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17 of the Best Family Friendly Hotels London with Swimming Pools

We often visit London for a brief city break and with the weather never guaranteed, family friendly hotels in London with swimming pools are definitely our preferred choice when visiting with kids.

Swimming pools can make a hotel a lot more appealing to kids and the perfect way to unwind after a busy day sightseeing in London. Some of the best indoor hotel pools for kids in London do have set family swim times and several offer additional family friendly features such as welcome gifts, colouring books or suites with bunk beds.

Here are 17 of the best indoor hotel pools for kids in London from the best budget options to stunning luxury hotels. So pack your floaties and enjoy!

Best Indoor Hotel Pools For Kids In London

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1. London Marriott Hotel County Hall

Location: London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth, London, SE1 7PB

You know a hotel is family friendly when they occasionally offer Very Important Kids Packages. Packages are inclusive of kids’ pampering amenities and toiletries, a County Hall Teddy Bear, free Wi-Fi and a yummy family breakfast and are well worth looking out for.

Location wise, you are in prime position to explore London with kids. The hotel is within easy walking distance to Big Ben, the London Dungeon, the London Eye and the Sea Life London Aquarium. It’s a also a good base to explore the lesser touristy places too, like the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Larger rooms can sleep up to four Deluxe Rooms at the hotel provide accommodations for up to four guests. There are connecting rooms available plus fridges in the rooms too and of course, the indoor swimming pool is available for guests.

If you are a regular to Marriott or think you will be, its worth signing up direct with their Marriott Rewards – for additional bonuses like late check out. To claim points you must book directly though.

Indoor Pool Details:

This London hotel indoor pool is located inside the Fitness Center of the hotel and is bathed in natural daylight and offers a great place to swim quietly in warm water.

Key family-friendly features:

  • Babysitting service
  • In-room Crib/Play Yard
  • Family Swimming Times
  • Complimentary Wifi in guest rooms, lobby and public areas
  • Fitness centre on-site

Nearby Family Attractions: Big Ben, Westminster Abbey,London Eye, Sea Life London Aquarium, Shrek’s Adventure, London Dungeons

Nearest Tube: Westminster or Waterloo.

For more photos and information on the London Marriott Hotel County Hall hotel and swimming pools see here.

Park Plaza Wesminster Bridge

2. Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Location: 200 Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth London SE1 7UT

Kids’ goody bags are offered at check-in are among the many other family friendly features.

Situated on the South Bank of the River Thames and adjacent to County Hall, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London is a short walk from many of the city’s top attractions, including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, London Eye and Westminster Abbey. This is one of our favourite family friendly hotels in London with a swimming pool due to its excellent location!

Rooms come equipped with a kettle and minibar fridge.

Indoor Pool Details:

Child-friendly times: 9:00am–8:00pm (At peak times there is booking system. Coloured wristbands are issued that allow 30 minutes of swimming time.)Children are not permitted at the pool from 6–8 am and 8–10 pm

Key family-friendly features:

  • Kids’ goody bags
  • Rooms with a kitchenette
  • Family Swimming Times
  • Family dining options
  • Complimentary breakfast for under 12’s

Nearby attractions: The London Eye, Shrek’s Adventure, Westminster, Big Ben, The Imperial War Museum.

Nearest Tube: Waterloo.

Novotel Family room. The pool is in the basement.
Novotel Family room. The pool is in the basement.
Novotel London Blackfriars

3. Novotol London Blackfriars

Location: 46 Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, SE1 8NZ

We found our stay here very convenient with restaurants close by and public transport a breeze. Novotel London Blackfriars Hotel is located near Waterloo Station and Southwark Underground.

The hotel has a great restaurant inside with a sumptuous breakfast buffet available. Family rooms are available which come equipped with wifi, tea and coffee making facilities.

Our room was a premium queen room with two single sofa beds (pictured above) but a queen and double sofa bed are available as well as connecting rooms. TV’s have children’s channels available.

Indoor Pool Details: Located in the basement.

Nearby Family Attractions: The London Eye, London Aquarium and Tate Modern and London Film Museum are less than a mile from the hotel. Westminster Bridge is a further 20-minute walk away.

Nearest Tube: Southwark Underground.

4. Hilton London Bankside

Location: 2-8 Great Suffolk Street , Southwark, London, SE1 0UG, United Kingdom 

The Hilton London Bankside offers child friendly amenities including Johnsons toiletries and a rubber duck. Rooms have a fridge – handy to keep any baby milk or drinks chilled.

From the Hilton London Bankside, Shakespeare’s Globe is 7 minutes’ walk away and The Shard is also a 14-minute walk away. The London Eye, Southbank Centre and SEA LIFE London Aquarium are all less than a mile away. Hotel is close to Southwark underground station for the Jubliee line.

Indoor Pool Details: Sessions need to be booked currently and last 45 minutes.

but the suites or interconnecting rooms will be the best options for families.

Children can enjoy a special Kids’ Welcome experience, kid’s breakfast and special child-friendly amenities throughout the hotel on request.

Unlike many of the other hotels with swimming pool in London, this one doesn’t set time limits on when you can visit with the kids.

Nearest Tube: Southwark.

Key family-friendly features:

  • Child friendly toiletries
  • Children enjoy a Kids Welcome and a dedicated Kids Breakfast experience. Enjoy your family meals by selecting dishes from the Kids Menu.
  • The hotel has a range of kids amenities available upon request.
  • Children 5 years and under enjoy complimentary breakfast from the buffet.

Nearby attractions: Shakespeare’s Globe, The Shard, The London Eye, Southbank Centre and SEA LIFE London Aquarium.

Nearest Tube: Southwark

For more photos and information on the Hilton London Bankside here.

5. Shangri-La The Shard

Location: 31 St Thomas Street, Southwark, London, SE1 9QU

With the Shard Family Staycation by Shangri-La, kids under 16 years old get 50% off à la carte meals and parents have other benefits, but if the offer isn’t running you can still expect the Shard to deliver. With incredible views overlooking the River Thames and other landmarks the location is excellent. The pool has set family times and is the highest pool in Europe.

For registered(in-house) guests who are Golden Circle members, complimentary buffet meals in the All Day Dining outlet is offered to children at the age of 6 and below when accompanied by at least 1 dine-in adult, up to a maximum of 2 children per room. lf there are more than 2 children at the age of 6 and below, or for all children above 6 and below 12, a 50% discount off the adult buffet price will apply. Guests can enroll Golden Circle membership onsite or at any time during their stay to enjoy this offer. For non-registered (walk-in) guests who are Golden Circle members, a 50% discount on buffet meals in the All Day Dining outlet will be offered to children below the age of 12. 

Indoor Pool Details:

Best Indoor Hotel Pools For Kids In London Shangri La The Shard

Shangri-La Hotel’s Sky Pool, renowned as the highest hotel pool in Western Europe, sits on level 52 and offers guests an exclusive oasis with unparalleled views of London. The Skypool and sauna offer an exclusive escape for hotel guests, who may also indulge in relaxing spa treatments either in the comfort of their room.

Children’s swimming times: 09.00 – 11.00 and 15.00 – 17.00

Key family-friendly features:

The Shard Family Staycation offer by Shangri-La features:

  • Daily buffet breakfast at TÎNG Restaurant
  • 50% off à la carte meals for children under 16 years of age
  • Guaranteed upgrade to the next available room category
  • 50% off a second room for guests up to the age of 15, adjusted at check-in
  • 20% off our restaurants and bars
  • An exclusive bath amenity for adults, and many more

For more photos and information on the Shangri-La The Shard see here.

6. Bvlgari Hotel 5 Star

Location: 171 Knightsbridge, Westminster Borough, London, SW7 1DW

The luxurious Bvlgari Hotel is brimming with opulence and family friendly perks. Children can join in with a unique Bvlgari treasure hunt (details below) Guests on the B vacation package can also enjoy family entertainers Dazzle & Fizz, who are available for socially distanced or virtual activities such as cryptic challenges, arts and crafts, or story time. As night falls, guests will enjoy the ultimate family film night, complete with popcorn and sliders served in the private cinema. Upon arrival, each family receives four weeks complimentary membership to Vesta by Dazzle & Fizz, an online platform featuring activities, arts and crafts, stories and more.

Indoor Pool Details:

At the heart of the unique Bvlgari Spa experience is the 5-metre colonnaded swimming pool with its loungers and cabanas. The swimming pool is open everyday from 8 am to 8 pm. Children, 8 years and over, are welcome every day in the morning from 8 am to 10 am and in the afternoon between 4 pm and 6 pm.

Key family-friendly features:

The Bvlgari Hotel citywide treasure hunt – the trail begins with personalised invitations leading to a private driver, who takes the entire family on a clue-driven hunt that touches many London institutions including Trafalgar Square, Fleet Street, Covent Garden and Buckingham Palace.

For more photos and information on the Bvlgari Hotel see here.

7. London Marriott Hotel Park Lane

Location: 140 Park Lane, Westminster Borough, London, W1K 7AA

The London Marriott Park Lane is a well located 5 star hotel with bespoke luxury amenities, including child friendly ones. Books DVDs and more are available for children. The pool is a good size for an indoor city hotel too! Hyde Park and Oxford Street to Marble Arch are all close by.

Indoor Pool Details:

In addition to a luxury spa with bespoke treatments, The Club at Park Lane offers health and wellness facilities including a 12.5-metre heated pool, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a steam room.

Key family-friendly features:

  • Children welcome amenities: robes, slippers and bathroom toiletries
  • Pick a Hamleys Teddy Bear from their in-room Teddy Bear menu curated by Hamleys when staying in one of their suites during special offers.

Nearby attractions: London Zoo and London Aquarium are 2 miles away with Madame Tussards and Hamleys 1 mile away.

Nearest Tube: Marble Arch and Bond Street

For more photos and information on the London Marriott Hotel Park Lane Hotel see here.

8. The Dilly

Location: 21 Piccadilly, Westminster Borough, London, W1J 0BH

Centrally located, the Dilly hotel has family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children with the option of an extra cot for little ones. Onsite is a large indoor swimming pool.

Indoor Pool Details:

Best Indoor Hotel Pools For Kids In London - The Dilly
The Dilly Pool

The Dilly Health Club features one of the largest indoor swimming pools in London.

Health Club Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 7am-10pm / Sat-Sun: 8am-8pm

Key family-friendly features:

  • The Dilli Family Room features tea & coffee facilities, Floris™ amenities, two queen size beds and an option for a baby cot.
  • Look out for Dilly Family Days offers – this offer usually includes bed and breakfast for two adults and two children, London travel card worth £60 and choice of one of three iconic London experiences (London Eye, Madame Tussauds and London Dungeons). Full use of the Health Club at The Dilly facilities including large indoor pool and extensive gym is also included.
  • Please note the Peter Rabbit Afternoon tea is no longer being served.

Nearby attractions: Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden Chinatown, shopping at Oxford Circus and Regents Street where Hamleys is.

Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus.

For more photos and information on the The Dilly hotel see here.

9. Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel

Location: 46 Westferry Circus , Tower Hamlets, London, E14 8RS

The Canary Riverside Plaza hotel gives views over the River Thames but is located further away from the main London attractions but they are easy to reach with the excellent transport links. The hotel is 5 star and has family (can fit 3 people) and connecting rooms available if you need for 4 or more.

Indoor Pool Details:

All hotel guests can enjoy complimentary access to a five-star Health Club which offers three floors of expansive fitness facilities, including a sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy pools and a 20-metre infinity-edge lap pool.

Children under the age of 16 are allowed access to the swimming pool during children hours. Children between 16 – 18 years of age are allowed access during all opening hours if accompanied by an adult. Guests will also require a valid ID to access the gym. The pool will close hour an hour earlier than the closing time of the Health Club.

Health club opening times:

Monday to Thursday: 06:00 – 22:00

Friday: 06:00 – 21:00

Children Hours:

Monday to Sunday: 08:30 – 10:30

Key family-friendly features:

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Nearby attractions: O2, Museum of London Docklands, Greenwich

Nearest Tube: Canary Wharf

For more photos and information on the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel see here

10. NYX Hotel London Holborn by Leonardo Hotels

Location: Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, Camden, London, WC1B 4AR

The NYX Hotel is a trendy art loving hotel with exhibits from local artists. This luxurious hotel has retro arcade games in the lobby and a small SMEG fridge in the rooms. Located 2 mins from Holburn tube and 10 mins from the Strand and Theatre land.

Indoor Pool Details:

Hotel guests get to enjoy a 13-metre indoor swimming pool along with the fully equipped gym, Rena Spa and steam room.

Key family-friendly features:

  • Retro games in the lobby
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free high-speed WiFi
  • DJ Station and Pop-Up Events

For more photos and information on the NYX Hotel London Holborn by Leonardo Hotels see here.

11. Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Location: 66 Knightsbridge, Westminster Borough, London, SW1X 7LA

Well located in central Knightsbridge and recently renovated.

Indoor Pool Details:

Mandarin Oriental’s spa comes with a 17-metre  twin lane, stainless-steel indoor swimming pool with a lap timer and lined with eight or so loungers.

Pool Hours: 6:30 AM – 9:30 PM (Daily)

Key family-friendly features:

  • Complimentary amenities including cots, fold-out beds, mini bathrobes, a duck for the bath, a child’s umbrella, and a storybook and crayons
  • Interconnecting rooms
  • Babysitting services

For more photos and information on the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park see here

12. The Langham London

Location: Portland Place, Westminster Borough, London, W1B 1JA

Two queens and two sofa beds are in their family rooms. Stay for afternoon tea where children can enjoy jigsaw shaped sandwiches and children’s amenities.

Indoor Pool Details:

The Chuan Health Club features an indoor swimming pool that was previously a large bank vault. Guests who want to use the pool will be limited to 10 at any given time. Guests under 16 years old are welcome to use the swimming pool but they must be accompanied by an adult and they will have no access to steam rooms and saunas.

Operating Hours: 07:00 – 21:00 (Daily)

Key family-friendly features:

  • Family Room offer
  • Dining with children
  • Kids’ Baking Classes
  • Kids’ Activity Booklets
  • Babysitting services

Nearby attractions: Madame Tussauds or the London Zoo — just a short walk or drive away from the hotel.

Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus

For more photos and information on the The Langham London see here

13. The Marylebone Hotel

Location: 47 Welbeck Street, Westminster Borough, London, W1G 8DN

The Marylebone is a short walk from Oxford and Bond Street with a great Luxury Family package with lots of treats for kids.

Indoor Pool Details:

The Marylebone Hotel’s swimming pool is fantastic for winding down after a workout, or of course, swimming lengths make a great workout in their own right.

Children between the ages of 5 and 17 years are able to access the swimming pool if accompanied by a responsible adult between 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Monday to Sunday. Children under the age of 5 are not allowed to use the swimming pool.

Key family-friendly features:

Luxury Family Package is ideal for families of between 3 and 5 guests and includes:

  • One luxury Suite and one Deluxe Room with single entrance
  • Exquisite private living room
  • A Tepee tent to sleep in
  • Discover Hamley’s Toy Shop , including a gift bag for each child
  • Special kids’ turndown of milk and cookies
  • A surprise gift for the children on arrival
  • Specialist Concierge service for children, with our compliments
  • Your child’s favourite magazine waiting for them on arrival
  • Complimentary meal for children under 5 when eating with an adult before 7pm
  • DVD player and kids’ DVDs in the room on request and many more

For more photos and information on the The Marylebone Hotel see here

14. Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa

Location: 354 Queenstown Road, Wandsworth, London, SW8 4AE

Located near trendy Battersea Park

Indoor Pool Details:

Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa’s designer spa offers guests a tranquil relaxation area, with a heated indoor pool, sauna and steam room, while beauty treatment rooms are available for bespoke professional therapy.

Key family-friendly features:

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Children’s pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom

For more photos and information on the Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa see here.

15. One Aldwych

Location: 1 Aldwych, Westminster Borough, London, WC2B 4BZ

One Aldwych is very close to Covent Garden with all of the West End theatres within 15 minutes walk.

Standard rooms can have extra beds and cots aded with bed rails available too. One or two-bedroom suites with plenty of space for a family staycation are often included in special family offers.

Indoor Pool Details:

The Health Club at One Aldwych features an 18-metre, chlorine-free lap pool with an underwater music system, playful sealife projections and soft mood lighting. Guests can relax in comfort on the poolside loungers and in the adjoining sauna and steam room. In line with the latest guidelines, numbers in the pool are currently restricted to five people at any one time.

Key family-friendly features:

  • Little ones will receive a warm welcome from Spencer and Lizzie, the hotel’s much-loved papier-mâché dogs
  • Adjoining rooms, extra beds, cots and bed rails are available
  • Welcome gifts, mini bathrobe and slippers for children
  • Laundry and Babysitting services can be arranged
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea 

Nearby attractions: The London Transport Museum, Covent Garden and Somerset House for iceskating in the winter.

Nearest Tube: Temple

For more photos and information on One Aldwych see here.

16. The Connaught

Location: Carlos Place, Westminster Borough, London, W1K 2AL

Located in Mayfair.

Indoor Pool Details:

Best Indoor Hotel Pools For Kids In London - The Connaught

The black granite swimming pool at Aman Spa at The Connaught has recliner seats and a waterfall feature. The pool has child and family-friendly swimming sessions.

Pool & Steam Room: 7:00 – 9:00 AM

Family-friendly swimming times: 9:00 – 11:00 AM and 3:00 – 6:00 PM

Key family-friendly features:

  • Welcome treats
  • Connaught activity book with pencils
  • Children’s bathrobe and slippers
  • Cots, highchairs, bottle warmers and organic baby amenities
  • Children’s menus
  • Babysitting/childminding services (at an extra charge)
  • Children’s books, board games, Nintendo Wii and choice of games

For more photos and information on the The Connaught see here.

17. Park Plaza Riverbank

Location: 18 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TJ

The Park Plaza Riverbank is located on the south side of the River Thames. The London Eye, Shrek’s Adventure and SEA LIFE London Aquarium are only a 15-minute walk away. Park Plaza London Riverbank has a range of studios and suites to choose from, including our Ultimate Family Suite. Experience the capitals first hotel room designed by families, for families, with two bedrooms, bunk beds, games and much more!

Indoor Pool Details: 8am to 8pm – Family time. The heated indoor pool features natural daylight and measures 12 metres by 2.5 metres (1.2 metres deep). 

Key family-friendly features:

  • Free WiFi
  • Children under the age of 12 stay free of charge
  • Ultimate Family Suite

For more photos and information on the Park Plaza Riverbank see here

The Berkeley 5 *

The Berkeley is a five star hotel based in Knightsbridge with Harrods and Harvey Nichols close by. A heated rooftop pool with skyline views of Hyde Park. 

Nearby attractions: Hyde Park, Green Park, Buckingham Palace, The Natural History Museum and the Science Museum.

Nearest Tube: Hyde Park Corner or Knightsbridge.

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