Oxford Tourism

Visit Oxford - Best of Oxford

Oxford - The prized crown jewel of English academia. The highly reputed medieval colleges at Oxford admit only the most gifted minds from around the world. Its ancient architecture, picturesque landscapes and youthful energy makes it a great tourist destination as well. Oxford holidays are an affair to remember!

The oldest English-speaking University, University of Oxford, needs no introductions. It constitutes over 40 colleges, each of which has a unique history to it. Although many of the colleges are not open to visitors when academic terms are on, while others such as Christ College attracts numerous tourists each year. The University has a remarkable list of alumni who made great contributions to the world through their work and their lives. Many museums and department buildings in the city have been used as inspirations for books and as filming locations. No matter how long or short your trip to Oxford is; there are a few things that you cannot afford to miss.

Oxford Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Oxford tips for your visit

  • Parking fares in Oxford are on the expensive side. Some of the major parking spaces in the city are almost always found full.
  • Metered taxis are an expensive option to get around the city. If on the other hand, you choose to take minicabs, make sure you bargain with the driver beforehand or discuss the price over the phone while boking it.
  • Oxford in general is a very safe city. However, some parts of the city are poverty stricken. Some areas have a drug dealing scene. Avoid being out by yourself late at night.

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Facts and Stats for Oxford*

  • Pollution Statistics in Oxford

    Know the pollution level of Oxford before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 23.33 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30.56 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 38.89 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20.83 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 11.11 (Very Low)
  • Oxford: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Oxford for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Oxford.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 34.21 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 23.75 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 18.42 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 15 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.75 (Low)
    • Attacks 26.25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 61.25 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 30 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.25 (Moderate)
  • Living in Oxford - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Oxford is 160.68 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 67.49 (High)
    • Climate Index 83.55 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 29.46 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 81.82 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 64.51 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 18.8 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 79.75 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Oxford

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Oxford

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.25 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.68 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.57 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 91.48 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 89.91 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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