Oxford

Congratulations! You're lucky enough to be in one of the most beautiful, historical and academic cities in the world. With its breathtaking university buildings, it's no coincidence that several movies have been filmed here.


  • Caf├ęs and Restaurants - Oxford has so many! For a full list, visit the Oxford Information website
  • Bus information
  • Oxford cinema film times - watching films in English is a great way to practise your language skills!


How much do you know about Oxford already? See if you can find the answers to these questions:

The City of Oxford Quiz


Things to do in Oxford

You will never be bored in Oxford! We'll make sure you get to see and do as much as possible while you're here, but just in case we miss anything... Here are a few recommendations for things to do in Oxford:

Visit the University of Oxford

The city of Oxford has grown around its university, and you can't come to the city without visiting it! The best part is that most of the colleges are open to the public - take a college tour and see the institution where thousands of influential people began their careers.

Who went to Oxford university?

Eat ice cream at G&D's

Pop in to either George and Davis or George and Danver in Oxford city centre for delicious homemade ice cream in all the flavours you can imagine. They are always experimenting so there might be something brand new!

Perfect for a quick stop on a summer's day (or a rainy day - they do great hot drinks, too!

Go punting

There's nothing better than cruising down the Thames on a sunny day. Take some friends and picnic and go and hire a punt for the afternoon - see Oxford from a different perspective!

Climb something high

There are two great places to really take in the beauty of Oxford - one is Carfax Tower, and the other is the Church of St. Mary the Virgin. Both are right in the city centre and both give amazing views of the city, from different view points.

If you want to take in the splendour of the Radcliffe Camera, climb St. Mary's - honestly, it's worth it!

Buy souvenirs to take home

If you want something to take home to your parents, don't just go to the tourist shops, visit the Covered Market instead! Among its many boutique shops (there are over 50!) you'll find locally produced food, gifts, art, clothing, cards, accessories and much more. While you're there, make sure you stop at Ben's Cookies, Moo Moo's for milkshakes and Pieminister for delicious pies!