Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars: A Family-Friendly Oasis of Delight

We visited the Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars, read on to see our review!

Nestled amidst the bustling streets of central London, the Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars welcomes guests with its opulent charm and rich history. Situated within a Grade II listed building on the former grounds of King Henry VIII’s Bridewell Palace, this 5-star sanctuary offers a unique blend of old-world grandeur and modern luxury.

The hotel was acquired by the Hyatt group in 2022 and boasts 205 meticulously designed rooms and suites exquisitely designed by THDP Ltd with an environment for guests to work, engage or relax.

A stylish hotel room. Well lit, a grey rug, black cicrcular table and a green sofa.

Family Friendly

Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars offers a delightful experience for children and families, ensuring that every member of the family enjoys a memorable stay. With spacious and comfortable rooms, including family-friendly rooms and suites, the hotel provides ample space for relaxation, free wifi and most importantly Netflix! Additionally, the hotel staff are especially friendly towards families and kids with a warm hospitality that makes you feel just as welcome as any corporate guest. Complimentary Hot and soft drinks are served throughout the day in the City Club Lounge Bar as well as a wide range of canapes from 5-7pm for ever ravenous kids.

An image of the restaurant in the Hyatt Regency.

The Chinese Cricket Club

The Chinese Cricket Club which is situated within the luxurious confines of the hotel and is an esteemed eatery which provides an unforgettable dining experience with its diverse and tantalizing array of dishes. Helmed by Chef Tony Truong who was appointed Head Chef in April 2023 you are in expert hands. Tony relocated to London at the tender age of 20 and worked at various different traditional Chinese restaurants in Chinatown. Over the decades, he has gathered extensive knowledge of local ingredients and seasonality, as well as coming to understand local guest preferences in London. At the Chinese Cricket Club, Tony aspires to bring authentic Chinese cuisine, with a creative flair and healthy focus, to his guests. He also enjoys celebrating different Chinese festivals at the restaurant, by periodically adding special festive delicacies to his menus.

An image of the tables within the restaurant in the Hyatt Regency.

In addition, The Chinese Cricket Club is named in honour of the story of the captain of the Shanghai XI cricket team, Feng, who travelled to England in 1857 with his bride Xiu. Arriving in Blackfriars docks, the couple made their way to Limehouse, where Xiu opened the first traditional Chinese restaurant in London. Their legacy lives on in the inviting backdrop of the Chinese Cricket Club and it’s rich and diverse menu of homemade dim sum and signature specialties.

CEO Today tried the Signature Smoked Peking Duck which went down a treat with the kids, as well as the sumptuous Three cup chicken, Creamy prawns and Silken Tofu with Xo Sauce. Vegetarian diners are in for a treat with options like the Ma Po Tofu and Wok-fried Samphire, ensuring that every palate is catered to with utmost care and creativity as well as halal options available. Business Set Lunches are available (£14.99) as well as DimSum Weekends (£19.95 per person) until end of May 2024:

A plate of grilled food at NYnLON

You are spoilt for choice though with other eateries in the hotel. New York meets London at neighbourhood-style bistro NYnLON, with an all-day menu influenced by the two cities. The menu showcases local and sustainable dining, with elevated comfort food favourites such as Glazed Short Rib, Black Angus Beef Burger and Baked New York Cheesecake, accompanied by an extensive drinks list showcasing authentic American whiskies and natural wines. Or immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of Latin America at The Leaf and Cane with an array of tantalizing dishes and expertly crafted cocktails, every dining experience is a feast for the senses.

An image of the interior of the Hyatt restaurant.

Business in Blackfriars

Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars is the perfect place to stay for business and corporate guests too offering up to 430-square-metres of flexible, purpose-built event space. Four stylish event areas including the Bridewell Suite, the hotel’s ballroom and two boardrooms, have been designed to optimise productivity, and are well suited for meetings, banquets, interviews, or small group gatherings. The elegant event space can accommodate up to 200 people and is an ideal choice for conferences or large events, benefitting from state-of-the-art technology, enviable transport connections and a sophisticated city location.

An image of of a conference table in the conference room of a hotel.

The Perfect location

The hotel’s central location in Blackfriars makes it convenient for families to explore London’s attractions without having to worry about hours of journeys on tubes and buses!

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre: A short walk away from the hotel you can find the world famous Globe Theatre, children can immerse themselves in the world of Shakespearean drama with exciting activities like sword fighting workshops and Macbeth storytelling sessions. In the sword fighting workshops, young participants learn the art of stage combat from skilled instructors, mastering the techniques used by actors to create thrilling fight scenes in Shakespeare’s plays. Additionally, CEO TODAY experienced a Macbeth storytelling session which offered an interactive exploration of one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies. Led by an engaging storyteller, children follow the dark and dramatic tale of ambition, betrayal, and supernatural forces, delving into the world of witches, prophecies, and tragic consequences.

An image of the Thames and the Shard.

Horrible Histories Boat Tour: Departing from Tower Bridge Quay, the journey incorporates immersive theatre as it delivers its unique take on London, thrilling both children and adults alike. Since 2021 the seafaring spectacle has welcomed over a quarter of a million explorers aboard. The Boat Tour offers a thrilling and educational experience for history enthusiasts of all ages. Setting sail on the iconic River Thames you embark on a journey through London’s fascinating past, guided by engaging storytellers and performers. From gruesome tales of the plague-ridden streets to daring adventures of infamous pirates, the tour brings history to life with interactive storytelling, live performances, and immersive experiences. Guests have the opportunity to explore historical landmarks along the riverbanks while learning about the city’s darker and more intriguing chapters. With a perfect blend of entertainment and education, the Horrible Histories Boat Tour promises an unforgettable voyage through London’s rich and often gruesome history with kids and adults learning about London history from the comfort of their seat:

Horrible Histories Boat Toar along the Thames.

Tate Modern: A 10-minute walk across from the hotel and over Blackfriars Bridge is the Tate Modern where adults can immerse themselves in a world of contemporary art, exploring cutting-edge exhibitions and installations by renowned artists as well as relax and enjoy the museum’s scenic views of the River Thames while savouring culinary delights at its cafes and restaurants. Kids also have the opportunity to unleash their imagination and express themselves through hands-on art-making activities inspired by the works on display. Additionally, family-friendly gallery tours offer a fun and educational way for children to explore the museum’s vast collection of contemporary art. At the Tate Modern, there’s something for every young art enthusiast to enjoy:

In conclusion, CEO TODAY was treated to an unforgettable experience at Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars, where opulence seamlessly blends with coziness in the bustling heart of London. Ideal for both corporate travellers and families, this establishment offers an exquisite fusion of luxury, comfort and ease.

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