Punting on the River
The dazzling jewel in Oxford’s crown. Hire a traditionally crafted punt and float down the river with a picnic and friends admiring the views until sunset.
Follow in the footsteps of world leaders, famous writers and Nobel Prize winners in the stunning, historic city of Oxford
Live in a city that boasts an academic history of over 800 years and combines amazing heritage with a vibrant city atmosphere. Wander the cobbled streets around the 'City of Dreaming Spires' and discover a maze of gorgeous independent boutiques, quirky bookshops and traditional English pubs.
For views of Oxford’s breathtaking spires, climb the tower at University Church, or admire the majestic architecture of Magdalen College before heading to Radcliffe Camera and Bodleian Library, home to two of the great libraries of the world.
When you need to relax, the 'River Isis' is an ideal waterfront escape. Bring a picnic to the home of Oxford’s famous rowing clubs and watch other students punting down the river or studying in the sunshine. Oxford is also a great foodie destination. Pick up some fresh fruit, veg and meat straight from the English countryside at the centuries-old Covered Market, or head to iconic Freud’s for a pizza in atmospheric surroundings.
By night, Oxford comes alive with lively bars, clubs and music venues. Meander down an old city lane to find the Turf Tavern, an ancient watering-hole where famous faces like Bill Clinton and CS Lewis once drank. If you fancy a cocktail, head to The Varsity Club with its rooftop bar and views over Oxford.
The city also has a jam-packed events calendar. Living here, you’ll be in prime position to enjoy the Oxford Literary Festival, Oxford Jazz Festival and the Oxford Chamber Music Festival. What’s more - you’re only an hour from London.
A beautiful medieval city famed for its grand architecture and university buildings.
Botanical gardens, meadows by the River Isis and endless surrounding countryside.
Find fine dining, hipster cafés, quaint tea shops, cosy pubs and more.
From age-old historical sites to riverside sports and world-renowned historical and cultural attractions, Oxford has it all
With so much on offer, from sightseeing to live music events, it can be hard to know what to do first in Oxford. Eat out, go punting, wander the cobbled streets or explore the local history. Here are our best choices to help you on your way.