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If you are looking for rooms that accommodate up to six, then relatively cheap London bed and breakfast family rooms are the most plentiful source to choose from.
Unlike many of the chain hotels in London, the beds will be full-size for all occupants, not sofa beds. If you have smaller children then the chain hotels with sofa beds, (especially Premier Inn and Travelodge) may be your best bet for the cheapest family hotel accommodation in London. Both Travelodge and Premier Inn have family rooms with a sofa bed at the same price as a double/twin room.
Bed and breakfast hotels in London can fulfil the role in providing rooms that can accommodate more than four people so are worthwhile exploring for groups of up to six. You can expect to pay from £100 per night for a family room in a London B&B.
Bed & breakfast hotels in London also of course bundle in breakfast with the room rate, which for a family can soon add up in a “normal” hotel. Although some budget chains operate a kids eat free policy for breakfast, this doesn't apply to adults.
The nature of the market is such that it is driven by children's holiday periods. Bed & breakfast family rooms are often sold out well in advance at weekends but lie empty during the working week. If you want one of these cheap family rooms, it is more important to book well in advance.
In the UK children have their summer holidays for six weeks centred around August. There are also breaks of one to two weeks around Easter and Christmas.
Traditional hotel offering continental breakfasts as part of the room rate, a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi access. Bright and airy bedrooms with private modern bathroom, hairdryer, TV, tea/coffee facilities and access to a personal safe.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Single, double/twin & triple rooms • 24-hr front desk • Breakfast included
Nearest tube: 4-min walk to Earl's Court
This small family-run hotel offers good value accommodation within walking distance of Euston, St Pancras and Kings Cross stations. Rooms are simply but elegantly furnished and there is a lounge area for guests to relax in. You can save even more money by opting for a room with a shared bathroom.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • 24-hour reception • Family and single rooms • On-site coffee house • Board games
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Kings Cross / St Pancras
Located in Notting Hill, with the famous Portobello Road market just a 15-min walk away. Overlooking leafy Pembridge Square Garden, this 18th-century Victorian hotel features its own garden and comfortable, clean rooms with TV and tea and coffee facilities and a shared lounge.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Breakfast in room • Kitchen facilities • Desk • Shared lounge • 24-hr front desk • Family rooms available
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Notting Hill Gate
Like its sister hotel, this MStay offers a good benchmark of standard for comfort and location. This hotel is also newly refurbished and also offers a continental breakfast, which can be included in the rate. All the facilities you would expect from a 3* hotel are available including free Wi-Fi, air-con and a daily cleaning service, plus beauty treatments, and even a gift shop.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Continental breakfast • 24-hr front desk • Family and single rooms available • Ticket service • Beauty treatments • Bike hire • Facilities for disabled guests
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Bayswater
Overlooking Argyle Square, just 150m from King's Cross station. Guests praise the helpful staff at the Meridiana, a family-run hotel offering budget rooms. A continental breakfast is served each morning and guests are within a 5-min walk of an array of restaurants and bars. It is also situated only a 5-min walk from elegant Bloomsbury.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • TV • Tea/coffee facilities • Continental breakfast
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Kings Cross/St Pancras
Great location in Kensington Gardens Square. Close to Hyde Park and Portobello Market, this family-run hotel is situated in a grand Victorian terrace. Relaxing tastefully decorated lounge and great service from the owner! A good breakfast can be included in the price.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Room service • Kitchen • Breakfast • Bar • 24-hr front desk • Tea and coffee facilities • Family rooms available • Freeview TV
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Bayswater
Affordable accommodation in an ideal location. Stepping out the door, you are a 20-min walk away from Buckingham Palace but there is also a bus stop right outside making your journey to the main attractions quick and easy. Complimentary continental breakfast is included at this excellent value, clean and friendly budget hotel.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Family rooms • 24-hr reception • Breakfast included
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Pimlico
A solidly good value bed and breakfast with rates often under £100 including breakfast. In a great location overlooking Hyde Park and just a 3-min walk from Queensway Underground. Rooms are decorated in a cheerful, modern style – shared showers and toilets are just down the hall. A traditional Latvian dinner is available on Friday nights.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Spa & health centre • Full English breakfast included • Garden • Bar • Family rooms available
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Queensway
This budget-priced hotel sits in an enviable position with easy access to central London’s most popular attractions. Rooms here offer tea/coffee making facilities, satellite TV and some include private bathrooms. Westminster Cathedral is 10-min walk away and the Apollo Victoria theatre is just a 5-min walk. Comfort and value in a good location.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Family rooms • 24-hr reception
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Victoria
Kings Cross / St Pancras B&Bs - Opposite Kings Cross and St Pancras Station is Argyle Square, around which are some of the best value Bed and Breakfast hotels in London.
Earls Court Kensington B&Bs - Budget hotel district catering for the budget traveller, particularly convenient for those flying into Heathrow Airport.
Bayswater B&Bs - Another budget hotel district on the north side of Hyde Park. Cheap during the week, room rates go up at weekends.
Victoria B&Bs - The most central B&B district for which you pay a small premium. Cheap airport buses direct to all 4 major London airports.
Paddington B&Bs - Neighbouring district to Bayswater with Sussex Gardens one B&B after another.