Family time in an apartment at The Athenaeum Hotel.
Family time in an apartment at The Athenaeum Hotel.

The Athenaeum Hotel, Westminster, London

The luxury Athenaeum couldn't be better placed for five-star family breaks in London, with Hyde Park and Green Park on your doorstep (picnics provided on request).

It’s not cheap, but the vast majority of guests feel it's worth the cost whether you are spending a couple of nights in the big smoke or an extended stay. Most families choose one of the apartments with a very handy kitchen and washing machine plus a separate living area giving you plenty of space. The apartments are set within Edwardian townhouses beside the hotel (some interconnect for extended families) and you still get access to all the hotel facilities.

Kids are spoilt rotten with mini bathrobes and slippers, popcorn with their DVDs, and milk and cookies at bedtime - all for free. A Kids' Concierge is on hand to arrange anything (within their remit), whether that be arraning a kite flying session in a local park, sending a hoard of books and toys to your room or apartment, or arranging tickets for a West End production.  Parents can enjoy the facilities at the newly refurbished spa, with sauna, steam rooms and treatment rooms, and the afternoon tea is definitely not to be sniffed at! 

See our feature on a family break at the Athenaeum.


In Mayfair, in the heart of the West End, a 10-minute walk from Piccadilly Circus. The nearest tube stations are Green Park (Jubilee, Victoria and Piccadilly lines) and Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly line).

The Athenaeum Hotel

What to expect

Connecting rooms
Family rooms


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Bespoke entertainment packages for ages 3–14 (extra charge).

Nannies and babysitting service (extra charge).


111 rooms, 12 suites and 33 apartments/residences perfect for families (1- or 2-bedroom; some have sofabeds that convert to bunkbeds), with free mini-bar and Nespresso coffee.
All air-conditioned.
Suites also have fridge-freezers stocked with ice cream, while residences have full kitchens and washing machines and a separate living area. 
Cots available.

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Childcare (see above).


Kids' concierge who will organise show tickets, restaurants or even complete itineraries, together with in-room age-specific toyboxes with books, DVDS and games (including Wii, Play Station or Xbox).

Kite loan (flying sessions can be arranged in a nearby park).

Bike loan.

Restaurant (with kids' menu; 'pudding parlour'; whisky bar; award-wining afternoon tea).

Spa (with steam rooms and hot tubs).

Fitness Suite.

WiFi (free).