Activities & Days Out / 17 August, 2021 / Ellie Thompson
If you’re looking for a kid-friendly hotel in London as a base from which to visit the sights as a family, check out the Little Explorer’s package at 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton. Great for families with children aged five and above, 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel offers spectacular accommodation in a stunning location from which to explore the capital.
The hotel is located close to some of the world’s most famous museums and attractions, and the ‘Little Explorers’ package is designed to help your mini adventurers discover everything London has to offer. You’ll find popular tourist destinations on your doorstep, including the Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Hyde Park and the Princess Diana Memorial Playground at Kensington Palace.
When you arrive at the hotel, your children will be presented with a Little Explorers adventure back-pack, including a pocket microscope and T-Rex construction kit from the Natural History Museum. You’ll also find an aluminium drinking bottle, notepad and colouring pencils – everything they’ll need for their big adventure.
You’ll stay in a two-bedroom interconnecting Family Room, with a complimentary upgrade to an interconnecting Duplex Suite, subject to availability. Inside their room, young guests will receive a beautiful 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel Teddy Bear as a gift, and be treated with children’s bathrobes and slippers as well as a newly introduced line of children’s toiletries.
The hotel’s renowned culinary team has created a new range of tasty and nutritious food and drink options for kids. There are complimentary meals for kids under 5 with paying adults, and a £50 voucher that can be redeemed against food and drink at the hotel during their stay. Guests can enjoy the all-day restaurant, W/A Kensington, serving modern European cuisine and the beautiful, plant-lined tearoom Botanica, serving an Afternoon Tea ‘Scentsation’ in partnership with Floris London.
What’s more, once you return to the hotel after an exhausting day’s exploration, the new ‘After Bedtime’ offering for Little Explorers provides children with a whole host of evening treats and experiences. The new package builds on the natural excitement children feel when they’re allowed to stay up past their bedtime. The ‘After Bedtime’ treats include colour changing bath bombs from Mini U for Kids in an array of different glittery colours to make bath time extra sparkly and fun.
Parents and children can then snuggle up with a hot chocolate, marshmallows and popcorn and choose from a selection of fun family movies. The fun at 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel does not stop there. Bedtime stories are brought to life with a Toniebox from tonies®, the children’s leading audio system. Kids can enjoy their favourite stories and songs on their Toniebox, from Julia Donaldson’s Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo, to Disney’s Lion King and The Jungle Book. And to top it off, a ‘midnight’ feast is available if they’re allowed to stay up after bedtime and indulge in an ice cream sundae in the hotel’s restaurant.
The Little Explorers Package is available from £365 per night for 2 adults and up to 2 children, in a Two-Bedroom Interconnecting Family Room, with a complimentary upgrade to a Duplex Suite Interconnecting Family Room (subject to availability).
To ensure you make the most of your stay, where possible the hotel will be offering an early check-in from 10 am, with a guaranteed late-check-out up to 4 pm. The Little Explorers package also includes a continental breakfast for a family up to four, served in the comfort of your room, or a full English breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant.
100 Queen’s Gate Hotel is the perfect place to stay for an unforgettable trip of adventure in historic London, and if parents can squeeze in a cocktail or two at the bar, even better, Rocco the bar manager is the best.
All photography © Matthew Shaw