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Exploring the Market

The covered market of Oxford: one of the best places on earth for some coffee and browsing :)

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Eagle & Child, Bodleian Library, Oxford Gardens, and Trinity College

Lunch at the legendary Eagle & Child (a favourite of the Inklings), stop at the Bodleian Library (site of many a Harry Potter filming), checked out the Oxford Gardens (world-class, if I do say so myself), and finally Trinity College (the original that inspired the University of Toronto’s version).

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Through the Wardrobe, Into Narnia

Visiting the site of the inspiration for C.S. Lewis’ Narnia series. The lion head on the door, the lamppost just a bit further down St. Mary’s Passage. Literary inspiration.

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Books, Markets & Gourmet Foods

No visit to Oxford would be complete without stopping by THE Oxford University Press. After that, a visit to an adorably boutiqu-ey store Scriptum on Turl Street, shopping at the Covered Market, and dinner with friends at the Turl Street Kitchen :)

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The Secret Garden

Discovering the secret garden at the back of Worcester College, Oxford. Absolutely stunning.

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March 6, 2014 · 1:42 am

Museum Hopping Around London

Our field trip took us to the Foundling Museum in the morning, then later the British Museum. We finished off the day by viewing the London Tower next to the London Bridge along the Thames, then finally a Jack the Ripper night walk to learn about the infamous crimes of the 19th century serial killer. All in all a fantastic second day to London!

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London Calling!

So after growing up in London for the majority of my life, I finally saw London! You might have read that and been confused. Let me take a moment to explain. I live in a London that has a Thames River, a Covent Garden Market, Storybook Gardens, and has street names named after royalty. There’s one glitch though; it’s in Canada.

The English version (upon which our Canadian version derives its name and many of its attributes), is a whole lot better. Spent some time meeting my boss at Social Business.org having coffee at Somerset House, walked along the Thames by the carnival, over the Westminster Bridge to see Westminster Abby and Big Ben then headed back to Oxford via bus (p.s, it’s a pretty quick/cheap transport! Love European travel). Check out my adventure in the pictures :)

 

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