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Georgian House Hotel (London) Review – Where to stay in London With Kids

I recently visited the Georgian House Hotel for a one night family stay in London with my two young children (aged 2 & 5), and to sample their children’s afternoon tea. Previously, I wouldn’t have thought that the tradition of afternoon tea would be of much interest to young children, but when I heard about the Georgian House’s dedicated kids’ afternoon tea – I knew my girls would be excited to visit. Plus, I wanted to see if this was the best family hotel in London and see if I could have a peek at the wizarding rooms, Harry Potter style!

Georgian House Hotel (London) Review + Children's Afternoon Tea

Where to Stay in London With Kids

Georgian House Hotel Review

Family Accommodation in London

It is always useful to know of central London hotels with family rooms – a question that I often get asked about. The Georgian House is situated in the Pimlico area of London.

It’s central location and proximity to Victoria Station means that it is a good base for families to explore the local area, and one of the best areas to stay in London with family.

Buckingham Palace is about a 20 minute walk away too. This family friendly London hotel has been awarded 5* status and encompasses 63 bedrooms and apartments.  

The rooms are modern and light yet are full of character, charm and original fixtures.  Guests have the option of singles, twins, and doubles to apartments and suites for up to six guests. Perfect if you are looking for family hotels in London which sleep 5 or more.

Perhaps most exciting of all: Harry Potter or wizard fans will love the concealed ‘Wizard Chamber’ room and the ‘Enchanted Chambers’

harry potter themed places to stay in the uk and ireland

I unfortunately didn’t get to see these rooms, but here are more details and pictures. The secret bookcase door looks fantastic – making it one of the best hotels in London for kids and adult fans of Harry Potter alike!

Family Friendly Amenities

We stayed on the top floor in a room with two doubles. With the building being traditional 19th century architecture, this did mean a steep climb to our floor. (No lifts are allowed due to building regulations). My two-year-old was absolutely fine with this – whereas I think I need to go to the gym more often!

Georgian House Hotel London Review + Children's Afternoon Tea

My two got straight down to business and tried out the beds, which they affirmed were lovely and “soft”. They soon leaped out of bed once they noticed the kids’ activity packs left for them. With a sea theme, the pack included puzzles, colouring in, stickers etc. They immediately settled down at the lime coloured bench to finish their “work!’ – whereas my Mum and I enjoyed a relatively peaceful cup of tea.

Georgian House Hotel London Review + Children's Afternoon Tea

If you are like me, and occasionally forget the odd thing, fret not! The bathroom comes well equipped with The White Company toiletries (full-size ones) plus Child’s Farm sensitive shampoo and body wash for kids. The girls loved bath time and pretended to be jumping green frogs with their complementary frog bath caps and sponge ducks.

Georgian House Hotel London Review + Children's Afternoon Tea
Georgian House Hotel London Review + Children's Afternoon Tea

Due to the room being at the very top, and being summer, the staff had already anticipated a possible need by supplying 2 rotating fans in the rooms, which also helped soothe the kids to sleep. My only slight quibble would be the shower pressure on the top floor, but as a previous house owner with a loft en-suite, this can be tricky to achieve, especially 4 floors up like the Georgian House.

Breakfast at the Georgian Hotel

Oh. My. Word. Now I have stayed in many hotels, but this hotels breakfast is definitely up there as one of the best I have sampled. Unlike many hotels, where only continental is complimentary, this hotel provides a completely full breakfast with the most fabulous array of choice.

The kids also enjoy a separate kids menu.  My eldest enjoyed the pancakes with fresh fruit and the dippy egg with toast soldiers. Whereas my youngest went for porridge. The kids’ menu also includes a mini full English breakfast with chipolata sausages and fried quail’s eggs.

Guests can also enjoy home made baked beans.  A great touch was the provision of plastic cutlery and crockery for the kids – all helpful attributes to make it one o the best family hotels in London.

Georgian House Hotel London Review + Children's Afternoon Tea

Children’s Afternoon Tea

The Mini Georgian Afternoon Tea for kids is incredibly well thought out at the Georgian House. The staff recognise that it’s easier if children are served first, which meant we could enjoy our ‘grown-ups’ tea. Just like the adults, the children share a range of mini home made delights presented on a tiered cake stand.

The girls were delighted to see their names written in chocolate too! However, instead of sandwiches children can indulge in a selection of pizza. The top tier delights included  strawberry trifle, rocky road pieces, and fruit and cream ‘ice-cream’ cones.

The highlight for them was the home made gingerbread men, which they could decorate with sugar stars, icing, mini smarties etc. Lots of “mmmm mmmm’s” and not a lot of talking (for once) from the two small ones, which speaks volumes! Even, the table of adults next to us, looked at theirs quite enviously! Best of all, children were made to feel welcome, so we could really relax.

Georgian House Hotel London Review + Children's Afternoon Tea
Georgian House Hotel London Review + Children's Afternoon Tea

The adults afternoon tea was equally appealing with traditonal sandwiches, ploughmans cheese scone and chutney, fruit scones with jam and clotted cream,  ‘Marvellous Mallows’ and many other delicious sweet treats.

Good to know

Must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. The Mini Georgian afternoon tea (available throughout August)

Available between 2-5pm

What Attractions Are Nearby?

  • Big Ben -25 min walk
  • London Eye – 30 min or 19 minutes by tube
  • Buckingham Palace – a 20 minute walk away 
  • The Royal Mews – 15-20 minute walk away
  • Natural History Museum – 35 minute walk away (about 1.6 miles away.)
  • Victoria And Albert Museum -1.5 miles away

For some more unusual non touristy things to do in London with kids, this may be of interest too.

Verdict – Is it the best family hotel in London?

If you are looking somewhere to stay in London with kids, then the Georgian Hotel has my vote for one of best places to stay in London for families. (I need to compare a few more still!) The Georgian House Hotel oozes family friendly vibes, from filling up my daughter’s bed time milk beaker, to providing kid toiletries. Duplo Lego can even be brought up to your room on request.

Couples and singles would equally feel relaxed and comfortable in this beautiful ‘home away from home’ boutique hotel. But with its kid friendly facilities, genuine warmth and wonderful Mini Georgian afternoon tea, it’s a big thumbs up from me and the girls. We definitely agree it is one of the best London hotels for families.

Read more reviews on TripAdvisor UK or TripAdvisor USA

Book your stay at the Georgian House Hotel here

Disclosure:  We were guests of the Georgian House Hotel for the purposes of this review. As always my words and opinions are my own.

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The Queen of Collage

Saturday 26th of August 2017

I think this must be the next best thing to the furchester hotel right? I love activity packs and those ginger bread men look wonderful. #familytraveltips


Thursday 24th of August 2017

Oh wow Carrie, this just sounds amazing!! It looks like they go above and beyond for families which is quite rare, and so lovely! I am definitely looking into staying here ?

Wandermust mummy

Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

I would love to take my lo here #familytraveltips


Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

How have I not heard about this hotel before? It looks absolutely wonderful, they have thought of everything and my girls would adore the colouring packs!! The afternoon tea looks great too - I love afternoon tea that welcomes children with open arms. A great place x

Vicky Lane

Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

Wow and wow!! This looks incredible. It's so bright and fresh. That afternoon tea looks just Devine. I've added this onto my wish list of hotels to visit :)


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