3 New Road,
Oxford, OX1 1AY (For sat nav, use OX1 1AY)
Famous the world over for its University and historic background, Oxford is an intoxicating mix of ancient and modern with everything you need for a short break or a long stay.
The legendary Ashmolean, founded in 1683, is Britain's first public museum and home to the University of Oxford's world-class collections of art and archaeology. While right next door to Mal you'll find Oxford Castle - unlocked (they're very trusting round here), where you can climb the Norman Castle Mound and enjoy panoramic views from St George's Tower. If you're a shopper and not a scholar, The Covered Market has numerous traders selling an intoxicating array of goods and Bicester Village is full of delightful pedestrianised streets housing over 130 designer outlet boutiques.
It's no surprise that the world's most famous university city has first class nightlife. You'll find pubs and clubs on almost every corner, including big name comedy nights at the immaculately named Free Beer Show Comedy Club at the Cellar, plus comedy Thursday to Saturday nights at The Glee Club. Big name bands come here too of course, and the 02 Academy gets most of them, while you'll find plenty of bands waiting to be discovered at legendary venues such as the Jericho Tavern, where both Radiohead and Supergrass got their first big breaks.