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Day trips to Oxford from London

There’s lots to do and see in this historic Thameside town – and you needn’t be enrolled on a degree...

By Matt Breen

Day trips to Oxford from London grant you access to one of the UK’s most scenic, quaint and haphazardly beautiful cities. It’s obviously best known for being – along with its rival Cambridge – home to one of the two great universities in the country, but you don’t have to be a student to enjoy yourself in this most English of English cities. If you plan a day trip out of London soon, there’s plenty to see and explore.

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Oxford, Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon day trip from London

As well as a visit to the undeniably pretty Oxford, this day trip from London incorporates two more gems. Warwickshire's twelfth-century Warwick Castle and Shakespeare’s hometown in Stratford-on-Avon.

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Clare College, Cambridge
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Oxford and Cambridge day trip from London

You may as well as go for the double-whammy while you're in the south of England, right? Hop on this day trip that takes you to the two great university towns of Oxford and Cambridge. Just don’t mention one when you’re in the other…

Day trip to Windsor, Oxford and Henley-on-Thames from London

Take a leisurely trip down the Thames to Oxford, passing Henley-on-Thames and Windsor along the way. After admiring the oh-so-genteel scenery, take a walking tour around Oxford.


Stonehenge inner-circle access day trip from London, including Oxford and Windsor Castle

Delve into classic England on this tour, which takes you from Windsor to Oxford, before moving over to Stonehenge in Wiltshire. FYI: you get access to the inner stone circle, which is normally roped off to the public. Very VIP.

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Day trips from London

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Perfect day trips, weekend breaks and getaways to help you relax, unwind and get the hell out of London


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