Luxury Family Holidays Handpicked for Parents

Aloft London Excel

  • Aloft London Excel lobby

  • Aloft London Excel pool

  • Aloft London Excel pool table

  • Aloft London Excel terrace

A hip and urban hangout in east London with a wonderful Camp Aloft children's program and facilities for dogs should you be travelling with pets, too.

Now, East London might not jump out as the first spot you’d consider when booking a family-friendly hotel with lots of luxury in London, but Aloft London Excel in Royal Victoria Dock is a hip and very exciting option. Very much urban-cool in design, what with its focus on technology and a happening bar on the premises, it comes as somewhat of a surprise that is caters so well for children.

For You -

W XYZ is the hotel’s bar, and it’s fast become a hip hangout for locals, too. DJs spin soft tunes against a neon lit background and, though there is live music, the overall atmosphere is pretty mellow so it’s perfect for relaxing after a day out on the town. The Re:charge gym is open 24 hours a day and its fully-loaded with all the cardio gear imaginable. And if your family includes four legged members that weigh under 40lbs, they are welcome at the hotel as well (they even get their own dog bed in the bedroom).

For Them +

The hotel has a great children’s programme, Camp Aloft, for those aged between 2 and 12. On arrival, young guests receive their own overnight package, which includes a child-size air mattress (or you can have a crib in the room for babies and both are complimentary). Chidlren also receive a map of London with stickers to mark where they visit. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool that welcomes children any time between 6am and 11pm and Re:fuel, a “grab-and-go” 24 – 7 food and drink area offers fresh juices and snacks for both adults and children any time of day or night.