The Royal Lancaster Hotel, London

London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel is a wonderful family stay in the heart of the City

A few days before Christmas we spent the night in London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel in Hyde Park, it was the perfect location for festivities at Winter Wonderland. We had booked the Teletubbies live show and planned to take Pollyanna to see Father Christmas, a three-hour queue but it was worth it to get that family photo for her first Christmas.

Unfortunately my SD card with images of the room has broken, I therefore only have my images from my Canon camera and my words to do this place justice.

We stayed in their Executive Room which hosted the most wonderful London skyline, even better at night. The very modern and spacious room was perfect for our family of three, Pollyanna found herself wandering aimlessly around the sofa that sat at the bottom of the bed.

We checked in and took a short 15 minute walk through Hyde Park to Winter Wonderland where we visited Father Christmas and spent the day getting into the Christmas spirit. It was practically a baby sensory overload for Pollyanna.

We looked forward to getting back to our room to relax before heading down for dinner in one of their five restaurants/bars.

We had dinner booked in the Island Grill much to Adams despair who was dying to visit their Thai restaurant Napi Thai.

I, on the other hand, love a British dish, the Island Grill has won 2 AA Rosettes so I knew it wasn’t going to disappoint.
The restaurant is a large size, which allowed us to sit at the back with Pollyanna and her pushchair out of the way from the other diners. We normally book a late table so Pollyanna would be asleep, but unfortunately, the hotel could not heat up Pollyanna’s food so we tried to keep her awake to eat with us.

We ordered off the Al La Carte menu, but they also have a Vegan menu;

Starters;

Roasted Butternut Squash Velouté
Pan-Fried Scallops

For Mains;

280g Sirloin with Green Peppercorn Sauce
280g Rib-Eye with Wild Mushroom Ju (highly recommend)

When we headed back to the room, our room was lit up from the lights of London. I will never tire of seeing this beautiful City lit up.
We pulled down the blackout blinds and was out for the count.

Come morning, with a touch of a button from bed, the blinds drew and we were ready for another day at Winter Wonderland, but this time to see Pollyanna’s favourite – The Teletubbies.

We rushed to breakfast, running a little late. Full English for Adam, Waffles for me and scrambled egg for Pollyanna. With the buffet available too there was so much choice for her, it made breakfast really quick and easy.

We checked out of the hotel but not before getting a photo in front of their 22ft Christmas tree. It’s what I love about visiting London hotels at Christmas time, the best hotels always go to so much effort and for kids that makes it even more magical.

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