Christ Church College

Christ Church College is the largest college at Oxford University. There’s plenty to see there including a 12th century cathedral, the dining hall seen in the Harry Potter movies and an art gallery with works by old masters. You’ll also discover where the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland came from: Lewis Carroll wrote the book while he was a maths professor here and Alice is named after the then dean’s daughter.

Broad Street

This is one of the main streets in Oxford. It is famous for its bookshops, but is also home to several impressive buildings that are worth checking out. These include the Sheldonian Theater, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and erected in 1664-8, the Clarendon Building, with its Greek-like columns and towering roof statues and the Grade I listed Museum of the History of Science.

Oxford Covered Market

A quaint shopping spot where you can get all sorts from vintage clothes to arts and crafts to tasty food. Access from Market Street and High Street.

Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean is the oldest museum in England. It is undergoing a major refurbishment but will re-open in November 2009 with an extra 39 galleries. It is located on Beaumont Street.

The Turf Tavern

This watering hole has had a slew of famous visitors in its day including Elizabeth Taylor, Stephen Hawking, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and Alicia Silverstone. It’s also the place where ex-Aussie Prime Minister Bob Hawke entered the Guinness Book of Records for downing a yard of ale in 11 seconds and TV detective Inspector Morse’s favourite boozer.