Oxford city life
There is something for everyone when it comes to free time, entertainment and leisure activities in Oxford. This is the place where a great deal of movies were shot, including Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland or Saving Private Ryan. Moreover, Oxford is located at the heart of the country and less than 90 minutes away from London, Birmingham or the Thames Valley.
You should take the opportunity to take a cycling or a sightseeing bus tour across Oxford, which will teach you a great deal about the city’s history and the beautiful architecture.
Oxford is riddled with many different museums of natural history, science, books and world history, as well as with beautiful gardens and memorable buildings. Famous places to visit in Oxford include: Blenheim Palace, Broughton Castle, Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, the Soliders of Oxfordshire Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum, the Covered Market, Waddesdon Manor, Christ Church Meadow, University of Oxford or Magdalen College.
Don’t miss concerts with free entry for students and many open airs cultural events for free, in the summer. George Street is one of Oxford's vivid nightlife area, with a mix of restaurants, pubs, clubs, late night bars, cinemas and theatres.
International atmosphere in Oxford
Oxford has a young and ethnically diverse population, due to its high number of international and exchange students. Statistics show that over 28% of Oxford's residents had been born outside the UK. The large number of students coming from abroad, as well as the annul influx of tourist visiting Oxford, add up to the cosmopolitan character of the city. You will get the chance to talk to people coming from different cultures than your own and broaden your cultural horizons while also building a global future professional network.
In common with most of southern England, the weather in Oxford is generally cloudy and wet. Summers are usually mild to warm, reaching average temperatures of 16 °C (61°F). July is the hottest month (average temperature of 20°C (60°F), while October is the wettest. Winters in Oxford are mild, the coldest month being January with an average temperature of around 3.5°C (38°F).