Euroventure city guide


Euroventure city guide

Quick facts

  • 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


Hire a punt and participate in a popular pastime of students and tourists alike. You’ll find several punt hire options at the Magdalen Bridge Boathouse, just underneath Magdalen College Tower. Take a self guided tour of the river Cherwell or, treat yourself to a chauffeur and relax with a picnic and a glass of bubbly. Meander past the botanic gardens, Christ Church College meadows and several of the world famous colleges including St Hilda’s.

Christ Church Cathedral

As Oxford’s Cathedral and also Christ Church College’s Chapel, this magnificent monument has become a favourite among tourists. Built in the 12th Century, the Cathedral boasts incredible architecture, an ornate War Memorial Garden and, has even featured in blockbuster films such as Harry Potter. Christ Church College Meadow and Cathedral Gardens also starred in Alice in Wonderland, with the entrance to the garden being the residence of the Cheshire Cat.

Radcliffe Square

Radcliffe Square is at the heart of this University City and is recognisable by the Dome of the Radcliffe Camera. Several well known colleges surround the square including Brasenose, All Souls and even the Bodleian Library. The Radcliffe Camera and Bodleian Library are connected by an underground tunnel which can store up to 600,000 books.

Covered Market

Browse Oxford’s Covered market and support the local tradesmen selling crafts, fine foods and jewellery. The market began in 1770 and some of the businesses which occupy the market today date back generations. This unique showcase of local trades is located right in the city centre and can easily be accessed from the High Street and Market Street.

Getting There

Trains from London run frequently to Oxford and take around an hour. Trains from other major cities also run to Oxford including from Manchester, Southampton and Birmingham.

Getting Around:

On foot is the best way to explore Oxford, a lot of the city centre is pedestrianised, and walking is much nicer way to admire the stunning architecture. There are buses which run in the city centre, however these can sometimes be expensive.


A Selection of Trips and Tours that include Oxford