Magdalen Bridge Boathouse
Set amid 40 hectares of lawns, woodlands, river walks and deer park, Magdalen (mawd -len), founded in 1458, is one of the wealthiest and...
University Botanic Gardens
Established in 1631, the University Botanic Gardens are Britain’s oldest.
St Edmund Hall
St Edmund Hall (‘Teddy Hall’ to its residents) is the sole survivor of the original medieval halls, the teaching institutions that...
This funky Moroccan-themed bar has giant windows, low lighting, warm colours and a cool vibe. It’s buzzing most nights with hip young...
This museum piece of a cafe done up in the Regency style – it’s really more Brighton than Oxford – is on the site of England’s first...
Lonely Planet review
A great way to soak up Oxford’s atmosphere is to take to the Isis (the name of the Thames in these parts) in a punt. These can be hired from the Magdalen Bridge Boathouse just below the northeast end of Magdalen Bridge, and Salters Boat Hire next to the Head of the River pub on Folly Bridge. Salters also offer a 40-minute river steamer cruise.