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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.