Get ready to be surprised by the extreme benevolence of the British with regard to families on a road trip. Forget all your preconceived notions about London, and get ready for the English capital, an ideal destination for children. Lunches, cozy rooms and easy walks: Les Louves has selected for you the most beautiful addresses in London that will make you want to cross the English Channel. Follow our guide for an unforgettable weekend.
One night in the upmarket Belgravia area, Pimlico Road
Beautiful facades, antique shops and art galleries follow one another on Pimlico Road. It is in front of a florist with colorful displays and above a small shaded square that the Orange Hotel has settled. The English charm of this elegant hotel is apparent at the entrance, and they’ll willingly lend a cot to slide into your room at no extra cost.
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A lunch at Notting Hill
A stone’s throw from Portobello Road, the 202 is home to a designer boutique and a contemporary, spacious coffee shop. Taking advantage of its natural light and friendly tables, families in the neighborhood enjoy meeting for tea, lunch or dinner. The atmosphere is chic but casual, there’s space for strollers, and at the table, a pot of colored pencils and drawing sheets await the little ones.
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A dinner at Piccadilly
Don’t forget to make a visit to Piccadilly Circus, the London Times Square, at dusk, just to impress young tourists with this illuminated and bubbling intersection. Then go to Jamie’s Italian, for a friendly, gourmet and 100% kid friendly dinner.
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A brunch at Shoreditch
London’s most fashionable district is full of concept stores, avant-garde galleries and thoughtful addresses for family brunches. Our favorite: the Dishoom, an elegant Indian brasserie where you can share a plate of crispy samosas while the children play on an Etch a Sketch while waiting for food from their own menu (without spices).
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Advice for your London getaway
To save time, buy your Oyster Card (the indispensable, refillable card to take the metro and the bus) in advance on visitbritainshop.com or at the Eurostar bar. Also note that children under 11 travel free of charge on London transportation.
Translation: Ashley Griffin
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