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Welcome to Living in Oxford Welcome to the July edition of Living In Oxford Magazine! Summer is really starting to kick off now, and what better way to spend the day than outside at a festival or concert. On page 5 in this issue, we feature the amazing Battle Proms at Blenheim Palace which takes place on Saturday 22nd July and looks to be just as brilliant if not moreso than previous years. If you have never experienced Battle Proms before, you are missing out on a day of picnicking, stunning orchestral music, live cannon fire, historic aeroplane flyovers, and great fireworks all in the beautiful gardens of Blenheim Palace. Be sure to get your tickets ASAP as they sell out fast! We also feature a recap of the Common People festival on page 10 which took place on 27th & 28th May and featured popular artists such as Sean Paul, Groove Armada and a great DJ set by Pete Tong. If you attended the festival, we hope you had a wonderful time! If the hot weather is starting to get to you, why not cool off and relax in the Spirit Health Club, part of Holiday Inn Oxford, where you can receive lovely spa treatments, swim in the pool or use their state of the art gym. Read more on page 40. Or how about relaxing in a different way by taking a look at the stunning antique maps and prints housed at Sanders of Oxford on the High Street – More information on page 24. And as always, you can find up to date event listings and musical concerts listed within these pages. Happy reading! Lorna Dodson, Assistant Editor, Living In Oxford Magazine

Contents Oxfordshire Events


Oxfordshire Art & Antiques


Oxfordshire Education


Oxfordshire Accommodation


Oxfordshire Shopping


Oxford City Centre Map


Oxfordshire Attractions


Oxfordshire Sports


Oxfordshire Theatre


Oxfordshire Restaurants


Oxfordshire Cinema


Oxfordshire Health & Beauty


Oxfordshire Music


Oxfordshire Services


The Living in Oxford Team

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Jessica Palmer

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Lorna Dodson




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Win tickets to the Battle Proms at Blenheim Palace!


"Since their first concert in 1997 the Battle Proms have been treating their audiences to a heady mix of sublime classical music, carefully choreographed Spitfire and cavalry displays, dramatic cannon fire and stunning firework finales."



"Well, what can we say? It’s been a fantastic weekend of sunshine and good times for our second year in Oxford. And it was an honour to share it with you all again! Thank you for making Common People so good."

Sanders of Oxford


"Oxford’s High Street houses many treasures, but none more than Sanders, a quaint and unusual print shop steeped in history much like the rest of the beautiful city of Oxford."

Spirit Health Club


"If you’re looking for a health club with a personal touch then Spirit Health Club Oxford is the place for you. Our Lifestyle Consultants provide the kind of one-to-one guidance that has already helped thousands of members achieve their goals..."


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Win tickets to the Battle Proms at Blenheim Palace! Since their first concert in 1997 the Battle Proms have been treating their audiences to a heady mix of sublime classical music, carefully choreographed Spitfire and cavalry displays, dramatic cannon fire and stunning firework finales. As the series enters its 20th anniversary year, the stunning parkland overlooking the iconic Column of Victory will once again play host to an expected crowd of over 8,000 happy picnickers when the Battle Proms returns to Blenheim Palace on Saturday 22 July, and we have 3 pairs of tickets to give away! Now in its 13th year at Blenheim Palace, The Battle Proms takes much of its historical inspiration from the Napoleonic wars. As well as staging a colourful skill-at-arms cavalry display in full regalia, the Battle Proms is also the only place in the world you can see Beethoven’s Battle Symphony performed as he intended, with 193 live firing cannon providing a thunderous, groundshaking, breathtaking percussion! In a very special addition to their 20th anniversary programme, the Battle Proms team are also delighted to announce that The Red Devils – the British Army and Parachute Regiment’s official display team – will perform their daring freefall display in the skies above the concert! And if this wasn’t drama enough, the iconic Grace Spitfire will perform a meticulously choreographed aerial display to the opening pieces of the orchestral performance by the 60 piece New English Concert Orchestra. The full orchestral programme then takes centre stage for the rest of the evening, complete with a stunning performance by star soprano Denise Leigh and culminating in a flag-waving, sing-a-long ‘last night of the Proms’ style finale as a spectacular firework display lights up the sky! To be in to win tickets, simply send an email with the subject line "Battle Proms Competition" with your name and contact information to: Don’t want to leave it to chance? For more information, or to book tickets for this spectacular night out, visit or call 01432 355416. Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, OX20 1PP Tel: 01432 355416 Web:


Oxfordshire Events Calendar 2017 A quick overview of events to look forward to. For a full list of what’s going on in Oxford and Oxfordshire, see the website!

Alice's Day Saturday 1st July: Alice’s Day commemorates an important moment for children’s literature and for Oxford. Alice became one of the most popular, most widely quoted and most widely translated children’s book ever written, with editions even in Esperanto and shorthand. It marked the birth of modern children’s literature. For details of the full programme visit

Cowley Road Carnival Sunday 2nd July: Oxfordshire’s unique and joyful celebration of the diverse East Oxford community with hundreds of musicians, dancers and performers on stages and at venues all the way along the Cowley Road from the Plain to Magdalen Road, as well as other adjacent areas. With so much to see and do there was something for everyone in the most diverse area of Oxford.

Henley Festival Wednesday 5th - Sunday 9th July: Join us at Henley Festival this July with headline acts Jess Glynne, Pet Shop Boys, Chaka Khan, Goldie and the Heritage Orchestra and All Saints. Comedy acts performing include Andy Parsons, Russell Kane, Sara Pascoe, Seann Walsh, Nish Kumar and many more! As always, expect to find fabulous street food, fine dining, street theatre and art installations throughout.

Cornbury Music Festival Friday 7th - Sunday 9th July: The Cornbury Music Festival is one-of-a-kind: a lovingly crafted, top notch, very English open air party, tailor-made for the whole family. In short, The Cornbury Music Festival represents classic summer entertainment for a friendly crowd from all walks of life. A country fair with a rock ‘n’ roll twist; a farmers’ market with a dancefloor; a local carnival with a classic contemporary soundtrack.

Truck Festival Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd July: Truck Festival, “the Godfather of the small festival scene”, is one of the UK’s longest running and most popular small festivals. We pride ourselves on being the “anti major festival” festival, by giving our food takings through to the local Rotary Club charity, as well as bringing you the best mix of household names and emerging talent for the best priced ticket in the country.

Cogges Beer & Cider Festival 2017 Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd July: The Cogges Beer & Cider Festival has become a local institution, a true celebration of some of the best brews in the country. It has the feel of a rural festival, with within easy reach of Witney town centre and public transport. There are over 30 beers and ciders available to try, all sourced from breweries within a 30 miles of Cogges, and served up to over 1,000 punters.

Riverside Festival Charlbury Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July: Going from strength to strength, and much loved by all, Riverside has become a major fixture in Oxfordshire’s music calendar, with more than 30 acts playing across three stages. Despite the cost of putting on an event of this size, it is still entirely free to enter, and that is down to the astonishing community effort that goes into staging the festival.


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Oxfordshire Events Experience Oxfordshire 15-16 Broad Street Oxford OX1 3AS. Tel: 01865 686430. Web: Experience Oxfordshire is pleased to promote the many wonderful cultural events, shows, exhibitions and festivals that take place across the city and county. There’s always something going on in Oxfordshire, for all interests and ages. Check our calendar to see what events are on tonight, this weekend, or during your future visit.

Alice’s Day at The Story Museum Saturday 1st July: Celebrated every year in Oxford, Alice’s Day is a celebration of the story of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, and sees Oxford transformed into its very own Wonderland. Organised by The Story Museum this magical day is full of events inspired by the classic story, including tea-parties, croquet, storytelling, workshops and much more. Other Alice themed events and activities will take place in venues across Oxford to bring the book to life and encourage people of all ages to step into Wonderland. Cowley Road Carnival Sunday 2nd July: The annual Cowley Road Carnival is a highlight for visitors and locals alike. It is a celebration of music, dance, food and culture with fantastic entertainment, giving visitors the opportunity to see and get involved with the spectacular performances. Oxford Festival of the Arts Until Saturday 8th July: Now in its ninth year, Oxford Festival of the Arts is a two-week celebration of culture and the arts in venues throughout Oxford. Aiming to offer creative and cultural experiences for Oxford’s diverse communities, the Festival programme presents an exciting array of high quality events, with a colourful mix of music, literature, theatre, art, speaker events, workshops and much more. There is something for everyone! Cornbury Music Festival Friday 7th - Sunday 9th July: A unique and very English open air party with a family friendly lineup, the last ever Cornbury Festival held in The Great Tew Park is set to bring you a showdown like no other. This charming and lovingly crafted music festival presents a mix of acts including Bryan Adams and The Kaiser Chiefs, as well as other enjoyable festival add-ons to make a fun event for all! And Here I Am at the North Wall Arts Centre Wednesday 19th July: Based on Ahmed Tobasi’s personal coming of age story, And Here I Am is an epic voyage of identity and self-discovery that combines fact and fantasy, tragedy and comedy. The touching production transports us to the heart of the hardships, struggles and contradictions of a young Palestinian man growing up under occupation and his pursuit for the true meaning of freedom. As You Like It at the Old Fire Station Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd July: This summer visit the Old Fire Station for a hilarious romp through the forest of Arden with one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies, As You Like It! Follow exiled Rosalind and love-sick Orlando as they join forces with the colourful inhabitants of the Forest of Arden. Who knows, Rosalind’s plans may lead to more than just her own happy ending…


Oxfordshire Events The Oxfordshire Museum Park Street, Woodstock, OX20 1SN. Tel: 01993 811456. Web:

Summer Late Nights The Oxfordshire Museum and The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum will be open until 8pm. Time: 10.30am - 8pm Thursday 6th July: Activities with a traditional theme to celebrate the Wychwood exhibition. Thursday 3rd August: The Vikings are here! Come dressed as a Viking, raid the garden for golden coins; test your skills as cloth-makers; come face to face with a Viking warrior. Thursday 7th September: Get up close to the collections. Tours, talks and an opportunity to go ‘behind the glass’ and explore the collection with its curators.

Viking Heroes Exhibition Saturday 1st July - Sunday 1st October: In this compelling exhibition discover some of the reallife hero ‘celebrities’ of the Viking world, including Eric Bloodaxe – last Viking King of York, King Cnut the Great, Harald Bluetooth – Christian and King, and Harald Hardrada – the thunderbolt of the North.

Talks: Ashley Jackson Wednesday 5th July: Researching and writing global and imperial history: Ashley Jackson. Tickets: £4 for visitors, Friends of the museum free. Time: Talk starts at 7.30pm.

Science Oxford Workshop: Fooled You! The Science of Trickery Wednesday 16th August: Your child will be the envy of their friends with this astounding collection of science-based magic tricks! They’ll make water ‘disappear’, use science to look through solid objects and move items without touching them…all with the help of Science Oxford and some scientific principles. Learning has never been so magical! Book now as these places go fast! Booking: Ages 7-11. Tickets: £8 per child, adults free. Time: 1.30pm - 2.30pm & 3pm - 4pm

Discovering Wychwood: Living and Working in a Royal Forest Until Sunday 24th September: Until the 19th century, West Oxfordshire was the Royal Forest of Wychwood. The forest ruled the region for over 800 years influencing its landscape, buildings, industries and way of life. Experience a taste of what it was like to live here at the time of the Forest and experience its great legacy.

Viking Heroes Playroom Until Sunday 17th September: Explore our Viking encampment area. The tales of Noggin the Nog, games and crafting activities will encourage visitors young and old to discover more about the everyday lives of the Vikings.

Oxford Castle Unlocked 44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford, OX1 1AY Tel: 01865 260666. Web: Discover 1,000 years of Oxford’s history. Oxford Castle Unlocked is a visitor attraction with a past stretching far beyond your imagination. Led by a costumed character guide, the rich history of the castle will be revealed. Climb the Saxon St George’s Tower, descend deep underground into the Crypt, explore the Prison D-Wing and scale the Mound of the 11th century motte-and-bailey castle. See a full list of our events at Opening Times: 10am - 5pm.

Romeo and Juliet at Oxford Castle Monday 3rd July - Saturday 29th July (Daily excluding Sundays): Following their highly praised, sell out productions of Twelfth Night, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing, Tomahawk Theatre returns to the magnificent Oxford Castle this summer to revive their critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £16 per adult (Conc £13) book online at


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Pitt Rivers Museum South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PP Tel: 01865 270927 Web:

Cowley Road Carnival Sunday 2nd July: Join us at this year's Cowley Road Carnival for fun with object handling and crafts. Time: 12pm - 4.30pm

Summer Trail: Big Stars & Little Secrets Saturday 22nd July - Sunday 3rd September: Decide which of the Natural History Museum's biggest stars is your favourite. Then discover the best kept secrets in the Pitt Rivers.

Pitt Fest Remixed! Saturday 29th July: This year we move our annual day-festival inside the Museum and invite visitors to explore the collections via performances, workshops, tours and talks around the cases. Expect object handling, special guests and live music. Free but keep an eye out for entry information, which will be released in the Spring. Join our facebook event for updates on the programme - Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm

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Bitten Street Saturday 1st July: Bitten Street, Oxford’s street food market, kicked off in 2014. We’ve since made Oxford Castle Quarter our home, with a rotating selection of street food and drink. Hosting a regular collection of local traders while also playing host to a glittering selection of the UK’s best street food traders from further afield, each event is unique and each trader is hand picked for their awesome food and epic vans/trucks/stalls. Time: 11am - 3pm.



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COMMON FEEL THE NOISE Thanks for making Common People 2017 so good! Well, what can we say? It’s been a fantastic weekend of sunshine and good times for our second year in Oxford. With incredible headline sets, ace music all weekend long, carnival madness, amazing food and so much more it’s been another cracking weekend of music, arts and community in South Park. And it was an honour to share it with you all again! Thank you for making Common People so good. Rob da Bank says: “What a brilliant weekend. It’s been another year of mind-blowing music and fun for all the family. Thanks to all the people of Oxford for getting behind Common People and making it something really special. Summer is upon us and the festival season has truly begun. See you in a field again soon!” From epic headline sets from Pete Tong & the Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley, with special guest appearances including Becky Hill, Ella Eyre and Jamie Principle and Sean Paul, to brilliant music all weekend from the likes of Groove Armada, Rag’n’Bone Man, Sister Bliss from Faithless, Goldie dropping a reggae set, Wild Beasts, Loyle Carner, The Selecter + The Beat, Nadia Rose, Elvana, My Nu Leng & M8s, Moxie presents On Loop, non-stop dancing at the Uncontained Stage, amazing new music on the UnCommon Stage curated by Nightshift, and lots and lots more, it really has been the perfect way to kick off the summer! Thanks again to the Common People crowd and to the people of Oxford for supporting the event. See you again next year. Keep checking for news about Common People 2018 coming soon. Facebook: Twitter: @CommonPeopleOX Instagram:

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Oxfordshire Education EF Oxford Language School Pullens Lane, Oxford, OX3 0DT. Tel: 01865 759660. Web: Experience centuries of academic excellence and a tourist destination complete with stunning architecture, markets and world class museums. Highlights include: Spacious modern campus is situated on private grounds in a quiet residential neighbourhood; Newly renovated English school features glass-roofed cafeteria, fitness room, multimedia lecture hall and classrooms; Spacious student lounge equipped with TV, DVD player and a variety of games; Outdoor patio with lounge chairs and year-round BBQ café; The Oxford English school is located 5-minute walk from public transportation; Group jaunts to West end shows and musicals.

The Lake School of English Oxford 14 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1JQ. Tel: +44 (0) 1865 724312. Email: Web: In the centre of Oxford, the Lake School of English offers a professional, dynamic approach to teaching and a supportive environment for learning with intensive courses delivered by well-qualified and experienced teachers. Our students enjoy personal attention, inclusive social activities, comfortable accommodation and lovely self-study facilities. The Lake School is British Council accredited, a leading Centre of Excellence 2010 – 2015, and a member of Quality English.

Our Lady’s Abingdon Abingdon on Thames, Oxfordshire, OX14 3PS. Tel: 01235 524658. Web: The facilities on offer are extensive. Building programmes over recent years have provided excellent teaching facilities for subjects across the curriculum including a spacious Sixth Form Centre and a purpose built Nursery. A major building programme was recently completed. This included a new auditorium, drama studio, science laboratory, exhibition and reception area, teaching space and library/resource centre.

Eckersley Oxford 14 Friars Entry, Oxford OX1 2BZ. Tel: 01865 721268. Web: Over 50 years teaching English to foreign students in the centre of Oxford, with experienced and qualified teachers. Our long tradition combines with a 21st century approach and state-of-the-art facilities, including interactive whiteboards, a digital language laboratory and of course wireless access from just about anywhere in the School.


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Oxfordshire Shopping Wychwood Brewery Eagle Maltings, The Crofts, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 4DP Tel: 01993 890800 Web: The Wychwood Brewery is tucked away behind the main street of the market town of Witney, in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Discover the brewing process of Wychwood & Brakspear Beers, from seeing the raw ingredients to the finished product during one of our 45 minute guided tours. After the tour you are invited to sample our flagship Legendary Hobgoblin and our range of Wychwood and Brakspear bottled beers.

University of Oxford Shop 106 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BW Tel: 01865 247414. Web: Established in 1991, the University of Oxford Shop has been welcoming visitors and residents of Oxford for 25 years. Our ranges of official merchandise, clothing and gifts feature exclusive Oxford designs and where possible are made in the UK. We are wholly owned by the University and profits from every purchase help to support teaching and research.

Fairtrade at St Michaels The Basement, St Michael at the North Gate, Cornmarket Street, Oxford, OX1 3EY. Tel: 01865 722505. Web: Oxford’s Fairtrade at St Michaels is an Aladdin’s cave of goods. 76 different suppliers from around the world provide our diverse range of products – from quirky ornaments to functional homeware, stationery to skincare, artisan jewellery to children’s toys and clothing, plus an extensive range of delicious food. Fairtrade at St Michaels is a member of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops (BAFTS) and Cooperatives UK.

Bicester Village 50 Pingle Dr, Bicester OX26 6WD. Tel: 01869 366266. Web: Discover a relaxed shopping haven in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, where spacious boutiques showcase the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle brands. Quality, attention to detail and five-star service are hallmarks of the Bicester Village shopping experience.

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Oxfordshire Attractions City Sightseeing Bus Tours Oxford Railway Station, Park End Street, OX1 1HS. Tel: 01865 790522. Web: Our award winning one hour tour takes you on a fascinating journey around both the famous University colleges and the historic buildings of the city itself. Hop on and off at any of our nineteen bus stops around the town. All buses have live guides or recorded commentary in up to thirteen languages. Tours operate all day every day except Christmas/Boxing and New years day. Tickets valid on Red and Green Buses.

St Michael at the North Gate Cornmarket Street, Oxford, OX1 3EY. Tel: 01865 240940. Web: St Michael at the North Gate is the oldest Church Tower in Oxford and is definitely worth a visit! There’s also a treasury of silver and bronze dating back to the 1600s and you can also see a copy of the church accounts dating back hundreds of years. Open: 10.30am - 5pm (10.30am - 4pm in Winter). Admission: Adults and Concessions £2.50, Students £2.00, Children £1.30, Family ticket £7.00

The James Sadler Oxford Balloon Experience Tel: 0845 116 8899. Email: Web: The James Sadler Oxford Balloon Experience, a World class attraction to commemorate James Sadler, a working-class hero who made history in 1784 by becoming the first Englishman to fly, as well as many other remarkable achievements. The Centre will offer 120 metre high balloon rides in a tethered balloon, alongside a complementary information and education centre, educating visitors about Sadler’s extraordinary achievements. Education is key: interactive scientific concepts will be designed with children in mind.

Oxford Visitor Information Centre 15-16 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AS Tel: 01865 686 430. Email: Web: The Oxford Visitor Information Centre staff provide an extensive range of services to help make your stay enjoyable and memorable. We offer a wide range of guides, maps, souvenirs and local produce. We also can guide you to the best Oxfordshire has to offer. We are also the home of Oxford Official Walking Tours, the best way to explore Oxford on foot. See in store or get in contact with us by Tel: 01865 686430 Email:

Oxford Official Walking Tours 15-16 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AS Tel: 01865 686442. Web: What better way to discover our beautiful city than on foot? The Oxford Official Walking Tours are a fascinating and entertaining way to explore and learn about this unique city, its history, University, famous people and odd traditions. Oxford Official Walking Tours cover a wide range of topics from an introduction to the city and its University to Inspector Morse, Harry Potter, J.R.R. Tolkien and more. Email:

Carfax Tower Junction of St Aldates and High Street, Oxford OX1 4AZ. Tel: 01865 792653. Open: 10am to 5.30pm. Admission: £2.20, Children £1.10. In 1818 St Martin’s church was rebuilt complete with tower. However, the church, apart from its tower, was demolished in 1896. The tower is all that remains today. Two ‘quarter boys’ who hit the bells at every quarter hour adorn the east facade of the church clock. Climb up 99 steps to get a sweeping view of Oxford’s spires. Open 10am - 5.30pm, Apr - Oct (4.30pm in October), Admission £2.20, Children £1.10.


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Oxford Castle Quarter 43 Oxford Castle, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1AY. Tel: 01865 20165. Web: Oxford’s oldest new quarter, once home to the infamous Oxford Prison and now home to an exciting hub of restaurants and the gorgeous Malmaison Boutique Hotel. The Castle also has an exciting visitor attraction ‘Oxford Castle Unlocked,’ where the secrets of the castle have been unlocked. For art lovers there is the O3 Gallery, with exhibitions all year round.

Cherwell Boathouse - Punting Bardwell Road, Oxford, OX2 6ST (1 mile from the town centre). Tel: 01865 515978. Web: Enjoy the quintessential Oxford experience punting on the River Cherwell. With over 70 hand built punts, boats and canoes. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon in a beautiful tranquil environment on the river.

University Church of St. Mary the Virgin High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ. Tel: 01865 279111. Web: St Mary’s is situated at the historic heart of the City and University of Oxford. Thought to be the oldest university building in the world, the Tower was built in 1280, and the University’s reference library was added in 1320. It is worth the climb of 127 steps to make it to the top to enjoy fine uninterrupted views across Oxford and the surrounding countryside. Open: 9am to 5pm (July and August 9am-6pm). Tower Admission: Adult £4 (Concs £2.50)

Didcot Railway Centre Didcot, Oxon, OX11 7NJ. Tel: 01235 817200. Web: Home of the Great Western Society and its unique collection of Great Western Railway steam engines, coaches, wagons, buildings and small relics and a recreation of Brunel’s broad gauge railway. Teddy Bears' Picnic: 9 July. Steam Days: 1-2/8/15-16/22-23/26/29-30 July. Exhibition Only Days: 3-7/10-14/17-21/24-25/27-28/31 July.


Oxfordshire Theatre Old Fire Station 40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ Tel: 01865 263980. Web:

As You Like It Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd July: Following the success of Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and more, critically acclaimed MadCap Theatre Productions, return to the Oxford Old Fire Station for their 5th consecutive year! This summer join us for a hilarious romp through the forest of Arden with one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies, As You Like It! Dressed as a man, the exiled Rosalind is ready to begin a new life after escaping her foes in the dead of night. But, when she runs into the love-sick Orlando and joins forces with the colourful inhabitants of the Forest of Arden, who knows? Tickets: £12, Conc £10

Sweeney Todd Wednesday 23rd - Saturday 26th August: Sweeney Todd is back in London after 15 years’ exile for a crime he did not commit, hell-bent on revenge against the crooked judge who convicted him. But vengefulness tips into madness – and cannibalism. RicNic Oxford is proud to present Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical at the Old Fire Station this August. Tickets: £12, Conc £10

Oxford Playhouse Oxford Playhouse, 11 - 12 Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LW. Box Office: 01865 305305. Web:

Death of a Salesman Tuesday 11th - Saturday 15th July: Willy Loman is not as young as he once was, and boy is he feeling it. After half a lifetime on the road, this once successful travelling salesman is unable to keep up in a changing workplace; he’s on the brink of unemployment, and he and his wife have got bills to pay. When his drop out son Biff moves home again, Willy decides to give success one last shot. Can he prove to everyone he’s got what it takes? Visit for pricing.

Around the World in 80 Days Tuesday 25th - Saturday 29th July: Following the success of last summer’s Peter Pan in Scarlet, director Theresa Heskins returns to the Playhouse with her celebrated production of Verne’s classic adventure. The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. Join Fogg and his loyal valet, Passepartout, as they voyage from the misty alleys of Victorian London to the exotic subcontinent and the Wild West in a race against the clock. Visit for pricing.

Cornerstone Arts Centre Station Rd, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11. Tel: 01235 515144. Web:

Peatbog Faeries Saturday 8th July: Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries are the figurehead trailblazers of the Celtic Dance Music renaissance. Drawing upon a dazzling myriad of influences from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more, they take traditional Scottish music and bring it fresh-faced and breathless into the 21st century. Tickets: £18.50, Conc £16.50, Members £14.80. Time: 8pm.

Beer and Music Festival Friday 28th - Sunday 30th July: Join us for the FREE 8th Annual Beer and Music Festival at Cornerstone. Over 25 beers, ales and ciders, a BBQ and hog roast and the best from the local and national music scene. Tickets: FREE.


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Creation Theatre Tel: 01865 766266 Web:

Alice Saturday 15th July – Saturday 19th August: We’ll be building our very own Wonderland in the beautiful University Parks this summer, and letting loose the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, and Queen of Hearts. The whole family can fall down the rabbit hole with plenty of helpings of magic, music, puppetry and acrobatics as we join Alice on her journey towards adulthood. Location: University Parks, Oxford.

New Theatre Oxford George St, Oxford, OX1 2AG Tel: 0844 871 3020. Web:

Ride Monday 10th July: Waving farewell to the Eighties: it was biggest pop kick there’d been in, ooh, ten years. During that godforsaken, musically atrocious decade, it was them and us. We hadn’t got a prayer. Our stuff didn’t register in corporate demographic terms, it was too vague and indefinable. And it didn’t register in the charts. Visit for pricing.

The Illegal Eagles Friday 21st July: Often acclaimed as the World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute, The Illegal Eagles return to the stage in 2017, this time celebrating their own incredible 20 years of UK & international touring! This seasoned group of talented musicians are true Eagles fans at heart. Their impressive mastery of the Eagles distinctive sound has made them one of the most sought after shows of their kind in the world. Visit for pricing.


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Oxfordshire Cinema July Film Releases Select highlights of films on in Oxford and Oxfordshire over this month. Please see for more details and trailers. Tweet us what you think of this months releases @inoxford

Spider-Man: Homecoming Fresh from helping Tony Stark in the Avengers’ civil war, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ sees Peter Parker go back to school. Only now, he needs to balance his studying with his super-heroics. He wants to be an official Avenger, but despite letting him keep the fancy new suit, Tony still treats him like a kid. So when a new villain emerges, a flying menace called the Vulture, he finally finds an opportunity to prove himself as a superhero.

Cars 3 The turbo-charged franchise returns for ‘Cars 3’, which follows the legendary Lightning McQueen on his greatest challenge yet as he’s blindsided by a new generation of elite racers. Pushed out of the sport he loves and damaged in a race, he has to accept that he simply isn’t as fast as his new competitors. But that doesn’t mean he can’t find another way to beat them and once again prove he’s the greatest in the world!

War For The Planet Of The Apes All of human history has led to the ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’, as Caesar’s clan of apes begins a battle to determine the fate of their species. Their greatest threat yet has emerged in the form of a ruthless human Colonel, committed to ensuring the survival of the human race at any cost. Caesar wanted peace, but in the face of an army determined to wipe out all the apes, he’ll be pushed to his limits to protect his people.

The Beguiled ‘The Beguiled’ follows the lives of a group of women during the American Civil War. When they discover a wounded Union soldier nearby, they take him in – and everything changes. They’ve led a sheltered life in a girls’ school, cut off from the world outside. Now that there’s a man in the house, sexual tension, jealousy and rivalries begin to take over, as they gradually learn that the enemy is not what they believe.

Dunkirk 400,000 Allied soldiers were trapped on the beach at ‘Dunkirk’, surrounded by the German army in the early days of the Second World War. And they needed to be evacuated. France had been overrun, and the Allied army had been defeated and trapped. In a desperate effort to save the troops, more than 800 boats – from military ships to tiny civilian fishing boats – came to help with the evacuation.

Coming Soon Rough Night ess is in Miami for her bachelorette party, but what should be the best weekend of her life becomes a ‘Rough Night’ when her friends accidentally kill a stripper. They don’t get to see each other often, so they’re determined to make up for it with a weekend of drinking, dancing and debauchery. Unfortunately, what should have been the capstone on an amazing night turns into a disaster.

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets The adventures of elite spacefaring agents Valerian and Laureline, and their quest to save the incredible city of Alpha. It’s a colossal metropolis hanging in space, where for centuries thousands of species from all over the universe have been united. But now a dark and terrible force threatens its safety, and Valerian and Laureline are the only ones standing between Alpha and its total destruction.


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Oxfordshire Music The Oxford Early Music Festival Exeter College Chapel, Turl Street, OX1 3DP. Tel: 01865 305305. Web:

Charivari Agréable's “Early Music by Candlelight” Summer Festival 2017 Sunday 9th July - Friday 18th August: More details on JULY


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Musical Gems of Saxony Capriccio Veneziano Games of Queens Two Daughters Bach, Beer & Brandy Match made in Melody Songbird Ascending Game of Queens Two Daughters Match made in Melody Bach, Beer & Brandy Musical Gems of Saxony

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Capriccio Veneziano Songbird Ascending Game of Queens Capriccio Veneziano Musical Gems of Saxony Songbird Ascending Match made in Melody Game of Queens Bach, Beer & Brandy Two Daughters

Tickets: £15/£18/£20 (Seniors £13/£16/£18, Students £10/£12) From The Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street Tel: 01865 305305. Time: 8.00pm. Venue: Exeter College Chapel, Oxford

Music at Oxford Osney Lock Boathouse, Osney Lock, Bridge Street, Oxford, OX2 0AX. Box Office: 01865 244806. Web: Music at Oxford is a concert series, so rather like a music festival, only with our concerts spread over many months, rather than concentrated in one or two weeks. Our mission is to bring the very best classical music to Oxford, in terms of both repertoire and internationally renowned artists. In many respects, therefore, our not being tied to certain dates or to a particular venue is to our advantage, allowing us to make the most of all our artists’ availability. We have our own box office for telephone bookings: 01865 244806. Please see our website for our latest events, further information and online booking:

 OXFORD COFFEE CONCERTS One of the top ten things to do in the UK (Observer) Nominated for the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards 2012. Every Sunday Morning at 11:15am - 12:15pm. In the Wonderful Holywell Music Room (Oldest Concert Hall in Europe) Coffee Served before and after the concert at the Kings Arms and Vaults Cafe. Visit for more information about this month’s events! £12 Adults, £6 Children ages 11 -17. Admission is free of charge to children aged of 5-10 accompanied by an adult. (Please note: we do not allow children under the age of 5.) Tickets Available at the door or from Oxford Playhouse. Tel: 01865 305305. Web:

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Oxfordshire Art & Antiques Sanders of Oxford 104 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BW. Tel: 01865 242590. E-mail: Sanders of Oxford, situated in the 17th century Salutation Inn, has long been a landmark on the High Street. Our selection of prints and maps, dating from 16th – 20th Centuries, is extensive and encompasses a wide range of subjects, engravers and prices.

Kieran Stiles Art Studios Folly Bridge, Oxford. E-mail: Tel: 07967 075367. Web: A range of beginner and advanced courses in painting, printmaking and life drawing with a professional artist and experienced, qualified teacher. Mid-week and weekend tuition in a friendly atmosphere. Group sessions, all day workshops and individual tutorials. Exhibition space available. All in the inspiring setting of Folly Bridge, Oxford.

Modern Art Oxford 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP. Tel: 01865 722 733. Web: Founded in 1966, Modern Art Oxford is one of the UK’s most exciting and influential contemporary art spaces with an international reputation for ambitious and innovative projects. The gallery is open to all and all our exhibitions and events are completely free of charge, unless stated. We aim to make contemporary art accessible and engaging to the widest audience through presentation and participation.


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Christ Church Picture Gallery Scraps of Laughter 31 May – 11 September 2017 Opening Times:

Mon - Sat: 10.30am - 5pm Sun: 2pm - 5pm (open daily) Christ Church, Oxford Entrance via Oriel Square Admission: £4/£2 Tel: 01865 276172

Sanders of Oxford Antique Prints & Maps

Sanders of Oxford, situated in the 17th century Salutation Inn, has long been a landmark on the High Street. Our selection of prints and maps, dating from 16th – 20th Centuries, is extensive and encompasses a wide range of subjects, engravers and prices. On display in the gallery at the moment we have a fantastic collection of early maps of Oxford, Great Britain and the rest of the World alongside some of the finest printed views of the University City. 104 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BW. Tel: 01865 242590. E-mail: Web: Admission: FREE. Open: Mon to Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 11am - 5pm

ESCAPE SUMMER EXHIBITION 15TH JULY - 26TH AUGUST 2017 Tel: 01865 515 123 40-41 South Parade Summertown Oxford OX2 7JL


Further Information Rare prints and maps, from stunning regional and world maps to Japanese woodblock prints, alongside views of Oxford, our famous University City. This shop may appear small but it holds a vast collection of treasures!

Six Things I loved ✓ The vast range of prints available ✓ The interesting history of Sanders and the building ✓ The passionate members of staff ✓ The magic lantern glasses showing 3D images of Oxford ✓ The traveller friendly atmosphere ✓ Hearing about the oldest print from 1570! 24

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Sanders of Oxford Reviewed by Elouise Powell 30th May

Oxford’s High Street houses many treasures, but none more than Sanders, a quaint and unusual print shop steeped in history much like the rest of the beautiful city of Oxford. Upon entering the medieval building dating back to the 16th Century, I am blown away with the surprising size of not only the space, but also of the collection of rare prints and stunning maps. I am greeted by passionate and knowledgeable staff, and feel comfortable exploring at my own pace knowing that they are ready to help source prints of particular interest if need be. There are very few general print shops left in the UK, however those of us living in, or visiting Oxford have the privilege to see first-hand one of the largest print sellers in Britain, and the only one of its kind outside of London still trading. Everything about Sanders ignites a passion for history, from the outstanding building with its creaky wooden floorboards to the vast stock of more than 30,000 antique items some dating back to the 16th Century. This gem of a shop carries something for everyone, from caricatures, portraits, and maritime prints to maps, mezzotints and sporting images all in stunning condition, perfect for gifts, art work, educational references and collections. Many presume that fine art print is admired only by the older generation; however Sanders are bringing their creative flair into modern times by adding contemporary pieces which are bold and fun, including prints sourced from Oxford printmakers such as Joseph Winkelman and Ben Pritchard with spectacular aquatints, etchings, and linocuts, all unique in their own way. If vibrant colours are of interest, Sanders has a wide selection of contemporary graphic prints including alphabet illustrations, satires and glass fronted box sculptures displaying three-dimensional imagery, by John Dilnot. As I wander further around the quirky range of items, the increasingly popular selection of 18th, 19th and early 20th Century Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints catch my eye. Not only are they amazingly graphical pieces, but Sanders is one of the only galleries selling these masterpieces outside of the capital. The artwork is delicate and opulent in shades of vibrant reds, calming blues and luscious greens. The prints illustrate beautiful blooming flowers, traditional Asian landscapes and elegant geishas, all definitely worth viewing to admire their fine details. It’s not an easy task to describe such a unique shop; you truly do have to visit to see its appeal. So, head to Sanders this summer and you will find the treasures you have always been searching for.

Salutation House, 104 High St, Oxford OX1 4BW Tel: 01865 242590 Web:

Sanders of Oxford ANTIQUE PRINTS & MAPS


Oxfordshire Accommodation Macdonald Randolph Hotel Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN. Tel: 01865 256400. Web: Oxford’s leading hotel - The AA Five star Macdonald Randolph - is situated in the heart of the city opposite the world famous Ashmolean Museum. Built in 1864 and recently refurbished, the hotel offers each guest the highest level of comfort and service in a traditional and welcoming environment. The location makes the Macdonald Randolph Hotel an ideal base for exploring the historic sights of Oxford or the thriving shopping centre just two minutes walk away.

YHA 2a Botley Rd, Oxford OX2 0AB. Tel: 01865 727275. Web: This modern hostel iscentrally located, right next to Oxford Train Station. YHA Oxford offers affordable accommodation in rooms of 2, 4 or 6 beds. There is a café/bar serving great coffee, snacks, evening meals and a full English breakfast is available each morning. We also have self-catering kitchen facilities, a garden, laundry facilities and luggage storage for guests. Just a short walk away from the historic town centre, we’re an ideal place to base for yourself to explore the city and surrounding areas.

Malmaison Oxford Malmaison, 3 New Road, Oxford, OX1 1AY Tel: 0871 943 0350 Web: It’s never a hard day’s night at Oxford hotel, which is surely one of our most unique buildings around. Located in a converted prison in a medieval castle, this boutique hotel is in Oxford Castle Quarter, one of the oldest, busiest and trendiest spots in the city. So, if you’re tired of doing hard time in run-of-the-mill hotels, check into this extraordinary slammer where the only hardship is having to go home!

Holiday Inn Oxford Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 8JD. Tel: 0871 942 9086. Web: The Holiday Inn Oxford hotel is beside the A34 and with ample free parking, it’s easy to travel into Oxford - just hop on the Park and Ride bus adjacent to the hotel. It’s also close to the M40, M4, Blenheim Palace and Silverstone. The 154 bedroom purpose-built hotel offers Wi-Fi internet access and excellent hotel family rooms for up to 2 adults and 2 children. And because Kids Eat & Stay Free, it’s a fantastic value for families. While you’re here, enjoy the large gym, pool and beauty therapists in the Spirit health club. The Holiday Inn Oxford also boasts Academy Conference and Training Suites, with a dedicated team to help you plan your event and run the day.

The Beetle and Wedge Ferry Lane Moulsford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire OX10 9JF. Tel: 01491 651381. Web: Set on the banks of the River Thames immortalised in ‘The Wind in the Willows’ and Jerome K Jerome’s chronicled escapades of his friends’ visits in ‘Three Men in a Boat’, the Boathouse Restaurant emphasis is on quality of food, wines and service. The older part of our beautiful old beamed Boathouse offers our famous open charcoal grill where delicacies are created before your very eyes. Join us and enjoy the tranquillity and peace of a beautiful riverside setting for relaxed dining.

Bear & Ragged Staff 28 Appleton Road, Cumnor, Oxfordshire OX2 9QH Tel: 01865 862329 Web: The room count in Cumnor has just increased by another 125% with the opening of the last five of nine rooms at the Bear and Ragged Staff in December 2012. The Bear is just 2 miles away from the A34, 4 miles West of Oxford and without all the city centre parking issues and outside rush hour, is just a 12 minute drive away. Park and Ride facilities are just a 5 minute drive.


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The Feathers Hotel Market Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1SX. Tel: 01993 812 291. Web: The Feathers Hotel is an inviting country retreat that combines historic charm with a fun personality. Named Oxfordshire’s Restaurant of the Year 2012, it currently holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of gin (167 varieties). “The Gin Experienceâ€? menu is ÂŁ75 per person for seven courses.

River Hotel Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0AA. Tel: (01865) 243475. Web: Email: Long established local business • Excellent City location overlooking the river, by ‘Thames Walk’ towpath • Oxford College owned property, originally an 1870’s Master-builder’s home • 18 bedrooms with own bathroom, all with expected in-room facilities • 24-hr access for registered residents, free on-site car-park and wi-fi • SatNav, via Mill Street, take immediate first lane on right OX2 0AJ • On A420, 1 mile to A34 ring road, west exit at Botley/Seacourt interchange • Easy walk to City, Colleges, Venues, Conferences, near Said Business School • VisitEngland ** metro grading, breakfast table service, residents bar ‘Large enough to be comfortable, small enough to be friendly’

Righton 14 Oakthorpe Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BE. Tel: 01865 318 594 Web: Email: stay@rightongroup.cuk Righton specialises in high quality serviced accommodation in Oxford for both short stay and longer term let. Our properties are carefully selected to be close to local amenities, transport links and key businesses and can be rented for as little as three nights through to a year or more. Our services include weekly linen and towel changes, weekly freshen-up cleans, internet access, telephone and tariffs inclusive of utilities.

Royal Oxford Hotel Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HR. Tel: 01865 248432. Web: The Royal Oxford Hotel is a Non Smoking Property located 2 minutes walk to the bus and train stations and offers: * Air conditioned bedrooms * Free wireless network throughout the hotel * Spacious and well appointed accommodation * Complementary water and selection of fresh fruit in all bedrooms * Tourist Information Within easy reach of the train station and the centre of Oxford.

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Oxford City Centre Map Accommodation 1 Randolph Hotel 2 River Hotel 3 Malmaison


Attractions 1 Oxford Castle Quarter 2 Carfax Tower 3 St Michael at the North Gate



4 Modern Art Oxford 5 Uni Church of St. Mary the Virgin 6 Ashmolean Museum

City Sightseeing Stops

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County Map 1 Didcot Railway Centre 2 Wychwood Brewery


3 Bicester Village 4 Blenheim Palace

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Oxfordshire Sport Oxford United Football Club The Kassam Stadium, Grenoble Road, Oxford, OX4 4XP. Tel: 01865 337533. Web: Oxford United Football Club is a professional association football club based in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. Get Behind The U’s! Save money by booking your tickets before the day of the game. Get the latest news straight from Oxford United. Official team updates, match previews & reviews, transfer information and much more on our website.

Frilford Heath Golf Club Oxford Rd, Frilford Heath, Abingdon, OX13 5NW. Tel: 01865 390864. Web: Frilford Heath is located to the South of Oxford on 500 acres of glorious undulating Heathland and is one of the best venues in the south of England; rarely can a club offer three championship golf courses (Red, Green and Blue) that allow the opportunity to revel in their classical or modern challenge!





Oxfordshire Restaurants Asian Jee Saheb 15 North Parade Avenue, Oxford, OX2 6LX. Tel: 01865 513773. Web: With our restaurant we have created an ambience that will make you feel relaxed and welcomed. Our key aim is to use fresh produce and source it from local suppliers where possible. We offer no fuss, just classic Asian cuisine. You can enjoy our food in a main dining room, with a party of friends in our function room with a capacity of 28, or in our garden.

COSMO Magdalen Street, Oxford, OX1 3AD. Tel: 01865 297575. Web: At COSMO Oxford, our chefs prepare over 150 authentic dishes from around the world every day and each dish is expertly created in small amounts to ensure they are always fresh. Its Live Cooking Stations provide the entertainment, sounds, aromas but above all, dishes cooked in front customers. COSMO provides a casual dining experience like no other, offering a balanced choice of delicious food, exceptional value for money giving guests added value at one set price.

Malikas 218 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UQ. Tel: 01865 723029. Web: In the middle of the buzzing area of Cowley Road, you will find Malikas, which guarantees a superior Indian cuisine experience! Modern decor, which seats 70, but still the atmosphere is cozy and relaxing.

Aziz Chequers 17A, Beaumont Road, Headington Quarry, Oxford, OX3 8JN Email: Tel: 01865 763321 Web: Aziz is now located at The Chequers Inn, Headington Quarry Oxford! Same food, with better facilities, free onsite parking and a beer garden. With our restaurant we have created and ambiance that will make you feel relaxed and welcomed and with our award winning team from the front of house staff to our award winning chefs who will offer you a great dinning experience.

Spanish Al-Andalus Tapas Bar Little Clarendon Street, Oxford. OX1 2HS. Tel: 01865 516688. Web: Our menus are bursting with Spanish flavours and cooked in a traditional style, a great way to enjoy the true taste of Spain! So forget the traditional way of ordering meals with starters and main courses and treat yourself to a Spanish banquet.

French Pierre Victoire 9 Little Clarendon St, Oxford OX1 2HP. Tel: 01865 316616. Web: Enjoy our authentically cooked, traditional dishes in an informal environment at reasonable prices, the way the French do… Choose from a variety of fixed price menus, which we change with the seasons, focusing on local, fresh produce! We offer a 3 course lunch or early Pre Theatre supper for £11.50 and an evening 3 course Prix Fixe for £23.50! We love parties whether its Christenings, Birthdays, Graduations or even Retirements, offer an incredible £21.00 menu, and can cater for groups up to 60 ...! Rustic and friendly, with lots of candles, providing great food, value and service!


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Our menus are bursting with Spanish flavours and cooked in a traditional style, a great way to enjoy the true taste of Spain! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 10 LITTLE CLARENDON STREET | OXFORD | OX1 2HP 01865 516 688 | TAPASOXFORD.CO.UK



Traditional The Beetle and Wedge Ferry Lane, Moulsford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 9JF. Tel: 01491 651381. Web: The Restaurant offers a warm and friendly atmosphere and a magical combination of fabulous food, an idyllic location and great service - our mission is to ensure your time with us is as enjoyable as possible. Families are important to us at The Beetle & Wedge Boathouse and children are always welcome, we can adapt our menus to suit most tastes and provide highchairs where necessary. If you have any special requirements please contact us.

The Trout Godstow Rd, Wolvercote, Oxford, OX2 8PN Tel: 01865 510930. Web: Nestled on the banks of the River Thames and steeped in history this 17th century pub is a unique setting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Our traditional pub building has been stylishly refurbished to make it the perfect place to find a cosy corner and take time out whilst enjoying some of our Chefs' seasonal dishes and our great selection of wines, ales and lagers.

Café Greens Cafe 50 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LU. Tel: 01865 316878. At Greens everything is freshly made and we use Organic, Free Range and Fairtrade produce. We cater for everyone’s taste including vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free foods. Greens Cafe has a friendly relaxed atmosphere with lots of seating available upstairs with free Wi-Fi also available.


Oxfordshire Restaurants

Contemporary Acanthus Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN. Tel: 01865 256410. Web: The restaurant at the Macdonald Randolph Hotel has recently just won its second AA rosette for its cuisine and features contemporary menus in an unrivalled setting with fabulous views of the city. If a more relaxed atmosphere is desired for a quiet drink then the Morse Bar provides a peaceful environment in which you can relax and unwind in after a busy day.

Cherwell Boathouse Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6ST. Tel: 01865 552746. Web: Beautifully located by the river Cherwell. Fine food and renowned wine list (2010 Fine Wine list of the Year) Open lunch and dinner 7 days a week Marquee and terrace available for private hire. Week day lunch menu available 2 courses from £13.50. Al fresco dining available.

Bear & Ragged Staff 28 Appleton Rd, Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9QH. Tel: 01865 862329. Web: Whether you are looking for a simple sandwich or businessman’s lunch, a romantic dinner for two or a full on three course meal with wine, port liqueurs and coffee, we have the solution. If you want to hold that special family gathering or a sit down banquet for 80, we can accommodate and tailor our offering to your requirements.

The Feathers Market Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1SX. Tel: 01993 812291. Web: Eating and drinking is at the heart of The Feathers experience. The awardwinning Restaurant serves the best of modern English cuisine and locally sourced ingredients – light and fresh in summer, rich and robust in winter. A more informal Bar is open all day for coffee, lunch, cream tea and supper.

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La Cucina are now offering a fantastic takeaway service!

Cuttlefish 36 St Clement’s Street, Oxford, OX4 1AB. Tel: 01865 243003. Web: Cuttlefish is the new fish restaurant on the block, bringing the best seasonal, sustainable fish to Oxford from the shore at the fairest of prices. The extensive menu includes the Cuttlefish seafood platter, mixed fish grill and possibly Oxford’s best fish and chips. Non fish eaters and vegetarians have an eclectic choice too. A takeaway service is also available.

The Oxford Kitchen 215 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HQ. Tel: 01865 511149. Web: The Oxford Kitchen’s reputation for fine modern British cuisine is built around the inspired creations of Executive Chef John Footman, whose food has the critics talking. Dishes on our à la carte and set menus have been carefully designed for their sensory appeal and exquisite flavour combinations. Recognised as a leader among the best dining outlets in the city, The Oxford Kitchen provides a full café service in a contemporary, intimate setting, offering breakfasts, morning coffees, specialty teas, snacks and a specially developed children’s menu.

Patisserie Gatineau 209 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford. OX2 7HQ. Tel: 01865 311779. Web: Situated in the upmarket Summertown area of Oxford, Gatineau patisserie offers the finest artisan produce in the French/ European patisserie and boulangerie tradition: premium cakes, pastries, savouries and bread - all made with the highest quality ingredients, creative flair, taste combinations and attention to detail.


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Classic bangladeshi and indian cuisine ◆ Beautiful location with on-site car parking ◆ Lovely garden for dining and private functions ◆ Small and large parties catered for ◆ Superb sunday buffet with over 30 selections to choose from ◆ Take away and home delivery service available ◆ Free WIFI

Visit our website or call us on 01865 763321 Aziz Restaurant, Chequers 17A, Beaumont Road, Headington Quarry, Oxford, OX3 8JN

Italian Marco’s New York Italian Oxford 73 High St, Oxford OX1 4BE. Tel: 01865 248695. Web: This stunning Marco Pierre White restaurant is located at number 73 on High Street in the centre of Oxford. Serving an array of mouthwatering dishes from Italian sharing platters, fresh fish, home-made pizza and pasta to New York favourites such as succulent steaks, burgers and Marco’s tasty BBQ ribs and lazy fries. The restaurant and bar offers something for everyone. With a big bar area, this all-day venue is the perfect place to enjoy lunch or dinner or simply pop-in for a light bite or drinks.

La Cucina 39-40 St. Clements, Oxford, OX4 1AB. Tel: 01865 793811. Web: The open kitchen allows customers to see chefs at work, tossing pizza and preparing daily specials from 11am - 10.30pm. The menu changes seasonally and caters for all - families and those looking for an authentic italian dining experience in relaxed surroundings. Open front in Summer months.

Nightlife Angels Little Clarendon Street, Oxford. OX1 2HS. Tel: 01865 544244. Web: Step into Angels and journey through cocktail history. Choose between the first vintage mixes or new trends perfected in the Angels laboratory, all carefully crafted by our expert bartenders.


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Oxfordshire Health & Beauty Diamond House - Dental Practice 199 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AR. Tel: 01865 559521. Web: It is our aim to provide the highest quality of Dental Care in a relaxed and friendly environment, with the most up to date methods and equipment available. The safety and comfort of our patients is always our primary concern.

Clinic 95 95 West Way, Botley, Oxford, OX2 9JY Tel: 01865 241662 Web: Our experienced dental professionals pride themselves on their gentle approach to dental care. Our aim is to improve your dental wellbeing in friendly, relaxed surroundings with a thorough and unhurried service that is second to none. We offer all the private treatments you would expect, including comprehensive health checks, white fillings and preventive hygiene therapy, as well as an extensive range of cosmetic treatments, such as tooth whitening, implants, porcelain crowns & veneers and orthodontics for a great smile makeover. Nervous patients are particularly welcome at Clinic95 and our reassuring sedation techniques help aid relaxation.

Tara Tripp Hearing Sandford Gate, Oxford OX4 6LB. Tel: 01865 910202 Web: We are an independent family run private healthcare practice covering Oxfordshire and the surrounding area. Our hearing healthcare practice has earned an excellent reputation in Oxford and the surrounding areas for providing a wide range of digital hearing aids and also for our unique microsuction ear wax removal clinic.

Leisure Club and Spa at The Randolph Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LN Tel: 01865 256 400 Web: At Macdonald Randolph Hotel and Spa, we provide you with the perfect oasis to unwind and relax. Our calm and tranquil spa provides the most luxurious of retreats from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Voted amongst the top 50 best spas in the world, our facilities provide you with the perfect environment for a workout and Oxford’s golf courses, parks and rivers offer hours of leisure-time activities.

Spa at Jurys Inn Oxford Godstow Road, Oxford, OX2 8AL Tel: 01865 489 988 Web: Relax, unwind and let us pamper you in the tranquil surroundings of the beauty rooms at Jurys Inn Hotel, or get fit at The Health & Leisure Club at Jurys Inn (open to hotel guests and members). Facilities: 2 beauty rooms with a range of treatments, Fitness suite, Splash pool, Sauna, Steam room, Squash courts.

Spirit Health Club Holiday Inn Oxford, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 8JD. Tel: 01865 888444. Web: Feel comfortable and at ease here with a great, social atmosphere and friendly staff as committed to your long term goals as you are. Whether it’s fitness, relaxation or wellbeing, we’ll help you find your true Spirit. See more at our website


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Kirtlington golf Club - A fresh approach Do you think Kirtlington Golf Club is just for members? Think again! Kirtlington Golf Club offers a range of facilities accessible to EVERYONE, come and see for yourselves!

Driving range from £1.50

blenheim 9 hole & Kirtlington 18 hole Courses PraCtiCe faCilities

Warm anD frienDly Clubhouse serving fooD all Day everyDay inCluDing afternoon tea

sunDay lunChes from £8.95PP

Visit us for some fresh air and exercise or meet your friends for lunch…you are all welcome!

A: Kirtlington Golf Club, Oxon, OX5 3JY W: E: T: 01869 351133



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Spirit Health Club If you’re looking for a health club with a personal touch then Spirit Health Club Oxford is the place for you. Our Lifestyle Consultants provide the kind of one-to-one guidance that has already helped thousands of members achieve their goals – and are ready now to help you reach yours. From dietary advice that’s calculated to boost your energy and inner health, to a unique personal exercise plan that’s designed to help you look your best, we’re ready to make sure you get even more out of life. Our facilities include an indoor swimming pool with sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. We have a fully equipped gym with a full range of cardio equipment, free weights, modular weight machines, power bags, kettle bells, dual action cable and much more. Swimfit is our motivational pool workout programme at Spirit Health Club Oxford which provides an interactive and social experience for the swimmer. Our qualified instructors deliver small group sessions and are also available on poolside and online for the swimmer to follow the session independently. SwimFit is ideal for those individuals who are purely looking to use the Pool Facilities at the club to give you an all over Body Workout. There are two beauty therapists operating their fantastic businesses out of Spirit Health Club, both are highly qualified and extremely popular! They offer a variety of treatments, from waxing to massage! Full list of facilities at the Health Club: Free Car Parking, Gym, Jacuzzi, Personal Training, Physio, Sauna, Steam Room, Swimming Pool, and beauty treatments! The option is there for that additional help in the gym with our fully trained personal trainers who are ready and waiting to help you achieve your goals. Plus our personal trainers provide a free personal training session to all of our new members! Call or email us today to take advantage of a one day free trial.

Holiday Inn Oxford, Peartree Roundabout, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 8JD Tel: 01865 888444 Email: Web:


Oxfordshire Services Travel Chiltern Railways Tel: 08456 005 165 Web: We run scheduled passenger services along the M40 corridor between London Marylebone and Birmingham Snow Hill and London Marylebone to Aylesbury via Amersham along the London Underground Metropolitan line. We also run our operations as far as Kidderminster and services between Stratford-upon-Avon and London. Why not take a look at some of the great value fares that they have on offer at Our advance tickets start from as little as £6 and you can even get this ticket delivered to your mobile phone!

Accountants Wellers 8 King Edward Street Oxford OX1 4HL Tel: 01865 723 131 Web: Wellers is a firm of accountants who work with entrepreneurs, business owners and private individuals to deliver quality advice and solutions that help them fulfil their aspirations. Passionate about helping people and their organisations, Wellers can draw upon 70 years experience to support and advise clients on growing their businesses and protecting their wealth.

Construction, Maintenance & Renovations Savvy 253 London Road Headington Oxford OX3 9EH. Tel: 01865 920020 / 01865 920040 Web: The driving force behind some of the most prestigious construction and renovation projects  in the oxfordshire area and beyond.  Providing exceptional quality homes and properties on time and on budget. We work with landlords, property owners, developers and key stake holders across commercial, industry, education, healthcare, sport and leisure and private homes.

Food Delivery Deliveroo Email: Web: To bring you meals from high-quality restaurants with a transparent, speedy delivery service, courteous, friendly drivers and unparalleled customer service. We don’t want you eating low-quality pizza, kebabs, Chinese and curries just because you can’t make it out to your favourite restaurants we’re here to bring quality restaurants directly to you.

Hairdressers H.I.M 66 St.Clements, Oxford, OX4 1AH. Tel: 01865 249 740. Web: H.I.M is all about quality hairdressing in a relaxed and friendly environment. The H.I.M team is young and friendly with many years experince in the trade. We focus on our clients as individuals and deliver a high quality service at a reasonable price. New customers are always welcome in the H.I.M salon which provides a modern setting and a friendly atmosphere.


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Oxfordshire Services Studio 8 8 Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1AA. Tel: 01865 842525. Web: Studio8 was started by Clark and Brooke Wiseman in 2003 and has grown to become one of Oxfordshire’s best known creative studios. We provide a collection of services for both businesses and families. We work throughout the UK on many shoots and also throughout the world. Please get in touch to speak to us about your next project.

Law Hedges Law 16 Market Place, Wallingford, OX10 0AE Tel: 01865 594265 Web: Hedges has been delivering legal solutions to our clients for over 200 years. Our highly skilled team of lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to resolve even the most complex legal issues that you bring to us. At Hedges, however, we recognise you aren’t just looking for history, an impressive CV and an ability to recite the law.

Funeral Directors Greens Funeral Services 21 High Street Eynsham, Oxford Tel: 01865 880837 8 Bridge Street Witney, Oxford Tel: 01993 776486 Established in 1866, we are an independent family business with five generations of experience, offering a dignified 24 hour service with our personal attention to detail. Our private chapels of rest are available for visitings and prayer if required. Golden Charter pre-paid plans also available.

Property Finders Keepers 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, OX2 7BY Tel: 01865 311011 Web: Finders Keepers is a letting and property management agency covering Oxfordshire and the surrounding area. We deliver a comprehensive service from search and acquisition through furnishing and refurbishment to letting and property management. Since our foundation in 1972, we’ve built a reputation for professionalism, rigorous processes and responsiveness.

Breckon & Breckon 274 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 7DY. Tel: 01865 310300. Web: An independent firm of Estate Agents est. in 1947 operating from a network of six offices in Oxfordshire offering properties for sale or for rent. We are property professionals with many years of experience in the local market.

Removals Headington Carriers The Straight Mile, Woodstock, Oxford, OX20 1PW Tel: 01993 811276/01865 300111. Web: Headington Carriers Limited has been providing a first class commercial, house and office removal service throughout Oxfordshire and the UK for over 20 years. We pride ourselves on providing a personalised removal service for all our customers.


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Oxfordshire Services Care Homes The Lady Nuffield Home 165 Banbury Rd, Oxford, Oxfordshire County OX2 7AW. Tel: 01865 888500. Web: The Lady Nuffield Home is a small residential home for elderly men and women and aims to provide a high standard of care, based on the individual needs of the resident whilst enabling them to remain as independent as possible.

Oxford Beaumont Care Community Bayworth Lane, Boars Hill, Oxford, OX1 5DF. Tel: 01865 730 990. Web: Oxford Beaumont provides a happy and relaxed lifestyle in the heart of Boars Hill, with its scenic surroundings. Oxford city is close-by for shops, cafes and The New Theatre. Nonetheless our extensive gardens are quiet and peaceful, giving the home a feeling of space and tranquility. We offer a homely environment and the support of first class 24-hour nursing care, helping to manage disabilities such as Parkinson’s disease and sensory impairment. We provide personally tailored levels of care, helping people to enjoy life with support but as independently as possible.

Charities Bloodwise Email: Tel: 020 7504 2200 Web: We are Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research), your UK blood cancer charity. Every year we stop more people dying of blood cancer and our researchers are even working to stop people developing blood cancer in the first place. We improve the lives of blood cancer patients with cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma because we believe everyone should be able to live their life to the full.

Thinking of Oscar Twitter: Email: Web: Thinking of Oscar was set up in memory of Oscar Cole, who died suddenly in June 2014 aged just 16 months. Thinking of Oscar supports children and their families whilst in hospital care by funding projects and innovation over and above that supplied by the NHS. To date Thinking of Oscar has raised in excess of £150,000 and has funded innovative vein finding devices into the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.


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Living in Oxford Magazine July 2017  
Living in Oxford Magazine July 2017