In the summer of 2013 my friend and I took a trip to the beautiful city of Canterbury in Kent, home to lots of old things and many religious artefacts, objects and buildings. It is, of course, home to Canterbury Cathedral, administrative and spiritual home of the Church of England and its leader, the Archbishop of Canterbury. We didn’t go in the cathedral itself – there was not enough time – but I will definitely make a visit next time – cathedrals are old and great.
The selection of shops is large, with many smaller, individualist retailers to be found, giving the streets a unique atmosphere with unique products and services on offer. Many shops are very pretty such as the Kings Mile Florist. Canterbury is also home to a wide selection of pubs and restaurants for eating and drinking. The town seems very prosperous with the old, cobbled streets bustling with life and activity. This is thanks to a thriving tourist industry built around the popularity of the Cathedral and other famous cultural phenomenon such Geoffrey Chaucer’s 14th century book, the Canterbury Tales, based on a pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral.