5 indulgent things to do in Oxford


Posted by Lauren on 7th November 2018

things to do in Oxford

The elegant county town of Oxfordshire, once described as the ‘city of dreaming spires’, Oxford is a cosmopolitan town that's full of beautiful architecture. Blending old and new it is home to many historic landmarks. There are lots of things to do in Oxford, so we've put together some suggestions as to what we think you must experience whilst on a luxury holiday in the city.

Visit Oxford University

Bodleian Library

A trip to the city wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the prestigious Oxford University. The golden stone buildings of the university make up much of the city centre. Explore the grand college of Christ Church, imagine you’re at Hogwarts whilst standing on the set of Harry Potter at the Bodleian Library and wander the Botanical Garden which is the oldest in Britain.

Cruise the river

Isis River Thames

The riverside location of the city provides a luxurious setting in itself. The section of the River Thames that runs through Oxford has been named the Isis, this is where many rowing races take place that are well worth a watch if you’re in the area at the time. The Oxford Canal also runs through the city and is a wonderful place to hire a boat, for a special cruise along the water.

Treat yourself

Lady shopping

Shopping is a delightful experience in Oxford. From high street stores to vintage and designer boutiques, you’re sure to be able to find something to treat yourself to. Also, Bicester Village is less than half an hour away by car and provides a great opportunity to purchase designer items at outlet prices.

Experience fine dining

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

For delicious French cuisine, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons has two Michelin stars and promises the freshest and best quality ingredients, which are sourced from the restaurant’s two acre kitchen garden. With glorious views of the hotels grounds, you can truly relax in the stylish yet casual dining environment.

Sheldonian Theatre

Take in a show

There are many theatres and venues in Oxford so why not treat yourself to some evening entertainment after your fine dining experience? Enjoy a concert at the Sheldonian Theatre, watch a play by the Shakespeare Theatre Company or taste award winning ale at the historical Crown pub.

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