Thank you all very much for such a helpful forum! We are planning a trip this summer for our family of five (the kids will be 16, 12 & 6). We will be in London from July 30-August 3 (four nights).
We were leaning toward staying at the PI Waterloo, the PI County Hall, or the Hampton by Hilton Waterloo. All three are about the same price for two rooms (~325-350 GBP for two rooms per night), and all look like they would suit us fine.
We are now wondering whether we would enjoy staying near Hyde Park instead, to be closer to the museums and the park itself. My wife has memories of enjoying the area near Harrod's and the V&A Museum on a previous trip to London. However, that neighborhood seems to be pricier. Can anyone recommend a hotel in that area that would keep us in the 325-350 GBP per night range (for two rooms or a flat large enough for all five of us)?