Don’t forget to wander down the many alleys and side roads. The covered market is great for browsing and shopping for bargains. On the first and third Thursday of each month there’s a farmers’ market at Gloucester Green, where you can buy local fresh produce. In Broad Street you’ll find world-famous Blackwell’s bookshop.
If you want to discover more about this ancient university city, explore Oxford on foot or by open top bus with City Sightseeing Oxford . There are lots of guided tours available – visit the Tourist Information Centre in St Aldates for more details. You can:
- wander around the many colleges
- see the famous Radcliffe Camera
- visit the Sheldonian Theatre designed by Christopher Wren
- climb to the top of St Mary the Virgin’s tower for a view of the city
- relax in the Botanic Gardens
- find drawings by Raphael and Michaelangelo at the Asmolean Museum
- take a guided tour of Oxford Castle
You’ll also find plenty of cafés, brasseries, teashops and restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets.