Once coined the City of Dreaming Spires, Oxford is famous all over the world for its prestigious University, established over 920 years ago. A historic and diverse city, Oxford is nowadays a bustling economic and cultural centre. Only 90 kilometres from London, Oxford sits on the River Thames and is surrounded by meadows, charming villages and stone bridges. For centuries, this idyllic part of English countryside was a source of inspiration for many famous authors such as Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis, Evelyn Waugh and Gerard Manly Hopkins. Not just inspiration for authors, many attractions dotted around the city have been used as filming locations for the Harry Potter movies, X-Men and Alice in Wonderland to name but a few. The River Thames flows throughout the British countryside here and offers a wonderful setting for cruises, regattas and other relaxing activities. A beautiful city of stunning architecture, history and culture, visit Oxford to see famous landmarks such as Port Meadow, Christchurch Meadows and College, the University Regatta Course, the University College Boat Houses and Folly Bridge House.