On Friday we found ourselves in Oxford, city of history, education, bicycles, prime ministers, Headington stone, and people who sound like “Downton Abbey” extras. My last visit was during spring, when it inevitably drizzled non-stop, but this time we couldn’t have wished for a crisper, more perfect autumn day!
We wandered the streets all afternoon, discovering the site of England’s first coffee shop, the Grand Café, where we warmed-up with a pot of tea. As it was happy hour we treated ourselves to cocktails (it would’ve been rude not to) before embarking on a pub crawl that included a stop at Oxford’s oldest pub - it was established in 1242 and is surely the quaintest little tavern in existence!
It was lovely to get out of the city for a day. Isn’t funny how even the shortest break can be so refreshing? I recently started compiling a 30 before 30 list and one of my items is to visit more places within the UK. I’m keen to tick off Edinburgh, Bath, York, Brighton, Cambridge…where would you recommend? I hope you had a lovely weekend!
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What I wore: AllSaints Belvedere leather jacket* | GAP angora knit | Vivienne Westwood x Lee jeans via my-wardrobe.com | Topshop ballet pumps | Louis Vuitton Speedy handbag + MAC lipstick in Ruby Woo via Selfridges | Disney Couture ‘believe’ ring via ASOS