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Real Life Mary Poppins to join the Athenaeum

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The Athenaeum, London’s five-star family hotel, have appointed three ‘Fabulous Nanny’ babysitters to care for young visitors and add to its infamous ‘home from home’ atmosphere. Lynda Bellingham and kids panel select real life Mary Poppins to join the Athenaeum.

Last week, real life Mary Poppinses queued outside The Athenaeum to be interviewed by a panel which included Loose Women's Lynda Bellingham, the hotel's Kids Concierge, and of course, two small children (aged twelve and six).  The team took on the challenge of finding the most ‘practically perfect in every way' Fabulous Nanny.  Applicants were put through tough questions such as, ‘How fast can you run?' ‘How would you persuade me to go to bed?' and ‘If you were gardening, what vegetable would you grow?'

The Athenaeum has been scouring the country since June for the perfect Nanny - someone fun, creative and caring, and are delighted to have found Deborah, Angela and Andrea.  All three ‘Fabulous Nannies' will add to the hotel's famous family-friendly experience, working alongside the dedicated Kids Concierge - the first of its kind in London for young travelers - ensuring children have a fun-filled stay in the capital.

The Nannies will be available every weekend and in the evenings to look after and entertain the children at the hotel, so parents can have a romantic evening sans kids knowing they are comfortable and happy in their London home.

Children staying at the hotel will find their favourite drinks, snacks, magazines and music awaiting their arrival. They can fly a kite, ride a bike or feed the birds in Green Park and a ‘Toy Shed' will be filled to the brim in each room with toys including: board games, DVDs, London colouring books and London sticker books.

"As a family-run hotel we know how to create a truly family-friendly experience," says Jonathan Critchard, General Manager. "We understand kids need to feel relaxed and at home - as well as to be entertained.  Ensuring this happens helps parents relax and thoroughly enjoy their stay with us too!"

The Athenaeum has rooms available starting from £160.00 per night and apartments starting from £250.00 per night.


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