand Hotel is just 5 minutes’ walk from the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum in South Kensington. It is a small luxury boutique hotel which is ideal for families wanting to explore London’s Museum Mile. Families with babies and toddlers are best booking a Deluxe Studio or Suite, which can accommodate an additional cot or fold away bed free of charge, and have small kitchenettes with microwaves, kettles, toasters and fridges. Child size bathrobes and slippers, toiletries and activity packs are also provided as well as complimentary soft drinks.
Don’t miss the Science Afternoon Tea which is served daily designed to inspire budding scientists. They will love the jams served in petri dishes, chocolate spaceman and dinosaur biscuits!
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#15. The Landmark, Marylebone
The 5* Landmark hotel in Marylebone has whopping 552sq ft Family Rooms with 2 double beds for 2 adults and 2 children up to the age of 12. All stays include breakfast in the stunning Winter Garden restaurant – and best of all – a tent and headlamps so toddlers can make a pretend campsite in the room!
Children also get cookies on arrival and their own bathrobes. The hotel is in a handy location for London Zoo and Regents Park.
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#16. The Haymarket Hotel, Strand
This 5* boutique hotel is located in the heart of theatreland, and is close to Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and St James’ Park. Babies and toddlers are very welcome at The Haymarket, and are spoilt with books and board games, milk and cookies at bedtime, family DVDs, family Sky TV, mini bathrobes, children’s toiletries, a welcome gift and a London activities book.
There is also a swimming pool at the hotel. The Children’s menu in the hotel restaurant has things like mini cheese burgers and fries, grilled chicken breast and even minute steak. Family rooms, 1 and 2 bedroom suites and even townhouses are available.
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#17. The Athenaeum Hotel, Piccadilly
The Athenaeum is a good choice for families wanting to stay in an apartment, but with the comforts of a hotel. The 1 bedroom apartments at The Athenaeum have a separate living and sleeping areas and mini kitchenette, along with a daily maid service and full access to the hotel’s spa and gym facilities next door.
There is a children’s concierge (who has access to a Toy Store!), and can arrange activities such as kite flying in nearby Hyde Park. Parents are sent a questionnaire prior to arrival asking them about their children’s favourite toys and films, and if the hotel has them, they will be waiting in your room upon arrival. Green Park is just across from the hotel, and free children’s bikes are available to borrow.
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#18. The Rubens At The Palace
In a prime position overlooking Buckingham Palace, the Reubens at The Palace hotel offers a VIP service for families with babies and toddlers. This includes a late 6pm check out on Sundays, a Director of Fun to advise on things to do in the local area for babies and toddlers and a Reubens Babygro in your room on arrival.
Family rooms sleeping from 3-4 people are available, as well as serviced apartments located close to the hotel where guests can also make use of the hotel facilities. A long list of baby and toddler equipment is available to borrow on request. Extra special events like cupcake decorating are also available.
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#19. Le Meridien Piccadilly
The Le Meridien hotel in Piccadilly boasts one of London’s largest indoor swimming pools in London. There is also a Spa, complimentary fitness centre and Lounge Bar which serves cocktails and barista coffee.
30 sqm Family rooms are available with air con, soundproofing and tea and coffee making facilities.
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#20. The Berkeley, Knightsbridge
The Berkeley is a luxury hotel in Knightsbridge with a 7th floor rooftop swimming pool and garden. Family swimming times are available. Babies get personalised welcome treats on arrival including cuddly bunnies, goldfish in a bag novelty soaps and colouring books and puzzles. The luxury hotel rooms have family Sky TV and DVDs for a bit of pre-bedtime chillout time. The hotel also has a Michelin star restaurant run by Marcus Wareing.
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Baby And Toddler Friendly Apartments In London
#21. Europa House Apartments, Little Venice
The luxurious Europa House serviced apartments are located in the exclusive Little Venice area of London. Families can walk 20 minutes to Queen’s Park where there is a playground, paddling pool and petting farm. Alternatively, Regent’s Park is just a 20 min walk away too. The apartments are designed to offer affordable luxury and have a separate kitchen and living area. Toddlers will love the 3 acre communal garden and the Kids Only toy cupboard with lego, duplo, crayons and paper, reading books, a pop up tent and sports equipment.
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#22. Cheval Three Quays At The Tower Of London
The Cheval Three Quays offers family friendly serviced apartments next to the Tower of London. They have spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with free WIFI, an onsite fitness centre and a team of concierge and housekeeping onsite to look after all your needs. The apartments are open plan with a fully equipped kitchen and living area, flat screen TV, coffee machine, dishwasher and microwave. Sky TV, daily housekeeping and air con is also provided.
A great choice for families looking to stay in a baby friendly apartment in London.
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#23. Citadines Apartments – Trafalgar Square
There are Citadines apartments in Holborn as well as Trafalgar Square providing large, comfortable toddler friendly apartments in some of the best locations in London. The Citadines apartments in Trafalgar Square are just 3 minutes’ walk from 2 Tube stations (Westminster and Trafalgar Sq), and are surrounded by restaurants and cafes. There is also a Coop and Tesco Express nearby.
The apartments have a kitchenette with cutlery, crockery and toaster, microwave, hob and small fridge. There is a separate lounge area and complimentary DVDs available to borrow. Next door to the hotel is a gym which is free for guests to use.
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#24. Basil Street Apartments
The Basil Street Apartments are set in a residential area in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea. There is a range of studios and 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, all of which are furnished to a 4* standard with air con and a private kitchen and laundry facilities. Hyde Park is a 5 min walk away and the apartments are a 3 minute walk from Knightsbridge Tube station from where you can get a direct tube to Heathrow Airport.
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#25. Queen’s Gate Apartments
The Queen’s Gate Apartments offer standard, superior and deluxe apartments within minutes of London’s main attractions in South Kensington. The recently refurbished apartments all feature a fully equipped kitchen, and flat-screen TVs with Sky. Free Wi-Fi is also available. Continental breakfast packs are available to order, at an additional charge. The Natural History, Science, and Victoria and Albert Museums can all be reached in 10 minutes’ walk.
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