Oxford is a sparkling city with bustling life, charged youths and spirited crowds around every corner. Being one of the world’s most popular university cities, Oxford is submerged in history, literature, beautiful literary institutions, legends, spires and, medieval buildings. The city of Oxford presents a striking contrast between old and new. The buildings with beautiful spires are exemplary structures of old architecture; however the crowd that crosses its gate every year is young and fresh. These elegant stoned university buildings with courtyards and cobbled lanes are scattered all over Oxford making it appear both, ancient and contemporary.
Oxford has become even more interesting because of the people and stories that went through it. World’s most renowned scholars, authors, explorers and politicians have once studied beneath the ivory towers and there are so many famous novels whose stories unfolded in Oxford.
With such positive energy and chaos of the academics, Oxford is a place where every soul can find solace.
To look for apartments in Oxford go no farther than these neighbourhood areas. They are perfect for a short stay in Oxford with all their charming qualities.
Headington is a hushed and picturesque area to live in Oxford. This area is basically a hill and offers one of the best panoramic views of the Oxford city from hilltop. It is a busy neighbourhood with students and medics bustling around. It is also home to the famously beautiful South Parks.
Lamar Park Area
This neighbourhood is spot on for those who are looking for historical styled vacation rentals in Oxford. It also has a park, trails, airport and lakes nearby.
One of the best college towns, Grand Oaks is comfortably occupied by the elderly and retirees.
Others gorgeous neighbourhoods of Oxford include:
Standing tall and proud in the centre of Oxford is the Carvax Tower. This tower stands where once were the St. Martin’s church and the same place where Shakespeare prevailed as the godfather of William Davenant. The tower has 99 steps and the top shows an incredible view of the city centre.
University Church of St Mary the Virgin
This gothic church with its huge towers is moiré than just a beautiful structure. It is the same site where three Anglican bishops stood for their trial and were eventually burned at the stake for sacrilege.
When a professor of Astronomy found himself impressed by the classical Theatre of Marcellus in Rome, he brought his inspiration home and began the work on this monumental building in 1663. The Sheldonian Theatre captures the true and bona fide spirit of theatres with its painted ceilings, classical busts and semi circular seating.
Just like the established weather of United Kingdom, Oxford’s the same. May through September in Oxford is warm and pleasant. Winters too are clear skies, sunny days and crisp winds. However winters in Oxford are also unpredictable with sudden snowfalls or cold rainfall.
The best time to visit Oxford is spring when the weather is mild and windy with occasional rainfall.
If you have made sudden plans to visit Oxford and experience the charm of this beautiful city then you can still avail the last minute offers, there are always some comfortable accommodations left for people only for a short stay in Oxford.