For a cultural weekend with kids or a romantic getaway, head to Oxford and soak in some history! Pick up a DriveNow from right outside your work or home, and forget enduring that long hot train ride. Our 2 day package is a great choice for your next weekend trip, as you’ll have enough miles for your return trip and can enjoy the university town on foot. Just find a car through the app when you’re ready to go, then book the daily package after selecting Reserve.
London (N7) to Oxford: 60 miles each way
DriveNow Package: 2 day package (120 miles) What to see and do?
University of Oxford Botanic Garden
Right in the heart of the city you’ll find the oldest botanical garden in the UK! With nearly 6,000 types of plants, you’re taken through a tour around the world. The garden is also inviting for a picnic or to relax.
Address: Rose Lane, OX1 4AZ
Opening times (summer): Open daily, 9am-6pm
Tickets: Adults £5.45, children are free
For a growling stomach, discover the Oxford covered market. With over 50 stalls offering food and drinks, there’s something for every taste! Eat in or enjoy your treat by the River Cherwell.
Address: Market St, OX1 3DZ
Opening times: Mon-Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm Explore the University’s famous Colleges
Many colleges are open to public, so have a sneak peek inside! A famous one is Christ Church College (think Harry Potter) for its well-known alumni like Albert Einstein. You could also take a guided walking tour by former students and listen to some interesting facts about the city. Whilst strolling around you’ll see magnificent buildings including the Radcliff Camera, Bridge of Sighs and the Sheldonian Theatre. Oxford University Museum of Natural History
A spectacular place to visit with children. Founded in the 19th century for activities at the University of Oxford, it’s now home to the University’s zoology, entomology and mineral collections.
Address: Parks Road, OX1 3PW
Opening times (summer): Open daily, 10am-5pm
Tickets: free admission Oxford Castle
Climb through the castle and enjoy a 360° view from the Saxon Tower, Oxford’s oldest building. The guided tour will also take you deep underground into the castle’s prison.
Address: 44-46 Oxford Castle, OX1 1AY
Opening times: Open daily, 10am-4.20pm
Tickets: Adults £11.50, children £7.50 (free under 5) Enjoy a High Tea
What better place to enjoy a traditional English treat than surrounded by the city of dreaming spires? Afternoon High Teas are served at MacDonald Randolph Hotel or The Grand Café for example. If you like it a bit more quiet, Blenheim Palace Café is not far away and DriveNow members can get 30% off online tickets to Blenheim Palace, the park and the gardens. Just remember to select a 3 or 4 day package if you want to venture outside of Oxford. Find out where else you can visit with a daily package:
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DriveNow guide to Bath Please note: The BMW i3 will only offer the 2, 3, 4 and 6 hour packages. All other models in our fleet will offer the 2, 3 and 4 day packages as well as the 12 and 24 hourly packages.
If you exceed the mileage allocation of your package, you’ll be charged 29p per mile. If you exceed the time allowance, you’ll be charged the standard per minute rate of the vehicle you’re renting.