Hi! My name is Abbey and I’m a 22-year-old blogger and archaeology student! I blog over at www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk about an eclectic mix of topics – I cover everything from fashion, creative projects, and days out to books and blogging advice. I’ve been blogging for over a year now and I’ve loved every moment, I’ve made some fantastic friends and had some wonderful experiences.
Why I chose to write about Oxford…
I originally hail from the East of England but I’ve been living in Oxford for the past four years as a student, so I know the city fairly well. Oxford is a wonderful place located so conveniently close to London, I would definitely encourage anyone visiting the capital to pop down to Oxford as well. The city is so picturesque and everything of note can be explored on foot. You can explore the iconic university buildings and explore the settings for the Harry Potter films for yourself!
5 things to see and do in Oxford
I’m totally biased as I’ve worked here as a tour guide, but the Museum really is fantastic! It has vibrant collections of art and archaeology from diverse geographical areas and historical eras – you’re sure to find something to interest you! There are different exhibitions on at the Ashmo all the time – I recently reviewed one.
The Oxford Ice Rink is loads of fun, especially as they sometimes run disco ice skating, so you can skate (or just fall flat on your bum, in my case!) to the music! Student entry prices are super reasonable as well.
A visit to Oxford wouldn’t be complete without having your photo taken outside the Radcliffe Camera! This building is actually Oxford University’s History Faculty Library so access is restricted to students only, but it’s still beautiful from the outside!
Inspired by the famous original in Venice, the Bridge of Sighs in Oxford is part of Hertford College – it’s another iconic spot to snap a few photos!
Are you a Harry Potter fan? If so, Christ Church College is a must-visit! See how many locations around the college you recognise from the wizarding films – I guarantee that there’s quite a few!
Abbey’s Recommendation for Food & Drink in Oxford
If you have the budget for a fancy dinner and want to sample French dining of the highest quality, Pierre Victoire on Little Clarendon Street is the place to be. The food is exquisite and the setting is so quaint!
If sandwiches and incredibly good nachos are more your cup of tea, head to Georgina’s Café in the Covered Market – it’s the quirkiest, most bohemian café in Oxford and you always get service with a smile! The hot chocolate with cream and cinnamon comes highly recommended from me!
No visit to Oxford would be complete without a trip to G&D’s (George and Danver’s Ice Cream parlour)! They have the most creative flavours going, Daim Bar Crunch is absolutely divine!
Another lovely restaurant, tucked away just outside the city centre in Cowley, is Moya, specialising in delicious Slovakian food – I’ve been there a couple of times now and loved it!
For the best cocktails in Oxford, head to the Duke of Cambridge, just down the road from Pierre Victoire on Little Clarendon Street!
A map of things to do in Oxford…
Other Recommendations from Abbey
Things to See and Do
Food & Drink
For more info on Oxford and beautiful photos…
If you’re looking for even more recommendations and beautiful Oxford photos, check out my post about a day out in Oxford.
Thank you to Abbey for taking part in the Travel in the UK Guest Blogger Series. You can catch up with the rest of the series on Steph’s World.