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!

What’s on in Oxford, Activities, Where to Eat, Where to Stay, What to Do 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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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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Activities, Where to Eat, Where to Stay, What to Do in Oxford

Oxford restaurants have a huge range of options for food and drink, starting with a long list of 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!

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

The Oxfordshire Golf, Hotel & Spa

The Oxfordshire Golf, Hotel & Spa in Oxford

The Oxfordshire Hotel is ideally situated for easy access from both London and the Midlands, perfectly positioned for your next stay. World renowned course architect Rees Jones designed The Oxfordshire's Championship golf course, which was his first in the U.K. Relaxation, pampering and the ultimate in high-end luxurious treatments. This is what you can come to expect from The Oxfordshire Tempus Spa, with friendly experienced practitioners, a calming and ambient atmosphere combined with the very best products.

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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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St Philip’s Books

St Philip’s Books in Oxford

Specialist in rare and second-hand books in all subjects, particularly Literature, History, Theology, Philosophy, Art, Classics and Antiquarian. Particular interests include Roman Catholic books, local Oxford interest, John Henry Newman and the Oxford Movement, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R.Tolkien..

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Oxford Cheese Company

Oxford Cheese Company

Although the Oxford Cheese Company has expanded its' brands and has gone into production, distribution and export at its warehouse just outside Oxford, its retail shop is still its prime concern.

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Oxford Lighting & Electrical Solutions
PickMeUp

PickMeUp Oxford Bus Company

Here at the Oxford Bus Company, we provide lots of bus options to help passengers travel into the City Centre from all around Oxfordshire. PickMeUp is an on-demand ride-sharing minibus service.

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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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City Sightseeing Oxford

City Sightseeing Oxford

Our City Sightseeing tour lasts approximately 1 hour and departs every 10 – 15 minutes in the summer and every 20 – 30 minutes in the winter, please be aware of potential traffic delays around the route after 4:30PM. It is suitable for kids of ALL ages.

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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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Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

Cotswold Farm Park

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
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The New Lawn Company

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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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

Westgate Shopping Centre Oxford

Westgate Shopping Centre Oxford

PJL Electrical Solutions

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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.