All about Oxford
Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous for its world-renowned University, its place in history and architecture. For over 800 years it has been home to royalty and scholars, and since the 9th century an established town. Today it is a bustling cosmopolitan city. .
The prestigious University is made up of 38 independent colleges, their quads and buildings can be found all over the city. The Bodleian Library, the University’s main research library and one the oldest Libraries in Europe can also be found in the city centre, the library is home to more than 12 million printed items. Other places of interest and popular tourist spots in the city centre include the Ashmolean Museum founded in 1683, Pitt Rivers Museum; Museum of Natural history, Sheldonian Theatre, an exquisite Grade I listed building home to classical music performances, Oxford Castle and Carfax Tower amongst many others.
As well as beautiful architecture, Oxford offers plenty of green spaces and parks around the city that can be enjoyed by foot and or by punt; Punting is a truly timeless, slightly eccentric, quintessentially oxford idyllic pleasure.
Oxford is also home to the recently regenerated Westgate centre, with 800 000 sq. ft. of prestigious global brands, restaurants, cafes and a five-screen boutique cinema. Views of the city’s skyline can be enjoyed from the rooftop bars and restaurants.
Oxford boasts fantastic transport links to London. There are two train stations, Oxford and Oxford Parkway reaching London in an hour as well as the Oxford Tube and X90, coaches that run day and night into London. For in and around Oxford, there are well connected bus routes and cycle lanes as well as the new PickMeUp on demand bus service.