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  • Keeping you updated with events, news, and activities from this beautiful and vibrant city.

    Make the most of your experience being an international student at Oxford Brookes. Our university is located in a sublime location, the city of Oxford is full of green spaces, social spots and a wide variety of cultural events. 

    Something for every taste (and budget!), get your comfy shoes (or fancy ones, it depends), get lost, discover and enjoy!

  • Ashmolean Museum

    Contained in a gorgeous building across from the Randolph Hotel, the Ashmolean has paintings, coins, musical instruments, antiquities, statues of deities, and a must see Egyptian exhibit. Cafe and Museum Shop.

    Modern Art Oxford

    Modern Art Oxford is a leading UK contemporary art space with an international reputation for inspirational and innovative programmes. The gallery is located in central Oxford and provides free entry for all.

    University Museum of Natural History

    Founded in 1860 as the centre for scientific study at the University of Oxford, the Museum of Natural History now holds the University’s internationally significant collections of geological and zoological specimens.

    Pitt Rivers Museum

    The Pitt Rivers Museum displays archaeological and ethnographic objects from all parts of the world and all time periods. It is truly a global museum. The museum is also a teaching and research institution and the curators are also university lecturers in either cultural anthropology or prehistoric archaeology.

    The city centre of Oxford can be covered on foot. You'll find plenty fascinating historic sites to visit! Here some suggestions of Oxford best-loved landmarks: 

    Christ Church

    The Radcliffe Camera

    The Bodleian Library

    The Bridge of Sighs

    The University Church

    The Sheldonian Theatre

    Oxford Castle

    Blackwell's Bookshop

    The Examinations School

    Carfax Tower

    Please find here a full list of Oxford Colleges and their websites

    Oxford is a paradise for foodies. The whole city is full of nice cafes and restaurants, however you will find a wide variety in two main areas, Cowley Road and Jericho. It is a long list, here some of our recommendations on independent coffee shops and charming restaurants. But remember, the best way to discover the best places is exploring the city, getting lost. Enjoy!

    The Handle Bar

    Vaults & Garden Cafe

    Taylors Sandwich & Deli

    Cafe Loco

    The Missing Bean Cafe

    George Street Social

    The Jericho Cafe

    Opera Cafe

    The Oxford Wine Cafe

    Gail's Artisan Bakery

    Thirsty Meeples Board Game Cafe

    Chiang Mai Restaurant 

    Sushi Corner Oxford

    Il Principe

    Greece Taverna

    Al-Shami Lebanese restaurant

    Pubs, a blend of tradition, British culture and student life.

    Discover the oldest pubs in Oxford, learn about their fascinating History and famous patrons.

    Some recommendations:

    The Bear Inn

    The Eagle and Child

    The Turf Tavern


    Some recommendations here to go for nice walks in beautiful outdoor spaces. Good for the mind and the soul, enjoy!

    Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park

    South Park

    Port Meadow

    Christ Church Meadow

    University Parks

    University of Oxford Botanic Gardens

    Some independent and charming cinemas here:

    The Picture House Oxford

    Ultimate Picture Palace

    Perfect one day trip in Oxfordshire, very easy to reach from Oxford city centre by bus, only 20 minutes.

    Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family and the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting a long and diverse history.

    The S3 bus service to Woodstock runs every 30 minutes from Oxford train station and Oxford's Gloucester Green bus station to the gates of Blenheim Palace. Please ask the bus driver to identify the appropriate stop.

    Oxford Bus Company's 500 service leaves from Oxford Parkway and stops at Blenheim Palace and Woodstock.

    Keep an eye on their website for updates of events and activities at Blenheim Palace during the year.