The stunning architecture, full of history, and the quaint surrounding towns make Oxford a no brainer for your hen weekend destination.
Oxford is only 50 miles from London. Leave the car behind and walk the narrow streets or hop on a bicycle during your hen weekend. Most buses and trains in Oxford allow bicycles to be brought onboard for no additional cost. Buses and trains have a fare, but all day unlimited tickets can also be purchased to make traveling during your hen weekend a lot easier.
An Oxford Hen Weekend is just not a hen weekend if you do not stop to see some of the most popular attractions that call the city home. Strolling along the River Cherwell is ideal for any hen party! Some additional must see attractions and activities can include:
Touring some of the college campuses.
Bargain shopping at the Covered Market
Eating ice cream from Oxford institution G&Ds
The city offers many walking tours that can be the perfect addition for your hen weekend. One reason for touring the University of Oxford is because it is the oldest university that is English-speaking. Oxford touts hundreds of famous alumni that include Stephen Hawking, Tony Blair, CS Lewis, and even JRR Tolkein. The city's perfectly preserved gothic architecture is just one reason why tourists are drawn to it.
While Oxford may not be known for being the home of too many famous fashion boutiques, the city does not lack retail markets for you to shop during your hen party. The Covered market is the oldest in England and is the perfect place to spend hen weekends. For book enthusiasts, Blackwell’s Books is has over 10,000 square feet of books to browse. If you do prefer high-end shopping for your hen party, Bicester Village will be sure to provide you with everything you need. Oxford also offers local farmers markets or if you are looking for art you should hit up the Waterperry Gallery.
Nightlife can be limited to the student population in Oxford and some pubs have student only nights, so check ahead. The Eagle and Child comes highly recommended and has been frequented by notable literary icons in the past. The Bear is the oldest pub in the city. If it is dancing you desire, The Bridge may be your best choice and to avoid the crowds of students you can go to Po Na Na’s, which is a really funky cave.