Sunrise over London.
Sunrise over London.

Family City Breaks in United Kingdom

We love UK city breaks with kids – they’re a great way of entertaining children between full-on family holidays and give us the chance to introduce them to the culture and heritage of our own country while having fun. 

We’ve hand-picked the best accommodation for families in cities around the UK, whether you’re heading for the West End shows or museums of London or for other fascinating cities including Manchester, LiverpoolBrighton and Edinburgh. Our recommendations include luxury hotels with the full array of family amenities, including indoor pools where you can let off steam after sightseeing. Other options are apartments, offering greater space plus cooking facilities and particularly useful for longer stays. Serviced apartments at the top end of the range include extras such as maid service. Then there are ‘apart-hotels’ offering the best of both worlds – the flexibility to self cater plus access to the usual hotel amenities.

Note that some ‘cottage’ companies also offer houses and apartments in cities. We’ve also listed the occasional family-friendly B&B and some child-friendly youth hostels.

As well as central hotels for those who want all the sights on their doorstep, we’ve also chosen some properties on city outskirts, which can be handy for those wishing to visit both the central attractions and those outside the city, such as themeparks, or for those using local airports.

See our tips on getting the most out of family city breaks.

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City places to stay in United Kingdom

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Citadines Apart'hotel Trafalgar

London
Apartments in a great location near Trafalgar Square, London, perfect for large families and each with a kitchenette.

Bannatyne Hotel - Durham

County Durham
Ideal for a short break or stop-over when exploring north-east England, offering great value for money and comfortable beds.

Citadines Holborn

London
Family-friendly apartments with private kitchen facility and a great central location near Covent Garden.

The Athenaeum Hotel

London
A 5-star hotel with luxury family apartments, just a 10-minute walk from Piccadilly Circus in central London.

ibis budget Birmingham City Centre

Birmingham
Basic hotel with clean, quiet accommodation in a central location in Birmingham.

Holiday Inn York

Yorkshire
Located just outside York city centre, this is a family-friendly hotel where kids eat free.

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The Lawrance Luxury Aparthotel

Yorkshire
Luxury self-catering serviced apartments in the historic, family-friendly city of York.

Yotel Gatwick Airport

Sussex
Comfortable but quirky accommodation in a convenient location and offering great value for money.

The Lowry Hotel

Manchester
Family-friendly luxury in the heart of one of England's most exciting cities.

Staycity Serviced Apartments Manchester - Laystall St

Manchester
Spacious self-catering apartments in the heart of Manchester, sleeping up to eight.

YHA family hostels

United Kingdom
Comfortable, great-value places to stay all around the UK – a must for budget-conscious families.

One Aldwych

London
A chic boutique hotel in a central location, with family rooms and suites plus a lovely basement pool.

Knight's Village Lodges at Warwick Castle

Warwickshire
Become a knight and enjoy an overnight stay in a lodge next to the river within the grounds of Warwick Castle.

The Milestone Hotel

London
A luxury hotel overlooking London's Kensington Gardens, perfect for a splurge with or without the kids.

Adagio Aparthotel Liverpool City Centre

Liverpool
City-centre apartments in Liverpool, sleeping 4 people and with a kitchenette, ideal for family breaks.

Alwyne Place

London
Stylish self-catering house sleeping up to 10, with toys for younger kids, a home cinema and excellent transport links.

Malone Lodge Hotel

Belfast
The boutique-style hotel in Belfast is well-presented with good sized rooms, a great restaurant and impressive staff.

Travelodge Birmingham Central Bull Ring

Birmingham
A great-value hotel in the perfect location for families exploring central Birmingham.

B+B Belgravia

London
A modern option in the heart of London, with great transport links and big breakfasts to kick the day off!

Travelodge Manchester Piccadilly

Manchester
Centrally located in Manchester, this hotel offers comfortable family rooms and a great location from which to explore the city.