Our Week Away in London & Paris | Planning & How Much It Cost for a Large Family | Shamsa

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Welcome to the 2nd of my Summer 2019 weekly vlogs. We went away for a week to London, Paris and Disneyland. We took the train from Manchester to London, and travelled via the Eurostar from London to Paris. I share how I planned the trip, and how much it cost for a large family (we are a family of 7 – 2 adults and 5 children).

Virgin Trains Family Ticket: https://www.virgintrains.co.uk/family-offer

Hotels we stayed at during our trip:
Travelodge Finsbury Park: https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/610/London-Finsbury-Park-hotel
Ibis Budget Pantin, Paris: https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-3088-ibis-budget-paris-porte-de-pantin/index.shtml
Premier Inn Hanger Lane: https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/greater-london/london/london-hanger-lane.html

Boat Tour we used in Paris: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/AttractionProductReview-g187147-d11453295-Seine_River_Hop_On_Hop_Off_Sightseeing_Cruise_in_Paris-Paris_Ile_de_France.html
Travel Kettle: https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8436171
Picniq for Disneyland tickets: https://tickets.picniq.co.uk/disneyland-paris/

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  • Sabina K
    Posted at 19:01h, 08 August

    Really subway is same price everywhere i thought…ยฃ5 for a foot long everywhere. Unless your in Thailand airport paid ยฃ13 for foot long tuna sub๐Ÿ˜ซ

  • Qamar Rehman Year 7
    Posted at 19:31h, 08 August

    From Kashmir Ahmed
    Disney. Better to bunk school
    Days n go

  • r Eem
    Posted at 20:41h, 08 August

    You are an amazing woman and look MashAllah lovely…I hope you don't mind me asking but you don't mention your extended family so I was just wondering if you and your family spend time with your parents, siblings, aunts or uncles on things like Eid , birthdays, holidays etc. Just because I think I remember you mentioning that they were originally not that happy about your marriage . Correct me if I'm wrong and please do a video on this . Thank you x

  • Amazing Star
    Posted at 20:45h, 08 August

    Hi shamsa im a big fan of you i went to paris on a ferry and coach it was ยฃ125 and i stayed for a whole weekend and had free entry tickets for the park and their was alot of activities i hope i have gave u an idea. It was 6 hours to get their

  • Rahi H
    Posted at 21:07h, 08 August

    Glad you got to enjoy Paris as a family. The flight from Manchester only takes an hour, i would much prefer that then getting the train. Shame these airlines charge so much for baggage.

  • Asya R
    Posted at 21:18h, 08 August

    We are also a large family, and I'd love to take my children to Disneyland next year insha Allah.

  • Aisha Salim
    Posted at 21:46h, 08 August

    Asalamualaykum shemsa so happy to see you again I can tell that youโ€™re having baby girl because you look so beautiful ma shaa Allah your face is shining ma shaa Allah

  • Nadia Ashraf
    Posted at 22:02h, 08 August

    I like you bcuz u pray 5 times a day masha Allah.

  • n p
    Posted at 22:04h, 08 August

    When i went to Disney 3years ago they had water fountain everywhere too fill bottles up . And i think you could saved loads if you just booked a holiday to Disney and thn just had a day trip to paris . There site called magic breaks witch i use in the pass. Do good deals package ones .

  • Hanna Isaac
    Posted at 23:08h, 08 August

    asalaam alaikum
    inshaa Allah look at Airbnb next time u travel
    we are a larger family and its cheaper to get a house or apartment than 2 rooms ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ–’

  • Someena Hussain
    Posted at 00:01h, 09 August

    Ma sha Allah Mubarak on the good news๐Ÿ‘Œ

  • Mehrish Akhtar
    Posted at 00:43h, 09 August

    Hi shamsa, I loved ur videos as they r reality of working class in this country. Thank u for showing our lovely side to us that we still can enjoy our holidays n staying into our budget. Well done n bless u more๐Ÿ™Œ

  • Maarya E
    Posted at 04:04h, 09 August

    Just a idea for you but everytime we take a big group family holiday we tend to book an appointment or look on Airbnb so we can all stay together instead of booking multiple hotel rooms and it works out chsaoer too must the time

  • Aisha Iftikhar
    Posted at 12:30h, 09 August

    Iโ€™m searching this type of video because my family also planing for London and Paris same time from Manchester thanks so much for all the information โ„น๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  • Anjumara Mulla
    Posted at 18:30h, 09 August

    Assalaamwaleikum. I am your new subscriber. Watched your video and loved the way you gave details of your trip. Will be very helpful to us as we are traveling to U.K. And Paris in February next year. I am from Canada. Jazakallahkhair

  • Anisah Khan
    Posted at 22:06h, 09 August

    Hope u had loads of fun๐Ÿ’›

  • Zaynah Ali
    Posted at 22:30h, 09 August


  • Til ly
    Posted at 00:19h, 10 August

    They say a change is as good as a rest and think Shamsa proved it in this video! So glad you got away masha Allah ๐Ÿ˜โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

  • Harry Woods
    Posted at 00:33h, 10 August

    How come we never see you're children why ?are you hiding them you must be embarrassed ๐Ÿคญ

  • Leemz x
    Posted at 11:45h, 10 August

    You look amazing !!!!! GLOWING mashallah

  • GorionsWard
    Posted at 18:12h, 10 August

    MasAllah sister so beautiful. Definitely think about going Dubai with your family once in a lifetime for family you all will enjoy inshAllah

  • Fatsam_
    Posted at 07:58h, 11 August

    Hey I absolutely love watching your videos!! Thereโ€™s something about your aura that just radiates positivity. I adore your bubbly and funny personality and how you make running a household with 7 people look like a walk in the park! Truly inspiring โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

    You have inspired me to start my own YouTube channel, my content is nowhere near as entertaining as yours but Iโ€™d be grateful if you would check out my work! https://youtu.be/UwzJQW5RI4Q โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  • Pique NY
    Posted at 11:01h, 11 August

    Please share your secret being so strong.and dealing with 6 kids a Husband and full time chores!
    Im single no parent but yet Iโ€™m exhausted!

  • GorionsWard
    Posted at 11:41h, 11 August

    Eid Mubarak to you and your family. Stay blessed

  • sanda-maria radu
    Posted at 18:25h, 11 August

    Eid Al-Adha Mubarak! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—

  • Pearl Stars
    Posted at 21:30h, 11 August

    Eid Mubarak sister Shamsa. Eid Mubarak to you, to your husband and your children from all of us.

  • Tzivia Margolis
    Posted at 22:29h, 11 August

    Hello there shamsa sweetie I know I'm a little behind lol but @ usual great awesome job on your vlogs right now it's tishabav for me which is a very major intense fast just like yom Kippur (day of attonement) so this is a perfect excuse for me to pass the time so happy that you got to go to London and Paris and that you and the family had a really great awesome time so happy that you had a really very safe trip there and back thank goodness wow @ the end that lamb biryani looked really way yummy and so delish so far I've made your egg and French toast and your chicken recipe just subbed mayo in place of yogurt thanx for sharing your recipes too can't wait for more vlogs take care and have a really great week also happy Eid all the best dear cousin sister cheers

  • Maaha Zahoor
    Posted at 01:40h, 12 August

    Salam dearest sister Shamsa. I hope you are well. You are the most sweetest,loveliest and the most amazing mother ever. MASHALLAH. May ALLAH SWT keep you very healthy and happy. AMEEN. I live in Manchester too and always try to see if i can get to meet you in any of the shops you visit. I always shop in Asda( Longsight) and also in Aldi hoping that i might bump into you one day. INSHALLAH. You are so so funny and my favourite sister that i watch on you tube. I pray to ALLAH SWT that your pregnancy is going well. Please look after your self. I hope you are also having a lovely time with your absolutely beautiful children. Especially the gorgeous prince Ayub,MASHALLAH he sounds so so cute with his baby talk. I feel like giving him such w big bear hug. Your children are so so lucky to have such a wonderful and hard working mummy. Even bhai Aqeel is so so sweet. MASHALLAH, he is so caring and such a sweet brother. Absolutely precious and the most beautiful family ever. MASHALLAH. MASHALLAH,MASHALLAH . MAY ALLAH BLESS YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER. AMEEN.XXXXXXXXX. lots of love to you and the beautiful children. Hugs and loads of kisses to Ayub jaan. He sounds soooo adorable. MASHALLAH X

  • Feel Good Vibez
    Posted at 02:50h, 12 August

    Your are effing superwoman!!!

  • sweetbaby296
    Posted at 05:20h, 12 August

    Lovely my sister Shamsa. I love your energy, hard work and humour. Donโ€™t pay heed to a negative comments. Mashallah Allah hifazat kare. Sometimes itโ€™s difficult to follow your accent but itโ€™s always such a positive experience to watch your vlogs. Love you ๐Ÿ˜˜

  • amelie ginkel
    Posted at 13:17h, 12 August

    why do you take another child if you cant afford it like i dont understand, you are not a machine but human and yes im a muslim women and dont have childeren i want to enjoy my life, we are not here for only having childeren you are more than that

  • Mariambibi Meah
    Posted at 22:28h, 12 August

    Hi Shamsa, i live near the hotel you were in Paris, Pantin.

  • Retro Wolf
    Posted at 12:23h, 13 August

    https://youtu.be/xFVXr4uclLg help a brother out I'll do the same

  • Shehnaz Hussain
    Posted at 13:41h, 13 August

    Asalamalaikum sis. Thanks for sharing your holiday vlog. Always good to see you.๐Ÿ’•

  • TheGlamoresque
    Posted at 02:42h, 14 August

    For someone who lives in the States, this was really helpful! Thank you