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London day trips: Oxford

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Little more than an hour on the train from London, Oxford makes a great day trip for soaking up history, enjoying pubs and cafes, and walking through one of the greatest centers of academia in the world. And there's good shopping, too.
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Oxford, UK
Oxford is a picturesque town full of history and impressive architecture at every turn. Just an hour's train ride from London, it's a perfect day trip destination. The town is super walkable, with helpful street maps on every other corner. Make a...
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68 Hollow Way, Oxford OX4 2NH, UK
The Mini Cooper factory tour is fantastic if you love cars and industrial design.
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Rose Ln, Oxford OX1 4AZ, UK
The Oxford Botanic Garden lies at the end of High Street, across from Magdalen College. Tulips and other flowers burst into bloom in May, which is when I visited. Beside the garden there is a pathway that leads to Christchurch meadow. Beyond that...
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Oxford, UK
Now, keep in mind that besides Harry Potter (or any other association that comes to mind) this is just a regular place where people come to school. A bit of classic fun for a leisurely day punting around. It's all so pastoral, and so very...
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Catte St, Oxford OX1 3BW, UK
No one calls it by its original name, Hetford Bridge, but according to the perceived resemblance to its more famous namesake in Venice.
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Oxford OX1 2JD, UK
Strolling through the charming streets of Oxford made me instantly feel smarter. Coined "The city of dreaming spires," the architecture lives up to its reputation—harmonious, interesting, and full of character. I could spend an entire day enjoying...
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University Church, 1 Radcliffe Sq, Oxford OX1 4AH, UK
I just spent two weeks in Oxford. I absolutely love taking a break from working and sightseeing by having cream tea at The Vaults. The cafe is in an old church, and it has a gorgeous garden area where you can enjoy the sun. I just love the...
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40 High St, Oxford OX1 4AP, UK
I absolutely had to eat here. I discovered its existence long before we sojourned in England and told my husband that I absolutely had to eat here! After all, it's the longest established coffeehouse in Europe! And I'm American. Makes sense,...
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Oxford, UK
Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons epitomizes British countryside elegance and was the perfect setting for a brunch that showcased the UK's best ingredients. The 46 Relais & Chateaux grand chefs had the opportunity to sample the region's best cheeses,...
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Oxford, UK
Oxford is known as the city of dreaming spires for all its gorgeous churches and universities, including Christ Church, whose construction began with infamous Cardinal Wolsey in 1525. Christ Church’s Norman pillars and rows of tables inspired...