Knowing that Shakespeare’s anniversary was coming, friends and I decided to do a day trip to see Shakespeare’s birth place – Stratford-upon-Avon – about 2 hours’ drive away from London city. The little town where Shakespeare was born and grew up was just a normal little England country side village. It was the fame of Shakespeare that brought the world’s attention to it. Shakespeare’s wooden little cottage had also been transformed into a ticketed showroom. Souvenirs with Shakespeare’s picture printed on it would cost twice as much you would have to pay for a normal London flag printed souvenir.
An hour away from Stratford-upon-Avon, we also visited the Oxford city & the university. I visited the Christ Church dining hall which was where the Great Hall settings got its inspiration from in the movie. The staircases and corridors around the campus just made it feels so much like I was living the Harry Potter movie!
Some countryside pictures:
I enjoyed country side of England - it felt like a little breather from the city. Living in London must be cool with a car to do weekend getaways all the time.