Wonderful Oxford

oxford_rotunda

Last weekend we skipped the usual brunch and instead started our Sunday with a classical music concert at the Holywell Music Room in Oxford. It’s the oldest custom build concert hall in Europe and it’s an intimate music room with  fantastic acoustic. To be completely honest,  the morning didn’t start as magical as it sounds and everything that could possibly go wrong did but once we got there it was a lovely experience!

Afterwards we walked towards the Vaults and Garden cafe –  we discovered it simply because the concert tickets come with a coffee voucher – and it’s a cute little cafe with delicious home made, organic food and a fabulous garden with views of the Rotunda Building.

Once fuelled up on coffee, we went up the tower of University Church of St Mary to take in the fairy tale views of Oxford.

oxford_views_tower

oxford_tower_views

We spent the next few hours exploring Oxford (only the city center so it was mostly walking round in circles) to admire as many gorgeous colleges as we possibly could. To make it a bit more fun, try and spot all the places Harry Potter was filmed in. Is anyone else a Harry Potter fan or is it just me?

The first places we stopped at  was the Rotunda Building of course as it’s just opposite the tower.

rotunda_oxford.jpg

We wandered the lovely and very busy streets.

oxford_center

oxford_buildings.jpg

Then went to see the famous Bridge of Sighs

oxford_Bridge_of_Sighs

We stopped by the Bodleian Library and its gorgeous courtyard which connects to the Claredon Building. There you can sign up for group tours which give you access to the parts of the building that are closed for public otherwise, you can visit the Divinity Room for its medieval architecture or check out the many great exhibitions.

 

At the Weston Library we saw a fab exhibition called Sappho to Suffrage: women who dared in celebration of amazing women pioneers.

There were a few others spots on the list but the weather was so nice we decided to spend some time by the Thames before heading back home. Luckily, we stumbled across the gorgeous Meadow Building on our way there.

oxford_meadow_building.jpg

We spent a lovely day in Oxford and the weather was on our side! I have to admit I got Harry Potter vibes all day but there’s so much to discover in Oxford even if you’re not a fan. It was so much fun to be a tourist in the UK and it’s something we plan to do a bit more this summer. What cities in the UK would you like to visit?

Love,
2WW

3 Comments

  1. I shamefully still haven’t been to Oxford, I’ll definitely be checking out the Harry Potter spots when I do though. Great photos 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s