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Hi all, I'm heading to Oxford for an open day on Wednesday, which should be interesting. However, I'm going on my own and find myself in Oxford a few hours too early. Having never been before, I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of somewhere to kill a couple of hours with a book?
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Depending on what time of day you're there, I'd recommend the Botanical Gardens for that sort of thing.
Ummm - a bit chilly! - except in the glass houses, which aren't really good places to curl up with a book. Go and park yourself in one of the many coffee shops in Oxford - try in the covered market, for example, or simply go and hang around in the Ashmolean museum.

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try in the covered market
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The market is on in Gloucester Green on Wednesdays, so you could walk around the stalls and kill 45 mins or so. Then just off the market (between the market and Magdalen St) is an alleyway and in there is a pub called Far From the Madding Crowd, which is a good place to read a book.
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You could probably find a nice cafe to chill at if you want to read? Otherwise, I'd recommend the Pitt Rivers and Ashmolean museums.
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For good places to read: Oxford is full of cafes, and its cafes are full of people reading... The Missing Bean on Turl Street does amazing coffee and sandwiches if you can find a seat. There are loads of great pubs in Oxford - Far From the Madding Crowd, The Turf Tavern and The Royal Blenheim are all central and do good ale. If you're not scared of a little cold and it's not raining, University Parks is a beautiful place to read (or Christ Church Meadows if that's more convenient). If you want to do something other than read, the Pitt Rivers museum and the Natural History museum attached to it are really, really good.
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Thanks for the help everyone! I've got a few things to look out for now (weather depending!)
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Just wander around. You don't need a specific thing to go and see - there is so much, and it will all offer itself to you. Go into colleges. Enjoy the architecture. Be impressed. It is a pretty nice place.
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go to the café on the roof of the ashmolean, i practically live there. its brilliant
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