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I finally went to Persephone Books and it was amazing | Holly Goes Abroad

Persephone Books first appeared on my bookish radar years ago when I started watching Booktube. I remember watching London-based booktubers visit this gorgeous shop, jealous that they had so many local independent bookshops to choose from. Back in high school I never imagined I would someday spend a year studying abroad in England, much less… Continue reading I finally went to Persephone Books and it was amazing | Holly Goes Abroad

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Book Haul! | Holly Goes Abroad

Word of advice: travel with bookish friends. While in England my friend and I spent a day visiting bookshops in London, and it was such a fun day. Not only did we visit some beautiful bookshops, but it was also a great way to see many different parts of the city without going to the… Continue reading Book Haul! | Holly Goes Abroad

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Touring the Emirates Stadium in London | Holly Goes Abroad

During Trinity term I was lucky enough to have my brother visit me in Oxford for an entire week. When I asked him what he wanted to do during our day in London, there was one item on his list: tour the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal F.C. I grew up watching my brother play… Continue reading Touring the Emirates Stadium in London | Holly Goes Abroad

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Tower of London | Holly Goes Abroad

One day while my friend and I were in London we decided to visit the Tower of London on a whim. We figured that it would take us a little more than an hour to walk through and that we would be on our way to seeing other sights shortly thereafter. Completely unaware of what… Continue reading Tower of London | Holly Goes Abroad

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A Film Screening with Neil Gaiman?!?! | Holly Goes Abroad

I've been a fan of Neil Gaiman's writing for years, so when one of my friends asked if I'd like to go to a London screening of a film based on one of his short stories it was nearly impossible for me to refuse. Starring Alex Sharp and Elle Fanning, the film How to Talk to… Continue reading A Film Screening with Neil Gaiman?!?! | Holly Goes Abroad

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Sherlock Holmes Museum | Holly Goes Abroad

My mother and I have been fans of Sherlock Holmes--both in book and BBC form--for years, so visiting the Sherlock Holmes Museum was high on our list of priorities for our trip to London. Located at the actual address of 221B Baker Street, the Sherlock Holmes Museum was founded in 1990 as an homage to… Continue reading Sherlock Holmes Museum | Holly Goes Abroad

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I actually get to eat an ice cream sundae?!?! | Holly Goes Abroad

Recently I discovered one of the best food places I have ever been in my entire life: Yorica! Located on Wardour Street in London, Yorica is a sweet shop that serves ice cream, frozen yogurt, shakes, crepes, waffles. I'm sure that at this point you must be asking: But Holly, how can you possibly enjoy… Continue reading I actually get to eat an ice cream sundae?!?! | Holly Goes Abroad

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The British Library | Holly Goes Abroad

I love libraries, so it's no surprise that the British Library was on my list of must-see places in London. Both the national library of the United Kingdom as well as the largest library on the globe, the British Library was something I couldn't leave England without visiting at least once. Fortunately my mom, always… Continue reading The British Library | Holly Goes Abroad

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I visited Platform 9 3/4!! | Holly Goes Abroad

It's happened, folks. I've become a wizard, which means I've officially peaked. While my mom was visiting me in Oxford for a week during my spring break we decided to spend two days scurrying around London, trying to fit in as much as possible. When she asked me what I wanted to do during those… Continue reading I visited Platform 9 3/4!! | Holly Goes Abroad

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The London Underground | Holly Goes Abroad

Folks, I'm here to tell you that I have discovered my long-lost love: the London Underground. I had never used the tube until a few weeks ago when my friend and I made a spontaneous trip to London for the day (click here to see the resulting bookshop crawl) and now my life has changed.… Continue reading The London Underground | Holly Goes Abroad