What are the best family hotels in London?

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Jo Caird
  • Jo Caird

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  • London, England, UK

Take your pick of these top family hotels to make sure that the kids get as much out of your London accommodation as you do.

Browns
Book one of the hotel's family packages – choosing between interconnecting or adjacent rooms for the children – and take advantage of welcome gifts chosen with your little ones' ages in mine. Also on the menu are bathtime playthings and the use of games consoles. The adults, meanwhile, are treated to a bottle of champagne on arrival. 

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This boutique establishment just across the road from the Royal Mews – an attraction that kids will love – has a really warm, family feel about it. Sweets, drinks and snacks are available 24 hours a day in the living-room like executive lounge, as well as an enormous selection of board games. If you're looking for a home away from home, this is it.

Ampersand
If the nearby Science Museum and Natural History Museum haven't tired your little ones out, the games room at this gorgeous design hotel – with its collection of boards games and table tennis table – will surely finish them off. They'll also love the rubber ducks found in every bathroom and the delightful family friendly service.

Joseph Reaney

London is a wonderful family destination. Here are three of the best places to stay with kids in tow.

The Goring
As London's oldest family-run five-star hotel, it's no surprise The Goring is a great family option. Offering interconnecting bedrooms, in various combinations of king-sized, queen or twin beds, the hotel welcomes its family guests with some age-appropriate treats – from a basket of baby essentials (lotions, changing mats and bath toys) to a 'For Kids Eyes Only' pack (activity books, coloring crayons and a cuddly toy sheep) Kids will also love the Goring Bedtime Story Library, while parents will cherish the opportunity to enjoy a quiet Afternoon Tea while the kids decorate cakes in the kitchen.

The Halkin
This Belgravia hotel offers a package to suit all the family. While the parents enjoy a welcoming glass of Champagne and some peace and quiet in one room, the little ones next door will be slurping milkshakes, munching cookies while rummaging through their very own Children’s Box of Delights, containing varied gifts from DVDs to iTunes vouchers. The children's room also contains a Nintendo Wii ready to play, and perfectly-fitting bathrobes that are free to take home.

Brown's Hotel
This five-star Mayfair staple is another of London's most family-friendly luxury hotels. As well as offering interconnected rooms, the family break package includes lots of exciting gifts for the kids, ranging from bathtime treats and teddy bears for toddlers to game consoles and movies for older children.

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