Finest family luxury at The Langham

By  December 14, 2012

Langham HotelWho says that having children means that you have to compromise on style or luxury?  Certainly not us and our recent stay at the Langham Hotel in London most definitely proved that!

If you’re looking for an overnight break for the whole family in London to see the Christmas lights, visit an ice rink and soak up the general magic of London at Christmas time, the luxurious Langham hotel, a stone’s throw from Oxford Street, Piccadilly and many of London’s best family attractions offers everything to ensure the kids are catered for without sacrificing the style, service and luxury that we parents hanker after.

Family rooms are fantastically spacious, comfortably sleeping a family of five with all the little touches that you’d expect from a five star hotel, Penhaligons bathroom amenities, complimentary internet access, cable and satellite tv, sumptuous beds and an extra large bathroom and storage for all your family’s luggage, plus child bathrobes and slippers branded with Theodore the Langham bear  – but don’t take our word for it, you can have a virtual tour here.

A family room costs around £400 per night, but for an additional charge, the hotel runs a special package for families which includes the option of shopping at the world’s most famous toy store, Hamleys, or a day out at the fascinating London Zoo in Regent’s Park, both just a short stroll away plus the following extras:Langham Hotel

  • English breakfast for two adults and up to two children (12 years and under)
  • Complimentary in-room wireless internet and one free family movie
  • Children age-appropriate amenities
  • The Langham Book Butler offers a souvenir gift for each child

When it comes to dining, children are welcome in all of the restaurants and whilst there is no kids menu as such, the chefs are happy to accommodate little ones preferences.  In-room dining is also an option if the thought of a formal meal doesn’t take your fancy, but the atmosphere is really very relaxed and during our stay there were a number of families enjoying the restaurants, and children certainly didn’t seem out of place or unwelcome, quite the opposite as the Palm Court informal dining room was home to an enormous gingerbread house!  If you fancy something special then a visit to Roux at The Landau is an absolute must.  The restaurant sees father and son Albert and Michel Roux Jr working together for the first time in 19 years, bringing the Roux’s legendary culinary expertis to the Langham, a real treat!  If you want to indulge without the little ones, then the hotel has a babysitting service that can be arranged with the concierge.

Once you’ve checked-in, eaten and taken in some of London’s spectacular sights, the hotel has a spa (in case Dad fancies booking mum in for a treat!) and a truly stunning 16m swimming pool, which was once a bank vault, nestled in the depths of the hotel.  Children are welcome to use the pool at set times every day (Monday-Friday: 8.00-12.00, 14.00-18.00, 20.00-22.00, Saturday: 08.00-11.00, 16.00-20.00, Sunday: 08.00-12.00, 16.00-20.00).

A family break away, should be just that, a break for everyone not just the kids and at the Langham the whole family will come home refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to return to reality.

Beautiful gingerbread house, made with children in mind…

Gingerbread House at Palm Court

Family Room at London’s Langham Hotel

Exterior of London’s Langham Hotel

Entrance to Langham Hotel

Children are welcome in the swimming pool at The Langham Hotel