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Oxford station

by LauraGL

I need help. we are comming from London to Oxford
"Depart London Victoria, Buckingham Palace Rd
Arrive Oxford, Gloucester Green"
and we need to have 35A or 35B local bus to Didcot.
As I know first station is Oxford, High St stop J4.
My question: is it far Gloucester Green and High St? what is the best way to be from one to onother station?
Thank you!

RE: Oxford station

by alancollins

Instead of going to the High Street for the 35a/b bus you to go to next bus stop which is in St Aldates (H2) close to the Town Hall. If you get off the bus at Gloucester Green walk to the entrance and turn left. Walk approx 300/400m which is the cross roads with Cornmarket Street, turn right. Walk approx 300/400m along Cornmarket Street, which is a strret for pedestrians. When the pedestrian area ends you should be at the junction of Cornmarket Street/High Street/St Aldates. You go straight on down St Aldates, cross over on to the pavement on the left hand side if you are not already on it. You walk down approx 100m and you should be by the bus stop. For your info some of the coaches from London actually drop passengers off in the High Street.

RE: RE: Oxford station

by LauraGL

Thank you for your help.
Could you please send me map link?

RE: RE: Oxford station

by alancollins


Gloucester Green Coach Station is at the end of George Street, close to where the arrow is located.

RE: Oxford station

by RickSpangle

As Alan says, it is only a short walk. If you want to ask directions when you are there it is easiest to ask for 'Carfax', which is the crossroads where High St, St Aldates and Cornmarket meet.

Travel Tips for Oxford

The romance of Bath Place

by evaanna

This charming tiny cobbled lane off Holywell St caught my imagination as soon as I spotted it on my last visit to Oxford. I had no time to explore it so I just took a photo and looked for more information on the Internet. The street, lined with seventeenth century cottages built by Flemish weavers, is situated at the foot of the old city wall, now in the heart of Oxford. Its name comes from a communal well and bathhouse that are believed to have been there in ancient times. Though the street was then inhabited by the low classes, Jane Morris, the daughter of a stockman and born in one of the cottages was the inspiration to Dante Gabrielle Rosetti when he painted his picture of Proserpine, the Greek and Roman goddess, and indeed became the archetype of 'female beauty'. King Edward VII often visited acquaintances living there and in the 1920's the well-known writer Dorothy L. Sayers made Bath Place her home and described the life there in her books. A B&B in one of the cottages is rumoured to have been the venue of Richard Burton and Elisabeth Taylor's secret meetings when Burton was acting at the Oxford playhouse before they got married.
The cottages now house the Bath Place Hotel - what a romantic place to stay in.

Merton College.
MERTON is...

by Krystynn

Merton College.

MERTON is one of the smaller Oxford colleges here and claims to be the oldest of them all. Hm... Founded in 1264 by Walter de Merton, the then-Bishop of Rochester, it has a reputation for high academic achievement, having come top of the (now unofficial) Norrington Table many times in recent years.

On a lighter note, Merton College also has a reputation for good food... which is generally considered to be true! Hey, that's what my guide-book stated. Any ex-Merton college grads out there in cyberspace?

Their Address: Merton Street.

Open: Monday to Friday 2PM - 4PM.

Saturday and Sunday 10AM - 4PM.

College doors

by jo104

As you walk past the colleges its almost natural that you would look for the name of the college outside, but in Oxford it is only a coat of arms that identifies which college it is.

The wooden doors are very heavy and are often inset with a porters door. The main door is kept locked and it is the smaller door by which the students gain access it can be closed easily if there happens to be trouble.


by barryg23

Rowing is one of the most popular sports at Oxford, and amongst the colleges the competition is fierce. Whilst the drawbacks of rowing are all too obvious - early starts at 6am, training 7 days a week, early nights, cutting back on study and/or a social life, and counting calories (in some cases), there is something about the sport that continues to draw people in.
The best known rowing event is the annual Oxford-Cambridge boat race, for which selection is a huge achievement, but even within Oxford, the competition between colleges, and the lengths they are prepared to go to in training and preapration is amzing. The biggest internal competition is the Head of the River, held just before finals in May.

Magdalen Road - The best little street in Oxford

by DorisDay

Just off the exciting Cowley Road, Magdalen Road in East Oxford has it all: The Magic Cafe (a vegetarian cafe/restaurant with live music on Saturday afternoons + late dinners on Fridays). A butcher. A methodist church next to a Buddhist temple. A nunnery. The Goldfish Bowl (a huge store selling, yes, you guessed it, fish). The Inner Bookshop. A couple of junk shops (you can make amazing bargains here!). An Internet cafe. Several little convenient stores. A Bingo Hall. Several pubs. A hairdresser. An amazing ethnic diversity. And just a lot of LIFE! Go and stroll around on a Saturday early afternoon. You won't regret it.


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