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Preparing your trip to Oxford: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Lady Margaret Hall 1. The most popular city transport means is a bus being available 24/7. After 23.00 the city is cruised with special night buses which have an “N” mark in track number. It should be noted that various travel passes are not valid on night bus routes.
2. Tips are welcome in all gastronomy establishments of the city as well as in taxi. The tips should be about 10 – 15% of the total order cost. In some restaurants the service fee is included into the bill. In this case one can just round up a sum to any convenient amount to additionally reward a waiter.
3. Street call boxes are located near public transport stops, large governmental institutions and entertaining complexes. The street call boxes offer the optimum rates for inter city and international calls. Using a hotel phone line should be avoided because of high rates.
4. To rent a car a driver will need international driving license, passport and a credit card with a limit enough to cover the rental cost. Clients under 21 years old and those with less than a year of driving experience may be denied in service rendering.
5. Utility supplied voltage is 240V. All the hotels and inns are equipped with three pin sockets. In case of necessity guests may find adapters and connectors in the hotel or buy them in specialized stores. Copyright
6. Prudent tourists should keep in mind that the city center locates the most expensive restaurants and shops. The most budgetary establishments located in the central district of the city will feature much higher prices than these in remote area eating houses and stores. That is why it is reasonable to find some eating houses and groceries remote from the main streets of the city.
7. Many museums and other cultural institutions provide considerable discounts for group visits. To join a tour or an excursion one should better visit a special tourist information office or set off to the city landmarks exploration with a family or in a company of mates as in this case one will find considerably lower prices.
The main symbol of the city of Oxford and its world renowned landmark is the famous University of Oxford. The University now includes 39 constituent colleges located in different districts … Open
8. Shops and shopping centers start working not later than 9am and serve customers up to 5 – 6pm. Saturday is considered to be a shortened working day and Sunday is a usual day off when a major part of shops and centers will be closed. Large super markets and scale shopping centers are commonly serve customers a few hours longer.
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What to visit being in Oxford - unique sights

Headington Shark

From the series “The Most Unusual Statues and Monuments”
At the time of the opening, the house belonged to a well-known radio moderator Bill Heine, who gave the monument an official name, 'Untitled 1986'. The glass fiber served as the main material for monument building. The length of the sculpture is about 7.5 meters; The shark weighs about 200 kg. The monument was designed by the local sculptor John Buckley. His best friend, the carpenter Anthony Kastiau, helped him to carve out the original sculpture from the fiberglass. With the years, the monument and the building are greatly decayed. After the complete reconstruction in 2007, however, they look just as excellent as at the opening. … Read further

Castle Woodstock

From the series “Amazing Ancient Fortresses Preserved to This Day”
One could only get into the secret-tower through the narrow underground labyrinth. Even such precautionary measures did not help to keep the secret of the king secret. Rozamunda was in the castle. Thousands of visitors to the castle claim that they have seen their ghost wandering through narrow corridors. The spirit of mystery and romance prevails in the beautiful castle nowadays. … Read further

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