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!

Travel

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.