Collected by Kat Schwartz
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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...
S Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3PP, UK
So you are looking for something out of the ordinary. Perhaps some shrunken heads, the trophies of Amazonian tribal communities? Or a Sussex witch trapped in a bottle? Maybe a severed finger is more your style, or instruments of self-torture?...
4-5 Bath Pl, Oxford OX1 3SU, UK
There's no better spot to tuck in after a day of shopping or sight-seeing than the Turf Tavern. Legendary as a watering hole for academics and British detective show actors alike, this place promises great beer and people-watching. Grab a beer at...
67 Cranham St, Oxford OX2 6DE, UK
Even the name is brilliant – a tongue in cheek nod to the Grande Dame of the Oxford University Press just round the corner and a whisper that it's a bit rough round the edges. After all, this is Jericho, one of the most interesting and eclectic...
Market St., Oxford OX1 3DZ, UK
It’s easy to take the familiar for granted, and the Covered Market is no exception. For over 200 years, it’s been the beating heart of the city, bustling with traders, tourists and locals alike. But controversially, its very existence is...
12 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3JS, UK
It’s difficult to choose just one pub in Oxford, but the Lamb & Flag is rather special - it’s owned by one of Oxford’s richest colleges, St John’s, and even has its own graduate scholarship funded by the profits. Never has consuming a pint of beer...
56 Walton St, Oxford OX2 6AE, UK
Jericho has always been an interesting neighbourhood, inspiring poets (Betjeman), artists (the Pre-Raphaelites) and writers (Philip Pullman). Dating back to Saxon times, it offered refuge in the 17th century to those travelling from the north...
25 Walton Cres, Oxford OX1 2JG, UK
You can tell a good restaurant by just walking past. Fortunately, the large windows let you see just how popular this place is. Family run since 1988, claiming to be one of the first Lebanese restaurants outside of London, it's now part of the...
16-17 Turl St, Oxford OX1 3DH, UK
This is a place that makes you feel good. It’s not just a restaurant. It’s a ‘social enterprise.’ All proceeds go to The Hub (housed in the same building) which supports and encourages student engagement with social and environmental issues. When...
Walton St, Oxford OX2 6AH, UK
There's nothing like imbibing a well-crafted cocktail in the apse of a church for spiritual enlightenment. Freud is an established drinking den in the heart of Jericho, a neighbourhood well-endowed with fine eateries and pubs and cocktail bars....