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i'm going there next friday and would like to have a pleasant time. funny that. suggestions?
i need something inconsistently good, that's in it's good phase on friday.
then just walking round enjoying the architecture is pleasant enough. A walk through the Christchurch Meadow down to the river is also nice.
The Pitt Rivers Museum is work a look, also (it's really old-fashioned with a really random selection of exhibits).
is there anything in the evenings worth attending? or food wise anywhere nice? and drink wise?
I've not lived there for a while, so my knowledge of food/drink places is probably out of date. However, Jericho and Cowley Road both have (or had) a decent selection of pubs/restaurants (but bear in mind they're more or less at different ends of town).
Of the city centre pubs, the Turf and the Bear are historic but tiny (the Turf is probably better in the summer as it's got plenty of outdoor seating but not much room inside). The Eagle and Child is probably worth visiting if you like C S Lewis as that's where he used to drink (although I always preferred the Lamb and Flag across the road, personally). The Kings Arms is busy, but rather soulless.
Then I saw a sign for the Pitt Rivers Museum and realised I must be somewhere else, so I went in where it was signed and had a look but it was a bit naff so I didn't stay long and went back to the good place. Honestly, they had stuffed wombats and everything, it was well good.
which, as you say, is pretty damn good in its own right.
has genuine shrunken heads on display, and the entire top level is every conceivable hand weapon that humankind has ever developed, including that metal ring Xena Warrior Princess had and bolas and grenades and shuriken and stuff. Great place.
Thank me later.
YES. This is round the corner from where I work and it's absolutely killer.
As is the Ashmolean.
I went last year, and while the new part is undeniably impressive, I couldn't help feeling a bit nostalgic for the old rabbit-warren arrangement of rooms.
Loads and loads of lovely pubs.
split across two sides of a road towards the end of Cowley Road. I know that sounds a bit naff but that place converted me to good sherries (Pedro Ximenez, etc with those nice figgy tastes) and it has a cracking atmosphere. Might be more suited for summertime, though.