Oxford City Guide 🇬🇧
Oxford is perhaps the most famous university city in the world. Its beautiful skyline, pierced with ornate spires, signals a bustling city below, with students dashing to class along winding back streets and ancient honey-hued university buildings around every corner.
Oxford is full of charming hidden gems to discover, from cute cafes to amazing greenery and nature in the city. Plus, it’s a brilliant city to explore from a Voi, as the city has miles of bike lanes – all the locals cycle in Oxford!
University of Oxford Museum of Natural History
Set in an impressive neo-Gothic building, the museum offers a variety of exhibitions, including the only surviving real Dodo remains in the world! In the same building, quirky sister the Pitt Rivers Museum houses an eclectic collection of anthropological and archaeological artefacts. While away an hour or two of your morning discovering the strange and extraordinary finds of the museums!View Now
You are now in the heart of historic Oxford University, where ornate buildings in distinctive golden stone can be found around every corner. If you have a few minutes, safely park your Voi scooter and take a wander on foot through the courtyard of the Bodleian Library to take a look at the iconic Radcliffe Camera.View Now
Blackwell’s Bookshop on Broad Street is a favourite with locals and students. Their collection of books is huge, and you could while away an entire afternoon browsing the miles of shelves in the shop.View Now
Oxford Covered Market
Home to a collection of independent shops, the Covered Market dates back to the 18th Century and is a hub of wonderfully tucked-away retailers selling everything from cakes and coffee to handcrafted jewellery and soaps. Eating here is an experience you won’t find anywhere else in the city; watch the skilled bakers of The Cake Shop create masterpieces before popping in to buy a cupcake.View Now
If you fancy a little detour, leave the road at Donnington Bridge and safely park your scooter. Take a stroll south along the Thames, to a secret local beauty spot – Iffley Lock. The lock looks like a scene from a countryside postcard; the tranquil waters of the river, dotted with ducks, are disturbed only by slowly passing houseboats, and crossing the lock is an ancient stone bridge. Take a moment to enjoy the peaceful scene, before walking back up to Donnington Bridge.View Now
Christ Church College
Imposing Christ Church College is famous for its grandeur, which provided inspiration for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter film series. Stop for a look at Christ Church College, before grabbing a delicious bagel at local favourite G&D and enjoying your lunch in Christ Church Meadow.View Now
The Cherwell Boathouse is an iconic Oxford restaurant on the banks of the River Cherwell. The award-winning restaurant serves seasonal English food and is a firm favourite with locals. Plus, the Cherwell Boathouse is a punt station, so you can take a boat out on the river after your lunch!View Now
Make your way around the south of South Park on your scooter and take a relaxed stroll through the park, and enjoy stunning views of Oxford’s famous skyline! Scoot down St. Clement’s Street to Magdalen Bridge, where you can admire the views of ancient Magdalen College and the meadows of the River Cherwell. If you time it right, you might be able to watch happy punters making their way down the river!View Now
Situated in the walls of ancient Oxford Castle, the boutique Malmaison hotel is on the site where Oxford’s prison used to be. A unique place to spend the night, you can stay in a converted prison cell.View Now