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Jericho

Jericho is a located just outside the Oxford City Centre and is full of charming narrow streets, local shops and canal walks linking you to the North and East of Oxford.

There is a great range of local shops and facilities, including an independent cinema and a variety of bars and restaurants.

Many of the Oxford University colleges are found in and around Jericho, including Exeter college, Somerville college and the Mathematical institute to name a few.

The area has local landmarks which include Oxford University Press, Radcliffe Observatory and Port Meadow.

Schools

There are various primary schools located in the Jericho area; check with a school catchment finder to check your catchment area.

Transport Links

Jericho has excellent public transport links via bus and train. The main stations are only a short walk away and offer links to all major UK cities.

Headington

Headington is located just outside central Oxford and is where the city’s main hospitals are located. Headington is full of character with a number of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants.

There are lots of green spaces in and surrounding the area including Bury Knowle parks, the Warneford Meadow and Shotover Hill with views across Oxfordshire.

The most famous modern landmark is The Headington Shark (insert picture?), made by John Buckley for a local broadcaster 1986.

Schools

There are various primary and secondary schools located in Headington; check with a school catchment finder to check your catchment area.. Oxford Brookes and Ruskin College are also located within the area.

Transport links

Headington has excellent public transport links into Oxford City centre and hospitals. You can also catch either the X90 or Oxford Tube, with 3 stops in Headington, which takes you directly into central London.

East Oxford

Cowley Road, Iffley Road and St Clements are located just off The Plain, and are the start of the East Oxford area. They are vibrant, multicultural areas, popular with students and young professionals.

There are a number of quirky bars, restaurants and shops found in the area. With an independent cinema and the O2 Academy Nightclub which is Oxford’s main live music venue.

Cowley Road is home to the annual Carnival, which takes place on the first Sunday of July. The Carnival is a celebration of the individuality and the bringing together different cultures within the Oxford community.

The Oxford Science and Business Park are also found in East Oxford, with companies such as Blackwell Publishing, Oxfam and British Gas residing here.

Local landmarks include the Mini factory and Iffley Road Sports Ground where the first 4 minute mile was run by Sir Roger Banister in 1954.

Schools

There are various primary and secondary schools located in East Oxford; Check with a school catchment finder to check your catchment area.

Transport links

East Oxford is within easy access of Oxford City centre, train station, Oxford Brookes and Oxford Business Park. You can also catch either the X90 or Oxford Tube, on St Clements, which takes you directly into central London.

Abingdon

A historic market town located just 6 miles from Oxford; Abingdon is one of the oldest towns continuously occupied in England.

The town is full of local cafes and restaurants and plenty of pubs! There are lots of activities for children, from an assortment of sporting clubs to the local water park. The Thames path also runs through Abingdon which offers lots of picturesque riverside walks.

An interesting tradition that began in 1761 has the towns’ local notables throwing buns from the roof of the Abingdon County Hall Museum to mark days of special celebration, such as Royal weddings, coronations and jubilees.

Schools

Abingdon has many primary and secondary schools within the town and the surrounding area; check with a school catchment finder to check your catchment area.

Transport links

Abingdon is just 6 miles outside of Oxford city centre with a regular bus services running every 10 minutes to the centre, John Radcliffe Hospital and Martson. There are also 3 train stations nearby in Radley (3 miles), Oxford (6 miles) and Didcot (8 miles), all providing services to London and the rest of the UK.

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