London is my hometown and a city that will always have a special place in my heart. It is no longer my full-time home but that doesn’t mean I don’t look forward to going back there at least once a year. I think that sometimes when us long time travellers are away we often think that life is much better, but there really is no place like home.
I have met countless travellers who talk at length about how much they hate going back home and love being away. I get where they’re coming from because travelling is amazing and something I feel very lucky to be doing, but we shouldn’t forget where we come from. It’s a place that made us who we are and taught us some important life skills.
When the sun is shining I truly believe that London is one of the best cities in the world and each time I go back I’m reminded of that fact. Even when it’s snowing it’s pretty damn good too but I’d take the sunshine in the big smoke anytime. I love so many things about my hometown, here’s why I’m looking forward to London this year.
Heading to the bridge
You might think I’m talking about Tower Bridge, a fantastic landmark, but I am talking about the mecca that is Stamford Bridge. Yes, I’m a Chelsea fan, something that hasn’t been too easy recently. There’s no better league than the Premier League and it’s so much better watching it live. When you’re in London you have 5 teams to choose from, so you’re never short on options. I’ll be heading to the bridge with all the family when I’m back and I can’t wait! If you’re heading to London be sure to checkout the fixture list and try to get some tickets if you can.
The pub grub
We might not be world famous for our food but if there’s something we do better than anyone it’s pub food. When I travel I head to any British or Irish themed pub I can find for some home comforts but it never is up to the standard of the real thing. Going for a few beers with my mates and tucking into a proper Sunday roast is a real treat and if it’s not Sunday then a pie and mash is more than welcome. I know it won’t beat Mum’s home cooking but it is something I always look forward too.
Catching up with friends and family
Even though we have more tools to stay in touch available to us than ever before, nothing beats meeting up with people in person. I love how things never change too, you don’t always need to be chatting away because you know these people so well you feel comfortable just hanging out. The embraces and smiles of catching up with old friends is one of the main things I look forward to when making the long trip home.
Do you live away from home? If so, I would really like to hear what you miss about home and how often you manage to visit. It’s also good hearing from you guys, so leave your comments in the box below. Thanks for sharing!