London is probably the most visited city in the UK. Its enormous size will let you wander the city for hours. London is huge not only by its size but also by its population – it has the biggest population in Europe. This gem of a city is the capital of fashion, arts, and business – definitely a place worth visiting.
There is a lot of see in London, so let me take you on a short tour through London streets and visit a lesser known Guildford town for a weekend getaway.
We started our weekend by walking through the streets of London without a clear plan. London is a great place to get lost! But in a good way of course. It’s a place where you’ll never get bored because every streen in the city has something to show off – beautiful architecture, shops, museums and so on.
We spent the entire day walking around in the city center. Days like this for me are like heaven – I love getting to know a new city and to feel like I’ve always lived there. We also both love to explore and find inner courtyards which otherwise would be unknown for an ordinary eye. We love to discover details that aren’t so obvious for every visitor.
I would say one day is enough to discover London, but it’s for sure not enough to feel it. It has its own spirit. You can spend hours walking in the old part of London and you’ll notice you feel calm. It felt very relaxing for us after our trip to SE Asia, almost like meditating.
We went into the Sherlock Holmes museum on accident, found a fine place to eat and spent some time at the park. London has beautiful and large parks, but you have to get lucky – it rains a lot there, so you might not be able to enjoy it as much as we did.
One of the highlights (or not) was a Tesla store. We like the idea that more and more people can switch to more sustainable solutions and buy electric powered vehicles.
After some time in London, we spent an entire day in Guildford town, which is located just 40 minutes from central London and is easy to reach by train.
This is the town in England which fascinates me the most. I should say it’s not only because my sister lives there, but it’s also truly a lovely place to discover. So one of the reasons why we chose England as our stopover from SE Asia, was because I wanted to show this town to Justinas. Of course having a little more time on our hands really helped us get under the skin of one of the most unique and beautiful medieval cities in England.
Guildford is a vibrant market town that features cobbled alleys with hundreds of stores. No wonder it’s a popular shopping destination – you can find a huge variaty of shops from high-street favourites to independent craft, book and clothing stores.
Streets full of History
Guildford is a great place for history lovers. The town has a strong Saxon background dating back to the 10th century. It has many historic buildings which clearly demonstrate the evolution of the town over time.
Castle on Top of the Hill
One of the main attractions in Guildford is the castle, located on a hill overlooking the town. Although the panoramic view from the hill is spectacular we couldn’t resist the idea to take a look at the panorama with a drone.
Of course, you can head to the visitors’ platform on the roof of the Great Tower and see the same panorama!
This place without its great panoramic view is surrounded by a park with specacular gardens in it. So it’s a wonderful spot to sit back on a bench with a cup for tea form a nearby cafe.
Take a Stroll in Loseley Park
This park is insanely big and it’s a popular spot to go for a walk with dogs. It has massive fields are where dogs can run and play, and their can owners relax. So if you are a dog lover or want to cuddle all the happy four-legged park visitors, you should definitely head to this location!
This town is where you can sit, relax and admire the beauty of nature. If you are a person who enjoys it on your vacation then Guildford should be on your list.