With a backdrop of wide streets and noble buildings that became famous throughout multiple movies and TV programmes, Oxford is without doubt one of the most recognisable cities in the UK.
Oxford’s town centere is a great way to start visiting, make sure to allow plenty of time to visit as there are so many things to do and see. Start with the principal street intersection known as Carfax Tower with an ancient relic of St Martin Church. Wandering around 24 – 26 Cornmarket Street for a medieval atmosphere of Oxford, the Saxon Tower is the oldest monument of the city and an exquisite Saxon monument to look at.
Founded in 1525, Christ Church College is today one of the largest of Oxford. The main quadrangle, with its charming fountain is known as Tom Quad and is the largest courtyard in Oxford. The lower tower, with its fine staircase and fan vaulting, leads up to the hall, an elegant dining room with a magnificent wooden ceiling completed in 1529.
Magdalen College was founded in 1458 on a site outside the town walls. Its lovely Magdalen Tower was built in 1482, while the Muniment Tower is the entrance to the chapel where evensong is sung by the college's renowned choir. Magdalen College also offers bed-and-breakfast accommodation when rooms are available : Click here.
Hertford Bridge, often called "the Bridge of Sighs", is a skyway joining two parts of Hertford College over New College Lane. Because of its supposed similarity to the famous Bridge of Sighs in Venice. It was never intended to be a replica and its distinctive design makes it a city landmark.
Most of the town centre can be done by foot as most of Oxford's main sites are within easy walking distance so many visitors choose to cover the city centre by foot, however you can also use the public transports such as the bus network that is always reliable.
London Heathrow and Gatwick airports, take The Airline coach service, which runs 24 hours a day. You can also get to Oxford by train from Heathrow via London, and from Gatwick via Reading. From London Stansted airport, take the Stansted Express train service to Liverpool Street and then take the tube to either Paddington or Marylebone for direct trains to Oxford.
Oxford Railway Station is a 5-10 minute walk from the centre of Oxford, There are two frequent 24-hour direct services between Oxford and London.