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Best Indoor Hotel Pools For Kids In London

City breaks can mean securing a hotel with a pool is harder, but despite the historic streets and buildings, there are family hotels in London with swimming pools. Swimming pools can make a hotel a lot more appealing to kids and the perfect way to unwind after a busy day sightseeing. 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, coloring books or suites with bunk beds. Here are 16 of the best indoor hotel pools for kids in London!

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 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. Use the promotional code: XPK  Valid Stay Dates: 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021

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. Larger rooms can sleep up to fourDeluxe 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.

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

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

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.

Indoor Pool Details:

Child-friendly times: 9:00am–8:00pm (At peak times we operate a 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

3. 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. ooms have a fridge. 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 due to Covid-19

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.

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

4. 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.

5. Bvlgari Hotel

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.

6. 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!

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.

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

7. The Dilly

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

Centrally located, the Dilly hotel has a family room and a large indoor swimming pool.

Indoor Pool Details:

Best Indoor Hotel Pools For Kids In London - The Dilly

The Dilly Health Club features one of the largest indoor swimming pools in London. A spacious fitness centre and two squash courts are also available for hire.

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.
  • Dilly Family Days – this offer 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.

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

8. 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 and connecting rooms available.

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

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

9. 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.

10. 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

11. The Langham London

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

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

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

12. 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

13. 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.

14. One Aldwych

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

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

For more photos and information on One Aldwych see here.

15. 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.

16. 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

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