You needn’t pursue a degree at Oxford to brush up on your style smarts. Classic cable knits and nubby tweeds offer up bookish charm—in the stacks or at a pub.
Explore the inner sanctums of the university on a walking tour or peruse the pages of Brideshead Revisited at Blackwell’s
bookshop before savoring the collections at the Ashmolean Museum
Book a room at the Old Bank Hotel
, a Georgian building that has been transformed into a minimalist boutique hotel smack in the city center (check out its Quod Brasserie
on Sunday nights for world-class jazz sessions). Want a dash of the English countryside? Dine at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons
in nearby Great Milton and soak up the ambience of a centuries-old manor house while sampling innovative creations prepared by chef Raymond Blanc.