Postcard from Oxford | One Day Trip from London

Last Friday I went for a one-day trip to Oxford.. I took a train from London Marylebone Station shortly after 7:00 am and I arrived in Oxford shortly after 8:00 am at the time when the city was slowly waking up.

Upon my arrival in Oxford I went to the old city centre and first visited Blackwells Bookshop. I then went to Radcliffe Square and climbed the tower of the University Church of St Mary to have lovely views of the old city. In the past I visited the Divinity School and the Bodleian Library so I skipped them this time. Also I did not purchase tickets in advance this time so if it is your first time to Oxford then please ensure you book your tickets to visit the libraries before you arrive. I then went to the Covered Market and had something to eat as well as I had multiple cups of oat latte 😛

Afterwards I went to visit the Christ Church College famous for its beautiful Dining Hall and the Church (it’s better to book the ticket in advance). I also spent some time admiring animals in the Christ Church Meadow.

This is a little video from Oxford in the morning hours. I hope you will find it peaceful and helpful in arranging your Oxford itinerary.

In the afternoon I visited Botanical Gardens where you can find Tolkien Tree and Literary Walk. I had a cup of tea and grabbed something to eat while visiting the Gardens. I then visited Magdalen College and followed Addison’s Walk which used to be frequented by J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Afterwards I walked down the cobbled Merton Street and went up to Radcliffe Square and from there I went to see Bridge of Sighs. This was the end of my one-day trip to Oxford. I went to the station to catch the train back to London.

I hope you will find this video of Oxford useful and comforting.

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  1. What a lovely trip and a beautiful city! I have been to Oxford three times, but it had never occurred to me before to explore it from a literary angle, including with references to Tolkien and Lewis. I should do it next time. And, yes, Blackwell’s in Oxford is one of my all-time favourite bookshops in this entire world.

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