Tour Locations | Know your Oxford: tour with AR for new and prospective students
Golden Cross Walk
Turn right here, into Golden Cross Walk. Head into the tight alleyway and keep walking.
This little courtyard was once a traditional coaching inn, where travellers could stable their horses and refresh themselves at a tavern. It's said that one such traveller was William Shakespeare, and that his troupe performed Hamlet right here in this courtyard.
Ok, at the end of the courtyard, turn left. You're going to enter Oxford's historic Covered Market, a great place for lunch or something sweet.
Follow the alley round, past the nail bar on your left, and then past the tea shop with all the post it notes stuck on it. You’ll soon reach the market's main courtyard.
Once you're there, turn left and keep going straight ahead until you're back out on the street.
If you would like to pause the audio and check out some stalls, then go ahead. I recommend Ben's Cookies, which is delicious. It's now a big chain, but the first ever Ben's Cookies is in this market.
Whether you stop the audio or not, just make sure you leave by the exit on your left. That's where I'll be waiting for you, out on the street. See you there.