Oxford Architecture Tours: Walking Guide

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page updated 3 Jul 2017

Oxford Walking Tours

Contact us for a walking guide in the city on +44 1620 825722 / isabelle(at)e-architect.co.uk

Oxford Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

Two key new buildings in the city:

St John’s College, Oxford, by MJP Architects:
St John's College Oxford

Saint Antony’s College building design by Zaha Hadid Architects:
Saint Antony's College building design by Zaha Hadid Architects

And a classic – The Clarendon Building, neoclassical Grade I listed university building:

Clarendon, University of Oxford

3 May 2016 – new architecture photos from Donald Short:

Students from Berlin on Oxford architecture tour:
Students from Berlin on Oxford architecture tour

Blavatnik School of Government Oxford Building by Herzog & de Meuron, Architects:
Blavatnik School of Government Oxford Building

Queen’s College building Oxford by Hawksmoor:
Queen's College building Oxford

Queen's College Oxford building

Raines Building St Anne’s Oxford:
Raines Building St Anne's Oxford

Raines Building St Anne's College Oxford

St Catherine’s College Oxford by Arne Jacobsen:
St Catherine's College Oxford by Arne Jacobsen

St John’s College, Oxford by Sir Philip Dowson:
St John's College, Oxford by Sir Philip Dowson

Blue Boar Quad, Christ Church by Powell and Moya:
Blue Boar Quad, Christ Church by Powell and Moya

Brasenose College Oxford building by Powell and Moya Architects:
Brasenose College Oxford building by Powell and Moya Architects

Catholic Chaplaincy Oxford building by ABK architects:
Catholic Chaplaincy Oxford building by ABK architects

Corpus Christi College Oxford building by Powell and Moya:
Corpus Christi College Oxford building by Powell and Moya

Florey Building Oxford by James Stirling architect:
Florey Building Oxford by James Stirling architect

Florey Building Oxford by Stirling

Florey Building Oxford by James Stirling

Oxford Architecture Tours

22 Jan 2016 – new architectural photos from Donald Short, a mix of Modern, Gothic and Classical Oxford architecture:

The Hayward and De Breyne building, Keble College by ABK in 1973-77 (ref. http://www.c20society.org.uk/100-buildings/1980-keble-college-extension-oxford/):

The Hayward and De Breyne building, Keble College by ABK

St John’s College, Oxford, by MJP Architects:
St John's College, Oxford

St John's College, Oxford

St Johns College, Oxford

Saint Antony’s College building design by Zaha Hadid Architects:

Saint Antony's College building design by Zaha Hadid Architects

The Clarendon Building, early 18th-century neoclassical building of the University of Oxford, 1711-15, Grade I listed building:

Clarendon, University of Oxford

The city is in the news again today with the student campaign to remove the statue of Cecil Rhodes: he attended Oxford in the 1870s and his statue stands prominently on the outside of Oriel College.

Oxford Architecture Walking Tours

Our tours in the city significantly outpace our city walks in sister city Cambridge, which is a surprise as the latter has a feast of architecture, though I’m slightly biased having lived in Cambdirge and with many famil members having attended university there!

Our Oxford guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in South East England are all exclusive to each client.

Should you be planning an office trip, a conference, or university trip in Oxfordshire please contact us and we would be happy to take your booking.

Oxford – Introduction

Oxford is located in the south of England, about an hour’s drive northwest from London.

Ashmolean Museum building:
Oxford Architecture
photo © Richard Bryant/ Arcaid

The most important new Oxford building from the recent decades is the Ashmolean Museum by Rick Mather Architects.

Key recent buildings that are well worth a visit include St. John’s College Building by MJP Architects, St Antony’s College Gateway Building by Bennetts Associates and Somerville College Accommodation by Niall McLaughlin Architects. Saint Antony’s College Middle East Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects will be an attraction soon (not complete at time of writing).

Significant 20th Century Oxford architecture can be found in The Florey Building at Queen’s College by James Stirling and the St Catherine’s College buildings by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen.

Saint Antony’s College building design by Zaha Hadid Architects:
Saint Antony's College Oxford Building
picture from architects

Other key architects with work in the city include Powell & Moya Architects – at Brasenose College, and Christ Church College and Giles Gilbert Scott – the New Bodleian Library. All these feature on our Oxford Architecture Tours.

The Bodleian Library, the main research library of the University of Oxford, one of the oldest libraries in Europe, second largest in the UK after the British Library:
Oxford Architecture Walking Tours
photo © Alexander Wilberforce

Sheldonian Theatre, an eight-sided cupola in the centre of the city:
Oxford Architecture Walking Tours
photo © Alexander Wilberforce

All Soul’s College building:
Oxford Architecture Walking Tours
photo © Alexander Wilberforce

The entrance to the Bodleian Library:
Oxford Architecture Walking Tours
photo © Alexander Wilberforce

This historic English city is famous for its old and distinguished University. Like its twin city Cambridge it has much brilliant historic and contemporary architecture. Oxford is set at the junction of the River Isis and Thames.

Hertford Bridge, popularly known as the Bridge of Sighs: it connects two sections of Hertford College over New College Lane:
Oxford Architecture Walking Tours
photograph © Alexander Wilberforce

The Queen’s College – the lovely arcade onto the High Street:
Oxford Architecture Walking Tours
photograph © Alexander Wilberforce

Oxford Architecture Walking Tours

Oxford Architecture Tours can focus on traditional or contemporary buildings or mix of the two. The Oxford Architecture Tour is typically an introduction to the city’s main buildings but it can be tailored to your group’s interests if you provide information to us in good time. We are usually able accommodate your group’s specific needs and architectural interests on our Oxford Architecture Tours.

Oxford Architecture Tour : major buildings in this city
Chemistry Building Oxford
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Oxford Walking Tours

Contact e-architect to book your Oxford architectural tour on
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Recent Oxford Building

St. John’s College Building
Design: MJP Architects
St John’s College Oxford
photo © Peter Durant

St. John’s College Oxford

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Ashmolean Museum Building
Design: Rick Mather Architects
Ashmolean Museum
photograph © Richard Bryant/ Arcaid

Student Accommodation Oxford
Design: Niall McLaughlin Architects
Somerville College Oxford
photograph : Nick Kane

St Antony’s College Building Oxford
Design: Bennetts Associates
St Antony’s College Gateway Building
photograph © Hufton+Crow

University of Oxford Biochemistry Building
Design: HawkinsBrown
Oxford Biochemistry Department
picture : Keith Collie

Oxford Boathouse

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Oxford Office Buildings

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Saint Antony's College building design by Zaha Hadid Architects

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