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Useful Information on Oxford

The information presented on the Oxford pages is based on the Oxford City Centre Street Map and Guide

The telephone dialling code for Oxford is 01865.

OXFORD INFORMATION CENTRE, 15-16 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AS. Tel 01865 252200 (recorded information when the Centre is closed). Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am-5pm; Sundays and Bank Holidays in Summer 10am-4pm. For information on Oxford and surrounding areas, and local events. A wide range of guide books, maps, postcards, souvenirs and leaflets are available. The Centre also provides an accommodation booking service (a booking fee is charged). The Oxford Guild of Guides Walking Tours leave from here, as do Blue Badge and Oxford City guided tours. Website.

GUIDE FRIDAY TOURISM CENTRE, Oxford Railway Station (A3). Tel 790522. Open 7 days a week. Provides general tourist information, leaflets, guides and souvenirs. Tickets for the Guide Friday Open Top Bus Tours are available here.

EMERGENCY: In an emergency dial 999. Police Station, St. Aldates (D5). Tel 266000. Accident & Emergency Department: The John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington. Tel 741166 (take St. Clements Street (F4) and follow signs for 2 miles). Samaritans (24hr), 123 Iffley Road (F4).Tel 722122.

LOCAL PRESS: Daily Information: A daily (weekly in vacations) broadsheet of events and adverts posted in pubs, shops, information centres, libraries and colleges. The Oxford Mail: Daily newspaper. The Oxford Times: Weekly newspaper. This Month In Oxford: Free monthly events listing.

OXFORD LIBRARY, Westgate (C4). Tel 815509. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.15am-7pm, Wednesday and Saturday 9.15am-5pm.

CITIZEN'S ADVICE BUREAU: 7 St Aldates (D4). Tel 247578.

POST OFFICE, 102 St Aldates (C4). Tel 08457 223344. Monday to Saturday 9am-5.30pm. Bureau de Change.

BANKS with 24 hour cash dispensers: Barclays, 54 Cornmarket Street (C3). Tel 442000; Lloyds TSB, 1-5 High Street, Carfax (C3). Tel 244822; Midland, 65 Cornmarket Street (C3). Tel 791977; NatWest, 32 Cornmarket Street (C3). Tel 722621; Royal Bank of Scotland, 32 St. Giles (C2). Tel 310200.

CHANGE BUREAUX: American Express, 4 Queen Street (C3); Thomas Cook, c/o Midland Bank, 65 Cornmarket Street (C3); Post Office, 102 St Aldates (C4).

ACCOMMODATION: It is advisable to book in advance where possible.
The Oxford Information Centre (B3) provides an accommodation booking service, for which a fee is charged. The main areas for B&Bs are Banbury Road (C1), Abingdon Road, over Folly Bridge (D5), Cowley Road (F4) and Iffley Road (F4)

CAMPING: Oxford Camping International, Abingdon Road (follow the A4144 (D5) South). Tel 244088. Tents and caravans. It is best to pre-book.

YOUTH HOSTEL: 32 Jack Straw's Lane (follow St. Clements St (F4), turn left into Marston Rd, then right into Jack Straw's Lane. About 1� miles.) Tel 62997.

WEATHER: For a current local forecast or a 10-day weather forecast, visit

For further information about Oxford, including a free visitor pack, please contact the Oxford Tourist Information Centre.

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