As I told you in my last post, Joe has been to London before. On his family adventure, they visited Stratford-Upon-Avon, a town Northwest of London. Joe insisted we go, so we bought a train ticket and headed out to the town that is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. If you’re not a huge fan of Shakespeare, no worries, the town is absolutely adorable and I recommend going there anyway.
We first hit up the main tourist attraction, William Shakespeare’s home. It, of course, was staged to look as if William just left to grab a pint around the corner. After we walked around the town, we decided to grab lunch at the Dirty Duck. This place was a must for us. Joe’s mom and aunt visited this place when they were in college and all of his family has stopped to grab a pint when they have visited Stratford. So we had to continue the tradition.
After some bangers and mash and a few pints, we walked to Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried along with his family. We then strolled around town and shopped. I found the cutest boutique called Aspire Style where I purchased matching bracelets for me and my older sister. I also grabbed some traditional english tea at Whittard, great souvenirs for my tea loving family and friends.
I simply loved this adorable town. It is a great day trip if you are staying in London. I’m not that great with words, so just check out the pictures.
On our train ride back into London, we had a stop at Kings Cross. One thing you will learn about me – I LOVE HARRY POTTER
So I had to…
We were starving when we got back to London, so we grabbed a bite at a cool pizza place around the corner form our flat called Pizza East. Good pizza, cool warehouse/industrial design. Then we passed out since we had to wake up really early in order to rail and sail our way to Dublin.