About Oxford

Oxford, known as the 'city of dreaming spires', is a city situated in South East England with a population of 150,200. It is the 52nd largest city in the United Kingdom and one of fastest growing and ethnically diverse. It is known worldwide as the home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-Speaking world.

For over 800 years, Oxford has been a home to royalty and scholars, and since the 9th century an established town. Nowadays, the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town. Still with its ancient University, but home also to a growing hi-tech community. Many businesses are located in and around the town, whether on one of the Science and Business Parks or within one of a number of residential areas.



Britain is an island country and the surrounding sea gives England a varied climate. We never know what the weather will be like from one day to the other. It can be sunny one day and rainy the next. As we have such a variable climate changing from day to day, it is difficult to predict the weather. In general we have warm summers and cool winters. It is always advisable that waterproof clothing is brought with you when travelling to England.

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The currency of England is the Pound Sterling (GBP).

The British Pound comes in the following denominations: coins - one penny, two pence, five pence, ten pence, twenty pence, fifty pence, one pound, two pound; notes - five pound, ten pound, twenty pound and fifty pound.

England's standard timezone is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) - 5 hours ahead of EST.


Local Places to Visit

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