• Drinking shakes in the Covered Market
    • In the Ashmolean Museum
    • Punting on the River Cherwell
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    Due to Covid-19, the organisations listed below may have changed their opening hours and booking systems, or may have temporarily closed. Please check their website for more information.

    • 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. Free entry. Café, restaurant and 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. Café and shop.
    • 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. Free entry. Café and shop.
    • 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. Free entry.
    • History of Science Museum
      See Islamic instruments from the Middle Ages, Einstein's blackboard and the first cultures of the life-saving antibiotic Penicillin under one roof.
      This museum houses the world's finest collection of early scientific instruments from Europe and the Islamic World. More modern objects include microscopes, scientific models, photographic and wireless equipment. Free entry.
    • Story Museum
      The Story Museum celebrates stories in all forms. Please note some galleries and exhibition spaces are currently closed for redevelopment and building work (phased reopening 2020-21).

    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:

    • Oxford Covered Market
    • Christ Church*
    • Radcliffe Camera
    • Bodleian Library
    • Bridge of Sighs
    • University Church of St May the Virgin
    • Sheldonian Theatre
    • Oxford Castle
    • Blackwell's Bookshop
    • Carfax Tower

    Full list of Oxford colleges and their websites »

    * Permanent residents of Oxford may visit Christ Church free of charge during visitor hours with a photo ID and proof of address. Check their website for more information.

    Oxford is a paradise for foodies. The whole city is full of nice cafes and restaurants, however you will find a wide variety in three main areas: Cowley Road, Jericho and the city centre (Westgate and George Street). Here are some of our recommendations for independent coffee shops and charming restaurants. But remember, the best way to discover the nicest places is exploring the city, getting lost. Enjoy!


    Coffee and food


    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:

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

    • South Park
    • Port Meadow
    • Christ Church Meadow
    • University Parks
    • University of Oxford Botanic Gardens*
    • Turrill Sculpture Garden
    • Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park

    * Free entry to the Botanic Gardens for Brookes students when you show your student ID

    Watch the video created by our tour guide Rob for additional information and some interesting historical facts! The video is hosted on our ISAT Events & Trips page.

    Perfect day trip in Oxfordshire, very easy to reach from Oxford city centre by bus (approx. 35 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.

    You can visit the Palace, but also its park and gardens, butterfly house, and much more! Make sure you select the relevant ticket when you book online, as there are different visit options available. Every year, many events and activities are organised at the palace: food festivals, sports competitions, concerts, outdoor plays and cinema... Check the website for full listings and further information about Blenheim Palace.

    The following bus services go to Woodstock/Blenheim Palace:

    • Stagecoach S3: every 30 minutes from Oxford city centre
    • Stagecoach 7: every 30 minutes from Oxford city centre
    • Oxford Bus Company Park & Ride 500: every 15 minutes from Oxford city centre

    If you are not sure when to get off the bus, ask the bus driver to identify the appropriate stop.

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