View from a height over the rooftops of Oxford city, the historic buildings and the landmarks of the university city. Night. Buildings lit up.


Discover Oxford with its dreaming spires, world-class art and culture, the Thames countryside and Cotswold stone villages.

Getting here

Under an hour’s train journey from London, Oxford is easily accessible from all major destinations.


The nearest airports are London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Birmingham Airport. The Oxford Bus Company operates an Airline Service, linking both London airports to the city. From Heathrow it takes 90 mins by airport bus and from Gatwick it takes around two and a half hours.


Travel by rail to Oxford from London Paddington with Great Western Railway or Birmingham in just 60 minutes. Chiltern Railways operate trains from London Marylebone to Bicester (48 minutes) and Oxford Parkway (58 minutes). 


The UK’s two major university cities, Oxford and Cambridge, are linked by motorways and take around one hour 50 minutes to drive the 88 miles. From London to Oxford by road takes around one and a half hours depending on your London location. 


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Education and research

There are more than 26,000 students at Oxford University, including 12,579 undergraduates and 13,445 postgraduates.

According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022, Oxford is, for the thirteenth year running, ranked first in the world for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health subjects. 

It is also ranked first in the world for Computer Science; third in the world for Social Sciences and for Business and Economics; fourth in the world for Life Sciences, for Arts and Humanities and for Law; fifth in the world for Engineering and Technology; and sixth in the world for Education.

The University, including the colleges and Oxford University Press, is one of the largest employers in Oxfordshire, supporting more than 28,000 full time jobs and injecting more than £750 million annually into the regional economy. 

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Technology & AI

The University of Oxford is a global centre for AI research, with world-class studies ranging from practical applications such as robotics, driverless cars, healthcare, finance and law, to quantitative and computational principles of AI. Researchers come from all over the world and work across the full spectrum of artificial intelligence. 

A medical diagnostics company, Ultromics, was spun out from Oxford University research in 2017. Using the power of AI, Ultromics aims to improve the accuracy of echocardiogram interpretation to above 90% – substantially better than the 80% currently achieved by human doctors.

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Oxford is a major player in the UK automotive industry, with many automotive businesses located either within the city like the MINI plant situated just off the Oxford ring road in Cowley; or located just outside with many F1 and motorsport teams and manufacturers dotted around Oxfordshire. 


Where to stay

From luxury hotel options to unique overnight experiences, there are 3,000 bedrooms available within Oxford.


5* hotels 250 bedrooms
4* hotels 1,000 bedrooms
3* and under properties 1,750 bedrooms
Other (student accommodation / home sharing) 10,000 bedrooms



From the beautiful surroundings of Oxford University to luxury Cotswolds country house hotels, Oxfordshire is home to a wonderful selection of meeting, conference and event venues. 

Conference Oxford
Bicester Motion
Oxford Brookes University
Bodleian Libraries
Blenheim Palace


Motivate, reward and inspire with unforgettable incentive experiences in this cosmopolitan city of note. 

Bicester Village
Bicester Hotel Golf & Spa
Ashmolean Museum
New Theatre Oxford

Dining & social experiences

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels
Hook Norton Brewery

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