Bath, United Kingdom

Bath is a town set in the rolling countryside of southwest England, known for its natural hot springs and 18th-century Georgian architecture. Honey-coloured Bath stone has been used extensively in the town’s architecture. Here are my recommended places to visit:

  1. Roman Baths and Pump house – The Roman Baths complex is a site of historical interest in the English city of Bath. The house is a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing. The Roman Baths themselves are below the modern street level.
  2. Bath Abbey – The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
  3. The Royal Crescent and Victoria Park – The Royal Crescent is a row of 30 terraced houses laid out in a sweeping crescent with a park near by. No. 1 Royal Crescent is also a museum if you wish to see the interior. 20180307_12485120180307_12595420180307_130144
  4. Parade Gardens and Pulteney Bridge – You can catch a great view of Pulteney Bridge from the Parade Gardens as well as opposite the Gardens, so why not walk a short circular loop. Designed by Robert Adam in a Palladian style, the bridge is exceptional in having shops built across its full span on both sides.
  5. Sally Lunn’s for their buns – Bath’s oldest house (c.1483), home of the famous Sally Lunn Bun (a semi-sweet bread) and tearoom. I tried the salt beef and cinnamon bun.
  6. Jane Austen Centre and Regency Tea Room – Small museum chronicling the life and times of the famous writer, Jane Austen, plus Regency tearoom.20180307_142052

Oxford, Bath and Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom

Oxford, a city in central southern England, revolves around its prestigious university, established in the 12th century. I joined Oxford Royal Academy for Summer school when I was 14 and it gave me great exposure to living on my own in the UK! As part of the program, we visited Bath and Stratford Upon Avon (Shakespeare’s birth place). Here are my recommendations:

  1. Try study and/or live within an Oxford University. I was part of Oriel College.
  2. Moo Moo’s milk shake in the covered market – Oreo and Nutella ❤ One day i’ll open a milkshake shop 🙂

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  1. Punting, don’t fall in!

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  1. Christ Church  College, beautiful architecture and famous for it’s film location for Harry Potter. In fact, the whole of Oxford is known for it’s different campuses with beautiful architecture.1930459_45816358848_5961_n1934118_45826428848_2648_n1934118_45826443848_3530_n
  2. Visit Bath known for its preserved Roman Baths!1934118_45827708848_9987_n
  3. Visit Shakespeare’s home town and watch a play in the traditional Shakespearean theatre. I caught Taming of the Shrew.