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Its rival Cambridge may win on wide open green spaces, but Oxford has imposing spires and picture-postcard cobbles that few cities can match. If its name conjures libraries, riverside picnics and students sweating over their exam scripts, then it’s no surprise the best things to do in Oxford almost all have some link to the world-renowned university. But there is more to the city than just books, dark blue lycra, and weird frilly gowns. Put simply, the best museums in Oxford are pulling in shows on a par with London’s, the burgeoning restaurant scene offers hard-to-beat gourmet thrills, and the pubs are steeped in charm and history. There’s no risk of getting bored in this splendid city – so consider this a bucket list and start ticking off our pick of Oxford’s absolute must-do activities.
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