8 of the Best Destinations for Book Lovers in the UK

The United Kingdom is home to many world-renowned writers and iconic fictional characters. It also boasts of numerous literary spots that are tourist attractions in their own right. With so many possible destinations to explore, we list here eight of the best destinations for book lovers when in the UK.

Bath
Bath
Literary points of interest: The picturesque city of Bath became home to Jane Austen during the 19th century. Today, the Jane Austen Centre and the Jane Austen Festival are among the top attractions of this beautiful city.

Broadstairs, Kent
Broadstairs, Kent
Literary points of interest: Charles Dickens regularly visited Broadstairs around the middle of the 19th century. The town has provided plenty of inspirations some of which found their way into the famous writer’s works. Top literary attractions include the Dickens House Museum which is located at what used to be the guest house where the writer stayed during his visits in Broadstairs.

Carmarthen, Wales
Carmarthen Wales
Literary points of interest: Carmarthen is purportedly the birthplace of Merlin the Wizard. Those who love the tales of King Arthurs and fascinated with legends will find plenty of fodder for the imagination in this town.

Edinburgh, Scotland
the elephant house ediburgh
Literary points of interest: Edinburgh is one of the UNESCO Cities of Literature. It is the birthplace of, Arthur Conan Doyle, Muriel Spark, and Robert Louis Stevenson. Many literary icons likewise spent some time in the city. Some of the best places to visit and see are the Central Library, Deacon Brodies Tavern, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Leith, Looking Glass Books, Milnes Bar, the National Library of Scotland, the Oxford Bar, The Royal Mile and Holyrood Park, the Scottish Poetry Library, the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Spoon, The Conan Doyle, The Electric Bookshop, The Elephant House, the bookshops in Westport, and the Writers’ Museum.

Haworth, West Yorkshire
Haworth, West Yorkshire
Literary points of interest: Haworth is home to the Brontë Parsonage Museum that houses a library featuring the famous Brontë sisters’ works. The place has provided inspirations for their works like Jane Eyre by Charlotte and Wuthering Heights by Emily.

Hay-on-Wye, Wales
Hay-on-Wye
Literary points of interest: The small and picturesque town of Hay-on-Wye boasts of numerous

London
Hay-on-Wye
Literary points of interest: The British Library is one of London’s top literary spots. It houses a collection

Oxford
Oxford
Literary points of interest: Oxford has produced some of the world’s literary greats including C.S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll, and Oscar Wilde among others. This university town also boasts of beautiful libraries.

Good Eats In The US

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Visiting the United States? That’s great!

Worrying about food? No worries!

Here are some places with good eats in the US:

Miami, Florida

Located at the southeastern part of Florida, Miami is not just known for its pristine beaches and colorful buildings. It’s also known for a variety of good eats – including mouthwatering dishes found in The Capital Grille, which is located at 444 Brickell Avenue and best known for its grilled steaks; Truluck’s Restaurant, which is located at 777 Brickell Avenue and best known for its seafood dishes; Zuma, which is located at Epic Hotel in 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way and best known for its Japanese cuisine; and La Mar by Gaston Acurio Restaurant, which is located at Mandarin Oriental in 500 Brickell Key Drive and best known for its Peruvian seafood dishes.

Broadway, New York City

Broadway is not the only thing worth experiencing in New York City. Juice bars are also worth experiencing in New York City, which serves as an epitome of how people are getting more conscious about their health and how people are getting more determined to be healthier than ever. Some of the best juice bars in Broadway include Oasis Jimma Juice Bar, Green Juice Café, Juice Generation, Hawa Smoothies a& Bubble Tea, and Noho Juice Bar – all of which offer not just a variety of fresh juices and refreshing drinks, but also a variety of cleansing juices and other healthy food options such as acai bowls and breakfast cereals.

Cleveland, Ohio

There’s no such thing as “too much sweets” in Cleveland. With a variety of shops and stores offering candies and chocolates, people definitely flock in here to get a big dose of sweetness for their loved ones. Some of Cleveland’s famous candy shops and chocolate stores include Rocket Fizz, Campbell’s Sweet Factory, b.a. Sweetie Candy Company, Mitchell’s Fine Chocolates, and Mailey’s Chocolates – all of which also offer gifting services and other sweet acts for those who are looking to make their loved ones happy. You can also visit the sweetest candies for other candy shops and chocolate stores found in the US.

The Minimalist Bibimbap

Bibimbap is one of those Korean dishes that anyone with limited cooking talents would probably find daunting to prepare. At first glance, there seems to be a lot going on with the dish with all its colorful ingredients artfully arranged into a scrumptious looking feast. But thanks to the many recipes available online, anyone craving for this healthy and quite filling dish can have a go at making it provided all the ingredients are available.
But what happens when you start craving for bibimbap only to find out that you do not even have half of the necessary ingredients to make it? The beauty of cooking is that it entails a lot of creativity. And you do not have to be a good cook to come up with something edible and, may surprisingly be, delicious. For a hungry person, necessity can be a great source of inspiration to whip up something to fill the stomach. If you find yourself lacking the inclination to cook anything that requires more effort than frying and in the absence of greens and other colorful vegetables needed to whip up a delicious bibimbap, here is a minimalist version of bibimbap that you might enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium size eggs
  • basil leaves
  • salt
  • sesame oil
  • cooked rice
  • soy sauce

Preparing the minimalist bibimbap:

As you may have already surmised from the list of ingredients, the minimalist bibimbap barely has the trappings of the real thing. On the upside, this makes it easier to prepare which can prove handy the next time you are in a rush or prefer to have something you can whip up quickly. Just heat a pan and put a little sesame oil to cook the eggs sunny side up. Sprinkle a little salt to taste on top. Add the basil leaves.

Put cooked rice in a bowl. Add a teaspoon of sesame oil and one tablespoon of Kikkoman soy sauce. You can add more of both if needed. Place the sunny side up egg on top then mix everything well. Enjoy!