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.

Japanese afternoon tea at Zoo Sushi, Stratford upon Avon
Winter stay at The Plough Inn, Cold Aston
Motown The Musical until Jan 4th in Oxford
Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market
An overnighter at the Marlborough Arms, Woodstock
Visting the Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market
Review: A Grown-up Grease at New Theatre
Sunday lunch at the Boxing Hare Pub, Swerford
Afternoon tea and pot painting at the Emma Bridgewater Factory