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Bored in Oxford? Ten Places You Might Have not Seen Yet

Secret Oxford Spots

Oxford has many a hidden gem. Do you think you have seen everything the city has to offer? Check this list, you might be surprised!

Have you Seen All of Oxford's Hidden Gems?

Oxford is a fascinating, old city with plenty of secrets and undiscovered marvels. We have unearthed some, which we intend to share here — but our advice is: Explore Oxford yourself. Walk its streets, get lost in its passages. Because all places can be made special by your memories of them. If you’re bored in Oxford and don’t know where to start, though, below are some ideas.

Get Lost in Jericho

Jericho is a suburb of Oxford. One of its prettiest! it’s lined with rows of Victorian terraces and classic English red-bricked townhouses. It has its own village green (where you can usually see horses and ponies) and a high street filled with trendy cafés, boutiques, and perfect Sunday Roast pubs. 

Enjoy a Ben's Cookies in the Covered Market

You might have heard of Ben’s Cookies. And Oxford’s Covered Market. Did you know they can be combined? The market has a variety of stalls and food sellers – but Ben’s Cookies is a favourite. Founded by chocolate-lovers, their freshly-baked bites have been tempting Oxfordians since 1983. 

Oxford's Covered Market

The Covered Market

The Covered Market is a gorgeous historic market in a large covered structure. It has several shops and permanent stalls and is located in the

Explore Alice's Shop

Alice’s Shop is a little shop placed exactly where Alice Liddell (the “real” Alice that inspired the books) used to buy sweets. The shop is filled with all manner of curious things – so be ready to part with your money. The shop is located on St. Aldates, across Alice’s childhood home.

Oxford Shopping: Alice's Shop

Alice’s Shop

Alice’s Shop is a little shop placed exactly where Alice Liddell (the “real” Alice that inspired the books) used to buy sweets. The shop is

Have a Drink at FREUD

FREUD is a café, bar and bistro located in a former 19th century church, in the suburb of Jericho. It was founded in 1998 by a former art student of the Courtald called David Freud. Today, you can enjoy a cocktail while looking at the pre-Rapahelite stained glass windows. 

Oxford Bars: FREUD. Image courtesy of Joanna Penn

FREUD Café and Bar

FREUD is a café, bar and bistro located in a former 19th century church, in the suburb of Jericho. It was founded in 1998 by

Enjoy a Good Story at the Story Museum

The Story Museum is an unusual museum. Located in the heart of Oxford, it celebrates the power of stories. Fly through a thousand years of Oxford’s story history, from ancient myths and legends to fairy tales and contemporary books.

The Story Museum - Oxford

The Story Museum

The Story Museum is an unusual museum. Located in the heart of Oxford, it celebrates the power of stories. Fly through a thousand years of

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