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Tel code: 01865 | code search
Postcode: OX1 | code search
Population: 150000
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Food Legends:
Oxford Sausage
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Oxford Bishop
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Folk Customs:
Boars Head Feast
Hunting the Mallard
Magdalen College Oxford Outdoor Sermon
Needle and Thread Ceremony
The Bampton Morris

Oxford Events

January
Oxfolk Ceilidhs

February
Oxfolk Ceilidhs

March
Oxfolk Ceilidhs
Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival

April
Easter Egg Rolling
Folk Weekend Oxford

May
Beating the Bounds
Lord and Lady Mayor's Parade
May Morning Ceremony
Oxfolk Ceilidhs
Oxford May Day
Oxfordshire Artweeks

June
Oxford Canal Festival

July
Cowley Road Carnival
Oxford Pride

August
Jazz in the Park
Oxford Castle - Unlocked
Party in the Park

September
RAI Ethnographic Film Festival
St. Giles Fair

October
Oxfolk Ceilidhs
Oxsrad Craft and Gift Fair

November
Oxfolk Ceilidhs
Oxford Christmas Market

December
Christmas Carol Concert
Oxfolk Ceilidhs
Oxford Christmas Market
Santas on the Run!
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Oxford as an ancient university city is both timeless and modern, its 'dreaming spires' and tranquil college quadrangles coexisting with lively arts venues, bustling shops and fashionable restaurants.
You may already be familiar with some of the famous features that make a visit to Oxford unique. The sheer beauty of the city’s colleges and riverside setting; national and international treasures, displayed in a “family” of museums whose scope and scholarship is second to none; literary links and stunning film and TV locations; idyllic days on the river; shops with real character or music and drama ranging from candlelit evensong in college chapels to Shakespeare in the park. These and other popular ingredients blend with Oxford’s lively mix of restaurants, pubs and theatres give this historic city its alluring vibrant and cosmopolitan buzz.
Well known as it is, Oxford never fails to impress even its most regular visitors with something different, or something new. In amongst the treasures and attractions that are renowned as the oldest, finest or even the only one of their kind, there are always more secrets to discover and more stories to be told.
Oxford’s golden-stone university buildings include some of England’s most impressive architecture, notably the Bodleian Library, a masterpiece of English Gothic, Sir Christopher Wren’s Sheldonian Theatre, and the Radcliffe Camera.
One of Oxford’s grandest colleges is Christ Church (founded in 1525) and is home to its famous cathedral and is the 'birthplace' of Lewis Carroll's famous Alice books. Harry Potter fans will love the Great Hall that provided the model for the hall at Hogwarts.
When you are searching for inspiration, the Oxford Information Centre will be very pleased to hear from you. We are here to help you lift the lid on Oxford, to dip into its nine centuries of “town and gown” and bring out the people and places, interests and anecdotes that you will enjoy.

Accountant

Cazenove Capital Management Ltd
Grasso Parker Green
Shaw & Co

Association

British Potato Council

Attraction

All Souls College
Ashmolean Museum (of Art and Archaeology)
Bate Collection of Musical Instruments
Bodleian Library
Carfax Tower
Charlbury Museum
Cherwell Boathouse
Christ Church
Christ Church Picture Gallery
Harcourt Arboretum
Mansfield College
Mini Cooper Factory Tour
Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote
Modern Art Oxford
Museum of Oxford
Museum of the History of Science

New College
Oxford Castle - Unlocked
Oxford River Cruises
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Pitt Rivers Museum
Queens College
Regimental Museum Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
St John's College
Tolsey Museum
Town Hall Plate Room-The Crypt
University of Oxford Botanic Garden
Walking Tour of Oxford University
Waterperry Gardens

Budget

Central Backpackers Oxford *book online*
Days Inn Oxford *book online*
Eurobar Cafe & Hotel *book online*
Exeter College *book online*
Express By Holiday Inn Oxford Kassam Stadium *book online*
Green Gables Guest House *book online*
Happylodge *book online*

Holloway Farm House *book online*
Lodge Hotel *book online*
Merifield Annex *book online*
Oxford backpackers *book online*
Premier Inn Oxford *book online*
Sportsview Guest House *book online*
St Benet's Hall *book online*
St Hugh's College *book online*
St Stephens House *book online*
Travelodge Oxford Peartree *book online*
Trinity College *book online*
Wadham College *book online*

Caravan Park

Oxford Camping and Caravan Club Site

Care Home

Oaken Holt House Nursing Home
Oxford Beaumont Care Community
The Headington Care Home

Charity

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Charity
Oxfam
Oxford Preservation Trust
Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

Church

Catholic Church of SS Gregory & Augustine
Christ Church
St Cross Church
Wolvercote Cemetry

Cinema

Odeon Oxford George Street
Phoenix Picturehouse

Classes

Dance - Crazy Legs Line Dancing
Dance - Dance Rhythms Ltd
Yoga - Bliss Divine

Club

Clementine's
Jongleurs Comedy Club
Kiss
Purple Turtle Union Bar
The Studio
The Zodiac

Conference Centre

Conference Centre Oxford
Egrove Park
Express By Holiday Inn Oxford Kassam Stadium
Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
Old Bank Hotel

Oxford Business Park North
The University of Oxford

Council

Oxford City Council

Dentist

Dental Surgery
Elms Parade Dental Surgery
Lakeside House Dental Practice
Oakthorpe Road Dental Surgery
The Dental Surgery

Doctor

Kendall Crescent Health Centre
Kennington Health Centre
South Oxford Health Centre
Summertown Health Centre
Wolvercote Surgery

Estate Agent

Allen & Harris
Andrews Estate Agents
Chancellors
Connell Estate Agents
Hamptons
Hamptons
John D Wood & Co

Oliver James
Raybould Frudd
Thomas Merrifield

Farmers Market

Oxford Farmers Market
Wolvercote Farmers Market

Golf Club

Hinksey Heights
North Oxford Golf Club
Southfield Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Esporta Health & Racquets Club
Feel Fit Gym Oxford
LA Fitness
OMAA
Peak Fitness

Holiday Park

Bayswater Mill Park

Hostel

Central Backpackers Oxford
Oxford backpackers
YHA Oxford

Inn

Bear and Ragged Staff
Bell at Hampton
Oxfordshire Inn

The Old Black Horse
White Horse

Market

Gloucester Green Market
Kassam Stadium Market/Car Boot
Oxford Covered Market
Oxford Farmers Market
Wolvercote Farmers Market

Performing Arts

City of Oxford Orchestra
Creation Theatre Company
Flair Dance Studio
Old Fire Station Theatre
Oxford Apollo
Oxford Gospel Choir
Oxford Playhouse
Pagasus Theatre
Sands Theatre Arts School
The City of Oxford Choir

Pub and Bar

Anchor Inn
Black Swan
Chester Arms

Duke of York
Eagle and Child
Elm Tree
Fishes (The)
Gardeners Arms
Hobgoblin
Holiday Inn Oxford
Isis Tavern
Jericho
Kite Inn
Lamb and Flag
Magdalen Arms
Marsh Harrier
New Inn
Old Bank Hotel
Old Parsonage
Oxford Blue
Po Na Na
Prince of Wales
Randolph Hotel
Rose & Crown
Shelley Arms
The Bear Inn
The White Horse
Turf Tavern
Watermans Arms
White House
Ye Olde Pennyfarthing

Restaurant

9 A High Street
Al-Salam Lebanese Restaurant
Aquavitae
Bangkok House
Bella Italia
Bistro Je T' Aime
Branca Restaurant
Cherwell Boathouse Restaurant
Duliban
Eat As Much As You Like
Edamame
Fishers Seafood Restaurant

Fishes (The)
Gees
Georgina's & Bros Restaurant
Gino's
Ha! Ha! Bar and Canteen
Hawkwell House Hotel
Holiday Inn Oxford
Jaipur Restaurant
Jamie's Italian
La Cucina di Origano
Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
Liaison
Loch Fyne Restaurant
Magdalen Arms
Maxwell's Oxford
Medio
Meltz
Mitre (The)
Nosebag
Old Parsonage
Oriential Condor
Paddyfield Restaurant
Pierre Victoire
Porters
Quod Restaurant & Bar
Randolph Hotel
Saffron
Savannah
Smollensky's
Sojo
Tappas Bar
The Feathers Hotel
The Living Room
The Pink Giraffe
The White House
Turf Tavern
White House
Whitehouse
Xi'an

School

All Souls College

Balliol College
Brasenose College
Chandlings Manor
Christ Church Cathedral School
Dragon School
Exeter College
Flair Dance Studio
Headington School
Hertford College
Magdalen College School
New College
New College School
Oriel College
Oxford High School GDST
Queens College
Saint Edward's School
Sands Theatre Arts School
St John's College
University College
Wychwood School

Self-Catering

Apartments in Oxford
Ethos Hotel
Noa Residence
Oxford Apartment

Solicitor

Chaselaw Solicitors Oxford
Darbys Solicitors
Flanagans Solicitors
Henmans LLP
Mark Johnson-Watts
Plainlaw Solicitors
Usiskin & Co

Taxi

001 Taxis
4 Seven Taxis
Botley Taxis
City Taxis
Courtesy Cars
Elite Cars Oxford
Mini Bus Hire Oxford
Mini Bus Hire Oxford
Oxford Mini Bus Hire

Peter James Travel of Oxford
Royal Cars
Star Taxis Oxford

Theatre

Old Fire Station Theatre
Oxford Apollo
Oxford Playhouse
Pagasus Theatre
Sheldonian Theatre

Venue

Conference Centre Oxford
Holiday Inn Oxford
Kirtlington Park
Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
Randolph Hotel

Vet

Abivale Veterinary Group

Sports Clubs

City of Oxford (Women's Hockey)
City of Oxford (Men's Hockey)
City of Oxford SC (Swimming & Diving)
Kennington CC (Cricket)
Kidlington FC (Amateur Football)
Littlemore RFC (Rugby Union)

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Medley Sailing Club (Sailing)
Oxford City (Amateur Football)
Oxford City Athletic Club (Athletics)
Oxford City Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Oxford City RC (Cycling)
Oxford Harlequins (Rugby Union)
Oxford Hawks (Women's Hockey)
Oxford Hawks (Men's Hockey)
Oxford Martial Arts Academy (Martial Arts)
Oxford Quarry Nomads (Amateur Football)
Oxford RFC (Rugby Union)
Oxford Schools of Judo (Martial Arts)
Oxford UCCE (Cricket)
Oxford United Football Club (Football)
Oxford University (Women's Hockey)
Oxford University (Men's Hockey)
Oxford University Boat Club (Rowing)
Oxford University Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Rover Oxford (Women's Hockey)
Rover Oxford (Men's Hockey)
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St Anthony's College CC (Cricket)

Shops

Debenhams
University of Oxford Shop
Blackwells Book Shop
Bookhouse
The Classics Bookshop
Comic Showcase
Family Publications
The International English Book Centre
Oxbow Books
Oxford University Press Book Shop
St Andrews Bookshop
Jones the Bootmaker
Oxford Real Tennis Club Pro Shop
Field & Jacob
Beckwood Nurseries
Boots
Early Learning Centre
Rymans
Wyevale Garden Centre

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Mill View Plant Centre
Notcutts Garden Centre
Summertown Garden Shop
Waterperry Gardens Ltd
C & V Pet Supplies
Pet Stop
Alchemilla
Sandy Lane Farm Shop
Austin Reed
Uhuru Wholefoods
Whittard of Chelsea
Scriptum
Town Garden
Dorothy Perkins
Smiths
Batemans Ltd
My Shoes Ltd
Shepherd & Woodward Ltd
Evans
Waterstones
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Fairtrade at St Michaels
Tumi
J D Sports
Carphone Warehouse
Halfords
The Booklover
Majestic Wine
Toys R Us
Robert Dyas
Thorntons
Wickes
Inspires Art Gallery
The Wiseman Gallery
Pierrepoint Fine Art
Art in Action
Verandah
Picture Restoration
Templecrest Art
Alice's Gallery
Holland and Barratt
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Goldbin Wines - Quality English Wines
Feller Son & Daughter
Neal’s Yard Remedies
The Inner Bookshop
Willowbrook Farm
H Samuel
Ernest Jones
Superdrug
B&Q
Goldsmiths
Dreams
Lloyds Pharmacy
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Rowlands Pharmacy
Fat Face
Crabtree and Evelyn
White Stuff
Phase Eight
Lush
Pets At Home
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River Island
Topman
Topshop
BHS
Office
Oxfam Bookshop
Temple Rare Books

Antiques

Jumbleline Antiques & Collectables
Reginald Davis (Oxford) Ltd
Payne & Son (Goldsmiths) Ltd
Leigh Laurie
St Clements Antiques
Bayliss Chris
Barclay Antiques
Antiques On High Ltd
Past Times
Antiques on High
BodyShop
Caroline Henney Vintage Costume Jewellery
Antiques in Oxford

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Activities

Go Ballooning(Airsports)
White Horse Flying School(Airsports)
Oxford Archers(Archery)
Cherwell Boathouse(Boat Trips and Cruises)
Oxford River Cruises(Boat Trips and Cruises)
Bowlplex Oxford(Bowling)
Oxford University CC(Cycling)

Places to Stay near Oxford

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The Buttery Hotel (0.04 miles)

Set on the pedestrianised part of historic Broad Street, The Buttery is one of Oxford’s most central accommodation providers. All 16 rooms are en-suite, some with original fireplaces and are decorated in a neutral style ... More | visit website
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Trinity College (0.05 miles)

Trinity College

Trinity is one of the most centrally situated Colleges of the University of Oxford and is highly rated by our clients. It occupies a large site with extensive rear gardens (where residents may relax) and ... More | visit website

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Balliol College (0.05 miles)

Balliol College

As one of the oldest colleges of Oxford University founded in 1263, we are situated in the heart of Oxford, in Broad Street, ideally located for visiting the University, its Colleges, Museums, Theatres, or just ... More | visit website

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Lincoln College (0.09 miles)

Lincoln College

Lincoln is a friendly 15th-century College located in the heart of Oxford. We warmly welcome visitors during vacation periods.

All of the bedrooms are situated on the historic main site of the College. They are ensuite, ... More | visit website

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Jesus College, Oxford (0.09 miles)

Jesus College, Oxford

Jesus College is situated in central Oxford adjacent to the main shopping street and within sight of Carfax Tower. Jesus offers an oasis of tranquillity amongst the busy central area.

The College is pleased to be ... More | visit website

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Bear (The) (0.10 miles)

Bear (The)

One of England's original 13th century coaching inn's located in the historic, picturesque town of Woodstock. The town is home to Blenheim Palace, as well as many fine boutiques, furniture and antique shops, and art ... More | visit website

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Wadham College (0.13 miles)

Wadham College

Wadham is an attractive 17th century College set in tranquil gardens and yet situated in the centre of Oxford on a quiet road. Everything is within easy reach whether it be restaurants, pubs, cinemas, museums ... More | visit website

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Lincoln Science Centre (0.22 miles)

Lincoln Science Centre

The EPA Science Centre is a modern accommodation complex owned by Lincoln College. The EPA Centre is centrally located in the historic city of Oxford, and warmly welcomes guests during the summer vacation.

The Centre is ... More | visit website

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The Queen's College (0.23 miles)

The Queen

The Queen’s College Oxford is delighted to offer student study bedrooms in both our magnificent Palladian-style buildings as well as in our recently refurbished annexe Queen's Land Quad, both situated prominently on the High Street ... More | visit website

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University College (0.26 miles)

University College

University College is the oldest of the thirty-six colleges of Oxford University. It is located at the centre of the city, minutes away from shops, restaurants, pubs, parks, museums, theatres and the river. The historic ... More | visit website

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