Top things to do

Top Choice Library in City Centre

Bodleian Library

Oxford's Bodleian Library is one of the oldest public libraries in the world and quite possibly the most impressive one you'll ever see. Visitors are welcome to wander around the central quad and the foyer exhibitio…
Top Choice College in City Centre

Christ Church

The largest of all of Oxford’s colleges, with 650 students, and the one with the grandest quad, Christ Church is also most popular with visitors. Its magnificent buildings, illustrious history and latter-day fame as…
Top Choice Museum in Jericho & Science Area

Pitt Rivers Museum

Hidden away through a door at the back of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, this wonderfully creepy anthropological museum houses a treasure trove of half a million objects from around the world – mor…
Top Choice Museum in Jericho & Science Area

Ashmolean Museum

Britain's oldest public museum, second in repute only to London's British Museum, was established in 1683 when Elias Ashmole presented Oxford University with a collection of curiosities amassed by the well-travelled…
Top Choice Books in City Centre

Blackwell’s

The most famous bookshop in the most studenty of cities, Blackwell’s is a book-lover’s dream with its vast range of literature, academic treatises and guilty pleasures. Make sure you visit the Norrington Room in the…
Top Choice Cafe in City Centre

Vaults & Garden

Hidden in the vaulted 14th-century Old Congregation House of the University Church, this buzzy local favourite serves a wholesome seasonal selection of soups, salads, pastas, curries, sandwiches and cakes, including…
Top Choice Japanese in City Centre

Edamamé

The queue out the door speaks volumes about this tiny, deliciously authentic place. All light wood, dainty trays and friendly bustle, this is Oxford’s top spot for gracefully simple, flavour-packed Japanese cuisine.…
Top Choice Theatre in Oxford

Creation Theatre

Performing in a variety of nontraditional venues, including city parks, Blackwell's bookshop, Oxford Castle and various colleges, this ambitious theatre company produces highly original, mostly Shakespearean shows f…
College in Cowley Road & Southeast Oxford

Magdalen College

Set amid 40 hectares of private lawns, woodlands, river walks and deer park, Magdalen (mawd-lin), founded in 1458, is one of the wealthiest and most beautiful of Oxford’s colleges. It has a reputation as an artistic…
Library in City Centre

Radcliffe Camera

The sandy-gold Radcliffe Camera is the quintessential Oxford landmark and undoubtedly one of the city’s most photographed buildings. This beautiful, light-filled circular, columned library and reading room that focu…