For a quintessential day in Oxford, you just have to take to the river for a spot of punting! Whether you are able to spare a couple of hours or an entire day, head just north of the City Centre to Cherwell Boathouse where they will arm you with all of the essentials. If you are able to spend an entire day meandering along the River Cherwell we would highly recommend punting upstream from the Cherwell Boathouse and ‘parking up’ on the banks of the Victoria Arms Pub for a well-deserved lunch (with a side of Pimms if you so please!).
Positioned in the heart of Oxford’s City Centre the covered market is an array of colours and aroma’s to excite any visitor. Whether you are looking for gifts, souvenirs, sumptuous foods or just want to stroll through the beautiful stalls ranging from vintage clothes, butchers, milliners, delicatessens to florists…shopping has never been so delightful! You can access the covered market from the High Street, Market Street or through the Golden Cross in Cornmarket Street and visitors are welcome from 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.
If you’re looking for a concoction of culture, look no further than Cowley Road which boasts vintage clothes shops and culinary offerings of Italian pizzerias, Moroccan cafes, American diners, Turkish, Nepalese, Asian, Jamaican and Indian (to name just a few!). Whilst you’re in the area, why not pop in to our office situated on the corner of Cowley Road and Southfield Road?
If you are looking to get out of the City Centre, why not head eight miles north of Oxford City Centre to the charming market town of Woodstock, full to the brim with characterful pubs, quaint tea shops, antique shops and of course the stunning Blenheim Palace. The Palace is a perfect destination for the summer with events for all the family ranging from Jazz on selected Saturdays, Proms Picnic concert to jousting tournaments!
This beautiful 350 year old theatre stands proud in Oxford’s Medieval Centre and is open on a daily basis for visitors to appreciate the impressive interiors and panoramic views across the city. To make the most of this magnificent building, try and catch one of the classical concerts that regularly take place in the summer months.
With sunny days being a rarity in England, be sure to enjoy a home-made ice-cream from G&D’s at the first glimmer of the sun! From its picturesque location on Little Clarendon Street, stroll from there up Walton Street through the historic neighbourhood of Jericho. If the sun has disappeared, why not watch a film at The Phoenix Picture house or pop in to our Central North Oxford office situated opposite?