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Oxford City CentreOxford

Trip time! Discover the university life, museums and churches in Oxford City Centre.

Discover the historic area of Oxford City Centre—a university vibe, museums and top sights from New Theatre Oxford to Bodleian Library.


Popular places to visit in Oxford City Centre

University of Oxford
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University of Oxford

4.5/5(220 reviews)

Take a campus tour or just explore the area around University of Oxford, a top university in Oxford. Experience the area's museums and theatre scene.

Oxford Castle
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Oxford Castle

4.5/5(57 reviews)

Embark on an entertaining journey through this medieval castle. Learn about its dark past and listen to tales of murder and crime.

Ashmolean Museum
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Ashmolean Museum

4.5/5(183 reviews)

The world’s oldest public museum is home to a fascinating collection of global curios and priceless works of art.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History
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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

4.5/5(103 reviews)

Gaze up at towering Oxfordshire dinosaur skeletons, see a colony of swifts in a tower and study the preserved model of the extinct dodo.

Bodleian Library
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Bodleian Library

4.5/5(39 reviews)

Sign up for a tour to get a closer look at the priceless gems in one of the oldest libraries in the world.

Christ Church College
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Christ Church College

4.5/5(112 reviews)

Enjoy the student vibe around Christ Church College, a top university in Oxford. While you're in the area, stroll along the riverfront.

Top things to do in Oxford City Centre

Inspector Morse, Lewis & Endeavour Walking Tour of Oxford
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Inspector Morse, Lewis & Endeavour Walking Tour of Oxford

£19
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Evening River Cruise with Dinner at The Folly Riverside Restaurant
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Evening River Cruise with Dinner at The Folly Riverside Restaurant

£55
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

£17
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Cruise on the River Thames with Afternoon Tea
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Cruise on the River Thames with Afternoon Tea

£39
Per adult
Spirit of Oxford River Cruise
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Spirit of Oxford River Cruise

£29
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Uncomfortable Oxford - Alternative Walking Tour
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Uncomfortable Oxford - Alternative Walking Tour

£16
Per adult

Top hotels in Oxford City Centre

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Malmaison Oxford
Malmaison Oxford
4 out of 5
3 Oxford Castle, Oxford, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £125 per night

Located in Oxford City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oxford Castle, Christ Church College, and New Theatre Oxford. Ashmolean Museum ...

4.2/5Excellent! (992 reviews)

"Very nice staff and comfy beds, unusual building which is nice. The TVs are due an upgrade as weren’t smart TVs so terrestrial tv only - and not enough plug sockets. Had a very nice stay though and their covid proofing measures seemed great."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2020

Malmaison Oxford
The Randolph Hotel
The Randolph Hotel
5 out of 5
Beaumont Street, Oxford, England
The price is £153 per night

Located in Oxford City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from Oxford Playhouse, Ashmolean Museum and New Theatre Oxford. University of Oxford and Bridge ...

4.1/5Very Good! (995 reviews)

"We had a lovely time at the Randolph!! Such kind and helpful staff!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

The Randolph Hotel
Vanbrugh House Hotel
Vanbrugh House Hotel
4 out of 5
20-24 St Michaels Street, Oxford, England
The price is £100 per night

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of New Theatre Oxford and Ashmolean Museum. University of Oxford and Oxford Castle are also ...

4.2/5Very Good! (385 reviews)

"a very nice room with good cleaning and social distancing in place."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2020

Vanbrugh House Hotel
Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel
Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel
4 out of 5
73 High Street, Oxford, England
The price is £89 per night

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Queen's College, Bodleian Library and Bridge of Sighs. Christ Church College and ...

3.9/5Very Good! (671 reviews)
Business/family stay.

"The hotel is practically in the city centre which is very convenient, it is nice, the lounge and restaurant are really cosy and pleasant, the staff are kind and effective, the room is fine and the bed very comfortable!"…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Oxford City Centre
Courtyard by Marriott Oxford City Centre
4 out of 5
15 Paradise Street, Oxford, England
The price is £110 per night

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oxford Castle, Said Business School and Christ Church College. Ashmolean Museum and Exeter ...

4.4/5Excellent! (114 reviews)

"The hotel was stylish, immaculately clean and well organised - especially so given the recent reopening after the Covid-19 lockdown. Staff couldn’t do enough for you. Very well located in Oxford centre and remarkably well priced given this convenience."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Oxford City Centre
The Head of the River
The Head of the River
4 out of 5
Folly Bridge, St. Aldates, Oxford, England
The price is £123 per night

Located in Oxford City Centre, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. New Theatre Oxford and Oxford Castle are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (382 reviews)

"Lovely hotel, very helpful staff and great location!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

The Head of the River


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Oxford, the quaint, cultural colossus

Oxford, the quaint, cultural colossus