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University of Oxford
voco Oxford Thames

Local Area Guide

Whether you wish to shop till you drop, watch the world go by in rustic coffee shops or learn something new, our city has something for everyone. voco Oxford Thames acts as the perfect base, with everything available on hand.

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The best way to soak up Oxford's charm is by punting along its waterways or hopping aboard a City Sightseeing Oxford bus tour. With 24 or 48 hours of unlimited hop-on-hop-off access, you can discover iconic landmarks like Oxford Castle and Queen's College from the vantage point of an open-top, double-decker bus, all while enjoying panoramic views of the city.

Places to explore

Bodleian Library

Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG
4 MI/ 6.44 KM away

The Bodleian Library, a cornerstone of the University of Oxford's research facilities, stands as one of Europe's most ancient libraries. Housing an extensive collection of over 12 million items, it holds the distinction of being the second largest library in Britain.

Bicester Village

50 Pingle Drive, Bicester, OX26 6WD
17.5 MI/ 28.16 KM away

Bicester Village is a premier shopping destination. With over 160 boutiques featuring top British and international fashion and lifestyle brands, it offers year round savings on the recommended retail price.

Ashmolean Museum

Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PH
4 MI/ 6.44 KM away

Explore the Ashmolean Museum, a remarkable repository of 17th-century history. Encounter Oliver Cromwell’s death mask, marvel at Michelangelo’s sketches for the Sistine Chapel, and discover the lantern that guided Guy Fawkes's infamous path.

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Park, Woodstock, OX20 1PS
13.8 MI/ 22.21 KM away

Blenheim Palace offers a range of new experiences and attractions each season, including special exhibitions, contemporary art displays, and seasonal talks and tours, ensuring there's always something new to discover. It's notably the primary residence of the Dukes of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW
4.2 MI/ 6.76 KM away

Situated on Parks Road in Oxford, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, also referred to as the Oxford University Museum, showcases a vast array of natural history specimens affiliated with the University of Oxford.

Westgate Oxford

Queen Street, Oxford, OX1 1PE
4 MI/ 6.44 KM away

Discover Westgate Oxford, a premier shopping destination featuring renowned global brands, a wide array of dining choices, leisure amenities, and chic rooftop bars for a sophisticated dining experience.

Silverstone Circuit

Silverstone Circui, Towcester, NN12 8TL
35 MI/ 56.33 KM away

Silverstone Circuit stands as England's premier motor racing venue. Since first hosting the British Grand Prix in 1948, it remains the revered home of this prestigious event. A must see for any racing enthusiasts.

New Theatre Oxford

24-26 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AG
5 MI/ 8.05 KM away

The primary theater in Oxford, New Theatre Oxford, occupies a central spot on George Street. Hosting an array of performances, from musical theater to stand-up comedy and concerts, it offers a diverse entertainment experience.

Oxford Walking Tours

Explore Oxford’s most famous buildings and landmarks with a guided tour. The expert tour guides will walk you through some of the most famous spots in Oxford, including filming locations for Harry Potter and Inspector Morse.