Favoured by Brookes and Oxford students alike, Marston has great links to the city centre, Headington and the hospitals. It’s not in the middle of the action, but a good place to retreat to when you perhaps have to, you know, do some work.
The houses in this part of the city are mostly 1930s and semi-detached, often much more spacious than the Victorian houses in the rest of the city.
The nearest supermarket is the Coop on Old Marston Road, for a range of basics and an off-licence.
The Somerset, based in a former 1930s pub, offers modern cuisine and a suitably neon cocktail lounge. It also has a takeaway menu and offers a range of student deals.
Aroma pizzeria offers a range of pizzas with a variety of toppings to take away.
Pubs and clubs
The Victoria Arms in Old Marston has featured numerous times in the Morse and Lewis television series. On the banks of the Cherwell, it has a gorgeous country feel, complete with roaring log fires in the winter.
Cashpoints with free withdrawals
The Coop on Old Marston Road and the BP garage in Cherwell Drive
The Post Office is on Old Marston Road
Buses take you directly to Headington, the City centre, and Summertown. The cycle path through University Parks makes getting to the Oxford science departments very easy, and it’s a lovely ride.
Look out for
Oxford Home IT Support is based in Cherwell Drive. You never know when you might need it!