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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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Memoirs (formerly Edgars): Strange surroundings

memoirs food is nothing special, its not inovative in the slightest. However, when I go to Oxford to shop, as I often do, its there I go to as soon as I get off the bus.

Its comfort food for the English, I get my pot of tea, & either mushrooms on toast or a half-english breakfast & I'm relaxed. They do sell jacket potatoes & baguettes & all manner of sweet & sticky things that I try not to look at, but I'm happy with my tea & savoury food. I even get change of three pounds on either of these orders

The thing about Edgars is its location. Right on Carfax corner in the town centre. Below Carfax tower that gives such a lovely view after a climb up its ancient spiral staircase. So effectively, its not a real building at all, but an old mausoleum.

Yes, you heard right, its a hut (where they cook & take your orders, and a glass building with automatic doors. You can eat in the glass part, or settle on a wrought iron & marble table outside, between glass & ancient wall, with tearful engravings to the ancient dead on the wall and below your feet - but no one seems to think anything of it.

It is a haunt of pigeons too, they strut around the glass, & sometimes manage to get in, whence they wander about the floor pecking at the crumbs that fell there & being very brave in the presence of customers.

Somehow, I find this restful & relaxing & enjoy every moment of it. The tea is good enough to contemplate a second pot, but at this point I usually press on to my shopping route!

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Favorite Dish Mushrooms on Toast. It comes with tea or coffee in the price

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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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