Two and a half hours out of London is the quaint town of Stratford-upon-Avon. With its tudor architecture it makes for a rather lovely place, although its most known for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare.
There’s evidence of the world’s most famous playwright in many places around town. You can visit the home in which he lived with his wife Anne Hathaway and even see his place of burial which is located here too.
We only stopped into town for lunch and the weather was pretty generous for September in England. The locals must’ve thought so too and there was a small food market along the river which we took advantage of as it offered everything from fresh BBQ to hand made chocolate fudge.
If you’re a big literature fan you may want to try and see a play while in town but if you simply just want a cute place to stop into on the drive from London to Edinburgh like us, Stratford-upon-Avon offers small city charm despite its Shakespeare obsessed tourism attraction.