Nov 26 2019

‘Tis the Season of Style at Bicester Village

Nov 26 2019

Beauty & The Beast Christmas Pantomime At Oxford Playhouse

Friday 29 November 2019 to Sunday 12 January 2020 Full casting has been announced for Oxford Playhouse’s fun-filled family pantomime, Beauty and the Beast, which is set to wow audiences from Friday 29 November 2019 to Sunday 12 January 2020.   Roseanna Frascona will play Belle. Roseanna’s theatre credits include Macbeth (Chichester Festival Theatre), and…

Nov 19 2019

Happy 70th Birthday Raymond Blanc, OBE

The celebrations continue at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Happy 70th Birthday Raymond Blanc, OBE   Throughout this year of celebrations marking the 35th anniversary of Belmond Le Manoir, there has been a fantastic selection of events hosted by Raymond Blanc.  A summer garden party on Bastille Day,  an intimate French-themed dinner and a prestigious…

Nov 19 2019

Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons Celebrates Receiving Top Accolade From Times & Sunday Times Readers

For the seventh year running, Raymond Blanc OBE and his team at the two Michelin-starred hotel and restaurant, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, in Oxfordshire have won Best UK Hotel in the Times & Sunday Times Reader Awards. Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, Belmond Le Manoir is continuing to surprise and delight guests by…

Nov 19 2019

Oxford Tube Announces New Timetable and Express Service

Introduction of 12 express journeys to Baker Street Monday to Friday, between Oxford and London in both directions Significant increase in number of journeys – an extra 13,446 seats each week Up to every 8-minute frequency on Saturdays leaving Oxford Stagecoach, who operates the Oxford Tube, confirmed fares will remain unchanged   The Oxford Tube…

Nov 18 2019

Oxford Bus Company Issues Final Call to Enter ‘Brand The Bus’ Competition

Good causes are into the final week to enter the Oxford Bus Company ‘Brand the Bus’ competition, to be in with a chance to appear on a double-decker. The competition offers local good causes and charities the opportunity to have an Oxford Bus Company bus emblazoned with its branding. People can vote for their favourite…

Nov 12 2019

Museum Late Night Diversity

Join us at the Pitt Rivers Museum this Friday for the national launch of LGBT+ History Month 2019 and enjoy a pride-filled evening in the Museum with tours, poetry, talks, stalls, activities and much more! The LGBT+ History Month launch event will take place with a series of talks from speakers including Maisie Barker (Schools…

Nov 12 2019

Blenheim Estate Office Wins Oxford Preservation Trust Award

The Blenheim Estate Office has been recognised in the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards 2019.   The single-storey office received an OPT plaque in the Small Projects category for the annual awards celebrating the best in building conservation and preservation as well as exemplary new architecture.   The Estate Office, which opened in Woodstock last year,…

Nov 11 2019

Oxford Bus Company Produces Local Honey at Depot for Charity

We’re not pollen your leg.   Best known for keeping Oxfordshire moving, the Oxford Bus Company has turned its hand to producing honey. Bus driver and beehive enthusiast Barry Duke has produced a tasty batch of ‘City Honey’ from a hive tucked away behind the bus-wash at its Cowley House depot on Watlington Road.  …

Nov 08 2019

Curiouser and Curiouser: City Council Fills Covered Market with Alice in Wonderland Sculptures

Oxford Covered Market is getting curiouser and curiouser as Oxford City Council fills the 18th century building with Alice in Wonderland sculptures.   So far sculptures of the White Rabbit, Gryphon, Mock Turtle, Cheshire Cat, Caterpillar and Dormouse have been installed amongst the rafters throughout the market.   Next week the Queen of Hearts, the…

Nov 08 2019

Experience the Best of British at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is the perfect destination to discover the very best of what Great Britain has to offer.   A fairy-tale country house set in one of England’s most beautiful and historic settings, Blenheim Palace may only be 90 minutes journey time from London but it’s a whole world away.   Quintessentially English with 2,000…

Nov 06 2019

Oxford Covered Market is Full

Oxford Covered Market is full. In the run-up to Christmas, all 61 of the available units in the 18th century market – which is operated by Oxford City Council – will be occupied.   The new openings are: Rewind, a vintage clothing company that already has a unit in Reading’s market, will open on a trial…

Nov 05 2019

Cream Tea at The Bear

Come have Cream Tea at Blenheim Palace’s doorstep. Sit down and relax by the 18th fireplace in our Bar or enjoy the lovely views of the Market Square from the Restaurant.

Nov 05 2019

Blenheim Palace Launch ‘Year of Restoration’ with Restoration and Conservation Tours

UNESCO World Heritage Site, Blenheim Palace Oxfordshire, are launching a Year of Restoration beginning with Restoration & Conservation Tours allowing visitors to see behind the scenes of their epic deep-clean of the historic State Rooms.   The ‘Restoration & Conservation’ tour will be exclusively available from 10 January – 9 February, 2020, running twice per…

Nov 05 2019

Oxford Bus Company in the Running for Five Industry Awards

Oxford Bus Company could scoop as many as five national industry awards.   The company, which was recently crowned Large Bus Operator of the Year in the Route One Awards, is shortlisted in the UK Bus Awards final in the Top Shire Operator, Bus and Community, Making Buses a Better Choice and Cultural Change categories. The…

Nov 01 2019

Community Woodland Project Gains Ground in Bicester

Plans for a community woodland to the south west of Bicester are a step closer, with a site to be provided by Countryside Properties (Bicester) Ltd. A decision, taken by Cherwell District Council’s planning committee on Thursday (24 October), approved the change of use for land adjacent to Vendee Drive, from ‘agricultural’ to ‘informal recreational’…