Planning a trip for next November for myself, dh, 4 kids (ages 5, 6, 10, 11) and my parents for about 10 days. Dh will be attending a meeting at The Landmark at Marylebone (how do you say this??) for 3 of the days. I am presently looking into our hotel/B&B and flat options, but my head is spinning at it all!! I thought I'd ask for advice on areas for our particular needs to perhaps weed through these options.
So, November, I'm guessing the weather might not be the best (esp for us, coming from the US South when November is usually quite nice!), a bunch of youngish kids- I'm thinking we will need a bus stop or tube station pretty close. (I am perfectly willing to do some walking, just thinking best to be prepared to be able to catch rides to places if it's cool and rainy). I'm also thinking that having family friendly, reasonably priced eateries, as well as some sort of grocery nearby where we stay would be highly desirable. So, that's something many families request. My added need is that it not be too difficult or time consuming for dh to get to The Landmark on those days.
Some of the areas (sorry, some of these might be tube station names and not areas, my notes are a bit vague on some) that the hotels or flats are in are Bloomsbury, Notting Hill, Kensington, Chelsea, Westminster, Paddington, Kings Cross, Marble Arch. I'm sure there are more on this list! But that's a start! Oh, there is one in Acton (East Acton tube is 7 min walk).
Are any of these areas better or worse for my needs than others? Are there others that I should definitely include that aren't listed here?
Thanks so much for any advice! My brain is just getting so muddled with all this info!