There’s a premier inn in chiswick around the corner from me. We are the border between Zone 1 and 2. Turnham green tube stop is a ten minute walk from the hotel. The river ( best place to run, just sayin) is 1 minute from the hotel but it may be too far out for you. I’ve used the Z-hotel in piccadilly before, prices can be reasonable depending on dates and how early you book up. Rooms are small though.
Depending on your dates and if we’re away, you’re more than welcome to stay at my house
Not sure if you have been or not yet but i’d check the tube status that weekend, it can affect so many things.
if I had a weekend in London, have kids and no plans (West London as well) then i’d be looking around Gloucester road area, you have a 5 minute walk to South Kensington with all of the museums, Hyde park is also 5 mins away, can get to Harrods easily, you have the Thames and Putney literally 15 mins away on 74 bus and the tube from Gloucester road area goes direct to central London in about 15 mins(Covent Garden) if you wanted a bit more greenery then Putney has a great few pubs and bars, riverside walk all the way as far as you could want to go.
I fear for your wallet if you’re planning a family break in London. It’s bad enough when you live here, but the prices for lots of things will make you wince if you’re from out of town, especially the touristy stuff. Maybe look at serviced apartments? At least that way you’re not forced to eat out for every meal. This place is just about to open by my office - https://www.lockeliving.com/locke-at-broken-wharf/
Where are you planning on going while you are here? A lot of the sights are quite spread out, although the Tube and buses shouldn’t be too bad at the weekend.
that’s why I put in the museums bit, they are all free admission, the natural history museum is a great way to spend 2-3 hours and you have the science museum which has lots of interactable bits for kids, the V&A as well all near each other as well. if it helps
Think we leave here around 7am, into the big smoke by 11ish.
First time for the youngest. Eldest went when she was like 2, as I was doing rhe mara, so she won’t recall it at all. But she’ll get the most out of this trip as she’s that bit older to appreciate the difference between where we live and this crazy massive city!