Oxford

Oxford

Updated on June 24, 2021

Oxford Quick Facts

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Currency: British Pound (£)
Emergencies: Dial 112 or 999
Timezone:  GMT
Driving: On the left
Electricity:  230v/50 Hz. Plugs with three square pins

Arriving at Oxford

Bus

Gloucester Green bus station is a five-minute walk from downtown Oxford city center

Companies departing from London
Megabus, Oxford Bus Company, and Stagecoach Oxford Tube

Trip duration
From 1h 40 up to 2h

London’s departure points
Megabus:
Victoria Coach Station
Oxford Bus Company: Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, Gatwick (hourly, £37), Heathrow (every half hour, £30)
Stagecoach Oxford Tube: Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, Marble Arch underground station

Train

The train station is a 10-minute walk from the city center

London’s departure: Paddington Station  
Trip duration: about 1h 

Car

Park & Ride lots are about a 10-minute shuttle bus ride from Oxford city center. Closer parks are expensive.

From London: M40 motorway
Trip duration: about 1h (doubles on rush hour)

Moving Around

  • Easily visited on foot
  • Oxford Bus Company has a one-day ticket (£4.30)
  • To Blenheim Palace take bus S3 from the Gloucester Green bus Station or from train station

What to see & do

  • Oxford University is composed of several colleges scattered around the city center
  • Each college is unique but you’ll get a good snapshot after you’ve seen a couple
  • Other emblematic Sights include the Ashmolean Museum (Art and Archaeology) or the city Castle
  • Nearby is one of England’s best palaces – Blenheim Palace

What to see & do

  • Oxford University is composed of several colleges scattered around the city center
  • Each college is unique but you’ll get a good snapshot after you’ve seen a couple
  • Other emblematic Sights include the Ashmolean Museum (Art and Archaeology) or the city Castle
  • Nearby is one of England’s best palaces – Blenheim Palace

Christ Church College

  • Largest and most popular college
  • The college chapel dates from the 12th century
  • Scenes of Harry Potter movies were filmed here

Practical info

Location
St Aldates

Price
£10

Hours
Mon-Sat 10:00-17:00
Sun from 14:00

Tip!
The dining hall (Harry Potter) is closed to tourists when students are eating here

Covid-19: visits are suspended

Blenheim Palace

  • Largest and most popular college
  • The college chapel dates from the 12th century
  • Scenes of Harry Potter movies were filmed here

Practical info

Location
Woodstock
Price
£27
Hours
10:30am-4:30pm

Covid-19: Reopened. Be safe

Hotels we love

Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

1.1 km from centre
Romantic, Business

176 Cumberland Street
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The pros

  • Overlooking Darling Harbor
  • Luxurious interiors (Asian-inspired)
  • Indoor pool area
  • Large and bright rooms

The cons

  • Overlooking Darling Harbor
  • Luxurious interiors (Asian-inspired)
  • Indoor pool area
  • Large and bright rooms

Best choice – Luxury

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Ovolo Woolloomooloo

1.1 km from centre
Romantic, Boutique

6 Cowper Wharf Roadway
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The pros

  • Overlooking Darling Harbor
  • Luxurious interiors (Asian-inspired)
  • Indoor pool area
  • Large and bright rooms

The cons

  • Overlooking Darling Harbor
  • Luxurious interiors (Asian-inspired)
  • Indoor pool area
  • Large and bright rooms
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Four Seasons Sydney

1 km from centre
Romantic, Kids-friendly

199 George Street
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The pros

  • Overlooking Darling Harbor
  • Luxurious interiors (Asian-inspired)
  • Indoor pool area
  • Large and bright rooms

The cons

  • Overlooking Darling Harbor
  • Luxurious interiors (Asian-inspired)
  • Indoor pool area
  • Large and bright rooms

Best choice – Families

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Arrive & Move around
Move around
See and Do