There is so much to do in and around Oxford. Here are a few ideas about how you might keep busy and entertained in your free time.
- Range of actives at Kassam stadium including bowling, arcade and even a 12 screen cinema just minutes ride from the college.
- Price: Bowling: £5. Cinema: Approx £7
Become your favourite F1 star at Oxford's own Go-Karting track.
- Price: £20 - £30
Rileys pool and snooker club
- Choose from snooker, American or English pool, darts or just chill in the bar. All Kings students are welcome.
- Price: £8 per hour
- Price: £5 entry
Visit Oxford University's world famous colleges
- Magdalen College (deer park and where C.S. Lewis taught)
- Christ Church (where the Harry Potter films were shot)
- Opened in 1683 with a vast and fascinating collection, including Einstein’s black board.
- Come face to face with dinosaurs and all manner of insects
- Prepare to be amazed by the weird and wonderful collection with everything from a totem pole to shrunken heads.
- Price: All FREE and located in the heart of oxford
Traditional old English pubs
Famous Oxford literary pubs include:
- White Horse (52 Broad Street), which appears in several Inspector Morse TV episodes
- Eagle and Child (49 St Giles), famous haunt of J.R.R. Tolkein and C.S. Lewis, amongst others.
- Try dancing and ice-skating at the same time in Oxford
- Monday night ice skating disco.
- Price: £4
Shopping at our local luxury shopping outlet centre
- Bicester village, a designer outlet only 20 minuets by train or by local bus every 10 minuets from Oxford, including shops such as Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and many more.
- Price: Approx £5
- The world’s second largest library containing more than 11 million books. Also used as a set for the Harry Potter films.
- Price: £7 guided tour
Punting on the river
- Head for Magdalen Bridge on the River Cherwell or Folly Bridge on the Thames, where punts can be hired for a lazy time drifting on the water, and perhaps having a picnic.
- Price: £16 per punt per hour (5/6 per punt)
Listen to live music from classical to rock
- Look down upon the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ from several Church towers.
- The gardens dates back to 1621 when it was established as a physic garden for the cultivation and study of medicinal plants.
- The gardens have 7000 specimens and include famous spots such as Tolkien's Tree, on which he based the character Treebard.
- Price: £2.50