The coronavirus has forced many of us to opt for stays this year, so it’s no surprise that famous faces have been spotted across the country, soaking up all the glory the UK has to to offer.
From adventure parks and vacation centers to cafes and beach walks, many prominent celebrities have let us live their vacations vicariously by sharing snapshots on Instagram for everyone to see.
Some celebrities even stopped by to meet fans and take pictures with them.
Here’s a look at a few famous faces that have visited UK hotspots over the past 12 months, which could inspire your next vacation in 2022.
The 60-year-old TV presenter shared photos from her time in West Wales to her 195,000 Instagram followers and it looked like she was having fun, as reported by Wales Online.
She said she was “living the dream” and became addicted after trying stand-up paddleboarding for the first time.
“I like the Welsh chillin style,” she said. “Long morning walk. Sitting on a rock on a secluded beach, then home listening to a bit of Pavarotti and Tom Jones. Yes, that’s lovely.”
Tom Hardy of the BBC Peaky Blinders was spotted earlier this week in the Yorkshire coastal region.
The Venom star went to a cafe to order a double espresso.
Owner Andrew Smith was left in disbelief and said Yorkshire Live: “I recognized him right away. I liked Peaky Blinders when he played Alfie Solomons and The Krays when he played the Kray brothers, so I’m a bit of a fan.
“I’m a 50 year old guy and I was a little pissed off, I couldn’t really concentrate.
“We have a lot of footballers and coaches coming, but we’ve never had someone like that there.”
Tom would have liked to go swimming in the sea.
Tess Daly and Vernon Kay
Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly and husband Vernon Kay visited Cornwall earlier this year to stay in a glamorous vacation apartment sitting in Skyfall atop Falmouth’s newest development, The Liner.
Along with their two daughters, the couple stayed in a two-story penthouse over the summer and shared a few snaps from their stay on Instagram, including a stroll from Gyllyngvase to Swanpool Beach and a trip to Helford Passage.
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Coronation Street actress Tina O’Brien, known for playing Sarah Barlow on the ITV soap opera, enjoyed spending time at Adventure Park, Snowdonia, in Conwy during the summer.
Posting photos of herself in Surf Snowdonia’s inner lagoon located in the park near the village of Dolgarrog, Tina said she “can’t wait to come back.”
Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg
The A-List stars were spotted at a location near Westbury White Horse to shoot some scenes from Mission Impossible 7, according to Wiltshire live.
The world-famous actors were spotted by eagle-eyed residents, which generated a lot of excitement.
Filming took place in the Long River Road Quarry in Westbury in July, and footage from that day provides a behind-the-scenes look.
Actor Hugh Grant was seen on the streets of Frome as the third lockdown eased in April.
The lead man of Love Actually was recognized by the staff at Parsons Bakery, where he purchased a bacon bun, coffee, and a slice of custard.
Sophie Jayne Ilott, who worked as an assistant manager at the bakery, served the actor and she said Somerset Live he was a “very polite and articulate gentleman”.
The actor was then spotted again in the county in June while filming a major film in Wells Cathedral.
The queen and world leaders
In June, world leaders from the G7 member countries, along with a few others, arrived in Carbis Bay for the leaders’ summit.
This huge event shed the international spotlight on Cornwall as the leaders of the US, UK, EU, Japan, Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Africa from South and South Korea.
Apparently, among the internationally recognized faces were Angela Merkel, Joe Biden and, of course, Boris Johnson.
The leaders met at the Carbis Bay Hotel to talk about Covid, international relations and climate change, among others.
In addition to the leaders, the Queen came to Cornwall as the summit’s guest of honor, meeting with Project Eden leaders just months after Prince Philip’s death.
If you’ve spotted any famous faces this year, head over to 2cool to tell us who and where.