Sick of hitting up your local Starbucks every time it rains because you just have to get the kids out of the house? Grossed out by the commercial malls you have to trek through to get your kids to their French class? Want a place you can pop into, where you can grab a cappuccino while your kids play? Boy do I have the answer for you…
Maggie & Rose is a brilliant private members club for families here in London. Situated in Kensington, this unique haven offers families a place to relax, be entertained and be creatively inspired. The club offers workshops and classes (art, cooking, language, ballet, dance, gardening, etc.), as well as a café, a soft-play area, a cozy cinema room, a patio garden, and a large private room for parties. It is designed to be a home away from home, and that’s exactly how it feels immediately upon entering.
The owners and staff are refreshingly down-to-earth and you feel welcomed immediately. Mums can sit on cozy sofas and read the latest fashion magazine while their kids run around freely. Shoes aren’t allowed inside to protect the younger, crawling members, and the walls are all painted in cute kid-friendly images. The entire space was designed with kids in mind, but still maintains a level of cool, adult chic!
I love the idea of sending your husband and kids to the club on a Saturday, where they can grab a big bean-bag in the cinema room and watch the daily film. I’m really actually in love with the whole idea….but I’m not the only one: they’ve only been open since the fall and yet they’re almost to membership capacity. So hurry, hurry and sign your family up!
For membership info, check their website.
I wish we had something like this in milan, and we do not even have Starbucks…. or malls for that matter!
Maggie and Rose is a great concept, beautifully executed. We also love the fact that they recently hosted an amazing charity event for Starlight. So they’ve got heart too. You can read about it on our site.
Same story here – it would be perfect, especially in wintertime!
We have a place like this in NY called Kidville. It also has a hair salon for kids (mums can get manicures).
Check out Urban Monkeys if you are in Seattle….similar concept.
If only I still lived in London….