You are thinking of buying your first home and want to explore options outside of London? Peabody New Homes has created a guide to help you figure out if Oxford is the right place for you.  Let's dive into the 4 best things to do in Oxford. 

Find the best parks in Oxford to connect with nature

If you value being surrounded by green spaces, you will love Oxford. The city is full of beautiful parks and green spaces such as the botanical gardens located within the university parks. For a proper day out in nature, you can head to Shotover Country Park. This protected area is perfect for a long walk and discovering different landscapes.

For all those who want to make the most of the outdoors while discovering the beauty of Oxford, you can go punting on the river. This emblematic attraction attracts many tourists every year. That being said even locals should try it out. It's a great way to get to know the sights and romanticise the city you've just moved to.

Enjoy great restaurants in Oxford to treat yourself

Oxford will not let you down when it comes to food. The city offers a wide selection of restaurants serving English classics to Indian curries. If you are relocating to Oxford from London, you will certainly be pleased to keep exploring the culinary wonders from all over the world.

Try out No.1 Ship Street for a fancy dinner with your other half. This brasserie voted best restaurant in Oxford by TimeOut is located off Oxford Cornmarket and offers delicious fish, seafood and grilled meat dishes. On the other hand, you will easily find a food place to grab a cheap bite because if Oxford is a very touristy place, it is also a student city that caters to lower budgets. Check out The Coconut Tree for some very reasonably priced Sri Lankan street food to enjoy in a relaxed atmosphere.

Radcliffe Camera building in Oxford

Enjoy walks in the historic heart of Oxford, passing by the library nestled in Radcliffe Camera

Discover the best museums in Oxford for your cultural outings

Home to one of the world's most prestigious universities, Oxford is a real hub of history and culture. This means you will be spoilt with choice when it comes to museums and galleries. You can enjoy a family-friendly afternoon at the Story Museum or head to the History of Science Museum to quench your thirst for knowledge.

For all Potterheads, why not embark on the Oxford Harry Potter Tour? This is the perfect activity to do with your friends or family. You'll get to visit all three filming locations within Oxford University. A great way to learn anecdotes about your favourite saga as well as explore one of the world's most prestigious universities.

Enjoy fast travel from Oxford to London

Whether you need to be in London often for your job or to hang out with friends, Oxford is a great place to be. You can get the train for a few pounds and be in the capital under an hour. Most trains will terminate at London Paddington station which makes it easy to hop on the tube and get to wherever you need quickly.

This guide to Oxford has piqued your curiosity and you want to explore homes around Oxford? You can learn more about the upcoming Peabody New Homes development: The Aviary and register your interest.

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