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Being a Tourist in Your Own City | Worcester

February 27, 2017

I was so happy to get a visitor to Worcester last weekend. One of my absolute favourite people came to see what life outside of a big city is like.

I really have been missing Manchester lately, but spending a weekend with Sarah in Worcester seems to have reinvigorated my love for this small city. We did try and get into an afternoon tea in a nearby cute cafe, sadly they don’t mention on their website they are bookings only at weekends! Ah well, so we did other wonderful things instead.

Pretty Tiles Worcester Cathedral

Worcester Cathedral

Fawkes at Worcester Cathedral

Worcester Cathedral Beautiful

Worcester City River Side

Worcester Cathedral

We started off walking along the riverside up to my favourite building ever, Worcester Cathedral. A rather foreboding dude, I get to walk through the grounds every day on my way home from work and I do love him so. The original cathedral was built in 680, with the present day cathedral being rebuilt between 980 and 1080. It really is a stunning building both inside and out, I’m still yet to make it up the tower to see the view. But that is firmly on my list for future weekends at home.

Boston Tea Party Sweet Potato Fritters

Boston Tea Party

After our wander round the cathedral we did a spot of shopping. As usual checking out Lush, Tiger and Hotel Chocolat. All the walking was hunger inducing, so we headed to Boston Tea Party for a snack. We both devoured (when cool enough) our sweet potato fritters. I love BTP, it’s well worth a visit for breakfast, brunch or dinner! The cakes are amazing too.

No 35 Wine Bar Gin Cocktails

No 35 Wine Bar Lemon Meringue Martini Cocktails

No 35 Wine Bar

After a bit more shopping, we decided it was time for cocktails, it was Saturday after all. We headed to No 35 Wine Bar, which is one of my favourite cocktail places to frequent. It’s quiet (i.e. no loud thumping music) and has a typical #blogger interior (marble and rose gold galore). I enjoyed some gin cocktails, whilst Sarah very much enjoyed the rum. Her Lemon Pie Martini was a meal in a drink!

Other Places…

Our afternoon carried on with a visit for more cocktails at The Brickroom. We then met up with Dr W at The Cardinal’s Hat, Worcester’s oldest pub (and one of my favourites!) Dinner involved a takeaway from my favourite Chinese, the Singapore Restaurant and we breakfasted at The Anchor at Diglis on Sunday before Sarah left. It was such a lovely weekend and I felt like my love for this city had been rekindled some what.

What do you do to rekindle you love with where you live? Have you been a tourist in your own town/city? Let me know in the comments,


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  • Reply Elsa Eats February 28, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Since moving away from Belfast to Manchester, I admit I’ve been lazy about visiting places near me until I went back to Belfast and I was guiding a friend to places there. It made me realise that there are some things I did not know about my home town and seeing it through a “tourist’s” eyes gave me a fresh perspective. I try to do more in Manchester and surrounding areas now, as a result, but it is easy to fall back on the mentality that it is RIGHT THERE and you will get round to it eventually…. but never do.

    • Reply MissPond March 5, 2017 at 11:23 am

      I only really explored Manchester when I moved into my own place after my BSc, it inspired me to find places and get out and about! Joining the uni hiking club got me out and about in the countryside too.

  • Reply Anca February 27, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Sounds fab. I love being a tourist in my city, it’s a lovely way to go to places I’ve been before and seeing them like it’s for the first time.

    • Reply MissPond March 5, 2017 at 11:25 am

      Definitely 🙂 It’s also great to explore things you may have just ‘ignored’ because you didn’t have the time.

  • Reply Ellie February 27, 2017 at 11:08 am

    What a great post! I love being a tourist in my city- so much fun! x

    • Reply MissPond March 5, 2017 at 11:25 am

      Thank you, glad you enjoyed 🙂

  • Reply Jennifer February 27, 2017 at 10:57 am

    I do love BTP! I was at the same one on Saturday; I work part-time in Worcester & went for a morning cuppa and knitting/reading session before starting my shift. I’m a huge fan of American coffee shops as they just have such a relaxed vibe – much more so than any more UK/European chains like Costa, in my opinion.

    • Reply MissPond March 5, 2017 at 11:27 am

      Ah what a lovely place to get some quiet time before starting a shift 🙂 It’s definitely much nicer than the usual chains.

  • Reply Rachelanne_bee February 27, 2017 at 10:00 am

    OMG that Lemon Pie Martini looks insane!! Love this little guide!

    • Reply MissPond March 5, 2017 at 11:29 am

      Thank you 🙂 The lemon pie drink was insane!

  • Reply Dannii February 27, 2017 at 9:27 am

    It’s great to see your city from and outsiders point of view isn’t it. I did that in Manchester a few years ago and I discovered so many hidden gems.

    • Reply MissPond March 5, 2017 at 11:31 am

      Definitely 🙂 I do love exploring, you get to see things you may not have seen properly in the past/in your daily life.

  • Reply Rachel February 27, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Living in London I do love playing the tourist, so many things to do and see all the time x

    • Reply MissPond March 5, 2017 at 11:33 am

      London is such a great place to play the tourist 🙂

  • Reply Hairwonderfulday February 27, 2017 at 7:56 am

    I always think being tourist in your own city is the best! I am trying to do as much exploring in MCR as possible before I finish PhD and who knows where I will end up then! xx

    • Reply MissPond March 5, 2017 at 11:36 am

      It’ll be exciting if you have somewhere new to explore soon! It is so much fun 🙂 I miss wandering around Manchester! x

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