Read about my walk with Independent Oxford to discover the historic city from a slightly different angle off the beaten track away from the grand facades that usually represent this glorious place.
Founded by Anna Munday and Rosie Jacobs, Independent Oxford is dedicated to helping people find out about Oxford’s independent shops, bars, restaurants and small businesses. As those who follow me on Instagram will know, I am an avid fan of independent stores and all things handmade so it was such a great opportunity to join in with their 7th Oxford Instameet on this last Saturday in April.
It was very apt that we met at St Ebbe’s Kitchen, housed within Modern Art Oxford a stone’s throw from the main shopping streets but far enough off the beaten track that this is the first time I’d visited. There was an array of hot and cold food available for us to enjoy.
After introductions, eating cake and chatting we headed off on our walk.
The pretty streets littered with colourful doorways and bikes, lots of bikes.
Wall art and bunting (what’s not to like?)
More wall art and a flower shop in Jericho.
No walk in April would be complete without a Wisteria image.
Bikes, bikes, everywhere …
Wherever you are in Oxford there always seems to be a cute alleyway or pavement to lead the curious to explore just a little further.
The old and the new co-exist comfortably.
A barge passes by quietly along Oxford Canal.
From the unique streets of the Jericho district we headed back to Turl Street. We were lucky enough to be allowed in to Exeter College quadrangle (just opposite Turl Street Kitchen).
I couldn’t resist adding just a couple of photos of the grand buildings of Oxford University now could I?
I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief tour.
You can find out more about Oxford Insta Walks here.
See you soon!
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Originally published at www.onepurlrow.co.uk.