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The Athenaeum Hotel in Mayfair is better than ever after extensive updates. It is still such a top destination for families traveling to London, but it is so much more – especially when it comes to their hot F&B options.


There is no question that the numbers of families traveling together is on the rise and increasing at a steady pace. We have gone from booking a few connecting rooms a week ten years ago to booking many connecting rooms each day. So many other fantastic hotels in London still have not adapted to family demand. Why has The Athenaeum moved so quickly to be a top destination for high end families? One reason is that The Athenaeum is itself a family-owned and operated hotel.

How many 5-star family owned and operated hotels can you name in Europe’s top capital cities? There are very few! The close personal touch defines The Athenaeum, and because it is independent, they have moved quickly to adapt to being one of the best destinations in London for families.

Having won many awards for family travel, The Athenaeum is a go-to hotel for families in London. Connecting Rooms are available in all categories, and they even have apartments! Our clients love the dedicated Kids Concierge offering Games Consoles, DVDs and special kid-friendly amenities. A questionnaire is sent before arrival to let the hotel get to know each family a little better.


The hotel’s multi-million-pound refurbishment focused heavily on public areas, including the bar and restaurants. The Galvin Brothers with their Michelin Stars are now at the culinary helm, and this Mayfair 5-star has begun a new era.  These brothers are most noted for their French-inspired menus, but at The Athenaeum they are championing Britain’s sensational homegrown produce. They have highlighted the country’s independent farmers as well. The hotel’s bar is sensational and attracts a crowd of locals with its separate entrance on Down Street. This is one of the top spots in London for whisky lovers as they have one of the top collections in The Capital. Afternoon Tea here is also a destination and not to be missed.


It is the perfect time to visit London as the Pound is at its lowest value against the dollar in 30 years! The Athenaeum has reviewed its Guaranteed US Dollar rates for 2017, and they are offering rates as low as $390 per night for a 5-night stay or $455 for fewer than 5-nights.  The rates include VAT (20%) and Full English Breakfast.


The Athenaeum also has 18 one-bedroom private residences that are located adjacent to the hotel in Victorian red brick townhouses. Each apartment is fully serviced and accessed via a discreet personal entrance. Equipped with spacious living areas, kitchens and 24-hour In-Room Dining, they’re ideal for families, with bunk beds in some of the lounges and the ability to connect to the Residence next door if more space is required. Our clients love these options at The Athenaeum.