A family bolthole in the centre of London


Lancaster London provides baby facilities in a cool location, with Hyde Park as your playground.


Gone are the days when travelling to a capital city with little ones was an ordeal best avoided, with downtrodden parents ladened with cargo and dispirited toddlers in tow.

Now London is alive with family-friendly cafes and restaurants – we even know of pubs that have dedicated playrooms – and for out-of-town visitors travelling to the city the process has got a whole lot easier, with hotels such as Lancaster London even offering to provide many of the necessities for your pride and joy.

Guests to Lancaster London can pre-order complimentary pushchairs (suitable for ages 0-4 years), bottle warmers, sterilisers, changing mats, highchairs, booster seats, baby bathtubs, and lots more, meaning that you won’t have to fill the car or suitcase with all this paraphernalia, freeing up more space for souvenirs of your time in the capital.


Weaned youngsters can also take advantage of the children’s menu at the hotel’s Island Grill, available throughout the day to ensure meal times can be flexible to meet demand. Older children can even take Peter Pan Afternoon Tea in the Lounge.

The level of care afforded young families doesn’t stop there either, at breakfast and other mealtimes you can expect a spacious table so you’re not paranoid about the pram getting in the way, there are ample baby-changing facilities, and the hotel has its own car park, useful when travelling with children, which isn’t always a given in a central location like this.


Once you’re ready to venture out from the cosy and immaculate confines of the hotel you won’t have to travel far to find lots of attractions for little ones – Lancaster London is located opposite Hyde Park where you can visit the Peter Pan statue, feed the ducks, and go boating on the Serpentine.

Other nearby attractions popular with children include the Science Museum and Natural History Museum, and the toy wonderland that is Hamleys.

Back at the hotel you can learn more about the hotel’s urban beekeeping scheme (honey produced from these bees is used in their a la carte menu), and we’d recommend booking a suite, which spans the whole width of the hotel.  Once the kids are asleep order a bottle of something fizzy and enjoy the amazing views over the Serpentine.

Find out more about Lancaster London.

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