Literary Destination: A Bear Called Paddington

This entry is part 2 of 25 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

Hopped up on caffeine from the piping hot English Breakfast Tea I’d readily accepted from the airline steward with a sexy British accent, I was wide awake. Rather than sleep on the plane, I’d instead chosen to spend the early hours of the morning watching the live action Paddington Bear movie and sipping black tea poured from an actual tea kettle being carried down the plane isle.

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The Storied Tower of London

This entry is part 3 of 25 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

After arriving in London and visiting the statue of Paddington Bear, the first of several literary inspired destinations, we took the Underground to our AirBnb where we showered, changed, and finally headed out to begin our London sightseeing! Discovering that our apartment was within reasonable walking distance to the Tower of London, we decided to

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Literary Destination: Peter Pan Statue

This entry is part 5 of 25 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

“Do you really think that looks like me?” I stared up at the statue I had come so far, and waited for so long, to see in person and held my iPhone to my ear. Peter Pan’s voice continued, but I was no longer listening. I couldn’t help agreeing with his own assessment. He didn’t look as I’d imagined. I couldn’t, however, imagine a more perfect spot to find The Lost Boy.

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Literary Destination: Kenwood Estate, Home of Dido Elizabeth Belle

This entry is part 9 of 25 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

Visit Kenwood Estate at Hampstead Heath, London, England. It was the home of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a mixed-race child adopted and raised by an aristocratic family at the height of the slavery debate in England. Today Kenwood House is an art museum free to the public, and the grounds provide community park space. My favorite room was, of course, the library.

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