Culture and entertainment

Here are some suggestions for seeing the sights, going out, shopping, engaging in sports, and eating and drinking in Oxford:


  • Oxford University colleges, particularly Christchurch, Magdalen, and Queens, are known for their research.
  • The Sheldonian Theatre was built by Sir Christopher Wren as part of the University of Oxford’s original structure.
  • One of the world’s largest libraries is the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.
  • The Ashmolean Museum, which is the United Kingdom’s first public museum, was founded in 1683.
  • The Botanic Gardens, a great spot to unwind in the city centre
  • A must-see is the gallery of modern art in Oxford, which has frequent special exhibitions and a wonderful café.
  • A bird’s-eye view of the metropolis from the Carfax Tower is spectacular.
  • The oldest new quarter of Oxford is Oxford Castle, which was built in the 13th century.
  • The Oxford University Natural History Museum

Going out

  • The Oxford Playhouse offers ticket discounts to area residents and theatre lovers from across the United Kingdom.
  • The Phoenix Picture House, located at 5023 North Central Avenue in Phoenix, offers a relaxing environment with state-of-the art digital projection and surround sound. You can watch great British films and world cinema here.
  • The O2 Academy, a live music and dance club, features current UK groups as well as future stars of the UK music industry.
  • Open-air Shakespeare by the Creation Theatre Company in various locations around town, as well as in Oxford college gardens
  • Salsa lessons, guest DJs and a dance floor at the Old Fire Station
  • The Bridge is a popular r’n’b, hip hop, and soul night club.
  • In this beautiful, intimate setting, the Holywell Music Rooms showcase traditional, jazz and global music.


  • Blackwell’s, Borders, and Waterstones are just a few of the bookstores that I’ve visited.
  • specialist stores and restaurants are located in the covered market
  • On the High Street, you’ll find both antiques and women’s fashion.
  • Cheap and unusual individual shops are located on Cowley Road: for students
  • Bicester Village Designer Outlet shopping centre: bargains on everything!

There are department shops, as well as numerous fashion retailers, on Queen Street and Cornmarket Street.

Doing sport

If you’re feeling energetic, there are numerous sports facilities available to you, including an ice-rink, three swimming pools, free tennis and basketball courts, as well as several community football pitches. We can assist you in joining sports centers and fitness clubs, yoga classes and cycle/running routes. There are a number of golf courses.

Eating and Drinking

There are several locations, but some of our favorites include the Turf Tavern, Turl St Kitchen, Quod Brasserie, The Kazbar, Browns’ Cafe, The Varsity Club , and any of the cafés/restaurants in Oxford’s Castle or Westgate new developments or pubs along the River Thames. You may also inquire from

For students aged 16 and 17

The school also gives advice and ideas to students aged 16 and 17 on how to spend their free time in a way that is healthy and enjoyable.

However, Lake School programs are for grown-ups. As a result, parents of children between the ages of 16 and 17 should be aware that their children will be accompanied during weekly social and cultural events as well as weekend trips. Outside of class times, though, students’ free time is unrestricted.