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Family-friendly hotels on London’s South Bank

January 24th, 2017 | by Jennifer Edwards

Family-friendly hotels on London’s South Bank

There’s so much to see and do here that you’ll need a few days to appreciate all that London’s cultural quarter has to offer, and with a selection of great hotels to choose from you can wake up to views of the River Thames every morning.

Don’t miss world-class attractions that will be a treat for all ages, such as the Coca-Cola London Eye and SEA LIFE London Aquarium, which stand shoulder-to-shoulder with cultural icons including the National Theatre, the Southbank Centre and IWM London. Plus, of course, you can explore the river and beyond with boat trips and cruises from South Bank’s Millennium Pier, or browse the quirky independent shops and boutiques in Gabriel’s Wharf and OXO Tower. And when the kids get hungry – or perhaps mum and dad fancy a little liquid refreshment – then you’ll be spoiled for choice: stylish cocktail bars and award-winning restaurants will tantalise sophisticated palates, while the bustling Southbank Food Market offers a dazzling array of international street food, perfect for eating on the hoof!

  • London Marriott Hotel County Hall

    For a stay that will be as much of a treat for the grownups as it is for the young ones, why not book into the glamorous Marriott County Hall? Once you’ve had your fill of sightseeing, you can take the kids for a splash in the hotel’s indoor pool to burn off any excess energy (open to all from 9am-7pm). And when they need a calorie boost, those same kids can eat free if they’re 12 or under when dining with two adults (who each order a main and a side from the A La Carte Menu) at the on-site Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar. Then before it gets too far past bedtime, give them a final treat with the stunning views of the River Thames and the Coca-Cola London Eye that you can enjoy from the hotel by night.

    For further details on London Marriott Hotel County Hall, click here

    London Marriott Hotel County Hall
  • Sea Containers London

    Give the children the feeling that they’re taking a cruise on dry land by booking a room at the famous Sea Containers building, which combines modern, luxurious rooms with 1920s-style cruise-ship glamour. You’ll be within a stroll of some great family-friendly attractions such as Shrek’s Adventure and the London Dungeon, or stay on site and take advantage of some great offers in the Sea Containers Restaurant. Kids eat free at this chic eatery when dining with their parents from 12-5pm on Saturday and Sunday, and you can even save money on your stay with the Kids on the Southbank scheme, with includes up to 25% off rates, complimentary Wi-Fi and even free movies to keep them quiet while you relax!

    For further details on Sea Containers, click here.

    Sea Containers London
  • Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

    Take advantage of early-bird discounts and you can save up to 15% on your stay at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, enjoying views of London’s most famous landmarks, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. This hotel at the epicentre of the capital is a great place to bring your kids, who will be made to feel like mini-VIPs from the moment they come through the door if you opt for the special Family Getaway Package (for two adults and two children aged 12 and under). They’ll be handed a complimentary gift bag upon arrival, before you head up to your choice of spacious family room or suite to find kids’ dressing gowns, free Wi-Fi and complimentary in-room children’s movies... they’ll even get breakfast for free the following morning!

    For further details on Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, click here

    Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
  • Park Plaza County Hall

    Nestling in the heart of the South Bank, Park Plaza County Hall has gone out of its way to create the perfect environment for its junior guests. From the play area to the practical family rooms, free kids’ breakfasts (12s and under) to movie nights, it’s a hotel that will make children feel just as welcome as their parents. A dedicated children’s menu should cater for even the fussiest youngsters, but for an extra-special culinary treat make sure your stay includes a Saturday afternoon so that they can take part in the fascinating – and free! – Pizza-making masterclass with the hotel chefs. And the best bit is that you can sit in L’Italiano restaurant afterwards and eat what you’ve learnt!

    For further details on Park Plaza County Hall, click here

    Park Plaza County Hall London

Find The Venues

  • 1 - London Marriott Hotel County Hall

    London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, South Bank London SE1 7PB

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  • 2 - Sea Containers London

    Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank London SE1 9PD 

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  • 3 - Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

    200 Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7UT 

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  • 4 - Park Plaza County Hall London

    1 Addington Street London SE1 7RY 

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