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Walking and Biking Tour of Oxford
"The Oxford walking and bikingh tour combines the best of both worlds. Being on foot for part of the tour allows you to not only go into pedestrian areas such as the Christ Church meadows but also to go inside the colleges. The tour will visit some of Oxford’s oldest colleges detailing their development throughout history as well as the fun and curious aspects of this route.The tour will additionally enter the Bodleian Library. Established in 1602 it is undoubtedly the academic heart that keeps Oxford running. An organizational marvel soaked in history along with some modern elements. For example
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Oxford University Walking Tour
"This 2-hour Oxford University walking tour starting in central Oxford at 2pm (departures at 11am and 2pm on weekends) is designed to show you the world behind the doors. Using Oxford University students as your guide the walking tour unearths the drama behind this historic institution with a unique style. Small intimate groups enable the guides to concentrate on more diverse aspects of University life and you to ask more from them. Go inside one of ol as well as the Bodleian Library experience a taste student life. Get an in-depth history of the University colleges including All Souls College
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Oxford University Walking Tour
"This 2-hour Oxford University walking tour starting in central Oxford at 2pm (departures at 11am and 2pm on weekends) is designed to show you the world behind the doors. Using Oxford University students as your guide the walking tour unearths the drama behind this historic institution with a unique style. Small intimate groups enable the guides to concentrate on more diverse aspects of University life and you to ask more from them. Go inside one of ol as well as the Bodleian Library experience a taste student life. Get an in-depth history of the University colleges including All Souls College
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Cowley Road Tips (3)

All of humanity is here!

If Oxford is a genteel, civilised place, Cowley Road is its uncouthed, yet strangely alluring neighbour.
Just 5 minutes walk from the town centre, but a million miles away in terms of atmosphere, Cowley Road is a true Bohemian/ethnic enclave and is where most students live, drink, shop and did I mention drink?
Cowley Road used to be quite run-down, but in the last few years, it has sprung back into life as the beating, pulsating heart of creativity and fun in Oxford. Many Oxfordians now come to Cowley on the weekend, to escape the throngs on Cornmarket and visit the boutiques, restaurants and cafes.
At the lower end of Cowley Road are some inspired little cafes selling lovely food and coffee, which attract a mixture of students and 'yummy mummies' (young, trendy families). Also, eating at any of the multitude of Indian restaurants is an absolute must. Don't forget to walk as far as the NHS building to check out the amazing street art and murals. Magdelen St, with its health food restaurant and new age bookshop is also great.
If you like shopping, there are some superb vintage shops, skate shops, charity shops and cute boutiques where you'll find some really individual clothes.
For those of you who are familiar with London, I'd describe Cowley Road as Oxford's answer to Ladbrooke Grove or Brick Lane - ethnic, trendy, bohemian, cutting-edge and a great place for a pub crawl.

casiokerry
Apr 12, 2010

Magdalen Road - The best little street in Oxford

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.

DorisDay
Aug 31, 2003

The Cowley Road - if you just...

The Cowley Road - if you just stick to the city centre, and don't cross Magdalen Bridge to the East of the City, you miss the most vibrant part. Ethnically diverse, lots of different restaurants and nightlife venues - well worth the walk. For a fried breakfast, nothing beats The Excelsior at the top, opposite the park, on the right.

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Sep 12, 2002
 
 
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Magdalen College

Magdalen College is accessible via High Street, and the first thing you'll see are the gargoyles on the wall. They are typical for Oxford (see this, this or this gallery), and of course Magdalen...
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Tom Tower

Tom Tower is a bell tower named for its bell, Great Tom. It is over the entrance to Christ Church Oxford in St Aldates leads to Tom Quad .The octagonal lantern tower was designed by Christopher...
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Carfax Tower

Located at one of the most important junctions in central Oxford, Carfax Tower has a very prominent place among Oxford's landmarks. It was once the tower of St. Martin's Church, but the church was...
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Christ Church College

Founded in 1546, Christ Church is nowadays Oxford's biggest and also one of its richest colleges. Its front quad alone provides enough space for a "normal" college... Moreover, the college is home to...
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Christ Church Meadow

One of the nicest walks in Oxford is the roughly 2km long path around Christ Church Meadow. Old trees line the path, students sit on benches or leaning onto the roots of a huge chestnut or beech tree...
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Radcliffe Camera

Radcliffe Camera a lovely round building in Oxford. Designed by Jame Gibb in neo-classical style it was built between 1737 -and 1749. for the Radcliffe Science Library. The name Camera is Room in...
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