Soak up the culture in Oxford, home to one of the leading universities in the world
Head of the River
Set in one of the best spots along the River Thames, The Head of the River has twelve stylish and comfortable bedrooms with all the modern luxuries you could need. The ideal place to retreat to after a day exploring this fascinating city.
The Head of the River features a popular pub restaurant on the ground floor which spills out onto the waterside. Predominantly featuring classic British cuisine with a twist by head chef Justin and his team, we’ve not doubt you’ll want to bite into their famous venison burger with Oxford Blue cheese.
Well worth a visit for one of the daily guided tours of the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera. Whilst admiring the architecture and taking in the history of the place, you might like to visit the current exhibition, Remembering Radcliffe: 300 years of science and philanthropy, which is running until March 2015. It is a new exhibition, which explores the life and legacy of John Radcliffe, the doctor and philanthropist who gave Oxford some of its most iconic buildings.
Pitt Rivers Museum
Holding some of the world’s finest collections of anthropological and archaeology from throughout human history. Take in a tour, talk or workshop or explore some of the museum’s wide range of fascinating exhibitions on your visit. Some of the permanent displays include a magnificent Tahitian mourner’s costume, collected during Captain Cook’s Second Voyage in 1773-74.
01865 270927, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PP, www.prm.ox.ac.uk
University of Oxford Botanic Garden
Enjoy a stroll around Britain’s oldest botanic garden, which will soon be celebrating its 40t0th year. It is the most compact yet diverse collection of plants in the world and is based right in the heart of Oxford city. Admire the gardens, and the glasshouses which create a range of different climates allowing plant to be cultivated from around the world.
01865 286690, Rose Lane, Oxford OX1 4AZ, www.botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk
Modern Art Oxford
Modern Art Oxford was founded back in 1966 and is now one of the UK’s most influential contemporary art spaces with international reputation for innovative projects. You can enjoy a range of film, music, performance art, talks, exhibitions and workshops as well as the guided tour.
01865 722733, 30 Pembroke St, Oxford, OX1 1BPwww.modernartoxford.org.uk