Another trip that’s been on my list for ages! Bruges is the ultimate quaint little European gem with a truly fairytale-esque atmosphere. Its gorgeous canals lined with historic medieval houses make for a jaw-dropping boat ride, and on a sunny day it’s just unbelievably beautiful.
“Of course it’s happening inside your head, Harry, but why on Earth should that mean it is not real?”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
I appreciate that not everyone is a fan of Harry Potter, but whatever your opinion on the matter, the fact is that this is a story that captured the imagination of millions. If that is not inspiring enough on its own, consider the sheer scale of the film production, and the creative endeavour of a whole village of artists who brought this thrilling tale to life. And you can go behind the scenes and find out how the magic happened by visiting Warner Bros. Studio without even having to travel too far from central London! Want to come along?
When I think about all the places I’ve been lucky enough to travel to in the past, it always hits me: I don’t travel that much around the UK itself. I’ve lived in this amazing country for 7 years now, and I have only visited a handful of places. There is still so much to see and do! That’s why I have consciously been trying to arrange more road trips, weekend breaks and excursions to various sites and cities here.
We are now officially in August and in between travels, I’ve been eating and drinking my way around London for the past couple of months. I wanted to share my pick of the bars and restaurants, so that you can use this last summer month to try out a new place, or refresh your experiences from an old favourite.