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If we’re being honest, an Oxford trip is almost always centered around the university.  Oxford University represents the beating heart of the city. So, you’ll definitely want to start there and then branch out into the city. You’ll find plenty of restaurants, stores, and coffee shops catering to the world’s future leaders. And, you will definitely want to make use of them during your Oxford day trip.  But, you’ll also discover a wealth of cultural sites, like the esteemed Ashmolean Museum, The Covered Market, and Oxford Castle. Within Oxford University, you also want to visit Radcliffe Camera, Sheldonian Theatre, and the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin with its tall tower accessible to the public. Climbing to the top and enjoying the amazing views of the city is one of the most popular things to do in Oxford!

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Our tips for Oxford

  • Bike safety: If you have rented a bike, make sure to keep it locked in public places as bike theft is rampant, especially in the evenings outside the pubs.
  • Covered Market: From artisanal sausages to sushi to homemade meals, there are options aplenty in the 250-year old covered market for pocket-friendly meals. On a budget? Shop for fresh groceries here to save money on meals.
  • Oldest Bookstore in Europe: A visit to Blackwell’s Books is a must for all you bookworms! Visit the 10,000 square foot store, which is also the largest bookstore in Europe!

Good to know

Best time to visit
The summer months from April to August are the best months to visit Oxford. The weather is perfect for sightseeing and there are tons of festivals and events in the city as the exams are through.
Getting around
There are plenty of ways of getting around Oxford. You can take the public buses. The main stop is on Magdalen Street, between Debenhams department store, and the cinema. You can also get around by taxis, cycle rickshaws, and bikes. You can rent a bike at pocket-friendly rates and effortlessly get around the city. Walking is also a great way to soak in the charms of the city.
Stay Safe

For the most part, Oxford stands as a safe travel destination for travelers. Yet, it still suffers from issues common to all college towns.  Here are a few safety tips:

  • Like most universities, laptops and other electronics are stolen with some regularity.Make sure you never leave your expensive items unattended, even if you feel you’ve found a safe location.
  • Violence is at a minimum in Oxford.But, that doesn’t mean you should feel free to walk around the parks and other dimly lit places at night.Choose a route that runs along the main thoroughfares and you’ll be fine.
  • Keep in mind that this is a college town and college students can be rather unscrupulous.So, if you plan on hitting the bars, just keep an eye on your drink and avoid becoming overly intoxicated.

 

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