When heading to London, having something fun to do with the kids is an absolute must. From learning about historic landmarks to taking in some of the world’s greatest pieces of art in the many galleries and museums the city is home to. Why not treat the family to something a little different during your visit? Here, we have some ideas for you to ponder.
Teddy’s Tea Time
Head to the Montcalm Marble Arch for Teddy’s Tea Time, the ultimate Afternoon Tea for the whole family to enjoy! Designed with children in mind, the menu offers a number of sweet treats for the little ones to choose from, including a selection of ice-creams, cakes, chocolate-dipped fresh fruits and pastries. Instead of a choice of tea, the children can enjoy some iced fruit cordial to wash the goodies down with, while the adults can, of course opt for an adult’s Traditional or even Champagne Afternoon Tea instead. The kids will remember the day forever as they take home a complimentary Montcalm teddy bear! The Montcalm Marble Arch itself is in the ideal location, based at the top of Park Lane and within close proximity to the likes of Mayfair, Oxford Street, Hyde Park and Marylebone. One of the most luxurious hotels in the city, why not consider staying here during your stay?
A hotel with a difference, the Corinthia is a fantastic place to stay with the kids. The hotel’s Craft Concierge are on hand to give advice on the best places to visit in the city. They were formed after hearing children tell their parents that they didn’t want to see another museum, and they will have all the answers for you should you want to head off the beaten track. The Crafty Concierge have their own Facebook and Twitter pages and regardless of your age, they will know the most fun and interesting places for you to head to!If that wasn’t enough, the rooms come with a in-room games console, so the kids will never be bored!
One Aldwych London
Located close to London’s theatreland, One Aldwych London is the perfect spot to stay in should you have any tickets booked for The Lion King or Matilda.The five-star luxury hotel is a fun hotel for the whole family to enjoy. From welcome gifts upon check-in, you will be treated like a star from the moment you enter the beautiful building. Start your day off with a dip in the hotel’s chlorine-free swimming pool and let the children enjoy the under-water music – why not let them connect with their inner synchronized swimmer? If your children are old enough to have their own bedroom, yet you still don’t feel too comfortable with letting them stray too far, the inter-connecting rooms are the perfect compromise. Plus, you will be able to hear if they are up too late watching TV, so you can quickly nip that one in the bud!There is also a private screening room which seats 30 people should you wish to have your own private cinema experience. When visiting London with the children, there are so many things to do. Why not book tickets to one of the many fun, family shows to see in the West End, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mama Mia! and Wicked?
Head to London Zoo where you and your kids can get up close and personal with some of the greatest creatures on this planet. Plus, it is the location for the famous snake scene in Harry Potter – which is undoubtedly going to excite the children!