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#41038 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 19:31:00 Oxford 10-04-2004
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Wheres the best place to stay in Oxford?

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#41039 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 19:39:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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It depends. What's your budget for the room and are you planning on travelling by car or train?

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#41040 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 19:49:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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travelling by train, budget i dont know at the moment

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#41041 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 19:55:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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This is going to sound odd-consider the source. Are there any places to set up a canvas tent? I'll be bringing my own room, if I can swing everything else. Thanks! Staci

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#41042 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:12:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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I spent 20 years pitching, striking and sleeping in tents, I think its time for a bit of luxury

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#41043 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:22:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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This is going to sound odd-consider the source. Are there any places to set up a canvas tent? I'll be bringing my own room, if I can swing everything else. Thanks! Staci
this site is reasonably close to city centre ( and gig venue )

http://www.siteseeker.co.uk/aspx/details.aspx?id=7240

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#41044 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:03:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Just got a look at airfares. (GASP!) Don't have a spare 2500$ laying around-don't have 25$ lol.Have to wait until after the holidays and look again. Still, would like to camp out...campfire, music,woodsmoke,Pouring-down rain, sleeping in the mud, cold, wet, and unhappy. c'est le vie. Staci
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#41045 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:04:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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The students & bohemians used to hang out at North Oxford - friend Mike went to Nuffield, a workers' college. I bet there is some land up that way where you could pitch a tent, such as Blackbird Leys.

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#41046 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:09:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Oxford hotels are really expensive. Perhaps something to do with the large numbers of rich parents that descend on the place.

I might come to this one too. I used to live in Oxford and really liked the place. One for old time's sake this in more ways than one.

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#41047 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:13:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Quote:
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The students & bohemians used to hang out at North Oxford - friend Mike went to Nuffield, a workers' college. I bet there is some land up that way where you could pitch a tent, such as Blackbird Leys.
Really? That must have been a few years ago. North Oxford (the Summertown and Jericho areas especially) is now very upmarket; very nice, but expensive (but saying that, some great restaurants - I\'d certainly recommend this one if you have time to explore ).

smile

If you want to pitch a tent up anywhere in Blackbird Leys, you could I guess. Even if money was tight, personally I wouldn't given it's reputation, but each to their own.

bemused

All the best,


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#41048 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:15:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Paul is right on all counts ! (that friend is now an alky, i had forgotten how long ago it all was).

Blackbird Leys is a tough housing estate; but what i meant is i believe the AREA is semi-rural; therefore there may be some countryside on which to pitch the tent?

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#41049 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:18:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Oxford hotels are really expensive. Perhaps something to do with the large numbers of rich parents that descend on the place.

I might come to this one too. I used to live in Oxford and really liked the place. One for old time's sake this in more ways than one.
Like any city, the city centre hotels in Oxford can be expensive, certainly places like 'The Randolph' and 'The Old Parsonage', but there are some slightly out of town hotels and bed and breakfast establishments that are reasonably priced (can certainly recommend some down Iffley Road). Like anywhere, I guess the way to do it would be to shop around on the internet as soon as possible and book early for the best deals.

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#41050 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:27:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Paul is right on all counts ! (that friend is now an alky, i had forgotten how long ago it all was).

Blackbird Leys is a tough housing estate; but what i meant is i believe the AREA is semi-rural; therefore there may be some countryside on which to pitch the tent?
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Of course, not everyone who went to Oxford long ago turns into an alky. It does depend on which college someone is attached to I guess.

smile

The area just outside Blackbird Leys has a lot of Green Belt land surrounding it - there are a number of smaller villages on the roads leading out of Oxford to the south, so, yes, I guess it could be considered semi-rural. Just like any areas just outside other small to middling city's excluding some of the main ones such as London, Birmingham, Manchester, etc.

The site that David suggested is close for anyone wanting to do Oxford really on a budget. Next to the river, plenty of footpaths and bus routes connecting to the centre. A much better area to pitch camp than blindly risking your luck somewhere near Blackbird Leys for sure.

http://www.siteseeker.co.uk/aspx/details.aspx?id=7240

Regards,


Paul

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#41051 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 22:15:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Like anywhere, I guess the way to do it would be to shop around on the internet as soon as possible and book early for the best deals.
And remember that Easter weekend is 3rd/4th April , so there may be limited availability in the week after - so start looking now.

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#41052 - Wed, 25 Nov 2009 21:23:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Does anybody know the victoria house hotel on george street?

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#41053 - Wed, 25 Nov 2009 22:01:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Does anybody know the victoria house hotel on george street?
No, but if you whistle it, I can play it.Sorry. The door was open. I just happened to waltz through
mexican

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#41054 - Wed, 25 Nov 2009 22:08:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Does anybody know the victoria house hotel on george street?
If you can give me three or four days, I'll put together a list of places that are reasonably cheap and close to the centre to stay. City Centre, George Street especially, on any night of the week in Oxford is busy and noisy so you may want to consider another option.

Regards,


Paul

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#41055 - Wed, 25 Nov 2009 22:11:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Originally posted by man of two worlds.:
Does anybody know the victoria house hotel on george street?
to quote some of the reviews on trip advisor

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-...re_England.html

“Worst UK hotel I have encountered (and I visit every year)"
"Skankiest hotel in the UK"
"Avoid this place unless you are desperate"


I think you get the idea smile

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#41056 - Thu, 26 Nov 2009 02:55:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Quote:
Originally posted by david L.:
Quote:
Originally posted by man of two worlds.:
[b] Does anybody know the victoria house hotel on george street?
to quote some of the reviews on trip advisor

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-...re_England.html

“Worst UK hotel I have encountered (and I visit every year)"
"Skankiest hotel in the UK"
"Avoid this place unless you are desperate"


I think you get the idea smile [/b]
Sounds like the Osbourne in Edinburgh, from what I can remember. roflmao

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#41057 - Thu, 26 Nov 2009 03:57:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Thank you Paul and David, it looks like the victoria house hotel is one to avoid

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#41058 - Thu, 26 Nov 2009 05:19:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Paul H, do you know the Jude the Obscure pub in Jericho? Me and the missus spent many many happy nights in there.

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#41059 - Thu, 26 Nov 2009 05:44:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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In fact, Jude the Obscure would be a great place for a Voxgate!

Yes, I would avoid George Street as a place to stay. It's slap-bang in the middle of town and has all the issues that go with that. Not a bad street, but I wouldn't recommend it for trying to get a night's sleep.

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#41060 - Thu, 26 Nov 2009 06:08:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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For anyone DRIVING, there's a good Holiday Inn on the A34 junction just outside the city centre (think its the A34 anyway). Only a 5 or 10 minute cab ride to George St. Nice rooms too.

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#41061 - Fri, 27 Nov 2009 18:36:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Got my tickets for oxford, so we are ready to roll, look forward to meeting you all

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#41062 - Fri, 27 Nov 2009 22:06:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Cool - looks like there should be enough people to have good meetups at every date at this rate. Look forward to meeting everyone (whether I've met 'em before or not!) laugh

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#41063 - Fri, 27 Nov 2009 22:09:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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In fact, Jude the Obscure would be a great place for a Voxgate!

Yes, I would avoid George Street as a place to stay. It's slap-bang in the middle of town and has all the issues that go with that. Not a bad street, but I wouldn't recommend it for trying to get a night's sleep.
Hi there,

Yep, certainly do know it - nice place, but in this instance not quite the right place for a Voxgate perhaps. We think there's a better place and we're having a look at that tomorrow, so will post more about that early next week.

Regards,


Paul

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#41064 - Mon, 30 Nov 2009 01:33:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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im going,,,,,,,,,, mexican

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#41065 - Sat, 05 Dec 2009 17:56:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Hi Paul,

Any news on the Oxford Voxgate?

Regards,
Scott

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#41066 - Mon, 11 Jan 2010 01:07:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Does anybody know the victoria house hotel on george street?
I think thats where me and Zosh are staying - (if memory serves me correctly). We're not bothered by noise. smile

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#41067 - Mon, 11 Jan 2010 01:10:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Originally posted by david L.:
[b] </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by man of two worlds.:
<strong> Does anybody know the victoria house hotel on george street?
to quote some of the reviews on trip advisor

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-...re_England.html

“Worst UK hotel I have encountered (and I visit every year)"
"Skankiest hotel in the UK"
"Avoid this place unless you are desperate"


I think you get the idea smile [/b]
Sounds like the Osbourne in Edinburgh, from what I can remember. lmao

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#41068 - Mon, 18 Jan 2010 02:34:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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What i want to know Jus if its the worst hotel ever why does this person visit it every year lmao

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#41069 - Mon, 18 Jan 2010 04:47:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Zosh - if there is a rat in there trust me I will be sleeping on teh pavement!!! You know the performance I had when I ran into a mouse a few weeks ago!!! You could hear the screams accross the pond I kid you not!!!

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#41070 - Sun, 24 Jan 2010 22:12:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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well gig tickets are bought, train tickets are bought and the hotel is booked. All we need is the weekend to arrive, where is best place to eat and drink in town?

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#41071 - Fri, 26 Feb 2010 18:58:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Oxford's Voxgate (pre & post-show) will be at COPA of Oxford . It's a nice bar, opposite the venue. smile

See updated Voxgates page .

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#41072 - Sat, 27 Feb 2010 00:46:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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it looks a good place to eat, drink and meet. Me and helen will be there

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#41073 - Thu, 25 Mar 2010 16:20:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Hi all!!

I will try to go there as well, before the gig (if the coach driver gives me permission for that wink )

Greetings from Málaga.

David.

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#41074 - Fri, 26 Mar 2010 19:39:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Does anyone have a spare ticket for the Oxford gig?
We have a mate who is after one wink

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#41075 - Fri, 26 Mar 2010 20:35:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Does anyone have a spare ticket for the Oxford gig?
We have a mate who is after one wink
still good tickets on ticketmaster ( row E )
or if you want i can go down to the venue at the weekend and buy one for you

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#41076 - Tue, 30 Mar 2010 23:16:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Staying at the Royal Oxford hotel and I will be checking out the Gloucester pub cos I love my heavy rock and metal!
This is the only date I could get to because of work abroad so I am really looking forward to a special nite!!
See you there :-)

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#41077 - Mon, 05 Apr 2010 19:12:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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There are five of us heading down over Hadrians for this...will be good to see you cool

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#41078 - Mon, 05 Apr 2010 19:57:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Aye, I'll be heading over there too. smile

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#41079 - Tue, 06 Apr 2010 00:35:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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There are five of us heading down over Hadrians for this...
There! You see what a lack of investment in basic defence infrastructure leads to?

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#41080 - Fri, 09 Apr 2010 13:51:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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The weekend is finally here, looking forward to having a relaxing weekend and a busy Saturday night. See you all tomorrow. mexican

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#41081 - Fri, 09 Apr 2010 13:54:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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The weekend is finally here, looking forward to having a relaxing weekend and a busy Saturday night. See you all tomorrow. mexican

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#41082 - Fri, 09 Apr 2010 17:26:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Quote:
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[b] There are five of us heading down over Hadrians for this...
There! You see what a lack of investment in basic defence infrastructure leads to? [/b]
The advance party has been lying low for several years , blending in with the locals and waiting for the glorious revolution.

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#41083 - Fri, 09 Apr 2010 23:18:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Arrived in Oxford, we have already bumped into Chris and spotted the back stage crew keeping their upper arm muscles in shape

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#41084 - Sat, 10 Apr 2010 00:21:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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Arrived in Oxford, we have already bumped into Chris . . .
Was he, by any chance, in a supermarket?

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#41085 - Sat, 10 Apr 2010 01:19:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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No, we just got off the train and he was at the station

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#41086 - Sat, 10 Apr 2010 03:47:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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What time is everyone getting to the meet up tomorrow, people?

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#41087 - Sat, 10 Apr 2010 04:42:00 Re: Oxford 10-04-2004
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I will be in their about 6,nice bar

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