All you need to know about Oxford

SilverDoor has a plethora of serviced apartments in Oxford with over 60 studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments available. No matter the length of your stay, whether it’s one night or one year, SilverDoor is able to find the perfect Oxford corporate housing for you. Oxford lies on the banks of the River Thames just 55 miles north-west of London, and is home to the second oldest university in the world - Oxford University. Oxford is known as the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ because of the multitude of towers and steeples around the city, the majority of them belonging to the University’s buildings. Oxford is home to some of the best museums in the UK which showcase art pieces that span from centuries. Furthermore, Oxford has a growing economy due to many high-end manufacturing companies; it’s the most rural county in the South East and it is home to a group of large science and research facilities.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STAYING IN OXFORD?

Travel in Oxford

Getting around Oxford is easy as there is an abundance of methods to traverse the city, including rail connection services to London Paddington, Bournemouth, and Birmingham. Oxford has bus stops all over the city, which run often enough that you’ll never be waiting too long for a connection. Cycling is also a very popular means of commuting around Oxford as it is known for being a very flat city - there are plenty of bicycle hire companies. So it isn’t hard getting to and from one of our furnished apartments in Oxford when staying on business.

Shopping in Oxford

Oxford has plenty of areas around the city to shop including the Westgate Oxford Shopping Centre. With over 100 prestigious big brand stores, from Hugo Boss to Curzon, and even plenty of street food options, you’ll be sure to come out with at least one shopping bag! If big brand stores don’t tickle your fancy then just a short walk away is the Covered Market, opened in 1774 with over 50 traders, it is a must-see when visiting Oxford serviced apartments. The Covered Market showcases some of Oxford’s independent restaurants, cafes and shops and has always been a popular attraction visited by tourists for decades.

Things to do in Oxford

Oxford Botanic Gardens is the oldest botanic gardens in the UK and recently celebrated its 400th anniversary year! The gardens began as the Oxford Physic Garden for growing medicinal plants to teach students, but it’s now a public garden with over 5,000 different plant species! With it being only 20 minutes away from the centre, it’s the perfect place to visit while staying in one of the many serviced apartments in Oxford. Another big attraction is Oxford Castle and Prison which is a 1000 year old (slightly) ruined Norman medieval castle. Take a tour around the castle and learn about its history before enjoying a coffee and pastry in the Castleyard café! Punting is a quintessential Oxford pastime, and is something you need to experience whilst staying in one of our furnished apartments in Oxford. Cherwell Punting is one of the few punt stations in Oxford; it passes through the beautiful countryside, with plenty of pubs and ideal picnic stops along the way.

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT OXFORD

During World War II, Oxford, thankfully, avoided being bombed, so the city’s historic architecture has remained intact - which is why it’s a popular location for filming movies and series including the Harry Potter film series, Saving Private Ryan and X-Men: First Class to name a few! Blackwell’s Bookstore began in Oxford and the store has the largest room for selling books – with three miles of shelves. The Pitt Rivers museum has a range of ethnographic treasures – the museum features exhibitions including shrunken heads!

WHAT IS A SERVICED APARTMENT?

Oxford serviced apartments allow guests to feel like they’re at home whilst also providing the convenience of a hotel, with weekly or bi-weekly housekeeping and comfort. Furnished apartments in Oxford provide the comfort of your own living room and the luxury of your own kitchen so you can cook and eat when it suits you. Serviced apartments can make your stay feel like a home whether it’s a long or short stay.

WHY CHOOSE A SERVICED APARTMENT IN OXFORD WITH SILVERDOOR?

SilverDoor have over 60 serviced apartments in Oxford and you can be sure that each one of the properties on our portfolio have been checked to ensure they match the high standards we set. We have offices around the world so we can offer support 24/7, lending support before, during and after your stay. SilverDoor have a plethora of apartments; each one varies in size, price and décor so it’s guaranteed we will pick the perfect apartment to suits your needs.