Here we look at the best accommodation in London for families. When travelling with children, it’s important to choose your accommodation carefully. Hotels can make things tricky, especially if you’re not a standard 2 adult 2 children family. Instead, a serviced apartment will ensure you have the perfect space. With separate bedrooms for the children, and somewhere you can prepare breakfast at a time to suit you, London serviced apartments or Apart Hotels are the solution.
In terms of location, London is large. If you’re looking to find a family-friendly London accommodation close to the sights you want to see then choose areas such as South Kensington (close to the museums), Covent Garden, or Westminster (close to the London Eye on the South Bank).
Here we showcase some of the best family-friendly accommodation in London, including London accommodation suitable for families of 5 or more.
1. Reside in Kensington Marzell
Reside is in Kensington within easy reach of the Science Museum and Natural History Museum. Their two bedroom apartments are ideal for families of four, but they can fit five if you wish. They are modern fully-equipped apartments which are close to West Kensington tube station. It’s a quiet area, perfect for young families.
2. Gatehouse Apartments, Tower Bridge
Gatehouse Apartments, Tower Bridge, are centrally located and provide a great base for families. Right next to Tower Bridge itself and within walking distance of the South Bank and its attractions (such as the London Eye and Sea Life Aquarium), it’s perfect for giving you the ‘real’ London experience.
3. Castletown House, Kensington
Castletown House, Kensington, has two and three bedroom apartments, suitable for families of up to seven people. With WiFi, TV, Xbox/Playstation and games library, these apartments are ideal for those travelling with teens who will want to have a place to unwind. The apartments are close to West Kensington tube stop and nearby to Earls Court.
4. Camden Labs, Camden
Camden Labs, Camden, is another location ideal for families with older children, teens and twenty-somethings who will want to explore the infamous market. With Sky Sports and access to a fitness centre, everyone will be happy.
5. Greenwich Deptford Bridge
Greenwich Deptford Bridge is a fantastic place to stay if you’d like to show your children the Greenwich Observatory and Planetarium, stand over the meridian, or explore the National Maritime Museum.
6. Harrington Gardens, South Kensington
Harrington Gardens in South Kensington is close to museums, parks and also shopping opportunities including Harrods at Knightsbridge. Families will enjoy being able to fully self-cater here if they wish, with supermarkets nearby, as well as plenty of close by restaurants.
7. Chinatown Gerrard Street Crown III, Covent Garden
Gerrard Street Crown III is close to Leicester Square and Covent Garden. With three bedrooms and a private terrace with views over Nelson’s Column, Big Ben and The Shard, it’s an attraction in itself.
8. Be Floral, Covent Garden
Be Floral in Covent Garden sleeps up to six. It’s just around the corner from Covent Garden Market and is surrounded by theatres, bars and restaurants. If you’re looking to be very central, then this is the place to be.
9. 130 Queensgate, South Kensington
130 Queensgate sleeps larger families up to eight people. It’s a classical Victorian property very close to Hyde Park, the V&A Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Science Museum and Natural History Museum. They offer a luxury option for contemporary families.
10. Queens Gate Suites, South Kensington
A more practical and affordable option also in South Kensington is Queens Gate Suites. These are high-quality and spacious apartments that can sleep up to seven across three bedrooms. Modern and with everything you need, including regular maid service, you’ll be in the heart of the city.
11. Point West Cromwell Road, South Kensington
Point West Cromwell Road, South Kensington will again put you close to many of London’s iconic museums. Near to plenty of shops and places to eat, you’ll also not be far from Gloucester Road tube station.
12. Dolphin House, Westminster
Dolphin House, Westminster, offers excellent family-friendly London accommodation. Surrounded by private gardens and close to the Thames and the sights of Westminster, they offer a peaceful and comfortable place to stay after a busy day sightseeing. There are also fitness and wellness facilities on site, including a swimming pool.
13. Sweet Inn, Pimlico
Sweet Inn, Pimlico, puts you close to the iconic London sights at Westminster. You’ll easily be able to arrive, drop off your belongings and be at Big Ben or the London Eye in minutes, whilst knowing you’ve got a comfortable base to come back to.
14. Cheval, Knightsbridge
Large families, up to 9 people, will be able to stay at Cheval in Knightsbridge. Perfect for exploring London, this is family-friendly London accommodation which doesn’t compromise in terms of comfort.
15. Claverley Court, Knightsbridge
Claverley Court in Knightsbridge is a new development which will put you very close to Harrods. There’s a multi-lingual team on hand to help and you can even make use of the private chef if you simply don’t fancy cooking one night, or wish to entertain.
16. Knightsbridge Bloom
Knightsbridge Bloom is close to Knightsbridge, Sloane Square and Kensington, meaning you are in close proximity to many favourite London sights. A comfortable place to stay, there are plenty of family-friendly restaurants nearby, or you could make use of the fully-equipped kitchen to self-cater.
17. Canary Wharf Apartments
For families looking for an affordable stay in London then staying in the Canary Wharf and Docklands area can be a good choice, still putting you within reach of the centre. Canary Wharf Apartments are close to the eateries of West India Quay and the DLR with its direct connections to central London.
18. Lincoln Plaza, Docklands
Similarly, Lincoln Plaza, Docklands, offers a lower cost alternative than central London for families travelling to London. The apartments are spacious, ensuring everyone has far more space than a cramped hotel room. All the comforts of home are provided and we’re sure you’ll have a happy family stay.
19 .Longridge Road, Earls Court
Longridge Road, Earls Court has two bedroom apartments suitable for families of four people or less. Earls Court and West Kensington tube stations are both within walking distance.
20. Nevern Place, Earls Court
Nevern Place, Earls Court offers light and airy accommodation in central London for families. Very comfortable, and complete with everything you need (including dishwasher!), you’ll find that Nevern Place is an ideal central London accommodation for a family stay.
Use our search function to find the ideal family accommodation in London for your stay. We know it can be bewildering, so if you need any advice or help then please feel free to give us a call on +44 (0) 208 004 0007 and we can help you decide based on your family characteristics, wishes and budget.