9.13.2015

Day Trip to Oxford

It's hard to believe it has already been two months since my vacation in London! Since it was my third trip across the pond I decided it was time to take a day trip outside of the city. After researching several locations, my friend Joanna and I decided to explore Oxford for the day.

We hopped on a train early Sunday morning to Oxford, which is a little over an hour from Central London. There were no seats left on the train by the time we boarded, but luckily a lot of passengers got off at the first stop and we were able to sit the rest of the ride. As soon as we arrived we stopped at the information desk at the train station and picked up Quick Guide Oxford, which included a map of the area and a walking tour that we relied on during our visit.

Our walking tour began on Broad Street, where we admired Blackwell's Bookshop and Trinity College. We stopped for a quick lunch at The King's Arms, the oldest pub in Oxford dating back to 1607. We also saw Radcliffe Camera, All Souls College, Sheldonian Theatre, and Bodleian Library. Unfortunately, we were unable to tour the inside of the library due to the limited hours on Sundays.
After touring the historic sights along Broad Street, we walked past the Covered Market to Christ Church. The meadow outside the church was picturesque and perfectly manicured, and ended up being one of my favorite sights of the day. The Great Hall inside Christ Church was also amazing.
We concluded our day with a quick visit inside The Divinity School. We stocked up on some healthy snacks in the train station and were back in London by dinnertime. 
If you are in London I highly recommend a day trip to Oxford! The beautiful architecture, cobblestone streets, and abundance of history make it a wonderful place to explore.

1 comment :

  1. This is so beautiful!!!!! I need to travel more. Seriously. I would looooove seeing this stuff in person.

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