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London is a fantastic city to take kids of all ages. Whether you are looking for attractions, shopping, activities, or restaurants – there’s plenty to keep even the most demanding of youngsters or even teenagers amused. When choosing somewhere to stay, you need to make sure that you choose a hotel that caters for children. We’ve chosen a selection, close to some of the major attractions that will offer the perfect stay for families and go the extra mile to ensure everyone has a great time.  

5* The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

Located in Mayfair, this family-run hotel understands what a family is looking for in a hotel. The residences offer good size family rooms, or interconnecting rooms if required. They have Yoto players for smaller guests to listen to audiobooks and have a dedicated children’s concierge. Kids are well catered for with special menu options, or 50% off the main menu as well as free breakfasts when dining with a full-paying adult.  

5* The Dilly (Formerly Le Meridien Piccadilly)

Steps from Piccadilly Circus, you’ll be close to the shops, theatres, and everything else the West End has to offer. Family rooms are available for 2 adults and 2 kids under 12, or Suites are available for larger families. Kids under 12 eat free at Terrace at the Dilly when dining with an adult. A children’s afternoon tea is available, and books and games are available on request. 

5* The Rubens At The Palace

Located in Victoria, you’ll be close to Buckingham Palace and St James’ Park. Family suites are available; children get their own check-in, with children’s menus available in the restaurants, as well as a Prince and Princess afternoon tea. They can even turn their hand to being a chef and visit the kitchen and decorate biscuits or cupcakes, all free when staying at the hotel. The hotel also has a family experience Manager on hand to help with any requests. 

4* St. Ermins Hotel, Autograph Collection

Located in Westminster, close to St James Park and Westminster Abbey. The hotel has a kid’s concierge service to ensure happy kids. Family rooms have two bathrooms and family suites can sleep up to 6 and feature a tepee and books to keep the little ones busy. The hotel also has some fun activities to keep them entertained including spy trails and beehives on the rooftop. 

5* Taj 51 Buckingham Gate

Located just ten minutes from Buckingham Palace and close to Westminster. If you’re looking for larger rooms for your family, then this is a great choice. The two-bedroom suites have a separate living area and a fully equipped kitchen. Children’s amenities are available on request. Childminding services are also available. If budgets allow there is even a cinema suite, with, you guessed it, an 85-inch plasma screen and home cinema system to keep everyone entertained.