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Best movies set in London

Best movies set in London – Sofa Travels series

As the world stays indoors for a while, Sofa Travels is here to bring the world to you! This time, we’re focusing on the best movies set in London. I should probably warn you (in a good way) – there’s a lot of Hugh Grant in this list. A lot. Not surprisingly, the British actor has starred in some of the best British movies from the 90s and early 00s, so you know you’re in for a good one.

Without too much waffle, here are the best movies set in London in chronological order. Remember to use the hashtag #SofaTravels to let us know you’re joining the movement, or to just simply share other movies to watch. Have fun!

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Best movies set in New York

Best movies set in New York City – Sofa Travels series

It’s no secret that I live and breath travel. Whether it’s a UK mini break, a flight across the pond or a trip to the nearest Australian brunch place in London, I try to experience as many of the little pockets of the planet as I possibly can. This blog is focused entirely on bucket lists and food for a reason! Now, with the current COVID-19 restrictions in place, travelling to another city (let alone to another country) has become almost impossible, only when strictly necessary.

So I’ve found myself wondering…How can we bring travel to our homes? How can we do a bit of country hopping from the commodity of our sofas? That’s why I figured I would share some of the best movies set in different parts of the world in a series of posts I’ve called, well, Sofa Travels.

Each post will transport us to a particular city and points in time without actually leaving our living rooms. It comes with a checklist too (and will hopefully also inspire a little summer holiday when all of this is over). We’re starting with iconic movies set in New York. Use the hashtag #SofaTravels to let us know you’re joining the movement, or to just simply share other movies to watch.

Here are the best movies set in New York City in chronological order.

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Glacier point overlooking half dome, Yosemite

Travel, food and bucket list highlights of 2019

Happy New Year and new decade! In true tradition, I am here to recap on some of my favourite things of the year (read: travel, food, cocktails and bucket list activities that have finally been crossed off!). What an awesome year 2019 has been. Full of wonderful memories, pinch-me moments (yes, Yosemite really is THAT mesmerising) and discovering countless of new delicious dishes, this year has made me feel even more fortunate about where I am at the moment. Like with everything, there have been some ups and downs as life likes to throw a little bump on the road sometimes. However, I’m one to believe life is about balance, and there’s always plenty of positives that counteract the moments we feel most vulnerable about. And 2019 has been full of of them.

Here’s a look back at our 2019 highlights. I hope you had just as much fun as we did!

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London bike tour by Buckingham Palace

London Highlights bike tour with Baja Bikes

Post sponsored by Baja Bikes. Post contains affiliate links.

If there’s a way of really experiencing the authentic flavour of a place, it’s indeed through the eyes of a local. Walking tours, bike tours, hop-on hop-off buses and boat tours offer a fantastic way to see the best of an unfamiliar city. But what about experiencing your own town?

Having lived in London for the last 3 years, I’d never actually got around to grabbing a bike for the pure joy of exploring the capital. We often get stuck into the routine wandering and commuting, and although there’s always something to do in London (and I’ve got a long London bucket list to prove this), playing proper tourist is somehow left to the times where we get out of town.

So when Baja Bikes got in touch and proposed exploring London from a completely different perspective, I said yes without thinking it twice! To say I was pretty excited to somewhat rediscover London (and ticking the bike ride box too) is an understatement. Even Sam, who commutes to work by bicycle, was eager to explore more of the city on two wheels. So, come on and grab your bike (and helmet) – we’ve got some sightseeing to do…

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New York skyline at night from the Rockefeller Centre

Travel, food and bucket list highlights of 2018

How can it be 2019 already? Seriously, where has the time gone? I feel like it was only yesterday when Sam and I were working on one of our first travel guides. Now more than thirty posts later including reviews, travel tips, recipes and bucket lists, I can wholeheartedly say 2018 has been a hell of a year.

From starting the year crossing the pond all the way to New York and finishing with a quick christmassy weekend escape to Bath, 2018 has been filled with amazing opportunities to see more parts of the word, amazing experiences and cross new places and activities off my Ultimate Travel and London bucket lists.

But what’s stood out the most? Join me on a trip down memory lane with a look back at the different places we’ve visited, as well as our favourite activities, restaurants, brunch places, cocktail bars and bakeries of the year.

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Christmas Garlands

The ultimate Christmas songs playlist

Christmas is finally around the corner and I am SO ready for it! There’s just over a week until we wake up to a stocking at the foot of our bed and we spend the rest of the day (and Boxing Day, let’s be honest) stuffing ourselves with mince pies and yule log. And the Christmas spirit is absolutely EVERYWHERE. From festive decorations inside our homes and impressive Christmas lights on the streets, to warm mulled wine, advent calendars, classic Christmas movies, mistletoe and Christmas jumpers, there’s no doubt this festive time of the year is a favourite for many. Oh, and let’s not forget the Christmas markets, gingerbread houses, Secret Santa and  Christmas carols of course!

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Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger Award

I recently got some wonderful news while wandering around the medieval streets of beautiful Prague. I’d been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award not once, not twice but actually THREE times! Woah! I was so thrilled to find that the lovely Emma (Forever Lost in Travel), Dani (Life in Traveling Chucks) and Aimsy (Aimsy’s Antics) had all nominated me. Thank you so much girls, I feel beyond happy and lucky to receive such support from the blogging community and have my baby blog recognised!

For those not familiar with it, the Sunshine Blogger Award recognises the creativity, joy and positivity of inspirational bloggers. You can imagine how good it feels to know your hard work has paid off!

The Sunshine Blogger Award rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  • Answer 11 questions the blogger has asked you
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and ask them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post

As I’ve been asked 33 questions, and some of them were pretty similar, I’ve selected 11 in order to avoid repetition, shorten this post and make it much more enjoyable for you.

Ok let’s do this!

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