I include in the price of the homestay the following activities: walking Guided Tour of Oxford city, the sights comprise of the Bodleian Library, Sheldonian, Radcliffe Camera, University Church, St Mary’s Tower, Christchurch College, visit of Magdalen College. In addition, I will take you on a discovery of Blenheim Palace Grounds which is the Marlborough Family Estate and Birthplace of Winston Churchill. We will go on a stroll along Thrupp river canal with its narrow boats. You can also accompany me to the local leisure centre as I go swimming twice a week. If you are a keen tennis player, Andrew will be happy to play a game with you. You could get the opportunity to play on grass in beautiful University Parks.
I usually take young learners and teens to one of the Oxford museums, the Natural History Museum is usually very popular with my guests. There are two main shopping centres nearby, Westgate and the famous Bicester Designer Village for the shopaholics.
For adults, why not add to your homestay, activities such as golf, tennis, tours of Oxford & the famous University colleges, on the trail of Harry Potter & Alice in Wonderland in Christchurch College, an English afternoon tea, a River Cruise, Museums or a visit of the Cotswolds…..there is so much to choose from.
There is also London which is one hour away by train or Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.
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How to get to Oxford?
Oxford is one hour away by train from London or Birmingham. It takes 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Gatwick or Stansted airports & 45 minutes from London Heathrow airport. Luton airport is 1-hour drive. We can collect you free of charge from Oxford Parkway Railway station if you are travelling by train or Thornhill Park & Ride in Oxford should you be travelling on the coach.
There are two railway stations in Oxford: Oxford & to the North, Oxford Parkway. Direct trains operate regularly from London Marylebone. Alternatively, there are good links from Birmingham International Airport. We live 5 minutes away from Oxford Parkway and we can, therefore, collect you free of charge.
Coach companies such as National Express operate links from London Stansted or Luton Airport. It is also possible to catch The Airline Coach Service from Gatwick or Heathrow. From Oxford city, you can either catch line 2 or 2A to Chorefields bus stop (Kidlington) which stops just outside our close. Alternatively, catch line 500 to The Black Horse pub bus stop. You can also request for us to collect you free of charge from Thornhill Park & Ride, in Oxford.
Depending on your place of arrival, I can either collect you or send a taxi. I work with a trustworthy Oxford-based Executive Chauffeur and can, therefore, organise a private taxi who will come to the arrival gate to welcome you. Prices start at £90 for a single journey to Oxford from Heathrow/Luton or Birmingham airport. Alternatively travel to Oxford Parkway Railway Station by train or by coach to Thornhill Park & Ride (first stop in Oxford) for us to collect you free of charge.