Things To Do in Oxford

The city of Oxford is situated on the Thames, fifty miles from London and is famed for its magnificent university seat, buildings, museums, galleries and home to many literary giants. An iconic world renowned city, Oxford has chic shops and bars and a varied and vibrant restaurant scene.

Many of the best places to visit in Oxford are nearby, such as the Natural History, Pitt Rivers and Ashmolean museums. Punt and picnic on the Cherwell, wander into Jericho and Little Clarendon Street where you will find cafes and bars with lots of character, or simply take a stroll in the meadows and riverside walks that surround our charming country house hotel in the heart of the city. Read on to take advantage of our complimentary tailor-made walking tours of the city and university colleges with our resident tour guides Isabella Underhill or David Bloch.

If you are considering a trip to Oxford, a little forward planning can be useful. Oxford and its surroundings have many attractions and our tailor-made, complimentary Oxford walking tour is a personal selection for those unfamiliar with the city.

It is always advisable to book your tour at reception when making your reservation. Tours depart daily from the Old Bank Hotel reception at 2pm.


You might like to take advantage of our recently purchased fleet of bicycles that are provided for guests at each hotel.

For events in Oxford it is always worth consulting The Oxford Times’ Weekend section, the Oxford University website and the city’s own Daily Information or Visit Oxford.