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Best London Hotels for Families of 5 or More (+ Apartments)

Families come in all shapes and sizes – and thankfully, so do the best family hotels in London! If you travel as a family of 5, 6, 7 or even 10, how do you find the finest London hotels for families of 5 or more? 

We can confirm that this question comes up far more often than you might think. Plenty of people who are planning to head to the UK capital want to find this kind of accommodation – from budget to luxury family hotels in London to suit every price range.

So if you need to book into good family hotels in central London, don’t despair. This article has been written especially for you!

Covered are all the best family friendly hotels in London that are ideal for larger groups of people, whether you want an apartment for more space or a hotel offering a range of bigger rooms than the usual doubles or twins. 

There are literally hundreds of family friendly hotels in London. But why bother researching them all when we’ve done the legwork for you? Continue reading so you can find the perfect London base at the 12 best family hotels central London has to offer!

Prefer to stay in a VRBO? Check out VRBO for London accomodation options for families of 5 or more.

Complete guide to the best London hotels for families of 5 or more.

12 best London hotels for families of 5+

Quick picks

Name of hotelSleeps up toClosest tubeStar ratingBook
Georgian House Hotel10Victoria⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️BOOK
The Athenaeum5Green Park⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️BOOK
Collingham Serviced Apartments7Earls Court⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️BOOK
Marriott Maida Vale12Kilburn Park⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️BOOK
The Rubens at the Palace7Victoria⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️BOOK
Grand Plaza Serviced Apartments7Bayswater⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️BOOK
Mornington Hotel London Victoria10Pimlico⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️BOOK
Citadines Trafalgar Square8Embankment⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️BOOK
Park Plaza County Hall4Waterloo⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️BOOK
The Darlington Hyde Park7Paddington⭐️⭐️⭐️BOOK
Premier Hotel by Eurotraveller6Borough⭐️⭐️⭐️BOOK
Marble Arch Inn6Marble Arch⭐️⭐️BOOK

Georgian House Hotel

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  • Sleeps: up to 10
  • Closest tube: Victoria
  • Star rating: 4*

We had to begin with one of our London favourites!

A stay here is an absolute must for any Harry Potter fan, as the hotel has a wizarding theme throughout. This is evident in everything from the fantastical decor to the magical afternoon tea!

For a family suite hotel in London with a wizarding theme, this place cannot be beaten.  

Accommodation is housed in a historic London home dating from the mid-19th century, plus another building which contains the Westminster apartments. Original period features can be seen throughout the townhouse, and breakfast is available here daily. 


  • Harry Potter/magical theme
  • Historic London townhouse
  • Range of themed accommodation


  • Books up early

The Athenaeum

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  • Sleeps: up to 5
  • Closest tube: Green Park
  • Star rating: 5*

If you don’t mind pushing the boat out for a bucket-list trip, spare no expense at The Athenaeum in posh Mayfair.

You can book rooms and apartments here, and what other London hotel overlooks Green Park and has a dedicated kids’ concierge?

Adults in need of a break will also love escaping to the luxury spa, which offers a range of treatments and a relaxation area. This is a top pick when you’re seeking London hotels with parking and family rooms – and five star standards. 


  • 5 star style
  • Kids’ concierge
  • Opposite Green Park


  • High prices

Collingham Serviced Apartments

  • Sleeps: up to 7
  • Closest tube: Earls Court
  • Star rating: 4*

Earls Court is often thought of as a backpacker area – but savvy visitors and locals love how close it is to Kensington, Chelsea and Knightsbridge.

Which offer, between them, museums, shops and sights galore, from the best museums in London to Kensington Palace and the fashionable boutiques of the King’s Road. 

Guests are welcomed to their London bolthole with a box of chocolates, a bottle of wine and a newspaper. If that’s not enough of a sweetener, how about the peaceful position, the high ratings it receives or the modern, spacious accommodation offered?

The apartments here make a great alternative to good family hotels in London offering less roomy accommodation. 


  • Very polite and helpful staff
  • Near Kensington and Chelsea
  • Bright, modern accommodation


  • More expensive than some

Marriott Maida Vale

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  • Sleeps: up to 12
  • Closest tube: Kilburn Park
  • Star rating: 4*

If you want to find family friendly hotels in London with a swimming pool, stop the search right here. The Marriott in Maida Vale is positioned between Kilburn, St John’s Wood and Maida Vale, which are all pleasant London neighbourhoods with a local feel.

Guests can use the Bannatyne leisure complex, with a pool, that’s right next door. 

There’s plenty to see and do in this area, including The Beatles’ Abbey Road for music fans, Lord’s Cricket Ground for sporting types, the Little Venice area for fabulous Italian dining and the famous Camden Market


  • Leafy neighbourhood
  • Reputable hotel brand
  • Suites sleep up to 10 or 12


  • No restaurant at the hotel

The Rubens at the Palace

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  • Sleeps: up to 7
  • Closest tube: Victoria
  • Star rating: 5*

This place is not only one of the best family hotels in London, England – it also overlooks Buckingham Palace! Hence the name.

Child-friendly amenities you’ll find here include freebies and activities for younger visitors. And just imagine their faces when they find out that they can actually see the famous Royal Palace from your room (assuming you book one with a Royal Mews view). 

Great service is extended to every member of the family here, no matter how young they are. There’s a restaurant and lounge bar serving afternoon tea on site, plus a range of local amenities within five minutes’ walk.

The views from the eatery are incredibly special when a Royal event is taking place at the palace!


  • Kids’ activities
  • Royal palace views
  • Incredible service for all


  • Five star cost

Grand Plaza Serviced Apartments

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  • Sleeps: up to 7
  • Closest tube: Bayswater
  • Star rating: 4*

Bayswater is a part of London abundant in good value accommodation and these serviced apartments are some of the best in the city for families.

Hyde Park is only 10 minutes’ walk from here and Portobello Road is about a quarter-of-an-hour’s walk away. If you want a London hotel family room for 5, why not consider a serviced apartment instead?

The fully furnished apartments come with teen-pleasing features like free WiFi and a flatscreen TV (also read our guide to visiting London with teenagers). For self-catering purposes, the units are equipped with a microwave, a fridge and a hob, and some also have ovens.   


  • Established location
  • Lots of eateries nearby
  • Units come with fridge, microwave and hob


  • Decor could be more appealing

Mornington Hotel London Victoria

  • Sleeps: up to 10
  • Closest tube: Pimlico
  • Star rating: 4*

Impress the kids and the adults by booking a City of Westminster bolthole in smart Pimlico. This area has a neighbourhood feel, and is sandwiched between the River Thames and Buckingham Palace. As for the property, it’s among the best hotels with family suites in London. 

Depending on the age of the kids, a deluxe family apartment here can sleep up to 10, and there are hotel rooms for up to 7 people too.

Westminster and St James’s Park are both under a mile away, and there’s plenty of scope for letting the kids run off some steam at the latter! 


  • Between Victoria and the Thames
  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • Cafes within 150 metres


  • No meals available on site

Citadines Trafalgar Square

  • Sleeps: up to 8
  • Closest tube: Embankment
  • Star rating: 4*

Citadines Trafalgar Square is at the heart of all the action. Why squeeze into the average London hotel family room when you could book a place with one or two bedrooms? This place is close to everything, so you can all walk everywhere (without too much whining from the kids).

Embankment tube station, Charing Cross mainline station and the Thames are all really close by, with Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and theatreland only slightly further away.

Whether your plans involve shopping, shows or sightseeing, you’ll not get closer to central London than this!


  • Centre of London
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Sustainable property


  • No restaurant on site

Park Plaza County Hall

  • Sleeps: up to 4
  • Closest tube: Waterloo
  • Star rating: 4*

Park Plaza County Hall makes the grade not because of the room sizes – but because it’s one of the top family friendly hotels in central London in terms of facilities. Where else will you find a kids’ club and a spa? The hotel has also won awards for its family-friendly approach. 

The hotel is located close to Waterloo mainline and tube station, and near the buzzing South Bank.

From there it’s just a short walk across the bridge to Westminster, Covent Garden and all the other central London spots you’re going to want to see. 


  • Awarded ‘Best Family Friendly Hotel’ 
  • Near Waterloo and South Bank
  • On site kids’ club

The Darlington Hyde Park

  • Sleeps: up to 7
  • Closest tube: Paddington
  • Star rating: 3*

Younger kids staying here won’t be able to wait to see the place where Paddington Bear first arrived in London – and that station is really close by. This is one of the best family hotels in London, UK for shopping fans too, as Oxford Street is also near at hand. 

As well as family rooms, the hotel offers twin, double, triple and quadruple rooms. Hyde Park is pretty close by too, so you can all stretch your legs when you need to tire the kids out.

This Victorian townhouse is comfortable, offers a warm and friendly welcome and is conveniently located too. 


  • Near Oxford Street 
  • Close to Paddington station
  • Great range of room sizes to suit all


  • Breakfast is the only meal available

Premier Hotel by Eurotraveller

  • Sleeps: up to 6
  • Closest tube: Borough
  • Star rating: 3*

If you don’t mind being a little further from the centre of the action, this three star property offers some great London family hotel deals. Rooms sleep up to 4 in each, and there are also apartments with 2 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 8.

The hotel has a bar on site and room service is also offered when no-one can be bothered to go out.

Most rooms also have mini fridges, so you can pick up light meals and snacks while you’re out to store for later in the day: London has small, great value supermarkets located all over the city that are ideal for this purpose. 


  • Central London 10 minutes away by tube
  • Good range of rooms and apartments
  • Lounge bar on site


  • Further out of town

Marble Arch Inn

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  • Sleeps: up to 6
  • Closest tube: Marble Arch
  • Star rating: 2*

If you’re taking a shopping trip in London and want to find cheap family hotels in London so you can save your money for retail therapy, then you must take a look at this property!

It’s close to Marble Arch tube and Oxford Street, and Hyde Park isn’t a lot further for when the kids need to run around. 

This budget property offers a 24-hour front desk and room service. Some rooms have shared facilities, so it’s a good idea to contact them directly a few weeks in advance of your arrival to see if you can be allocated accommodation like this, if you do need more than one room. 


  • Good value price
  • 24-hour reception
  • Close to Oxford Street


  • Some shared bathrooms

Which London hotels for families of 5+ will you book?

Whether you want four star style at family hotels In London with a swimming pool, are happy to splash out for a five star, bucket list stay or are seeking good value, centrally located apartments for self-catering, we hope this list of cool family hotels in London helps you find the perfect place to stay!

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