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Looking for somewhere in or around Covent Garden to stay? Here are some great family friendly options, with the odd romantic night away thrown in. One thing I always want to know when staying at a hotel is ‘What are the cot beds like?’ before booking. I’ve had some terrible experiences with cot beds in the past, so where possible I will show you images of what each hotel has to offer.

The Henrietta

Unique hideaway in the heart of London

The Henrietta is a beautiful boutique hotel in Covent Garden. Currently with 18 bedrooms, the hotel is soon to expand which shows its popularity and the want to stay here!

The rooms are super stylish and are uniquely designed by French Interior Designer, Dorothee Meilichzon.

The room amenities include a cot bed should this be required, organic children’s wash kit (age appropriate to your child) and children’s slippers to keep their little feet super comfortable during their stay.

Not only does the hotel offer a home from home vibe throughout the year, at Christmas it has one of my favourite festive pop up bars, Miracle. Though children are not allowed in, I would highly recommend this for a cosy adults treat.

BABY BITS

  • Kids menu: Yes
  • Highchair: Yes
  • Pushchair space: Yes
  • Baby change: Yes
  • Access: Step free access.

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Great Scotland Yard

‘You’re nicked!’

What do Covent garden and Great Scotland Yard have in common? A clue? ‘You’re nicked!’

The Bow Street Runners have been called London’s first professional police force, founded in 1749 in Bow Street, Covent Garden. In 1829 the Metropolitan Police Service was founded by Robert Peel and that year, the first constables of the service appeared on the streets of London. Later Bow Street became part of The Met who headquarters were based in Great Scotland Yard.

Fast forward a couple of hundred years and this old building is now the site of the 5-star hotel, Great Scotland Yard. You cannot escape the history of The Met from the moment you walk through the door. The interior design is fascinatingly quirky. From wallpaper made of convicts mug shots to the secret door in a wall leading to an intimate whisky bar.

If you are looking for a place to stay that not only ticks the usual 5-star service boxes, but is also filled with interesting artifacts and curated art (some by convicts themselves), then I would recommend you stay here!

Although its family friendly and children are most certainly welcome, I would personally choose this as a date night stop in the cocktail bar, or night away.

I enjoyed a delicious mocktail in the 40 Elephants bar which is inspired by an all-female gang, whose name derives from working alongside the all-male Elephant and Castle gang. The 40 Elephants were responsible for some of Britain’s largest shoplifting operations in the 1800’s. They would dress in tailored clothes with hidden pockets as they raided London’s West End shops, stealing goods worth thousands of pounds. 

Interesting, right? 

BABY BITS

  • Kids menu: Yes
  • Highchair: Yes
  • Pushchair space: Yes
  • Baby change: Yes
  • Access: Step free access.

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Sofitel London St James

A stone’s throw from St James Park

A stone’s throw from St James Park sits this 5-star family friendly hotel with a spa offering a variety of treatments including a relaxing pregnancy massage to help soothe your muscles and improve circulation.

They offer a range of cot beds from new born to toddler and give you a complimentary teddy bear and wash kit for your little traveler, a nice touch!

Children under 12 can stay for free.

Looking to host an intimate baby shower? I recommend the Rose Lounge as the perfect setting to celebrate with your family and friends.

BABY BITS

  • Kids menu: Small plates available.
  • Highchair: Yes
  • Pushchair space: Yes, including buggy storage.
  • Baby change: Yes
  • Spa: Reopens on 7th October.
  • Access: Step free access.
  • Parking: Valet service. £10 per hour (min 3 hours) or £60 up to 24 hours.

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