Our dedicated Director of Fun and Adventure, John, has been at The Rubens for 34 years so knows everything there is to know about the hotel and how to make the most of your family getaway. He'll tell you all the secrets of the building and the comings and goings at the hotel, and children are always impressed at the number of times he's seen the Queen drive past! A big kid at heart, John is dedicated to making sure your children have the time of their lives - both within the hotel and when out and about exploring our great city.
A true professional at keeping your little ones entertained, John is also on hand to recommend the best local attractions and can arrange tickets to the latest events.
Please get in touch with John on +44 (0)20 7834 6600.
Director of Fun
My Favourite Things
The official residence of the British Royal Family is located next door to the hotel - look out for the Queen as she drives past!
Fun for all the family, explore the city from the road and River Thames without leaving your seat - all ages enjoy this experience!
Get right up close to over 750 species of animals such as penguins, monkeys, tigers and clown fish. The zoo is located inside Regent's Park and is a popular attraction.
Just for fun, guess how many plants and creatures benefit from our 350 square metre Living Wall, which covers the entire side of our building.
In the West End - one of Roald Dahl's best known and most popular stories has been made into a captivating musical masterpiece by Tim Minchin and the Royal Shakespeare Company. It revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dares to change her destiny. Being staged at The Cambridge Theatre, a short stroll from Covent Garden tube station, with many family friendly options for pre-theatre dinner.
Kids love our Little Prince and Princess Afternoon Tea, with plenty of tasty treats to tuck into! They can even try our Masterchef Pastry Experience - including the chance to decorate cupcakes with our chef.
Our blog reveals some of the best attractions on our doorstep - from The London Eye, London Aquarium, a thrilling RIB voyage and a medieval banquet. The list goes on!
Dedicated menus, mini bathrobes and slippers, colouring books, books and games, games console and an interactive children's map of London, to name just a few.