How to Spend 24 Hours in Oxford
From check in to check out, here are our suggestions for how to spend a fabulous 24 hours in Oxford. If you don’t have infinite time, read on for some wonderful places to visit in Oxford that you can do in a day.
Once you have checked in, make your way into Oxford for a bite to eat – here are our five recommendations for places to dine.
If you don’t have time to spare in our beautiful city, then why not take a tour? From ghost and literary tours to Inspector Morse, Tolkien and the history of the area, expert guides can immerse you in the culture and help you learn more about this worldwide destination. Once you’ve been on the touring bus or decided that your feet need a break, stop for a drink or a lunchtime bite – you’ve earned it!
With more than enough time to spare, if you like to enjoy a drink or two then why not discover the principals and production processes that go into making some of the finest spirits in the country? Tours are readily available and you can learn how to make vodka, gin, absinthe and even rye whiskey! Tasting is included. Visitors and spirit connoisseurs can also take a more in-depth Founder’s tour that takes you on the whole journey from ingredient selection to the end product. Cheers!
If you have timed your tours right, then The Oxford Playhouse always has an eclectic mix of shows, readily presented on stage for a delighted audience. From comedians and young company performances to festivals, showcases and drama, whatever you are in the mood for the Playhouse is always a great place to stop by to see talent from near and far.
On the last Friday of the month, the Ashmolean Museum keeps its doors open until 10:30pm. This is the perfect chance to see the Museum after dark! Featuring food and drink as well as talks and music, you can even browse the exhibitions during these hours. And once you’re done, take in more of the city by moonlight, enjoy a meal or a drink or two – your comfortable room will be waiting for you at Oxford Abingdon…
After you’ve checked out, why not head to Bicester Village for some retail therapy? Located just 20 miles away from the hotel, Bicester Village offers beautiful designer clothes at heavily-discounted prices. What’s better, stay at Oxford Abingdon and our exclusive Bicester offer will see you receive a further 10% discount when you shop. This outlet is one of the most popular places to visit in Oxfordshire, so don’t miss out!