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The Arch London's Top 10 Tips for visiting London with the kids

Family trips to the big city sound instantly intimidating, but there is a better way! Read our tips for a stress-free and satisfying family trip to London!

1. Location matters!

Having a comfortable base to explore London is essential to your family trip’s success. Look no further than The Arch London! Centrally located and family-friendly, we offer a host of child-friendly amenities which will keep the little ones entertained and energised while you can relax and plan the day’s activities.

2. Hyde Park

Few among London’s many majestic parks carry the fame of Hyde Park, conveniently located a short walk away from The Arch London. There is no better place to start your day with an invigorating walk, a snack at one of the little kiosks, and some swan watching at the sprawling lake at the park’s heel.

3. Buckingham Palace

Once in Hyde Park, you can walk a little further and introduce your kids to the Queen’s residence. Time your visit right to catch the Changing of the Guard, complete with music, for the ultimate Wow! effect.

4. Diana Memorial Playground

Keep up the palace vibe and head to Kensington Palace. Princess Diana’s former residence now offers a fantastic playground where no adult may enter without a child. All amenities are available for free.

5. National Portrait Gallery

Spend a couple of exciting hours touring the National Portrait Gallery and find your family’s noble doppelgängers from times past. The rooftop restaurant comes with a stunning panorama of the London skyline to boot.

6. Oxford Street

For a proper immersion into London’s posh flare, a walk down Oxford Street and its many shops is a must. If you do not feel like spending any money, you can turn going through the different shops into a game of “spot the…” – and there is enough material for that!

7. London Transport Museum

Even if your children are not train and plane fanatics, the London Transport Museum makes for an immersive, enthralling family visit. Full of child-focused activities, it is a must on your London holiday.

8. Pollock’s Toy Museum

The collection of antique toys is sure to impress your kids with both variety and scope. Chucky is definitely not there, so good time is guaranteed!

9. British Museum

Save the biggest for last and set aside a good chunk of time for a lot of kid-friendly activity that is equal parts entertaining and educational. From the dawn of civilisation to the present, the British Museum will engage and amaze!

10. Recharge at The Arch London

Coming back to The Arch London, you can unwind after each day while your children enjoy our VIP treatment, complete with toys, storybooks, child-sized bathrobes, and our gift, the Archie teddybear. Begin each day with our complementary English breakfast. Make your London trip memorable with The Arch London’s family fun package!

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From 16 of September 2019 The Arch London will re-brand to The Prince Akatoki London.
The Prince Akatoki London is your own unique sanctuary; a space to relax, recharge and experience something new. A hotel that takes the best of Japan and introduces it to London.
The Prince Akatoki invites you to slow down, breath and re-enter the world feeling new again.