Hotels / Accommodations in Oxford:
Find an accommodation to suit your budget. We have listings for everything from the top-end, luxury hotels to hotels that suit a smaller budget, Bed and Breakfasts and Guesthouses, Furnished Apartments for those who prefer self-catering holidays, and Hostels for the intrepid travellers
Restaurants in Oxford:
Browse our restaurant listings to find the best places to eat in Oxford. We single out some recommended restaurants for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and for those who want to grab something quick on the go. We also have a complete listing of all restaurants in Oxford categorized by cuisine type to make your choice easier.
What to See & Do in Oxford:
- Kids Activities
We have plenty of kid-friendly activities to keep the little ones busy and happy. Hands-On (formerly CuriOXity), museum activities, ice skating, swimming, laser tag, parks and gardens, bowling, and video arcades. If you're willing to travel outside of the city, we can recommend zoos and wildlife parks, a model railway, pottery painting, and a place for kids to slide and jump around.
- Museums & Exhibitions
Find information on the many museums of Oxford - their locations, opening times, admission costs, and type of art they contain. Ashmolean, Modern Art Oxford, University Museum of Natural History, Pitt Rivers, Oxford University Press Museum, History of Science, Museum of Oxford. See what's being exhibited right now.
From national tours to student productions, Oxford has theatres to suit all tastes and budgets. Oxford Playhouse (theatre, music, and dance), Old Fire Station (classic plays, childrens productions), Burton Taylor Theatre (student productions), New Theatre (formerly called the Apollo Theatre) (musicals, plays, concerts), Pegasus Theatre (contemporary dance, music and underground productions), The North Wall, and Creation Theatre Company (Shakespeare).
Find out what's playing at the movies this week. Cinemas: Odeon George Street, Odeon Magdalen Street, Phoenix Picture House, Ultimate Picture Palace, Vue (formerly the Ozone) Multiplex.
Find out who is playing in Oxford on our music pages: Classical Music, Jazz Music, Gig Guide (which encompasses rock, blues, ska, hip-hop, reggae, pop, punk, and metal)
If rock music, clubs, pubs, or comedy is your scene, we share our recommendations for the best places to hang out at night.
- Comedy & Performance
Where to go for great comedy, storytelling, performance poetry, etc.
- Sports & Leisure
If you are looking for something active to do in Oxford, our Sports & Leisure page will point you towards information on Punting, Golf, Ice Skating, Swimming, Gyms (health clubs and fitness centres), virtual golf, Yoga, Laser Tag, Bike Hire, the nearest professional football stadium, local parks, greyhound and motorbike racing, horse riding, archery, bowls, cycling, sport for the disabled, fencing, football, hockey, ice hockey,korfball, martial arts, rowing and canoeing, rugby, sailing, table tennis, tennis.
- Parks & Meadows
If you feel like getting out of the city and away from the crowds, check out our Parks & Meadows page to help you find what you're looking for. Whether you're interested in walking, bird watching, swimming, or finding a place for your child to play, we have a list of all the great open spaces around Oxford.
- Nearby Excursions
If you are looking to get out of Oxford for a day or so, we'll help you rent a car and plan your trip to Blenheim Palace, Stonehenge, the Cotswolds, London, Bicester Shopping Village, Bletchley Park, Waddesdon Manor, Broughton Castle, and the Harcourt Arboretum.
- Oxford Castle Quarter
The Castle Quarter is an exciting new development in Oxford. Built on the grounds of the former prison, there is an upmarket hotel, which retains many of the original features of the prison, several restaurants and cafes, and new residential apartments. Learn about the history of the development and see what's there.
- Festivals in Oxford
Oxford has some amazing annual festivals for dance, music, literature and more. See what's on this coming year.
Find information on the top sights in Oxford - their locations, opening times, admission costs, and history. Carfax Tower, University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, the Martyrs' Memorial, Saxon Tower of St. Michael at the North Gate, Bodleian Library, Clarendon Building, Radcliffe Camera, Sheldonian Theatre, Blackwell's Bookstore, Oxford University Press, Botanical Gardens, Hertford Bridge, Church of St. Mary Magdalen, Castle Prison Development.
If you only have a day or two, or want to know what to do if it rains during your stay, our itineraries will keep you from wandering the streets aimlessly. We'll point you towards the best of Oxford, and give you maps to help guide your way through our lovely city.
- Oxford Pub Crawl
Oxford has tons of great pubs. We've selected what we think are the best places to grab a pint and rest your weary feet.
- Map of Oxford
View a map of Oxford's City Centre
- Map of England
See where in England Oxford is situated
- Map of Cowley Road
View the details of the Cowley Road area, including St. Clements Road
- Map of Summertown
View a map of the Summertown, a shopping area in Oxford approximately two miles north of the city centre on Banbury Road
- Map of Oxford's Landmarks
Oxford's main landmarks and sight seeing interests are plotted on this map
- Map of Oxford University's Colleges
See where in Oxford the University's 39 colleges are
- Map of Parking areas and Park & Rides
Don't know where to park when driving to Oxford? Our map will show you where the Park and Rides are, where you can find a car park or garage, and where to find Pay and Display meter parking.
- Map of Oxford
- City Tours
There are many ways to see Oxford - by bus, walking tours, driving tours, and river cruises. We'll tell you who to contact for the best and most professional tours of Oxford.
- How to Get Here
Our How to Get Here page will tell you what airport to fly into and how to get from the airport to Oxford. Or if you're driving from another part of England, we'll tell you how to best get here and where to park your car. Find information on car parks and parking garages, street parking, and park & rides. Check the train schedules and the bus schedules, hire a private car or a taxi.
- How to Get Around
If you want to know how to get around the city, check out our How to Get Around page for taxi information, bus schedules and maps, and bike hire information.
- Essential Knowledge
For those coming from overseas, find all the essential information you will need to plan your visit: Currency and current exchange rates, telephone dialing codes, voltage and plug information, climate, sunrise and sunset times, average rainfall, what side of the street to drive on, and tipping information.
- Living/Staying in Oxford
Oxford City Guide gives you a rundown of Oxford's neighbourhoods to help you figure out where you should live or stay during your visit, and provides links to Estate Agents who can help you line up your accommodation. There's also a list of important contact numbers.
- The University
Learn a little bit of the history of Oxford University, see listings of all the colleges, their opening times, and their official websites, or see information on the ten most visited colleges in Oxford.
Calendar of Events
Help plan your trip to Oxford by looking out our calendar of events to find out what's going on when.
- Photos of Oxford
See pictures of some of the beautiful locations of Oxford.
- Literary Oxford
Find information on many famous writers and their connection to Oxford.
- Oxford in Books & Films
Oxford University is the setting for numerous works of fiction and films. Find out which ones.
- Fun Facts
We bring you a bunch of fun and interesting facts about Oxford that we didn't think you'd know.
- Ask the Editor
Read answers to questions about Oxford sent in by other viewers, or submit a question of your own.
Read articles about Oxford, thoughts and opinions from the editor, and more on our blog.
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WiFi Hotspots in Oxford
If you are planning to bring your laptop with you, we'll tell you where the hotspots are, how much they cost, and how it works.
Burns Night (or Burns Supper), which is a tribute to the Scottish poet Robert Burns (January 25, 1759 July 21, 1796), is celebrated on or near January 25th, the poet's birthday. Learn about the traditions of the supper, and find out where in Oxford you can eat some haggis in celebration.
St. David's Day
Saint David's Day (Welsh: Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant - "Day of the Festival of Saint David") is the day that the patron saint of Wales, Saint David, is celebrated. It falls on 1 March every year. Find out where you can go to pay homage to St. David, or where you can eat a traditional St. David's Day meal.
Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival
Check out the calendar of events and buy the books in advance so that you don't have to pretend you read their works!
Celebrate Mum's special day in style. Oxford City Guide gives you ideas for where to go for lunch, and also what to buy mum to say thanks for all she's done.
Madrigals sung from the roof of the tower of Magdalen College, with thousands gathering on Magdalen Bridge to listen... bars open from sunrise... big English breakfasts... find out what's on in Oxford on May Day.
Christmas in Oxford
Our guide to the holidays in Oxford. Plan your festive events with our big holiday calendar, find out which restaurants will be serving on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and learn about late openings, closures, and other important information.
New Year's Eve in Oxford
To find out what's going on in Oxford for New Year's Eve, check our Christmas page for listings.
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