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Our address is: Oxford International College, 1 London Place, Oxford, OX4 1BD, United Kingdom. The modern college premises occupy a prestigious corner site (Cave Street/St. Clements Street) at the foot of Headington Hill and overlooking South Park. We are in one of the first buildings you will see as you enter the city from Headington.
If you are coming by car, please use the postcode OX4 1BA for your Satnav. Turn off the main road to/from London (St Clements St, A420) into Cave Street, then immediately right into Wilson Place. The car park entrance is through the iron gates on your right. Visitor spaces are very limited, so please telephone in advance to reserve a space on 01865 203988. Driving in and around Oxford can be problematical – the city was not designed with cars in mind. During rush hours (8am to 9am in the morning and 4:30pm to 6pm in the evening) the traffic can be heavy. There are a number of Park and Ride facilities which can help to make driving into Oxford much easier. Further details can be found via the Park and Ride website.
There are buses that run to and from Barton, Oxford Brookes University and JR Hospital which all stop at St. Clements, just a minute away from Oxford International College. Bus numbers are: U1 (Brookes Bus), 4, 400 (Park & Ride), X3, X13, 3, 23 (hospital buses), 8 & 9 (Barton & Risinghurst).
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If you are coming by train, take the Park & Ride bus (number 400) towards Thornhill from Oxford railway station. View train times and book tickets.
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Both the Oxford Express (X90) and the Oxford Tube go to and from London directly past the college and have a drop off point at St. Clements. These comfortable coaches run as often as every 12 minutes at peak times. The driver announces the stop in advance so listen out for “St Clements”!
From the Airport:
The St Clements bus stops, one minute from college, are equally convenient for coaches to and from Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The Airline coaches run day and night, are comfortable, economical and provide a very reliable, convenient service directly to your airport terminal. Remember to request St Clements as your destination so that the driver can load your luggage into the correct part of the coach. There are 8 stops in Oxford and St Clements is one of the middle ones. If you are returning to the airport, you’ll need to tell the driver which terminal you require. The journey to Heathrow takes approximately 90 minutes with buses running every half hour during the day and every hour through the night. Further details can be found via the following link: Oxford to Heathrow. The journey to Gatwick takes approximately two and half hours and there are hourly services throughout the day and every two hours at night. Further details can be found via: Oxford to Gatwick.
- The Randolph - Oxford’s most famous hotel. Luxurious Victorian Gothic. Prices start from approx £200 per night.
- Malmaison - Luxurious conversion of Oxford’s old prison. Prices start at around £145 per night.
- The Old Bank Hotel - High class hotel with a more personal feel than most others. Prices start from £132 per night.
- The Royal Oxford Hotel - Close to the railway station. Reasonably priced from £85 per night.
- The Old Parsonage - Superb period architecture and fine restaurant. Prices start at around £170 per night.
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Oxford boasts many restaurants featuring many of the world's cuisines. Just footsteps away from the college are a good choice of restaurants and bistros serving lunches and dinners. On the Cowley Road near the Hall of Residence there are a large number of lively food outlets frequented by students. Famous places for fine dining include the Quod Brasserie and the Malmaison at the Old Castle. More information about restaurants in and around Oxford can be found via this link: Google Map
Whether or not you regard Oxford as a good place to shop will depend on what you like looking for. If you are hoping for fashionable designer shops then you will probably be a little disappointed. However, if you want bookshops then Oxford is one of the best places to be! Blackwell’s Oxford is one of Europe’s largest bookshops and has an extraordinary range of books with a strong academic bias. The Covered Market also has a fascinating collection of shops and market stalls worth a visit.
The Official Tourist Information site has the usual information that you would expect to find at a major tourist destination: Visit Oxford and Oxfordshire. Oxford’s Daily Info provides a huge amount of information about what is currently on in Oxford. The following links will take you to their what’s on page and to their home page. Although Daily Info is aimed mostly at students, it is also useful to tourists who manage to find it. It is very good for cinema and theatre listings.