On the edge of Hyde Park and two blocks from Oxford Street, a handful of comfortable rooms await small families in London. As welcoming as a village hostel, in the heart of the city, The Grazing Goat provides everything without being overbearing, and at a low price for the British capital.
If you plan to see Notting Hill, Hyde Park, and Piccadilly Circus during your family vacation to London, The Grazing Goat is ideally situated. Portman Village, in the upscale area of Marylebone, is a typical London street bustling with nice shops and small cafes. Marylebone High Street and shops are nearby and lead straight to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum.
Weathered and natural wood is everywhere, setting the tone for the whole house which combines eight hotel rooms, a restaurant, and a bar (a polished version of the famous English style pub). On the ground floor you brush shoulders with the regular customers of the neighborhood for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The wood floors, pastel walls, and rustic notes give an impression of home sweet home.
Simple, charming, and approachable this spot attracts the small families who need a crib or a cot in the room or you can reserve adjoining rooms to give the older kids some independence. The room on the second floor, with a fireplace and plenty of space for high-chairs or strollers, is ideal for a family meal.
We Love …
… to have a drink at the pub, on the terrace in summer or by the fireplace in winter, once the kids are asleep.
- On the corner of the road is a canteen, Le Daisy Green, that serves only local produce. Do not forget to find the basement which hides small tables, sofas, and a soft carpet – the perfect spot for coffee or brunch with the kids. (20 Seymour Street, Marble Arch, London)
- A three minute walk from The Grazing Goat is Topshop, a lighter, more manageable version. For advanced shoppers, visit the three floor version of the other end of Oxford Street. (538-540 et 400 Oxford Street)
- Marylebone High Street, a shopping street where you can find some French brands like Bonpoint or Comptoir des Cotonniers or visit Anthropologie for a nice selection of fashion, decorations, and accessories.
- Madame Tussauds is a wax museum that children and teenagers alike will go crazy for. They can take photos and interact with their favorite celebrities, including Lady Gaga, One Direction, Kate Middleton, and Michael Jackson. (Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LR)
The Grazing Goat
6 New Quebec Street
W1H 7RQ London
Metro : Marble Arch
Checklist : No elevator in this four-storey house but the stairs are carpeted and not dangerous. A babysitting service is available on request. High-chairs in the restaurant, cot, extra bed, bathtub in superior rooms.
Prices & Reservations
From 210£ per night (breakfast not included)
+44 (0) 20 7724 7243
Translated by Olivia Olender.