You may belong to any part of the world with immense ethnic diversity but, it is one of your prized privileges to be at Oxford city once in a lifetime.
Oxford City is about 60 miles away from London. The city is one of the fast growing cosmopolitan cities with an area of 45.59 square kilometres and a broad economic base.
Oxford City is the home to one of the most famous university on this planet, The Oxford University.This elegant city in south-east England is one of the most graceful attractions all over the world. With its diversified culture, there is no doubt that you will be allured into this place.
The City is a huge community of English speakers and lovers. The population is over 150,000 and the city is county town of Oxfordshire.
The history of the Oxford city
The history of the city dates back to AD 900 when it was popularly known Oxenaforda.
The major tourist attractions include Pitt Rivers Museum, Bodleian Library, The Sheldonian Theatre, Radcliffe Camera, Carfax, Museum of the History Of Science, and most importantly The Oxford University. The university offers with its library, museum, botanical garden, castle, and church. These attractions fleece immense attraction for innumerable people of the world.
The Oxford University has been among the top few of its kind. The exact establishment date of the University is yet to be known. Claims say that it existed in some form as early as 1096, making it the oldest English Institution. However, there is no definite data regarding the time at which it became a university.
Oxford comprises of 38 constituent colleges. Each college is independent in its function and holds an independent membership.
Moreover, the university is the educational home to 58 Nobel laureates, 26 British Prime Ministers, and 30 other international leaders. Oxford University has also groomed a long list of many famous writers, musicians, composers, actors and poets including Oscar Wilde and T.S. Eliot.
How to get to there?
The Bus company called “The Airline” and they are running 24 hours a day and seven days a week services. At the Heathrow Airport, every 20 minutes the Airline company buses leaving the airport. The Journey takes 80 to 100 minutes and you can catch the bus from terminal 1, 2, 3 and 5. The return ticket cost you around £19.
From Gatwick Airport the same company runs the services every hour and approximately costs £27 and the journey takes around two hours.
Also from Stansted Airport, the coach buses to Oxford City are available every two hours. The service runs by National Express.
From London from Victoria Coach Station, there are two companies (The Oxford Tube – X90) running the service every approximately every 15 minutes. The cost is £17 and the journey to Oxford City takes about 100 minutes. If you are close to Marble Arch, Notting Hill Gate or Shepherd’s Bush areas, you don’t need to travel to the Victoria Coach Station to catch the buses. The buses have stopped at the mentioned areas.
From Paddington Station, the trains are leaving the station every 30 minutes towards Oxford City. The single way ticket cost is £20 and the journey time about an hour. However sometimes if you book in advance you might buy the return ticket for just £10.