EER097: Luxury Family Hotels & the Best Things to Do in London with Kids

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Looking for the best things to do in London with kids? Looking for luxury family hotels in the UK and family-friendly resorts in the Caribbean and the USA? Then listen to my conversation with Shobha George. Shortly before her China trip, we discuss living in London with kids and many of the best resorts for kids in the Caribbean and elsewhere.

Luxury Family Hotels & the Best Things to Do in London with Kids JustGoPlaces PIN Shobha at Holi London

Living in London with Kids

Meet Shobha George, and American expat living in London. She moved to London from New York to work in a law firm, where she met her husband. Fast-forward to present day, and they’re married, living in London with kids and running the great family travel blog Just Go Places.

“The more you pay, the less you get.”

No, she’s not talking about the luxury family hotels she sometimes visits. Instead, she’s describing her kids’ school holiday schedule. With 17 weeks of vacation a year, Shobha and family get a lot of time to explore more of the world. That includes back in NYC  as well as discovering the best things to do in London with kids.

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Luxury Family Hotels in the UK and Elsewhere

Shobha and her husband enjoy traveling comfortably, and they’ve found some great places to visit over the years. Out of the places she’s been to, she mentions Cornwall’s Luxury Family Hotels as some of the best family resorts in the UK.

She also talks about luxury family hotels in the Caribbean and the USA. What makes them her favorite? Pools and waterslides make a difference, for sure.

Cultural Travel and Accommodating the Interests of All

Shobha and her husband want their kids to enjoy their family travel, but that doesn’t mean only doing kids activities. Architecture, food, and culture travel all factor into their plans, as well.

“We’re not that child-centric,” she says, “…I will not spend the rest of my life going to Disney.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

They visit lots of waterslides and roller coasters along the way, she explains, but the kids do lots of things that the parents enjoy, as well.  For example, food tours have played and important role in their travels, and you know what? The kids enjoy them, too.

Best Things to Do in London with Kids

What exactly are the best things to do in London with kids? Shobha has a large list, and she tells us about some of them in the interview. The south bank of the Thames, she says, is a great place to visit in London with kids, as there is space to let the kids run and much to see.

Have you been to London with kids? Where did you go? What would you suggest doing?

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IN THIS EPISODE

  • 02:30 Intro
  • 05:17 Time off & British schools
  • 11:49 Fitting kids travel into parents interests
  • 16:42 Cultural tourism in NYC & London with kids
  • 20:51 How to get kids interested
  • 22:26 Best things to do in London with kids
  • 28:42 Travel gear
  • 32:26 Favorite destinations

ABOUT

  • Names: Shobha George, her husband, and their 10-year-old twins
  • Hold passports from: USA/UK
  • Type of travel: Lives in London with kids, school holiday travel, luxury family hotels
  • A few places they’ve been: Portugal, Italy, Spain, Brazil and much more.

IN THEIR BAGS

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Luxury Family Hotels & the Best Things to Do in London with Kids JustGoPlaces PIN

Luxury Family Hotels & the Best Things to Do in London with Kids
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