Oxford // by Abbey Louisa Rose

City of Oxford - Travel in the UK seriesBlogger Introduction

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.

Travel in the UK - Stephs World - Leeds - Travel in the UK - Stephs World - Oxford - Abbey Louisa RoseWhy 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!

Oxford - A Quaint Street

5 things to see and do in Oxford

The Ashmolean Musum

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.

Oxford Ice Rink

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.

The Radcliffe Camera

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!

Oxford Bridge of Sighs

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!

Christ Church College

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

Sightseeing

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.

Abbey’s Links

Twitter // Instagram // Blog

 

See more Travel in the UK blogs

Click below

  • Food & Baker

    We adore Oxford, we’ve been twice and followed many of Abbey’s recommendations as well as getting to meet her ourselves on our second visit! We’d definitely recommend it!

    Jessica & James | http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk / http://www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk

  • I haven’t been ice skating since I was a child, now I want to go! Blenheim Palace is amazingly beautiful.

  • Emma Ramsell

    Oh Oxford is absolutely stunning. To be honest I never knew there was so much to do either ! xxx

  • Oh Oxford really does look like the most gorgeous place! I really need to visit some time!

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

  • Gwennan Rees

    I looooove Oxford I’ve only been once but it was so beautiful! I couldn’t get over the amount of bikes though hahaha! I love the Ashmolean and also Pitt Rivers is ace

  • Ooh I’d love to go to the ice rink in Oxford and I’d also love to see the Bridge of Sighs as I’ve seen the original one in Venice so I think that would be pretty cool! xx

  • Sarah Pears

    I’ve never actually visited Oxford. I’ve always wanted to go so thank you Abbey for this post! My first stop will be the Ice cream shop!! 😀

    Sarah | http://www.justbuttonsblog.co.uk