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Local Area guide: Oxford 

Residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to culture; there's art, music, architecture, food & drink and of course the intellectual pursuits of the academics at what must be one of the world's most desired and well known universities.
 
Oxford becomes even more intellectual when the annual Literary Festival takes place between 2nd – 10th April each year. Over 350 writers descend on the beautiful Christ Church College for a lively week of talks, debates and discussions.
 
Further expand your mind with visits to museums including the Ashmolean museum of Art and Archaeology, the Pitt Rivers Museum and the University Museum of Natural History, all three of which are currently in Trip Advisor's top 5 things to do in Oxford.
 
For those of you who love the outdoors and are keen Botanists, you can take an illuminating stroll through the UK’s oldest botanic Garden that will highlight beautiful trees, historic architecture and enchanting vistas. Canals & walking tours also allow you to get the most of this historic area with its beautiful architecture and surroundings.
 
Located close to our office is the quaint and very much loved North Parade Avenue which holds the fabulous and well received North Parade Market which has quickly become one of the most highly regarded markets in the area. With organic and artisan producers from the local area who bring life and colour to this wonderful central north Oxford street. 
 
Structurally and physically Oxford is a beautiful city crammed with fine, old buildings and interesting urban villages. It offers plenty of performing arts events and has been the haunting grounds for Inspector Morse and Lewis drama scenes to date.
 
The quintessential riverside pubs and punting make it easy to chill out in this dreamy town located within easy commuting distance of London: the city now boasts two major train stations. It is also well served by several coach companies running frequent services to London, all the major airports and cities.
 
More rustic delights can be found close by in the Cotswolds - scenic walks, Sudeley Castle & Gardens, the WWT Slimbridge Wetlands Centre and even a scale model of the village itself, made from the local stone.
 
The city also has a bewildering number of eateries both affordable and upmarket, there are a number of art-house cinemas to go with the usual multiplexes and of course excellent all round sports facilities including Oxford University’s Running Track where Sir Roger Bannister famously ran and broke the four minute mile record.