Oxford, England, is a vibrant city known for its prestigious university, rich history, and stunning architecture. Known as the “City of Dreaming Spires,” the cityscape is dominated by magnificent medieval and Gothic architecture. Walking the city’s narrow cobbled streets you’ll see historical treasures such as The Bodleian Library, one of the oldest libraries in Europe, holds a vast collection of manuscripts and books, including rare and ancient texts. The Radcliffe Camera, a striking circular library, is an architectural feature in the city centre. Take a guided walk to appreciate the sights – themes include a Harry Potter tour, literary tours, and ghost tours.
Explore the Covered Market filled with unique shops, food stalls, and cafes. Catch some live music at the Jericho Tavern, a venue that has hosted many famous bands and musicians over the years. Visit Modern Art Oxford for contemporary art and check out the program for the Oxford University Dramatic Society (OUDS), which stages plays, musicals, and performances throughout the year. Explore the Cowley Road area with bars, cafes and interesting shops.
— Alison Plummer