Sights

Some of Oxford’s most important museums are located in the districts just north of the city centre, including the Ashmolean Museum on the southern fringes of Jericho, and the Pitt Rivers and Natural History Museums further east in the Science Area. These neighbourhoods are not however particularly scenic in their own right; Jericho has a certain small-scale charm, while the Science Area is dominated by institutional architecture.

Sleeping

Jericho is a very pleasant part of town to make your base. Both central Oxford and the station lie within easy walking distance, while Jericho itself holds a wide enough range of pubs and restaurants to keep your evenings local. Unfortunately, though, there are very few accommodation options hereabouts.

Eating

Jericho may not be that big, but it packs a pretty hefty punch when it comes to food. Scores of tasty restaurants and cafes line Walton and Little Clarendon streets, with enough local competition to keep the standards high and prices low, and there are also some fine gastropubs on the residential streets down towards the river.

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Eating

Drinking & Nightlife

The Lamb & Flag and the Eagle & Child, facing off across St Giles, are the obvious places to start an evening in this part of town. While Walton St is the commercial and nightlife epicentre of Jericho proper, with wine bars and cocktail places as well as pubs, don't be afraid to venture into the attractive backstreets that lead down towards the river. There are some real local favourites lurking down there.

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Drinking & Nightlife

Shopping

The one area north of the centre where visitors might be tempted to shop is along and just off Walton St in the heart of Jericho, where you’ll find a handful of small independent boutiques and bookshops. Bear in mind, too, that the Ashmolean Museum has an excellent gift shop.