By Susan Farewell
Do your kids want to feed the birds? Fly kites? Find the best place to have fish and chips? Just about anything your children can wish for (within reason) can be arranged through the concierge service dedicated to young travelers at the The Athenaeum in London.
Within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, this elegant hotel welcomes families in a big way. For little ones under two, they provide a supply of baby basics: bottles, diapers, baby wipes and organic baby food. Guests ages two through ten get a toy box filled with age- and gender-appropriate toys and games to play with while on property.
A complimentary DVD lending library is also available and in the evenings, cookies and milk are included in turn-down service. On top of that, there are children’s sized robes, slippers and hangers. For teens, iPod docking stations as well as PlayStations and Xboxes complete the picture.