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Best things to do in Oxford

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

History Museum
“This one if the main museums museums in Oxford with most of its sections free for visitors. The rooftop coffee shop has lovely views especially on a sunny day. ”
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General College & University
“The best university in the UK. We have many guests stay with us when studying at the university or families visiting their children studying at the university. Its a great location with everything on your doorstep within walking distance”
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Market
“The Covered Market is a historic market with permanent stalls and shops in a large covered structure in central Oxford. really interesting to walk around especially at ties of festivals like Christmas, Thanksgiving etc”
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Park
“70 acres of riverside parkland with areas for sport, plus a large collection of landscaped flora”
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Shopping Centre
“Plenty of choice of bars and restaurants on the rooftop of the shopping centre. Including The Alchemist, Cinnamon Kitchen, Dirty Bones, Mowgli, Pho and Victors.”
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History Museum
“Here to visit some of Oxford's History, the Natural History museum is a must see”
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History Museum
“If you have kids this is the place to take them. They love the dinosaurs, stuffed animals and creepy insects! the museum provides sheets for the kids to do. educational and fun. well worth the visit. ”
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Field
“Unspoilt ancient meadow by the River Thames for walks, wild ponies, bird watching and wildflowers”
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Pub
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“Check out the flea market outside the Magdalen Arms pub on Iffley Road - it takes place on the first Saturday of each month (except some winter months) from 9.30am until lunchtime. There are interesting objects for sale and details can be found on the pub website. ”
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Bar
“The Rusty Bicycle is our favourite local pub. It does good food during the day and is open late at weekends. The home-made burgers, pizzas and ales are great. It is also on Magdalen Rd. ”
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College Library
“The UK's second largest library, established in 1602 and containing over 11 million works”
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Cinema
“The Ultimate Picture Palace is a historic grade II listed cinema situated in on the Cowley Road in east Oxford. It is Oxford's first and only independent cinema, devoted to showing recent releases from around the world, classics seasons and special one-off events.”
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Field
“Iconic meadows and gardens belonging to University of Oxford, complete with long horn cows and river views. ”
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Botanical Garden
“The University of Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in Great Britain and one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world. The garden was founded in 1621 as a physic garden growing plants for medicinal research. Today it contains over 6,000 different plant species on 1.8 ha”
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History Museum
“You enter the Pitt Rivers Museum from the rear of the inside of the Museum of Natural History although the two museums are quite separate The collection is eclectic covering many areas of anthropology ” “One of the best outside of the London Museums and more personal than The Ashmolean ... although the view from the roof of the Ashmolean is magnificent!””
35local recommendations
Cinema
“An old-fashioned picture palace that shows a range of art house/foreign films.”
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