Oxford, Uk – The city of English Architecture

8th Feb 2011

The city is known worldwide as the home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Buildings in Oxford demonstrate notable examples of every English architectural period since the late Saxon period. Oxford is known as the “city of dreaming spires”, a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold.

It’s better if you start early as you’ll get a whole day to visit the city and save money on unnecessary hotel nights. Oxford is just 2 hrs drive and approx 60 miles away from London.

I started off early from London and took bus at 8.30 am from Victoria station and reached 10.30 am at Oxford bus station by booking bus from nationalexpress

I had booked my one night stay at Days Inn. I got the room with breakfast at a very discounted rate from Expedia. As it is a bit far from city we can get this at a very comfortable rate. Don’t worry they have a local city bus from Oxford bus station directly to this hotel. You can enquire at visitors information desk.

After reaching Oxford, I had light snacks and started visiting all tourist places and covered them by sunset and returned to hotel room by taking bus and spent some leisure time.

Some of the attraction which are covered are as follows.

University Museum of Natural History

Creation Theatre Company

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Christ Church

Radcliffe Camera

Bridge of Sighs

Oxford Covered Market

Trinity College

After breakfast, I checked out from hotel and came back to city by taking bus and visited remaining 3 places

Pitt Rivers Museum

University of Oxford

Oxford University Parks

By 1 after Lunch, I took a bus to Blenheim Palace

It is just about 10 miles from oxford city and should not be missed. It’s just amazing.

Blenheim palace

Blenheim Palace is a monumental country house situated in Woodstock. It is the principal residence of the dukes of Marlborough, and the only non-royal non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace. The palace, one of England’s largest houses, was built between 1705 and circa 1722. Blenheim Palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

Finally returned London by taking bus from Oxford bus station at 7.30 pm and reached Victoria bus station at 9.30 pm

This is how I planned to cover this most amazing city and Blenheim Palace. This might also be useful if you are planning to give a visit.

Many people fly in to London every year for tourism, This Oxford city which is just 2 hours drive from London must be included into your itinerary to get the view to real English architecture.