Museum of the History of Science
Science, art, celebrity and nostalgia come together at this fascinating museum, where the exhibits include everything from a blackboard...
New Bodleian Library
Designed in 1938 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect responsible for the Battersea Power Station and the iconic red telephone box...
Built in 1663, this monumental building was the first major work of Christopher Wren, at that time a professor of astronomy. Inspired by...
This tiny 16th-century pub was a favourite retreat for TV detective Inspector Morse, and it can get pretty crowded in the evenings. It's...
48-51 Broad St · interesting places nearby
The most famous bookshop in the most studenty of cities, Blackwell's doesn't disappoint with its vast range of literature, academic treatises and guilty pleasures. Separate branches on the same street focus on sheet music and art posters. In summer Blackwell's runs literary-themed walking tours.
Make sure you visit the Norrington Room in the basement – an immense inverted step pyramid lined with shelves.