London with Travel Mom Michelle

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London with Travel Mom Michelle

Travel Mom Michelle (a fellow author and a children’s school librarian) joins us to share the fun details of her family’s adventures in London! It was also her, her husband, and their two sons’ (2nd-grader and 5th-grader) first-time change and European trip.

How long was your trip?

We went to London in June for 4 days. From there, we went to Leipzig, Germany and Bologna, Italy.

What made you pick London?

We knew the kids would love London, and it would be a good jumping-off point for our trip. The kids could quickly get their feet wet with the time change and language. The boys were also very excited about the history London has to offer, including war and royals.

How did you find information for your trip?

Before we left, being a librarian, we checked out a bunch of books about London. I gave the boys sticky notes and had them do some research. Everyone got to pick one thing they really wanted to do in London.

What was the BEST part of the trip for you?

My pick was High Tea, which I highly recommend. It was fancy and such a unique experience.

(note from Shannon…I love tea at The Orangery at Kensington Palace. When we were there, there were lots of families. And you can make a reservation on Open Table.)

What was the BEST part of the trip for the family?

The Churchill War Rooms. While it was my husband and older son’s pick, we all enjoyed it. This is where Churchill ran the Second World War. It’s a vast series of bunkers and is very well preserved. There’s a huge map room where they tracked the ships. The boys have read ab