The Weekend Tourist is a blog written by Jess Friend Bartlett. Sometimes we only do touristy things on holiday - 25 days annual leave a year. That’s a shame, as we’ve 104 weekend days for exploring. This blog is all about discovering your local neighbourhood, attractions, historic places, local eateries and independents, which for me is in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and the wider Cotswolds, UK. And when annual leave adds up, you'll find the occasional far flung adventure.

Whichford Pottery & The Straw Kitchen
Eight courses at The Nut Tree Inn
A spot of Scandi in Oxford at Kupp
Trying the set menu at Pollen Street Social, London
Pizza masterclass with Franco Manca Oxford
A Foodies Day in Forest of Dean
Billy & Jack’s Summer Supper Club
Jane’s Enchanted Tea Garden in Kirtlington
Brunch at Portabello, Oxford.