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Date: 15.10.10 Category:

“With half-terms and holidays constantly arriving, sourcing places that suit the needs of all family members is crucial.”

If you're in need of a Bloody Mary, a hearty brunch and respite from a child's moan of boredom to help you through a hangover, head to Sam's Brasserie in Chiswick, Harrison's  in Balham, or Bumpkin in Notting Hill (they also host great parties here too). And though there are a host of coffee shops that are great for mum's to meet for coffee whilst the kids amuse themselves, Crumpet in Clapham was designed solely to ensure that it has everything a parent could want, and everything any child (and quite a few dads) could want too. 

For something more sophisticated but where children won't be frowned at, Locanda Locatelli oozes with that Italian family-encompassing charm and Roussillon will also warmly welcome the little ones through its doors.

If you're looking for something a little bit more, both Maggie and Rose and Cupcake Mum are private member's clubs catering for all the needs of families, parents, babies and children in relaxed, warm and welcoming settings.

And if you're hosting a party for a little one, Smollensky's has been delivering hassle-free but fun-focussed parties for kids for years. For something a little more extravagant, 195 Piccadilly, BAFTA can throw a no-holds barred child-themed party complete with a screening of their favourite film, or for something more interactive, The British Music Experience at The O2 is great for a party, or just an entertaining family day out.

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Harrison's

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Harrison's

Restaurant

"Informal but vibrant, this is a neighbourhood brasserie that hits just the right spot whether you are there for a family lunch,..."

15-19 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9EX

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Bumpkin

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Bumpkin

Restaurant

"Bumpkin brings rustic, countryside-inspired charm to Notting Hill; all it's missing is a haystack for after dark."

209 Westbourne Park Road, London W11 1EA

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Crumpet

Crumpet

Cafe

"Located in the heart of Nappy Valley, Crumpet has the needs of both children and parents covered."

66 Northcote Road, London SW11 6QL

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Locanda Locatelli

Locanda Locatelli

Restaurant

"With a name as fabulously Italian as that, how could it fail? Michelin-starred Locanda Locatelli is a truly wonderful restaurant."

8 Seymour Street, London W1H 7JZ

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Roussillon

Roussillon

Restaurant

"Any restaurant that can come up with a highly acclaimed seven-course tasting menu for vegetarians, has to have someone impressive..."

16 St Barnabas Street, London SW1W 8PB

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Maggie & Rose

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Maggie & Rose

Private members' club

"Fabulous and friendly, Maggie and Rose is an exclusive family-orientated member's club. A membership here will ensure you..."

58 Pembroke Road, London W8 6NX

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Cupcake Mum

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Cupcake Mum

Private members' club

"An exclusive, members-only haven that focuses on the needs of mummies, mummies-to-be and mummies' little angels."

10 Point Pleasant, London SW18 1GG

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Smollensky's

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Smollensky's

Restaurant

"Smollensky's flagship has a distinct American Grill vibe and has remained popular for over 20 years thanks to its child-friendly..."

105 The Strand, London WC2R 0AA

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195 Piccadilly, BAFTA

195 Piccadilly, BAFTA

Event space

"Versatile and brilliantly located, Bafta 195 is suitable for an enormous array of events."

195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN

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The O2

The O2

Event space

"The O2 is one of the most iconic spaces in London but the main arena is not the only space available for private hire."

Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

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