What do you guys usually do on your weekends? I went to Oxford for my last weekend in Michaelmas term.

Friends around me have been saying how convenient it is to travel within the UK by train, but that concept hasn’t sunk in until I went on the journey and realised it only took me a little more than an hour to get to Oxford Railway Station. (Again, my accounting mindset urges me to recommend using 16-25 railcard – £11.45 for a return ticket!)

Here are the couple of places that I would highly recommend getting the most of your trip to Oxford.


Christ Church Cathedral

One of the most famous movie settings in Harry Potter. As a keen fan of Harry Potter novels and movies, everything there rings a bell! Do walk around the lawn, corridors and staircase for that magical vibe ?

Remember to check out the shop before you leave. There are many cute souvenirs that have the potential to become Christmas gifts. Among all my purchases, I like the time-turner the most.


Bridge of Sighs

No, not the Venice one. This one was built for students. Here’s to our Firsts!


Blenheim Palace

The palace is notable as the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill, but the garden and park are also magnificent! Numerous movies and BBC series’ have chosen Blenheim Palace as the place for shooting because of its fine views. If you’re lucky enough to get fine weather, the walk in the sunshine is really refreshing.


Bicester Village

Needless to say, this is the best place for shopping. Hop on a bus at the city centre and you will be there in around 20 minutes.




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