Apr 18 2019

Oxford Bus Company

Oxford Bus Company operates a comprehensive network of services in Oxfordshire. They also operate luxury coach services linking Oxford with London and to the nearby airports: Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham.     The City service helps to connect surrounding towns and villages with the Centre of Oxford. The City 3B and 4 Bus will take you…

Apr 18 2019

Oxford Bus Company

Enjoy unlimited travel in and around Oxford and South Oxfordshire with Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel bus services taking care of you. With hundreds of buses and comfortable seats there’s no better way to get around all of the attractions on your Oxford Pass!

Apr 17 2019

Stagecoach

STAGECOACH For frequent, comfortable and hassle-free travel between Oxford and London, Stagecoach in Oxfordshire operates the Oxford Tube. This 24 hour coach services runs between Oxford and London 7 days a week, up to every 12 minutes. Coaches are fitted with free 4G, Wi-Fi and USB power sockets. The Oxford Tube service is a convenient…

Apr 17 2019

Textile Display Weaves Together Migrant Stories at the Pitt Rivers Museum

A team of volunteers, who arrived in Oxford as forced migrants from Syria, Sudan and Zimbabwe, are behind a new display of textiles at the Pitt Rivers Museum. Multaka: Connecting Threads, which launches on Friday 5 April, has been co-curated by a team of volunteers with Multaka-Oxford, a two-year project in which the Pitt Rivers…

Apr 17 2019

Visitors to Oxford University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums Top 3.3 Million

Oxford University’s gardens, libraries and museums enjoyed a 3% rise in visitors in 2018, according to the latest figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA). Over 3.3 million people visited the four University museums, the Bodleian Libraries and the Botanic Garden in 2018, giving the group its third record-breaking year in a row….

Apr 17 2019

Oxford Fine Dining

Over the last ten years, Oxford Fine Dining has gained a truly formidable reputation catering throughout several Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds most prestigious venues. During which time, they have built an extensive and impressive portfolio of weddings, corporate events and private dining experiences. They are the approved caterers to a number of Oxford and Oxford University venues…

Apr 12 2019

Vintage Days Out Launches New 2019 Season Experiences and Announces New Moorings at Mapledurham Estate

Vintage Days Out launch new season experiences on 1 April 2019 from its new base and mooring at Mapledurham House, Mapledurham Estate, Reading, Oxfordshire. From new moorings on the Mapledurham Estate, home to Mapledurham House, Richard Prunier founder and proprietor of Vintage Days out celebrates his second season and announces new experiences along the Rivers…

Apr 12 2019

Oxford Bus Company Nominated for ‘Making Coaches a Better Choice’ Accolade at Industry Awards

The Oxford Bus Company has been shortlisted in a prestigious national trade award for revitalising its luxury coach services. It has been recognised in the UK Coach Awards as one of the top five UK operators that have improved life for coach drivers and their passengers. Oxford Bus Company has been shortlisted for ‘revitalising the…

Apr 12 2019

Oxford Bus Company’s PickMeUp Service Breaks 100,000 Journeys Mark

Journey milestone hit ahead of expectations PickMeUp zone to expand into Summertown and Jericho as part of growth plans More than 100,000 journeys have been made on PickMeUp, the Oxford Bus Company’s ground-breaking on-demand ride-sharing service since it launched. The landmark was broken today (Weds) in the eastern arc of Oxford. More than 22,000 registered…

Apr 12 2019

Oxford Bus Company Partners with Hearing Dogs for the Deaf to Support Volunteer Training Programme

Oxford Bus Company has partnered with a deaf charity to support a specialist training programme of dogs that help hearing impaired passengers on public transport. A complimentary bus pass for use on all Oxford Bus Company services was presented to Hearing Dogs for the Deaf this week. It will enable volunteer training instructors from the…

Apr 11 2019

Oxfordshire MPs show support for the Visitor Economy on Constituency Day as part of English Tourism Week

Oxfordshire MPs welcomed visitors to Oxfordshire on Friday 5th April at tourism businesses throughout the County as part of VisitEngland’s national English Tourism Week Organised by Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation for the County, MPs visited businesses including Waterperry Gardens, Harcourt Arboretum, Wallingford Museum, Hook Norton Brewery, Cogges, Stonor Park and The Oxford Artisan…

Apr 05 2019

Oxford Pass Launched at Blenheim Palace

On Wednesday 3 April, Blenheim Palace hosted the launch of the new Oxford Pass. The joint initiative between Blenheim Palace, Experience Oxfordshire and The Oxford Bus Company aims to increase tourism to the city and surrounding areas. Initially available for a 12-month trial period, the Pass offers visitors a quick and convenient ‘one stop shop’…

Apr 05 2019

Experience Oxfordshire Began English Tourism Week with a Pop-Up at Great Western Railway’s Oxford Railway Station on 1st April

To begin celebrations of VisitEngland’s English Tourism Week (30th March – 7th April) initiative, Experience Oxfordshire set up a pop-up stand in Oxford Railway Station to promote Oxfordshire’s varied offering to excited visitors journeying through the station. The team handed out 500 Oxfordshire Visitor Guides to encourage tourists and residents to venture out and enjoy…

Apr 04 2019

Experience Oxfordshire Promotes the County to Inbound Visitors at Birmingham Airport During English Tourism Week

Experience Oxfordshire were promoting Oxfordshire during VisitEngland’s English Tourism Week (30th March – 7th April) with a pop-up in Birmingham Airport’s arrivals terminal on Tuesday 2nd April. With inbound visitors and residents arriving from domestic and long-haul flights, the team were busy handing out Oxfordshire Visitor Guides and encouraging tourists and residents to explore Oxfordshire…

Apr 01 2019

From the Everyday in an Earthly Paradise to the Periodic Table and Climate Change

This month the art on show across the county spans the natural sciences from the flow of the Thames in an ‘Earthy Paradise’ to the patterns of local landscapes; the wildlife in local nature reserves, every-day objects and rusty relics; the changing climate and the periodic table, reminding us that the world we see and…

Mar 28 2019

“Drop everything and go and see it” ★★★★★ – In The Willows at Oxford Playhouse

Review written by Cormac Richards. Written 111 years ago, The Wind in the Willows has firmly become a classic of English literature and has been adapted many times and in many ways. Kenneth Grahame’s gentle story of animals has, at the heart of it, themes of friendship, good over bad and respect. And now, IN…

Mar 27 2019

A Bus Driver Who Served City Routes for 50 Years is Enjoying Taking His Foot Off the Gas in Retirement

Mohammed Faradoon’s career with Oxford Bus Company began on January 8, 1968, when Harold Wilson was prime minister and Hello Goodbye by the Beatles was Number One in the charts. In a career spanning six decades, the 69-year-old worked as a conductor, drove a ground-breaking electric bus in the 1990s and counted Morse author Colin…

Mar 26 2019

The King’s Centre, Oxford Hosts First ‘Youth in Mind’ Conference

The King’s Centre, Oxford (TKC) is hosting the Oxfordshire Mind and Oxfordshire Youth first ‘Youth In Mind’ conference. More than 400 delegates are due to attend the sold-out event on March 27th at Oxford’s largest convention centre. The conference has been devised for professionals working with children and young people in Oxfordshire to share knowledge…

Mar 25 2019

Park and Ride Service Achieves Outstanding Passenger Satisfaction

The Oxford Bus Company’s Park & Ride service has achieved a ‘world class’ 96% overall satisfaction, in a survey of passengers by an independent watchdog. This places it equal first in England alongside another operator. Research conducted by Transport Focus revealed passengers using Oxford’s Park & Ride services were highly satisfied in 2018, up 3%…

Mar 25 2019

Experience Belmond’s Town and Country Package

Experience two beautiful sides of Great Britain and Combine Your Stay at Belmond Hotels in London and Oxfordshire. Start with two nights at Belmond Cadogan Hotel, a stylish retreat in the heart of Chelsea. The hotel is brimming with rich history and modern elegance. You’ll be perfectly positioned to discover the luxury shopping, museums and…

Mar 21 2019

Clocks Ticking for Blenheim Palace’s ‘Time Lord’

Julian Newman, Blenheim Palace’s official timekeeper, is gearing up for the challenge of changing 30 historic clocks ready for daylight saving time to end at 2am on Sunday, March 31st. Among the priceless antique timepieces, he’ll need to change is the 18th century East Courtyard Clock Tower, which is twice as old as Big Ben….