Any suggestions on a family friendly London hotel? And family friendly activities and site seeing for youngish children, 4,6 and 9?
That's a new description to me. It will help if you define how a hotel is family-friendly.
The Cherry Court Hotel near Victoria Station has a family room. I'm not sure exactly how many people it will sleep, but it would be at least 4 as they also have triple rooms. Inexpensive as well.
If you don’t mind a quick tube run into the heart of the City every day, I recommend the Holiday Inn Express Park Royal – which is about 250 feet from the North Acton tube stop on the Central Line. It was PACKED with families with kids when we were there recently, so they must be doing something right.
For the two of us we paid the amazing rate of $100/night – for a comfy lobby with bar and dining area, welcoming and helpful staff, and a spotlessly clean room with nice linens and plenty of pillows on the bed. Flat screen TV, in-room kettle and coffee/tea, nice shower with plenty of hot water. No closet, but a smart arrangement of shelving and hangers. And there was a good-sized desk and a comfy two-seater sofa in the room. We were at the back and we could see the tube, but the double window made sure we could barely hear it.
If you are traveling with kids you will appreciate the plentiful FREE breakfast, which is excellent and provides some healthy options. There’s fresh juice, yogurt, fresh or tinned fruit, scrambled eggs, beans, sausages, toast (white or wheat), rolls, croissants, pain au chocolat, and four or five kinds of cold cereal (from chocolate buds to high-quality muesli) with whole or reduced-fat milk. In pricey London, being able to fill up in the morning saves a LOT of money.
Also a bonus with kids, there’s a Domino’s Pizza across the street, and a Tesco Express where you can get sandwiches, crisps, fresh veggies and salads, cheese, meats and sandwich bread, cup o’ soups, etc. for low, low prices.
There’s also a burger/curry/kebab joint on the next block, which we did not try, but it looked cheap ‘n’ cheerful.