Kids Concierge at St. Ermin’s Hotel
St. Ermin’s’ approach of treating everyone as an individual and making them feel special has seen businessmen, couples and of course families call the hotel home. The hotel knows that happy children make for relaxed grown ups, so now that London has reopened and waiting to be explored, the hotel has launched its Kids Concierge service, dedicated to keeping children entertained and adults reassured. There’s fun and adventures to be had both inside the hotel and out, thanks to its location in the heart of historical London
The hotel, ably assisted by Buzz the Bee, has created a family-friendly experience that will appeal to adults and children alike.
Accommodation to suit everyone
St. Ermin’s’ wide collection of rooms and suites has been created with families in mind, including four-legged family members. With two beds and two bathroom, Family Rooms are ideal for the travelling family and for those wanting that little more space, St. Ermin’s has two new Family Suites particularly suited to families of 6. These don’t just have comfy beds and two bathrooms, Buzz the Bee has furnished them with a sofa bed, teepee and a collection of children’s books.
To help out parents, rooms are equipped with baby and toddler essentials which can be pre-ordered free of charge, meaning cars will be less packed or no one has to board a train carrying a high chair. There will also be an additional collection of items, which guests can pre-order at the time of booking, that will be charged for separately, allowing the family to pack more exciting objects than baby food.
The hotel also provides really useful information such as numbers for a doctor and nearest Casualty, just in case they are needed. Better to be prepared.
Going on holiday is all about having fun, especially after months of lockdown and limited travel. There is loads to do at St. Ermin’s even before you’ve stepped outside to explore. Buzz the Bee recommends:
Bee & Bee Hotel
Head up to the hotel’s third floor and watch Buzz’s mates, safely behind glass, at work making honey.
Become a spy for the day
St. Ermin’s has a long association with spies, in 1950’s the spy Guy Burgess
(part of the infamous Cambridge five) handed over secret papers to his Russian counterpart in the Caxton Bar, as well as Churchill and MI5 using the hotel during WW2. Children can take on their own spy mission and crack clues around the hotel with the reward of a secret spy pass that will get them a cocktail in Caxton Bar (where spies used to meet).
Exploring a new city has never been more tempting and you can’t beat London for its rich history, culture and wide variety of restaurants. Buzz has put together this list of destinations that can be enjoyed by family members of all ages and number of legs. Here's a few:
Peter Pan Gardens, Kensington Gardens - a lovely stroll from the hotel up past Buckingham Palace, through Hyde Park, along the Serpentine (lake) and into Kensington Gardens
Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays; every day in June and July
Stroll along the river - north or south bank, though the south bank has street artists, buskers and street food
St James’s Park - feed the ducks, enjoy an ice cream
London Transport Museum - free for under 17s - 20 minute walk through Trafalgar Square and into Covent Garden
Natural History Museum / Science Museum - both free entry, a couple of stops on the District Line from St James’s Park tube - right by the hotel
Hamleys - perhaps the most famous toy shop in the world; free entry though leaving can be expensive; Regent street is a 15 minute walk through St James’s Park, across the Mall and Piccadilly
Take a row boat - on the serpentine in Hyde Park - 20 minutes walk and then £29 for an hour for a family of 4