August is the month for families to be in London, with Kids’ Week seeing kids go free to over 35 top theatrical shows. The Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments is also getting in on the action, a property renowned for its superb kids facilities, where the theatre district is just a short walk away.
On the house are all those little touches to help your children feel at home: child-sized bathrobes and slippers, DVDs, popcorn, soft drinks, milk and cookies at bedtime, age-appropriate books, toys and games (including Wii, Play Station and Xbox). The hotel’s Kids’ Concierge is also on hand to help orchestrate everything from a bike ride in the park to a city tour.
The line up includes Billy Elliott, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, The Lion King, War Horse, Mama Mia, I believe in Unicorns, and Jersey Boys.
Any child aged 16 or under can see these shows for free when accompanied by a full paying adult.
Two additional children can go at half price (per transaction). Families just need to book on line via www.kidsweek.co.uk, with no fees involved.
More about the Athenaeum:
The personable 164-room five-star property is family-owned and family-friendly, located in fashionable Mayfair.
The hotel’s Australian daily dollar rate sees guests enjoy full English breakfast, all drinks and snacks from the minibar, Wi-Fi, a 20 per cent tax, and kids under 12 eat free. The special rate begins at $669 for a deluxe room, and $339 for a second room. One-way transfers from any London airport are also complimentary for three-night stays, and two-way transfers for those staying five nights or longer.
These rates are valid through to 31 August 2014.