London, Travel

London, Yesterday

London is such a lively and enticing city to live in. Just one day of sightseeing allows you to easily see all the major tourist attractions the city has to offer. It’s definitely not a very compact city, it’s extremely broad and sprawled but thanks to their incredible bus network it becomes simple to see everything in a short amount of time.

Yesterday I was in London and it was a beautiful Sunday. It wasn’t hot thankfully and the breeze made it bearable under the warm sun. I went all around the amazing city. I started at Kensington Gardens where I witnessed a very hungry squirrel climbing on a man’s leg to get fed! After that I caught the bus to Trafalgar Square and entered the National Gallery. I was inspired by art from Da Vinci and Michelangelo and many other incredible artists. After a little retail therapy I caught the bus to Tower Bridge and just a short walk away found the beautiful Leadenhall Market, which was unfortunately closed by that time. There was something extra special about walking through a deserted market enclosure, completely free of people. It was like a secret place that only I knew existed! Lastly, I went to Big Ben, spotted the London Eye in the distance and walked to Buckingham Palace to end the day. Gotta love London!


Shere in Surrey

One sunny Bank Holiday I was very lucky to visit the quaint village of Shere, in Surrey, England. Surrounded by stunning green landscapes and rolling hills, it was just the escape I needed from the hustle and bustle of city life. The town was simply wonderful, with half-timbered cottage houses, cosy gift shops and typically English countryside views everywhere I looked. It was such a quaint little town with many locals enjoying themselves by the flowing River Tillingbourne that Monday afternoon, a sight very typical in the summertime here.

Shere is also a very popular filming location with many successful films shot there over the years. I entered St. James Church where they filmed the wedding scenes in “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” (2004) and also “The Wedding Date” (2005). I’m a huge fan of Colin Firth and Dermot Mulroney, so that was a great treat. I also loved sitting in the pub “The White Horse” where Cameron Diaz and Jude Law once filmed the romantic comedy “The Holiday” (2006) and also seeing the place which is a favourite of George Clooney’s when he’s in town, the restaurant “The William Bray”.

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Overall, I highly recommend all movie lovers wanting to unwind a little in the English countryside to travel to Shere. It’s a little gem of a village.