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Oxford is a beautiful city, steeped with heritage, enchanting architecture and wonderful landscapes. It’s the perfect location for your next UK city break. With so much to see and do in a weekend, it can be hard knowing where to start! So, our boutique hotel has pulled together a blog on how to spend a day in Oxford.

Enjoy one of our breakfast hampers

Start your day in Oxford in the right way – with one of our luxury breakfast hampers! Our delicious hampers are delivered straight to your room so you can enjoy breakfast in bed. They contain a selection of continental items such as croissants, juice and a selection of meats and cheeses. It’ll be sure to fuel your day of Oxford adventures.

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Go punting along the canal

It wouldn’t be a trip to Oxford without a trip along the infamous canals in a punting boat. Not only will you be able to enjoy a blissful morning on the water, but you’ll also be able to discover Oxford from a whole new perspective. Magdalen Bridge Boathouse is a 10-minute walk from our hotel and offers hire and regular trips. 

Plan your visit: Magdalen Bridge Boathouse

Visit the Oxford Covered Market

The Oxford Covered Market is a historical, indoor market that’s brimming with independent shops, eateries and culture.  Get lost amongst the small stores selling a range of artisan produce, before grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many cafes for some lunch.

Discover more about The Oxford Covered Market: Oxford Covered Market

Take a Walking Tour

One of the best ways to explore Oxford is on foot! Drift along the quaint, cobbled roads and learn about some of the historical buildings and landmarks. Oxford Walking Tours offers regular, daily, guided tours of the city, covering Trinity College, The Bridge of Sighs and many more areas of interest.

Book your tour: Oxford Walking Tours

Watch a show at the Sheldonian Theatre 

The Sheldonian Theatre is an architectural jewel right in the heart of Oxford. Here, you can enjoy a variety of concerts, talks, plays and more, making it the perfect activity for an Oxford night out. If there are no shows that you fancy, you can book a tour of the theatre for £8.00.

Plan your visit: Sheldonian Theatre

Relax at our Boutique Oxford Hotel 

After a day of fun discovering Oxford, you can rest your tired feet back at our luxury, Oxford Hotel. Whether you choose to take a long soak in the bath or go straight to bed for an early night, you’re bound to wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. 

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