The Travel Bookshop

There is so much in London I’d like to do and see. However, time doesn’t always seem to be on my side. Or perhaps its more my thinking that I’ll be here for a while and so will eventually get around to doing everything on my checklist!

One activity on my list that I need to get around to real fast is visiting The Travel Bookshop. Founded in 1979, the store came to prominence in the late 90s after being featured in the hit romantic comedy Notting Hill starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.

This movie is partly to blame for me being here in London. Why? Well I watched it quite often and even fantasied about meeting a Hugh Grant type (bubbly posh English chap!) and living happily ever after in Notting Hill.

Thus, how funny that when I eventually moved to London, I ended up living in Wimbledon and now Bromley. Neither is even near Notting Hill. And yeah, I haven’t had a proper romance with an English guy – black or white for that matter!

Anyway, as the bookstore closes in two weeks, I’ll have to pay a visit. Particularly as they are having a closing down sale so perhaps I’ll be able to pick up a few good books to add to my collection.

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