Visiting. No going back to college for this one 🙂 With the university (ox.ac.uk) spread out all over Oxford, it felt like a uni campus that had evolved into a small town. The different colleges have taken residence in old, stately buildings scattered around, and many of them are unfortunately not open to the public. Therefore it ended up being nothing more than impressive buildings to look at, and an OK small-town to stroll through. In my opinion a day is more than enough. I surprisingly (to myself) decided to go on one of those hop-on hop-off buses (city-sightseeing.com/tours/united-kingdom/oxford) I always try to avoid – don’t know what got into me… I guess it was OK, as I got an overview of the place, but besides that a not particularly interesting ride. The centre of town is a fair walk from the train station, where I arrived, so the bus came in a little handy.
This is an easy day trip from London to do on your own. The trains leave often from Paddington Station. Same goes for returns.