A wondrous historic “city of dreaming spires", just 65 miles from London...
- Oxford is a wondrous historic “city of dreaming spires", situated just 65 miles from London. As home to the world-leading University of Oxford, it is one of England’s two world-famous cities of esteemed academia.
- You can almost feel the history in Oxford University. It dates from the 12th century and offers some truly inspiring historic spaces to meet, in venues with cutting-edge facilities. Locations such as Balliol College, founded in 1263 - one of the university’s oldest schools - offers 11 meeting rooms and dining space for up to 200 persons. The world-famous Trinity College, has four meeting rooms and offers dining space for 150 in its 17th-century Dining Hall.
- Oxford University’s Bodleian Library, is familiar to fans of Harry Potter as Hogwarts Library and a series of guided tours of the library are available.
- The largest venue in Oxford is The King's Centre, which has 2,787sqm of space and six meeting rooms (including the Thames Hall which can seat 1,000 persons) and the Cotswold Hall for exhibitions. The King’s Centre is a short but beautiful 10-minute canal side walk from Oxford rail station.
- Oxford is just 45 miles from London Heathrow Airport and easily reached by rail, with a quick change at London Paddington railway station.
Hotel venues in Oxford include the stunning Macdonald Randolph Hotel, with 151 bedrooms and six function rooms, including a ballroom for 400 people. The stylish Malmaison Oxford hotel has 91 bedrooms and six meeting rooms, accommodating up to 100. The historic and beautiful Old Bank Hotel is a 5 star hotel with 42 luxury bedrooms on the city's High Street.
Oxford has a wide choice of superb places to eat and drink, from Michelin star restaurants to cosy rural pubs. The most delightful riverside dining can be enjoyed at the Cherwell Boathouse. This refined restaurant is situated on the banks of the River Cherwell and is popular for both its food and choice of excellent wines.
Michelin star dining experiences are available at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, which has its own kitchen garden, producing over 90 types of vegetables and 100 varieties of herbs. The restaurant’s wine cellar has over 1,000 different wines.
Shopping lovers come from afar to nearby Bicester Village, which offers more than 130 stylish boutiques of leading British and international brands, providing savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price. The village has a range of restaurants, including private dining opportunities and a VIP Lounge, as well spaces for group meetings, hospitality and events.
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