What’s On in Oxford

Find out what’s on in Oxford with our comprehensive guide to getting out and about in this lively city. Whether you live in Oxfordshire, are visiting or looking to move here, you will be able to find places to stay, the best places to eat and drink, homes to buy or rent, local events, activities for the whole family, unique places to shop, beautiful scenic locations, historic landmarks, city centre entertainment, attractions and more!

Find out What’s on in Oxford

Things To See and Do

Attractions and Places to Visit in Oxford

Attractions and Places to Visit in Oxford

Oxford is a beautiful city of stunning architecture, history and culture. You’ll find ancient and modern colleges, fascinating museums and galleries, and plenty of parks, gardens and green spaces in which to relax. Plus, the city centre is small enough to cover on foot, and only a few minutes walk from the main rail and coach stations.

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Places to stay in Oxford

Places to Stay in Oxford

Find accommodation that suits your needs: from Oxford city centre Hotels and friendly city Bed & Breakfasts to farm stays and self-catering in beautiful cottages surrounded by nature in Oxfordshire’s countryside.

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Sports and Activities

Sports and Activities

If you’re looking for inspiration for new places to go, days out and things to do, there's no shortage of activities in Oxford. Whether it's day or night, summer or winter, with your friends or with your children check out our listings.

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Where to Eat in Oxford

Oxford restaurants have a huge range of options for food and drink, starting with a long list of classic English Pubs all over the city. Oxford has a huge choice for food and drink, including historic classic English pubs offering a range of locally brewed real ales, beautiful stylish restaurants, hidden gems in the countryside, riverside eateries, family friendly pubs, Chinese restaurants and takeaways, Indian Cuisine, Japanese & Italian restaurants, Cafes, Deli’s, Food vans…. The list goes on!

Activities, Where to Eat, Stay, What to Do in Oxford

The Bear Inn – Oxford

The Bear Inn – Oxford

The Bear Inn is home to a rather impressive (if somewhat random) collection of ties – visitors from all around the globe have contributed their neckwear. A great place to unwind, take off your own tie, and enjoy looking at everyone else’s!
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The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms

The famous Kings Arms was built in 1607 and is still standing in its original position. We're quite possibly the brainiest pub in Oxford, known for having the highest IQ per square foot of anywhere in the world!
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Remont Hotel - Oxford

Remont Hotel - Oxford

The recently refurbished, Remont is an independent family run Oxford hotel-style bed and breakfast located in the picturesque and historic City of Oxford. We offer comfortable clean accommodation, modern facilities and a convenient location for easy access to Oxford.
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Shopping in Oxford

Where to shop in Oxford

 Shopping in Oxford Visit Oxford’s Covered Market for the very best in local crafts, food and drink. Most businesses in the Covered Market are independent, some going back generations, selling food, gifts, shoes, fashion, flowers and jewellery to name but a few it is the unique ‘one stop shop’. Oxford’s largest independent department store, Boswell & Co, can be found on Broad Street, specialising in Cookware’s, Gifts, Linens, Luggage, Cosmetics, Pharmacy and Toys as well as their new addition, a Tea Room serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and as many cakes, tea, coffee and pastries as you can fit in! There are many more independent shops throughout the City, as well as chain stores. If you venture outside of the City Centre you will find boutiques, clothes & accessory shops, gift stores, cafes and restaurants in Jericho, down the Cowley Road and Oxfordshire’s Bicester Village. 

Maggie’s Oxford

Maggie’s Oxford

Maggie’s Oxford centre provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their families and friends in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Maggie’s Oxford is a place to find practical advice about benefits and eating well; a place where qualified experts provide emotional support; a place to meet other people or simply to sit quietly with a cup of tea.
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Oxford Lighting & Electrical Solutions
Auto Taxi Abingdon

Auto Taxi Abingdon

Auto Taxi are an Abingdon based, family run taxi company. Their services include local taxi runs, airport runs and special functions
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Chauffeur Ox

 ChauffeurOx

ChauffeurOx is the premier chauffeur service in Oxford pioneering in delivering beyond compare transportation solutions. Exclusively available in Oxfordshire with drivers having several years of proficiency in transferring passengers, our mission is to deliver eminent, dependable and prompt services. Our sumptuous cars are steered by professional, energetic and well-groomed drivers.
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Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

2,000 acres of stunning park and gardens to explore, including Europe’s greatest collection of ancient Oak trees. When visiting Blenheim Palace you can enjoy buggy tours of the lake, tours around the Palace, visit the butterfly house..
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Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Located in Oxford's city centre, the Randolph is a 5 Star, landmark building with elegance and charm aplenty. Guests have a choice of restaurants and bars within the hotel, including their newly opened Acanthus Restaurant, serving mouth-watering seasonal dishes prepared by their highly skilled chefs.

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The Red Lion – Brightwell Cum Sotwell

The Red Lion – Brightwell Cum Sotwell

Whether you pop in for a quick drink, or a meal with friends, you can be sure of a warm welcome from owner Mark Brock and his friendly team of bar and restaurant staff..
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Cotswold Farm Park

Cotswold Farm Park

Cotswold Farm Park offers a total countryside experience for everyone. It was founded in 1971 by Joe Henson in order to help protect some of our rare and valuable historic breeds. Today, with over 50 flocks and herds of rare breed farm animals, seasonal farming demonstrations, and fun trails and play areas for children, there are plenty of opportunities to get hands on and interact with the animals. If you wish to stay for longer, a 40 pitch campsite is also located on site.
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The New Lawn Company

new lawn company

We approach every project individually and work closely with our clients to deliver cost effective solutions without compromising on the quality of the materials or finish of the project.
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The Swan Inn – Swinbrook

The Swan Inn – Swinbrook

Situated alongside the attractive Windrush River and very much at the heart of the local village community in Swinbrook, The Swan has a rich history associated with it.
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Maggie’s Oxford

Maggie’s Oxford

Emporium
 

Emporium

 

Emporium Club is Oxford’s newest venue in the heart of the city. Emporium, Oxford’s newest and most impressive clubbing mecca, delivers unforgettable nights in a unique venu
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Orchard Construction Oxford

Orchard Construction Oxford

PJL Electrical Solutions

What’s On In

One of the world’s most famous university cities, Oxford is a beautiful, privileged place. It is steeped in history and studded with august buildings, yet maintains the feel of a young city, thanks to its large student population. The elegant honey-toned buildings of the university’s colleges, scattered throughout the city, wrap around tranquil courtyards along narrow cobbled lanes, and, inside their grounds, a studious calm reigns.

There are so many amazing things to do in Oxford, from a sightseeing tour of the iconic landmarks to uncovering centuries of history at one of the many castles and museums or enjoying a traditional afternoon tea, the possibilities are endless. Oxford has an extensive range of things to do with a selection of adventures and activities.