Child Friendly Pubs in London
Ain't kids grand? Looking for some of the best child-friendly pubs in London? Look no further than this very page; it's packed out with perfect spots for the family dotted right around the capital. Whether you're on the hunt for pubs with tasty and nutritious kids menus, or hoping to locate a venue with games to keep the little nippers interested, we've got you covered. Read on and wonder why you didn't think to bring the family before.
Last updated on 14th February 2017
The Porchester is a cosy pub in the heart of Notting Hill. The venue's colourful furnishings, intriguing seating areas and laid back atmosphere makes it the ideal spot for a frivolous dinner with your family. With traditional running through its core, the pub's team of chefs deal in only the finest, traditional recipes and serve up a selection of warming, homely gastropub treats. While belly-filling burgers and fresh catch-of-the-day treats rule the roost on the weekdays, the hearty roast dinners are all the craze come Sunday.
Grab a pint of craft beer, sink into one of the softer-than-soft armchairs and wash yourself with the heat of a crackling fire at the East Hill pub. Armed by the freshest ingredients and the finest cuts of meat, the chefs at this homely pub have skillfully curated a menu of hearty British dishes. To help wash it down, there's a fantastic line up of locally brewed craft beers and real ales to sink into. Perfect for those lazy family weekends, delve deep into all that's on offer and unwind with the family at this child-friendly pub in London.
Owing to its stunning dock and Thames views, the Ship in Wandsworth has become a favourite location for the area's many families. Serving delicious pub grub all year round and with a bar stocked full of the finest locally brewed ales and beers, guests can expect to find an amazing culinary experience at this cosy, riverside spot. Better still, during the summer months, guests can take advantage of their amazing terrace grill, serving an impressive selection of barbecued and grilled vegetarian dishes.
This place is practically a nursery for the toddlers of East End's slightly older hipster generation. With its quirky interiors and amazingly safe and fun back garden bordering onto the kid's paradise that is Victoria Park, it is the perfect mix that suits both discerning adult parents and fussy youngsters alike. Extra points for a softer astro surface in the garden and putting kids meals on the menu too.
The Cheshire Cheese is an ideal spot in London to have a family meal. If value for money is high on the agenda for you then you'll want to check this place out; a child's main meal is just £3.49 and it comes complete with a free capri-sun! There's a bundle of games to try on the activity sheet and once that's done and dusted they can have a go on the pool table.
The Bull is definitely not a stuffy establishment that sneers at the sight of a toddler, or frowns at the prospect of sticky fingers. In fact, the many comfy sofa areas are just asking to be clambered over or used as napping receptacles by jolly kids. You'll find plenty of child friendly pub grub on the menu; be it mini cumberlands, or bite-size burgers for little ones.
Happen to live on the Isle of Dogs or just stopping by and need to rest those weary family feet? Stop off at The George in Crossharbour as this charming and idyllic pub provides the basis for casual pints, informal pub plates and child friendly lounging.
Sitting about the quaint Baron's Court Theatre, the Curtains Up pub is a warm, welcoming venue that's perfect for those pre-show meals and post-show drinks. Like all great metropolitan pubs, the bar is stocked full of craft beers and international spirits, while the team in the chef plate up a sumptuous range of seasoned meat and fresh fish dishes.
Ideal for those lazy weekends with the family, the Castle has already established itself as one of Islington's most popular locations. The team of bartenders and talented line-up of chefs work well together, offering a traditional gastro pub culinary experience that cannot be rivalled. From ice cold craft beers and potent international spirits to flavoursome fish & chips and perfectly cooked steaks, you'll feel right at home in this cosy, welcoming spot.
Looking for a child friendly pub in central London, close to all of the city’s main sights? The Admiralty is officially London’s most central pub (they’ve even got the plaque to prove it), and it’s a kid-friendly spot boasting views that look out over Trafalgar Square. Mum and Dad can enjoy a melt-in-the-mouth pie from The Admiralty’s signature range, while there’s two courses for £8.50 on the kids menu.
Family forward and community friendly is the soul and life of The Signal in Forest Hill. Not only toting buggy friendly spaces and an ever charming bar staff, taking your little nippers to this South London favourite is sure to be a charming and casual affair no matter the day of the week.
Perfect for an easy-going day with the family and with a crack events team that can cater for your every need, the Dial Arch in South London welcomes all its guests with a beaming smile and a big embrace. The venue's idyllic patio is perfect for soaking up some much-needed vitamin D during the summer months, while the food full of classic gasto pub treats and traditional British recipes are certain to please even the fussiest of eaters in the family.
Bringing the kids into the heart of the City might not rank at the top of your priority list, but that was before you knew The Alice offered two courses for an incredible £4. There’s a good range of options to pick between and each main comes with a healthy pot of crunchy carrots and juicy cucumber.
Gather up your little tinkers and take them down to The Leather Bottle, a wonderland for adults and kids alike. A blast in the summer thanks to their top selection of kids events, garden boasting cute nooks and kids menu, The Leather Bottle is an afternoon well spent with some of your favourite tiny people.
Close to Hampstead Heath and with hearty dinners at very affordable prices, The Stag is an excellent choice for all the family. Head over to this quirky boozer for oodles of outdoor space, a roof terrace and lots of cosy corners come winter.
Sitting on the banks of the Thames, The Bull's Head in Barnes is a quaint pub that offers both an amazing live music and a traditional, atmospheric pub experience. With a stage and brilliant sound-system showcasing a weekly line up of dazzling jazz performers, the chefs are busy infusing ingredients and flavours into a menu of hearty British dishes. Think mouth-watering burgers, piping hot pies and perfectly cooked steaks. Ideal for those warm weekends with the family, the children's menu will please even the pickiest little diners.
There's nothing better than being able to take the family for a day out of antics down your local, and you'd be lucky if your local was The Duke of Clarence. Perfect for families, head on down with them all in tow for an afternoon of drinks and British bites.
The Black Dog is something of a stalwart in Vauxhall. Based in the former residence of a glass factory, the venue is now a family-friendly pub that draws in guests from across the capital with its warm atmosphere and a great selection of locally-sourced ales. Tuck into a hearty British dish, sink a few ice cold pints and watch the hours drift by in this welcoming spot in South London.
Sitting comfortably on Clapham Common, the Windmill is a quaint hotel pub that's perfect for those summer family days out. Beautifully decorated, the beer garden perfectly complements the summer vibes that wash through this venue and offers a cosy, laid back place to eat dinner with the children. Alongside all the traditional gastro pub dishes that you'd expect to find, the chefs have truly excelled, offering visitors a menu of condiment-filled burgers created in their very own Burger Shack.
A charming Hammersmith plot, brimming with high-end chow yet laid-back atmospheres, The Eagle is a prime destination to take your favourite little nuggets. Not only can they run free in a garden brimming with rainbow beanbags, there's a kids menu boasting dishes the likes of fish fingers, macaroni cheese and more.
Ideal for those lazy weekends or perhaps a frivolous drink after work, the Morpeth Arms acts as a metropolitan sanctuary, offering escape from the constantly bustling world outside. Full of regal decor and vibrant decorations, it's the food and drinks menu that really stands out. The bar showcases the very best that London's brewers have to offer, while the chef dabbles in traditional recipes, plating up delectable catch-of-the-day treats and serving succulent cuts of seasoned meat.
With its roots harking as far back as the early 18th century, the Lamb has become something of a haven for Holborn's locals. Most of the bar's original features continue to define this character venue, with the diverse menu of British classics and drinks list making it the ideal family-friendly pub in the middle of town. Drenched in history and proud tradition, this characterful spot certainly has its head firmly placed in past.
A charming boozer in the heart of East London, this haunt may just be home to some of the trendiest kids in London. With their children's menu brimming with tasty pizzas and delicious desserts, your favourite little people will be snoozing all the way home after a belly full of this affordable chow.
The Florence is a great place to unwind on a Sunday afternoon with the family and the papers. With a large outdoor area as well as an actual baby and kids room for them to play in, you can't get much better! Oh yeah and they brew their own beer so you can get a taste of The Florence's independent brew straight from the tap.
Upon Northcote Road, if you can see past all of the prams and yummy mummies, you'll find The Bolingbroke, another of our favourite child friendly pubs. A fine gastropub, serving high quality food and offering a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, this is the perfect spot to settle down with your nippers for some good hearty nosh.
Fancy a wee tipple, but bound to those beautiful bubs of yours? Take them to The Latchmere. Not only can you both tuck into a top selection of pub favourites thanks to their gastro inspired menu and kids meals, there's a garden area for those little nippers to let off some steam with toys and other children alike.
Another one of our favourite family friendly pubs in South London. The Rosendale has its own beer garden decked out with a childrens' play area to keep the little one's occupied and to give you a moment of peace. That's not where it stops though, there's also a kids menu and even an area dedicated to hosting birthday parties.