Considering I've lived in London for my entire life it's quite shocking that I've never made the short trip up to the beautiful city of Oxford. As luck has it, my dear friend and fellow Bristol graduate Lauren is doing a Masters there, which finally gave me the perfect excuse for a weekend visit - it pays off having intelligent friends! Although there is plenty of this enriched city that I didn't get round to seeing, as usual I couldn't resist sharing a few photos of my little tripette with you. The weather was unpredictable to say the least, switching from grey cloud and misty rain to bright sunshine in an instant, but I did manage to get some shots of the beautiful architecture in the winter sun!
The journey from London is a short one, and it was sheer luxury on the Oxford Tube - not the grotty, sweaty, underground sort of tube most of us are probably used to. It's a troop of plush double decker coaches that leave London/Oxford every 15-20 minutes, and at £14 a return (for students) it's a tasty price too! I'll be honest, we were there for a big ol' booze up at an Oxford BOP on Saturday night - it was 90s themed, and the four of us made an extremely convincing Spice Girls tribute - so it wasn't an educational trip... But I was determined to absorb as much of the scenery as I could during my 24 hours there. I always knew the colleges would be inspiring, but for me it was the mix between old-fashioned and modern architecture on the High Street and other roads that really gave the place character. And in such lovely colours!
I dare say I'll be returning to Oxford before Lauren's year of study is up, and I'll be sure to be better prepared with a list of sights to see, cafes to try, and museums to visit. But for now my little snapshot tour of this wonderful part of the country will have to do!
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