Oxford at London is one of the oldest universities in the world, I can’t help getting flash backs to my university days during the visit. Just when I thought I was admitted to one of the most conducive studying environments in NUS, a local school in Singapore. I was wrong, Oxford is even better (of course!).
It is pretty convenient to do a day trip; there are frequent coaches from London Victoria Coach Station to Oxford Bus Station, easily available at an affordable price of GBP 22 for a round trip. The weather in Oxford is friendly all year long, the compact city is best explored by foot, otherwise, cycling is the most efficient transport to get around.
The architectural work is brilliant, much as expected. Right from the old Bodleian Library at the heart of Oxford to the modern Oxford University Museum of Natural History in Victorian style are just some of Oxford’s best.
As sophisticated as it is, several spots in Christ Church were chosen for the filming of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone. The great fans of HP will definitely have a sense of nostalgia moment at the grand hall. The beautifully trimmed Tom Quad garden is something not to miss too.
The giant lantern-shaped building is a popular reading room for Oxford students. Sometimes, I wish I know a member of Oxford just to get the chance to see the interior of Radcliffe Camera. Oh well, there’s never a life without regrets.
Across the street is the Hertford Bridge, popularly dubbed as the Oxford version of “Bridge of Sighs”; it might not be as glamorous as the one in Venice. Still, it is worth a glance for an Oxford trip!!
It’s such an honour to be in yet another beautiful city of London, I can now best conclude myself as a certified UK fan!