|Jericho is one of the hottest areas in town: close to the city centre, but with the feel of a cosmopolitan village, thanks to the fantastic range of boutiques, bookshops and entertainment on every corner.
Most of the houses in Jericho are gorgeous Victorian terraced cottages, many of which have been refurbished to a very high standard.
The closest big supermarket is the Sainsbury in the Westgate Centre, but there's a Coop on Walton Street that will answer all your basic needs. More exotic fare is available at the deli on the corner of Little Clarendon Street and St Giles.
Branca's, with its modern Italian cuisine, is good, and always very busy. The same can be said about Brasserie Blanc on the other side of Walton Street. The Lebanese restaurant, Al-Shami's, has near-legendary status – best visited in a large group so that you can share a wide selection of hot and cold meze. Loch Fyne, Pierre Victoire and Strada are also worth a visit.
Al-Shami's (above) has a takeaway service, and you can order an Indian from Jamal's online.
Pubs and clubs
The Jericho Tavern is mellow during the day and buzzy in the evening. It serves good pub food and hosts great gigs. Also recommended are Jude the Obscure, the Victoria, and the Old Bookbinders. Freud's is located in an old church and features art exhibitions and one-off events.
Cashpoints with free withdrawals
There is a Barclays Bank on Little Clarendon Street, and an ATM outside the Coop in Walton Street.
Jericho's Post Office is on the corner of Walton Street at Great Clarendon Street.
Get onto the Woodstock Road for buses to North Oxfordshire. For access to Brookes University, get one of the Brookes buses from the city centre.
Look out for
The Phoenix Picturehouse shows first run and arthouse films, also live and recorded performances from the National Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet, Metropolitan Opera, etc.