Exploring Jericho, Oxfordshire

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Throughout this series I will be visiting the towns and villages throughout Oxfordshire.

Helping you to find inspiration for fab days out across the county.

In this post I will showing you why exploring Jericho is a great way to spend some time during your visit to Oxford.

Exploring Jericho

Cranham Street

Jericho is a residential suburb of Oxford.

Oxford was originally a walled city, with Jericho being an area where travellers could stop if they reached the city after the gates were shut.

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Walton Street

Due to the locations of the Eagle Ironworks (now apartment blocks) and Oxford University Press many of the streets in the area were made up of workers’ houses.

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Oxford University Press

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Blavatnik School of Government

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St. Barnabus Church

Somewhere I would definitely recommend you taking a walk is Port Meadow; a large area of open common land that runs alongside the River Thames between Jericho and the village of Wolvercote (where it becomes Wolvercote Meadow.)[1]

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Port Meadow

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Port Meadow

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Oxford Canal

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Oxford Canal

 

Still exploring Jericho? Then keep reading for some more info and ideas.

Basic Information

Getting There

From Oxford City Centre – Walking will take between 10-15 minutes.

 

Where To Eat/ Drink

During this series you will find that pubs make a frequent appearance

– like other areas Jericho has an abundance of them.

The Old Bookbinders – It takes a little bit of finding but when you do you’ll be in for a treat. A lovely place to stop for lunch.

The Rickety Press – This is actually one of my favourite pubs in Oxford. Not the traditional type you would expect in this city nor the easiest to find, but definitely one I would recommend seeking out.

The Jericho Tavern – Well priced food and drink and in the evening the upstairs turns into a great music venue – check their website for details.

Jude the Obscure – Another of my favourites, particularly because their special lunch deal makes it even more affordable.

Mamma Mia – Classic Italian style serving delicious pizzas. What more do you need to know?

Brasserie Blanc – Owned by the famous chef Raymond Blanc. It has a fantastic menu, if not the cheapest. Definitely recommended if you want to make an evening that extra bit special.

 

Added Extras

Albion Beatnik – This fantastic independent bookshop is a must for anyone exploring Jericho, an incredible mix of genres and titles, you’re bound to come away with something exciting.

Cowboy Mod – Hair salon, vintage Americana, guitars, furniture, clothing, music, and photography. Step inside and meet James, one of the coolest men of the Jericho community.

Phoenix Picturehouse – My favourite cinema in Oxford, shows not only current new-releases but also old classic movies and is the only place in Oxford that is part of the NT Live events.

 

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