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Report 2096: Babymoon in London

By lesrosiers from US, Summer 2013

Trip Description: June 8, 2013-June 15, 2013. Married couple Becky and Matt go to London for a pre-baby trip. Day trips include Liverpool (for a tour of Anfield Stadium) and York.

Destinations: Countries - United Kingdom; Regions/Cities - London

Categories: Vacation Rentals; Shopping; Sightseeing; Independent Travel; 2 People

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Page 1 of 7: Choosing our Destination

photo by M.A.

Apartment decor

Last year, as we prepared mentally and emotionally to welcome a child into our lives, my husband Matt and I decided to cash in our miles and take one last international trip as a couple. England had been at the top of both our travel wishlists, and it seemed only fitting that we chose London as a last getaway before our family of two became a trio; I'd been a student there when Matt, my then-boyfriend, came to visit, so it was our first experience with international travel as a couple. Since we married, anytime we had the time and the means and the inclination we traveled internationally, throughout Europe, England, and southeast Asia.

Although we went back and forth about the wisdom of traveling overseas before the baby came (should we be saving every penny?), we decided that it might be a while before we had the chance to travel like this again. We know enough people with children to see how life changes with the arrival of kids, and especially how travel changes. In the end we embraced the opportunity to be a bit spontaneous and planned the trip in little over a month.

Our Accommodations

We rented a teeny-tiny flat in Chelsea at a fantastic price. The location was perfect, with loads of restaurants, shopping, museums, and green space within walking distance. The owner, Paula North, was responsive, personable, and kind, and therefore great to work with. I would recommend her flats to couples that don't mind being in tight quarters or to single travelers. I found the flat listed on Homeaway.co.uk.

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