Staycations in London

Your adventures in London start at Mercure London Watford!

Whether you’re looking for inspiration for a short break in London or want to plan a family getaway near the capital, our guide to staycations offers something to keep everyone happy.

Plan your break in London

Fun things to do for families in London

Whether you’re looking for family-friendly attractions to keep the little ones busy or you want to spend quality time together, there’s plenty of exciting family days out in and around London and Watford.

One of our favourite places to visit is Harry Potter World, only a short drive from the hotel. Transport your family into a world of wizards, potions, and magic at Warner Bros. Studio – The Making of Harry Potter.

Immerse yourselves in the fantastical story, while discovering the secrets behind filming.

  • Outdoor seating area at Mercure London Watford Hotel, wooden tables and chairs with large, black, fabric parasols
  • Classic twin room at Mercure London Watford Hotel, two beds with TV on desk in foreground

Unique outdoor activities and attractions

If you’re craving scenic views and plenty of fresh air, take a look at our recommended outdoor activities in and around London.

As the world’s first National Park City, London is packed with unique and ever-changing green spaces that are ideal for families, couples, friends and everyone in between!

One of our favourite outdoor attractions is Aldenham Country Park, with its on-site farm, nature trails, and so much more.

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  • Privilege room at Mercure London Watford Hotel, purple check bed spread and cushions, dressing gown and slippers on bed