Christmas in Canterbury
In the lead up to Christmas, we thought what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than strolling around Canterbury, the historic cathedral city in Kent. After a late start and a few wrong turns we finally made it and instantly started swooning over the pretty houses.
Canterbury is full of quirky independent shops, with plenty of cosy cafes to warm yourself up with a cup of tea or hot chocolate. We particularly liked the look of 'Tiny Tim's'. (Named after the Dickens character, not the singer, much to Jasmine's surprise! Look him up if you dare...)
We were on the hunt for Christmas presents for our families, so popped into this amazing charity book shop. Getting through the door was certainly an experience. How is it still standing? Is it possible to straighten the door? So many questions!
Every side street had a photo opportunity, and even though it was raining and grey it looks so beautiful. We're thinking the summer will be the perfect time for a boat tour.
Next we headed towards the christmas market and a much needed mulled cider! The markets were filled with hand crafted goods, festive decorations and delicious smelling food.
If your looking for an alternative destination for your Christmas shopping then we would recommend Canterbury, there is plenty of variety and the city is so welcoming and festive, it certainly got us in the mood to decorate our houses!
Jasmine & Olivia