POSTCARDS FROM OXFORD.
As part of our weekend away at Daylesford Cottages, we decided to head out of the countryside for an afternoon and visit the city of Oxford which is only about thirty minutes away from where we stayed. Oxford is a place I had been wanting to visit for such a long time, it’s often regarded as the (friendly) rival city to Cambridge so I’ve always be curious to see how those cities compare and what Oxford has to offer and I was really happy to discover that it’s a really beautiful city in it’s own right and there is a lot to explore.
As you can see, along with Cambridge, it’s architecture is stunning and there is a selection of beautiful coffee shops, vintage shops and museums to visit. We didn’t have the longest time to explore the city so would love to go again to see some different areas, especially some of the less touristy areas. We started of the day by heading for coffee (who’s surprised?!) at Society Cafe on St Michael’s Street which was the perfect location to start our day of exploring. After enjoying a coffee and taking a few pictures we wandered down Ship Street in the direction of Radcliffe Camera and passed a couple of vintage shops, Arcadia & Unicorn, that we couldn’t resist browsing for a little while. We then made our way to Radcliffe Square and found the beautiful Radcliffe Camera building, we walked around the square taking pictures of all of the pretty architecture and the magnolia tree which just made for the best photos!
We wanted to explore some more of the lovely streets and buildings so we wandered down Catte Street & Broad Street before having another coffee and sandwich stop at The Missing Bean on Turl Street, which I would definitely recommend, it’s a really nice casual coffee shop. We wanted to explore the Jericho area of the city so we wandered that way later in the afternoon, we found some really lovely, eclectic streets & The Last Bookshop which was the cosiest bookshop I think I’ve ever been in. Walton Street is also home to another vintage shop– Eagle Vintage which we were really looking forward to visiting but unfortunately was closed by the time we got there, so we didn’t get a chance to go in but it looked lovely from the outside! We contemplated heading into Barefoot Bakery, also on Walton Street, as it had come so highly recommend but instead decided to go and get dinner, so just eyed up the cakes in the window, we will definitely have to go in there next time!
And that was how we spent our afternoon in Oxford, I’m already looking forward to going back! Have you ever been to Oxford? Thank you for reading, as always!