London hotels with kitchens and kitchenettes: whether you're London travels require a hotel with kitchen due to a long stay, special diet or trip with kids, if you have special dietary requirements or simply more more mouths to feed than just your own...that can add up to big bucks if eating out in pricey London restaurants each night. There are more London hotels with kitchens than we feature on our list, we just happen to think the hotels offer the best of all worlds. Cheers!
While you may spend more at this hotel, you'll be rewarded with one of the best experiences for both grown-ups and children. This is a suites-only hotel; all units have fully-equipped spacious kitchens and separate living rooms. The complimentary 'Kids at Taj' program includes free goodie bags on arrival complete with sketchbook, crayons and a Taj 'passport' stamped by the concierge. In the room you'll find special child amenities such as miniature slippers and robes. Your young ones can also expect cookies with marshmallows and hot chocolate at bedtime, not to mention a fuller menu in the restaurant. Rather than the regular offer of burgers, french fries (chips) and grilled cheese, here you can expect canela waffles and cheesy flatbreads. Bonus is the Alice in Wonderland Tea Party with mango tarts, strawberry potion and white chocolate mousse teacups.
Pairing the amenities of a London flat with the quality and services of a five-star hotel, Grosvenor House Suites is a perfect place for families with children of all ages. Overlooking Hyde Park, the location is wonderfully central with extensive attractions, activities, and public transportation options right outside the front door. One to three-bedroom residences have full kitchens, plenty of living space, daily housekeeping, 24-hour room service, and in-room spa services. The service, decor and experience is impeccable. Children receive welcome packs and a kids’ menu is available at Atrium, the onsite restaurant. Grosvenor House Suites is truly a luxurious home-away-from-home in London.
This boutique hotel, which is perfectly placed for exploring London's Museum Mile, is quiet and intimate but also laid back and unintimidating — which makes it an ideal choice for families. Within walking distance you'll find the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Princess Diana Memorial Playground - which is really as good as you may have heard. Inside the hotel you'll find a game room filled with children's books, curios and board games, from chess and backgammon to Rubik's Cube and a full-sized ping pong table. The space is particularly popular for birthday hires, especially as the hotel's talented head pastry chef Sezwin Mascarenhas always makes the cake. Families are best off booking one of the deluxe studios or suites, which can accommodate a fold-out bed and include small kitchenettes. Interconnecting rooms are also available.
At the top range of our selections is the reliable and well located Hilton London Metropole. Two rooms, between 323 and 366 square feet are joined together to create a luxury family suite with four double beds on offer, as well as cribs or rollaway beds upon request. While there's no kitchen, you do have access to a small refrigerator, so little bellies can be fed early morning snacks. This 4-star hotel with 1059 rooms includes an indoor pool, which is the equivalent of a parental gold mine. Located a stone's throw from Hyde Park, close to the popular and swanky Oxford Street, and 2-minutes from the nearest Tube station, you'll find that you are right in the thick of things.
Looking forward to seeing Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, with a stop at The Tate and a little-known pub during your trip to London? If you're traveling with the entire family, tailoring the trip to serve the needs of your small ones will not only make the trip easier on them (and dare we say, fun!) but will allow you to maximize the trip for it's intended purpose - to relax! When you pair up the right museum or playground (depending on your children) with the right location and hotel, you're in for a real treat. Here's our favorite neighborhoods with the best family-friendly hotels we could find. Happy travels!
An ideal budget option for families visiting the West End and Theatreland. While most rooms are compact, they are well designed and feature kitchenettes, perfect for rustling up some breakfast or warming up some take-away in the microwave. The superior room sleeps two adults and one child; televisions and free access to Love Film are handy to keep young ones amused when its time to relax. The hotel does not offer breakfast (the lack of on-site food facilities is what keeps room rates low), but it is possible to order breakfast from Gail's Artisan Bakery next door for £7. One delightful feature to this hotel is that within walking distance you can find "The Making of Harry Potter", where you'll see the iconic sets, the costumes as props and the magical locations featured in the movie.
If you're truly ready to impress your kids, choosing the Marriott at County Hall is a step in the right direction. This hotel has goody bags for the kids upon check-in, complete with activity books and a Park Plaza passport. Forget the standard brown colored bland comforter, at this hotel, kids sleep with duvets decorated with popular cartoon characters and are treated to kid-size bathrobes, not to mention pizza-making classes. If you're environmentally conscious, you'll love the option to trade a cleaning service for a bottle of wine during your visit.Amenities:
This is one of the better apartments we could find in London catering to families with up to six children. Located in the very hip neighborhood of Fitzrovia, you'll feel as though this is your home away from home while in London. A full kitchen with oven, stove, microwave, fridge and kitchen table will enable you to make dinners in or snacks when you have hungry tummies. The beds available include a King bed, 1 twin and 2 large twin sofa beds. Cribs and rollaway beds are also available upon request. Within fifteen minutes walk you'll discover Madame Tussaud's, Regent Street, Russell Square and a bit further on the British Museum.
If you are on the higher end of family size, then this three bedroom option will meet your needs. This 1,323 square foot with three bedrooms offers everyone in your family plenty of space. The living/dining area has a flat-screen TV and a big perk in the kitchen is the dishwasher and washer/dryer. Bedrooms include King-size beds that can be separated into twins, with one en-suite bathroom and two additional bathrooms. And while this is definitely not in the budget category, you'll find enough to enjoy that you likely won't recall how expensive it was...or not! Conveniently located in Paddington, you'll be within striking distance of Hyde Park, the Princess Diana Memorial Playground (really as good as you may have heard) and the little-known Alexander Fleming Museum who discovered penicillin; his laboratory is reconstructed to resemble how it looked circa 1928.
This three bedroom apartment/flat, at 1,184 square feet, offers a very fair and comfortable stay while in London. The acommodations are clean, the rooms well laid out, full kitchen and the perk of a washing machine. While you may not swoon, you'll find that this centrally located flat on Edgware Road is convenient enough to make moving around the city a cinch.
When most people think of London, they think of Trafalgar Square, they think of Charing Cross and Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus, The National Gallery and how exactly one is meant to pronounce "Leicester Square". This is the London location you've dreamed of, with the cozy comfortable accommodation you wished for. The building is beautiful, the inside is contemporary and comfortable, with big easy couches, a full kitchen and a washing machine to boot. And while one of the bedrooms is also home to the "kitchen table" with only four place settings, it's easy to overlook this with the location you have. The key is to enjoy meals outside of the apartment after all!