Oxford Guides

Quick trivia

  • Location: Oxford, South England
  • Language: English
  • Population: 161,300
  • Nearest Airport: London Heathrow
  • Nearest Train/Bus Station: Oxford Railway Station
  • Best time to visit? All year round
  • Budget level? £££
  • Best for: Architecture, Museums, Shopping, City break

Top Attractions

Punting

Enjoy one of Oxford’s favourite past times, punting down the River Cherwell with a small picnic or a glass of bubbly!

Christ Church Cathedral

In central Oxford you will find the 12th century cathedral of Christ Church College.

Radcliffe Square

The square is the site of some of Oxford’s most well known attractions, the Radcliffe Library and The Radcliffe Camera.

Covered Market

Support the local businesses at the Oxford covered market with their local food, crafts and drinks.

Best Places To Go Out

  • Turf Tavern: The Turf Tavern is a traditional cosy pub hidden down one of Oxford’s narrow alleys.
  • Eagle and Child: Another of Oxford’s famous pubs, well known for being the meeting place of the Inklings, a group of writers including J.R.R Tolkien.
  • The Duke of Cambridge: A relaxed cocktail bar with polished wooden floors, comfy sofas and chandeliers.
  • Angels: A favourite with local students; another popular vintage cocktail bar.

Culture Spots

Pitt Rivers Museum

Museum of Modern Art Oxford

Ashmolean Museum

Free Walking Tour

Free walking tours run every day at 11:00am, 12:30pm and sometimes 2:00pm. The tour lasts 2 hours and starts outside 5 Broad Street. You will have to book on the tour; you can do that here:

https://www.footprints-tours.com/oxford-walking-tours/tours/2-hour-free-walking-tour/