• LOCATION 33 | Know your Oxford: tour with AR for new and prospective students

    END - Magdalen Bridge

    END - Magdalen Bridge on Oxford audio tour Know your Oxford: tour with AR for new and prospective students

    Now, come and stand on the bridge and look over the edge, into the river.

    Mayday revellers used to jump off here to the sound of the choir, but it got banned when it was deemed too dangerous. The river's not as deep as they might have liked! If it’s summer, you might see a punter wielding their pole like a Venetian gondolier. That’s definitely an activity to try if you’ve got the time - just don’t fall in!

    If you fancy a drink, head to the Good Hope pub on the roundabout. From there you can explore the Cowley Road area, which is just up the road to the left of the Good Hope. There are some great restaurants, shops and bars, and Cowley is also where many Oxford students live outside of college. The Oxford University Sports Centre is also just along Iffley Road.

    We're also just opposite the Botanical Gardens, if you fancy taking a peek. If you look across the road, the entrance is just there on your right. It’s free for students and is home to an amazing range of rare and exotic plants.

    If you want to get back to where we started, just head back up the High Street, and you’ll eventually get to the Carfax Tower.

    I hope you enjoyed the tour and you're at least a little bit more equipped for your time here at Oxford! Goodbye!

Know your Oxford: tour with AR for new and prospective students