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One of the best things to do in Oxford in one day and that you can not miss, is to eat a good fish and chips, accompanied by a large pint of beer in one of the city's historic pubs.
Among the most famous taverns is: • Turf Tavern : the most famous pub in the city where they have drunk and spent pleasant personalities such as Stephen Hawking, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor or Margaret Thatcher. This old place of 1381, is hidden in a beautiful alley and has several terraces to eat or drink. • The Bear Inn : This small pub from 1242 is perfect to taste the typical English food and feel the local atmosphere in which students and teachers mix. • Eagle and Child : classic pub where great writers of fantastic literature met as CSLewis author of The Chronicles of Narnia and JRR Tolkien author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. They have a great variety of craft beers and a good university atmosphere. • The Checkers : 15th-century tavern with a large terrace and a period interior, perfect to taste the traditional Sunday Roast and English beers: lagers and ales. • King's Arm : another historic pub to visit in Oxford with several rooms and full of students. The legends say that the highest IQ of any bar in the world is concentrated in this pub.
Historical pubs 7. Oxford streets The historic center of Oxford has many charming streets to walk around and look for some souvenirs in its many shops. Among the most important shopping streets that concentrate a large number of historical colleges and pubs are the pedestrian Conmarket and High Street although our favorite street in the city is Holywell Street, which recalls its old houses with colorful facades to the Notting neighborhood Hill in London and has become for us, another of the places to visit in Oxford essential .
Holywell street 8. Bridge of sighs Near the Bodleian Library is the Bridge of Sighs of the eighteenth century, linking the old and new part of Hertdord College. This bridge, the namesake of the one in Venice, has become one of the most photographed places to visit in Oxford , so we recommend that you spend at least a few minutes to contemplate it and understand the reason why one of the legends about the Origin of the name of the bridge, says that in this place the boys and girls students were cited at night, and sighs were heard.
Bridge of Sighs Recommended travel cards Remember that in order not to pay commissions and always have the current change we recommend you use the N26 card to pay and the Bnext and Revolut cards to get money at the ATMs. They are the ones we use, they are free and they will save you a lot . You can find more information in this article about the best cards to travel without commissions . 9. Other Colleges The city has 38 colleges that all together form the prestigious Oxford University, its main tourist and student attraction. Each college operates autonomously with its own rules of operation and its different student acceptance requirements, to pursue its magnificent and difficult university degrees. Keep in mind that fame is not accidental since the University of Oxford, considered one of the best in the world, has formed 29 Nobel Prizes, heads of state from around the world and their students have won 160 Olympic medals. Among the best colleges to see in Oxford are: • New College : one of the most beautiful in the city, which impresses with its architecture and the complex that forms its gardens, cloisters, chapels and the oldest dining room in the country. • Magdalen : one of the richest and largest colleges in Oxford in which stands out its high tower and a park with deer. • All Souls : the most exclusive where students have to pass "the most difficult exam in the world" to enter. • Balliol College : one of the oldest universities in Oxford, dating from 1263 and has a magnificent chapel and large landscaped gardens. • Merton College : another of the most famous in the city where he taught JRR Tolkien. If you are a follower of the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings you can book this tour through the origins of Middle-earth .
Oxford Colleges 10. Ashmolean Museum The free Ashmolean Museum of 1683 is one of the oldest museums in the country and our latest recommendation of places to visit in Oxford in one day . This museum of art and archeology at the University of Oxford has several important collections such as that of the Egyptian mummies, Sudan and that of contemporary art. Visiting hours: every day from 10am to 5pm.
Ashmolean Museum How to get to Oxford from London Although Oxford has an airport nearby, the vast majority of tourists visit the city from London in one day. To get to Oxford you can book one of the trains that leave every 10 minutes from London Paddington station and take about an hour to arrive. Another option is to take an Oxford Tube or X90 bus that leaves every 10 minutes from Victoria Coach Station. If you want to make the excursion more comfortable and with the explanations of a guide in Spanish you can book this excursion by train or by bus that includes Stratford , both considered two of the best excursions in London . For more information about the transfer you can check this post on how to go to Oxford from London in one day . Map of the best places to see in Oxford Do you want to organize this trip to Oxford? Get it here: The best offers of Flights to London here The best hotels at the best prices in Oxford here Book the best tours and excursions in Oxford in Spanish here Rent your car in United Kingdom at the best price here Book your travel insurance with a 5% discount here If you feel like helping us complete the list of the 10 places to visit in Oxford , add yours in the comments.
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