Practically in the city centre, and only a short walk or bus ride to most parts of Oxford, Grandpont is a good location for students from both universities. Abingdon Road begins once you cross Folly Bridge. There are frequent buses into town and friendly local shops along the way.
We have a mix of Victorian, Edwardian and modern property here, with many renovated to a very high standard.
The closest big supermarket is the Sainsbury in the Westgate Centre, which is within easy walking or cycling distance. Convenience stores – a Londis and a Nisa Local – at either end are handy for when you run out of milk.
No1 Folly Bridge has a fantastic location with views over the river and its own jetty. For a wider choice of restaurants, though, it's worth wandering into town.
The Mediterranean Fish Bar offers traditional fish and chips.
Pubs and clubs
The Head of the River on Folly Bridge is the perfect summer pub, with a large area of decking overlooking the river and massive jugs of Pimms on offer. It also serves food and doubles as a small hotel.
For nightclubs you have to go up the road to the City centre. The Bridge on Hythe Bridge Street or No.9 High Street are in good locations.
Cashpoints with free withdrawals
You've got to be organised if you live here: the closest are in the City centre (although there is an ATM at the Folly Bridge Inn).
The nearest Post Office is at 328 Abingdon Road (which is the Donnington Bridge Road end, rather than the city centre end).
Buses to Abingdon and Wallingford from the City centre run up and down the Abingdon Road, so it's easy to leap on one if you can't face walking or cycling into town. From the city centre, you can catch the Brookes bus to the University.
Look out for
Hinksey Outdoor Pool is on Lake Street, off the Abingdon Road. Open in the warmer months (obviously), it has both heated and fun pools, a sunbathing area and a cafe.