Aside from London, there are so many beautiful cities and towns rich in culture and British history located within a couple of hours travel from the capital, perfect for a day or weekend break.
A couple of months back, my mum and I took a long weekend break / road trip to Bath, Bristol and Tetbury in the Cotsworlds. A day in these places is usually enough to explore and visit the main attractions, especially if you spend the day on your feet walking around!
This weekend, we set our sights on Oxford and Warwick (and a morning at Bicester Village). I like to cram it all in, but it’s totally doable with an early start to the day – the early bird definitely catches the worm! I was planning on buying a Mulberry purse but unfortunately they didn’t have the black flap over in the long length. I did however purchase a Bobbi Brown Corrector for dark circles from The Cosmetics Company Store.
What I wore: Primark cheesecloth top and button through denim skirt, H&M leather jacket, ASOS Chelsea boots and Longchamp bag.
Oxford – “The city of dreaming spires”
Charming Oxford, home to the prestigious Oxford University. Visit for historic colleges, cobbled back streets, ringing cathedral bells, botanical gardens, theatres and museums, and beautiful architecture.
Places of interest:
- The Covered Market – opened in 1774! You literally feel like you have stepped back in time.
- Oxford Castle – we were too late to go inside but you can donate to charity to climb the grass mound and see Oxford from above.
- The Grand Cafe – the most beautiful cafe serving high tea. It’s stands on the site of the oldest coffee house established c.1650
- The Varsity Club – 4 floor venue with rooftop views of the city and amazing cocktails.
I will definitely be heading back here in the summer to do some punting!
Such a beautiful and picturesque town packed with charm and history, home to Warwick Castle which sits on the banks of the River Avon.
What I wore: New Look high waisted jeans, white roll neck top, ASOS mac, old Skool Vans and longchamp bag.
- The impressive medieval Warwick Castle built in 1068!
- Mill Street – I loved this medieval street – The houses were stunning and it was so quiet and peaceful.
- Mill Garden – a pretty and colourful garden in immaculate condition with views of the castle.
- St Nicholas Park – Perfect for a riverside walk
- The Roebuck Inn – Warwicks oldest public house on Smith Street dating back to 1470. Perfect spot for a Sunday roast dinner!