If you are traveling with a family, instead of looking for a hotel, I would suggest renting an apartment (or a flat, as the Brits call it) through Flipkey or Homeaway. We did just that when we went to London for a week in January 2013 – we rented the “Embankment House,” a two-bedroom apartment on Homeaway.
The apartment is in a townhouse located steps from:
- Charing Cross Station,
- the Strand (a busy street with tons of stores, restaurants, cafes, banks, and so on),
- the Embankment Underground Station,
- the Trafalgar Square, and
- the National Gallery.