Refurbishment September 2023 – July 2025 

We are excited to announce that the iconic Central Park Hotel is under major transformation. Sometimes things need to get ugly before they get pretty !

Our guests are at the heart of all the decisions we make, and your comfort during this period has our priority.

We look forward to welcoming you during and post-refurbishment to share more enhanced experiences.

Tips for Family Travel in London on a Budget

Bringing the whole family to London on holiday can be expensive. On the other hand, there are ways to reduce your overheads and plan a trip that’s kind to the wallet. Central Park London offers family-friendly rooms that are safe, affordable, and convenient for the major attractions in the capital.

Our collection of boutique hotels in Central London offers family rooms with private bathrooms and essential amenities. Furthermore, breakfast may be added to your booking to set you up for a day of exploring. 

Budget-friendly Things to Do near Central Park London

These activities will keep families of all ages busy, through all the seasons. 

  1. Natural History Museum 

Free to visit, the Natural History Museum is a must for those staying at family-friendly hotels in Central LondonThis is where you’ll find the world-famous dinosaur gallery with its collection of fossils and dinosaurs that appear to come to life right before your eyes. Further displays introduce you to the crust of the earth, insects, and extinct creatures. 

  1. Holland Park

This West End park is favoured by local residents for its soothing atmosphere. In fact, this is the setting for one of the most beautiful gardens in London. Kyoto Garden reimagines a traditional Japanese garden complete with ponds and koi fish. After they’ve explored the rockeries, the little ones can go adventuring in the playground. 

  1. Paddington Bear Pawprint Trail

Following the Paddington Bear Pawprint Trail is one of the best free things to do for families staying at Central Park London. A bronze sculpture of the Peruvian bear marks the start of the trail at Paddington Station. From there, you can hunt down a sequence of statues and key locations from the book series and films. Maps of the route are available at the Paddington Store in the namesake station.

  1. Big Ben

Big Ben, or the Elizabeth Tower, is the emblem of London. Plus – it’s totally free to visit the landmark! Families can embark on a stroll from Central Park London through Hyde Park and walk past Buckingham Palace. The clock chimes every hour although there is a smaller chime every quarter of an hour. Therefore, you can gather on the bridge and listen while taking family photos that you’ll treasure for decades to come. 

Getting around London on a Budget

A perk of choosing hotels in Central London for a family holiday is that you will rely less on public transportation. The capital is far more walkable than you might think – despite its mammoth size. That being said, there are some distances too large to walk.

Children under the age of 5 travel for free on London buses and trams plus the Underground, Overground, and DLR. Those aged between 5 and 10 may travel for free with a Zip Oyster photocard. This also grants a discount on other services such as riverboats. 

Adults should invest in an Oyster card or use a contactless credit or debit card to score the cheapest rates on public transport. Travel after 9:30 am for lower fares. 

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