Oxford

Travel Guide
University Church of St Mary the Virgin showing a church or cathedral, heritage elements and heritage architecture
From boat trips along the River Thames to an acclaimed university and a lively nightlife scene, Oxford is an action-packed English city.

Oxford is a city of fascinating architecture, history and nightlife. Admire a cityscape of grand towers and spires. Visit the college buildings that count Aldous Huxley and Stephen Hawking as alumni. Sample the atmosphere of centuries-old pubs. Explore pristine parks lining the River Thames and River Cherwell, the two rivers that cut through the city.

A major highlight of Oxford is Oxford University, with some of England’s most architecturally impressive buildings. These include Christ Church College, Christ Church Cathedral, the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera. Step inside the Sheldonian Theatre, the location of the Oxford Literary Festival. Walk around the Botanic Garden nearMagdalen College.

Enjoy the university’s free museums. Spot archaeological and anthropological objects at the Pitt Rivers Museum. Find collections of scientific instruments at the Museum of the History of Science. See artifacts from the Neolithic period to the present at the Ashmolean Museum.

Oxford’s city center presents a mix of retail and entertainment. Find over 50 independent stalls at the Covered Market. Browse for literature at Blackwell’s Bookshop, one of Europe’s largest bookstores. Learn about the legends of Oxford Castle at Oxford Castle Unlocked. Climb to the top of Carfax Tower for unrivaled city views.

Experience the buzz of Oxford’s nightlife, centered on pedestrianized George and Magdalen streets. Watch concerts at Cowley Road’s live music venues. Visit historic pubs such as the Old Parsonage Hotel and the Eagle and Child, the haunts of Oscar Wilde and J.R.R. Tolkien, respectively.

In the summer, punting is a favorite activity. Rent a punt, a flat-bottomed boat, and travel through the city along the gently flowing rivers. Relax with a picnic on the riverbanks or in University Park or Christ Church Meadow.

Getting to Oxford is easy via frequent public train and bus services from London. Be sure to visit attractions outside of the city center, all accessible by rental car. Enjoy daytrips to elegant Blenheim Palace and villages set amid the picturesque Cotswolds countryside.

Where to stay in Oxford

Ramada by Wyndham Oxford
Ramada by Wyndham Oxford
3 out of 5
Welcome Break Service Area, Oxford, England, OX33 ILJ
The price is Rs2,930 per night from 11 Sep to 12 Sep
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Oxford. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
3.5/5 Good! (1,000 reviews)
Reasonable
"Nice and clean. Easy to get to. Plenty of shops etc walking distance"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2022

Ramada by Wyndham Oxford
The Randolph Hotel, by Graduate Hotels
The Randolph Hotel, by Graduate Hotels
5 out of 5
Beaumont Street, Oxford, England, OX1 2LN
The price is Rs16,932 per night from 29 Aug to 30 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Oxford. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (107 reviews)
"Great room decor! Love the lobby area also."

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2022

The Randolph Hotel, by Graduate Hotels
Jurys Inn Oxford
Jurys Inn Oxford
4 out of 5
Godstow Road, Wolvercote Roundabout, Oxford, England, OX2 8AL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs6,733 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Oxford. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,002 reviews)
"Really nice hotel good parking and good air conditioning"

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2022

Jurys Inn Oxford
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Beautiful central apartment with parking
Beautiful central apartment with parking
Castle Mews, St Thomas' Street, Oxford, England, OX1 1JR
The price is Rs18,394 per night from 18 Sep to 19 Sep
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Oxford. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and Netflix. Popular attractions New Theatre Oxford and Oxford Castle are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"Property was in a fantastic location - easy walk to everything. Checking in was simple - we were met at the door at the agreed time. Was comfortable, everything worked, convenient for family of five looking to enjoy central Oxford. Would definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2022

Beautiful central apartment with parking
Premium Studio near the heart of Oxford
Premium Studio near the heart of Oxford
5 W Wy. Square, Oxford, England, OX2 9TD
Stay at this apartment in Oxford. Enjoy free WiFi, a fridge and an oven. Popular attractions New Theatre Oxford and Oxford Ice Rink are located nearby. Discover ...
No reviews
"The accommodation was clean and very comfortable, with very good facilities in a convenient location. Highly recommended."

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2022

Premium Studio near the heart of Oxford
Saint Luke's Apartments by Paymán Club
Saint Luke's Apartments by Paymán Club
3.5 out of 5
41A St. Luke's Rd, Oxford, England, OX4 3JD
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly apartment in Oxford. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and laundry facilities. Popular attractions New Theatre Oxford and ...
3.5/5 Good! (6 reviews)
"Very comfortable place to stay"

Reviewed on 1 Feb 2021

Saint Luke's Apartments by Paymán Club
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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