Oxford 10-04-2004

Posted by: man of two worlds.

Oxford 10-04-2004 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 19:31:00

Wheres the best place to stay in Oxford?
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 19:39:00

It depends. What's your budget for the room and are you planning on travelling by car or train?
Posted by: man of two worlds.

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 19:49:00

travelling by train, budget i dont know at the moment
Posted by: Staci

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 19:55:00

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
Posted by: man of two worlds.

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:12:00

I spent 20 years pitching, striking and sleeping in tents, I think its time for a bit of luxury
Posted by: david L.

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:22:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Staci:
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
Posted by: Staci

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:03:00

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
nutjob
Posted by: Pater Noster

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:04:00

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.
Posted by: 1.Outside

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:09:00

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.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:13:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Pater Noster:
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,


Paul
Posted by: Pater Noster

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:15:00

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?
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:18:00

Quote:
Originally posted by 1.Outside:
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.

smile
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:27:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Pater Noster:
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?
.

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
Posted by: david L.

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 22:15:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Paul Hitchcock:
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.
Posted by: man of two worlds.

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Wed, 25 Nov 2009 21:23:00

Does anybody know the victoria house hotel on george street?
Posted by: Staci

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Wed, 25 Nov 2009 22:01:00

Quote:
Originally posted by man of two worlds.:
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
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Wed, 25 Nov 2009 22:08:00

Quote:
Originally posted by man of two worlds.:
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
Posted by: david L.

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Wed, 25 Nov 2009 22:11:00

Quote:
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
Posted by: CONNY'S PIG

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Thu, 26 Nov 2009 02:55:00

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
Posted by: man of two worlds.

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Thu, 26 Nov 2009 03:57:00

Thank you Paul and David, it looks like the victoria house hotel is one to avoid
Posted by: 1.Outside

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Thu, 26 Nov 2009 05:19:00

Paul H, do you know the Jude the Obscure pub in Jericho? Me and the missus spent many many happy nights in there.
Posted by: 1.Outside

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Thu, 26 Nov 2009 05:44:00

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.
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Thu, 26 Nov 2009 06:08:00

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.
Posted by: man of two worlds.

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Fri, 27 Nov 2009 18:36:00

Got my tickets for oxford, so we are ready to roll, look forward to meeting you all
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Fri, 27 Nov 2009 22:06:00

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
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Fri, 27 Nov 2009 22:09:00

Quote:
Originally posted by 1.Outside:
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
Posted by: reggieperrin

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Mon, 30 Nov 2009 01:33:00

im going,,,,,,,,,, mexican
Posted by: man of two worlds.

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Sat, 05 Dec 2009 17:56:00

Hi Paul,

Any news on the Oxford Voxgate?

Regards,
Scott
Posted by: Desolate Angel

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Mon, 11 Jan 2010 01:07:00

Quote:
Originally posted by man of two worlds.:
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
Posted by: Desolate Angel

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Mon, 11 Jan 2010 01:10:00

Quote:
Originally posted by CONNY'S PIG:
Quote:
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
Posted by: Lilybelle

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Mon, 18 Jan 2010 02:34:00

What i want to know Jus if its the worst hotel ever why does this person visit it every year lmao
Posted by: Desolate Angel

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Mon, 18 Jan 2010 04:47:00

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!!!

eek
Posted by: man of two worlds.

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Sun, 24 Jan 2010 22:12:00

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?
Posted by: Cerise

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Fri, 26 Feb 2010 18:58:00

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 .
Posted by: man of two worlds.

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Sat, 27 Feb 2010 00:46:00

it looks a good place to eat, drink and meet. Me and helen will be there
Posted by: Davilinux

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Thu, 25 Mar 2010 16:20:00

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.
Posted by: Sleepwalker

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Fri, 26 Mar 2010 19:39:00

Does anyone have a spare ticket for the Oxford gig?
We have a mate who is after one wink
Posted by: david L.

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Fri, 26 Mar 2010 20:35:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Sleepwalker:
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
Posted by: chrmetal

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Wed, 31 Mar 2010 00:16:00

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 :-)
Posted by: Sleepwalker

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Mon, 05 Apr 2010 20:12:00

There are five of us heading down over Hadrians for this...will be good to see you cool
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Mon, 05 Apr 2010 20:57:00

Aye, I'll be heading over there too. smile
Posted by: Oesterreicher II

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Tue, 06 Apr 2010 01:35:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Sleepwalker:
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?
Posted by: man of two worlds.

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Fri, 09 Apr 2010 14:51:00

The weekend is finally here, looking forward to having a relaxing weekend and a busy Saturday night. See you all tomorrow. mexican
Posted by: man of two worlds.

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Fri, 09 Apr 2010 14:54:00

The weekend is finally here, looking forward to having a relaxing weekend and a busy Saturday night. See you all tomorrow. mexican
Posted by: david L.

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Fri, 09 Apr 2010 18:26:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Oesterreicher II:
Quote:
Originally posted by Sleepwalker:
[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.
Posted by: man of two worlds.

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Sat, 10 Apr 2010 00:18:00

Arrived in Oxford, we have already bumped into Chris and spotted the back stage crew keeping their upper arm muscles in shape
Posted by: Oesterreicher II

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Sat, 10 Apr 2010 01:21:00

Quote:
Originally posted by man of two worlds.:
Arrived in Oxford, we have already bumped into Chris . . .
Was he, by any chance, in a supermarket?
Posted by: man of two worlds.

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Sat, 10 Apr 2010 02:19:00

No, we just got off the train and he was at the station
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Sat, 10 Apr 2010 04:47:00

What time is everyone getting to the meet up tomorrow, people?
Posted by: man of two worlds.

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Sat, 10 Apr 2010 05:42:00

I will be in their about 6,nice bar
Posted by: Natalie

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Sat, 10 Apr 2010 05:52:00

Hi all - what's the opinion re parking in Oxford, as I'm driving up tomorrow (not staying overnight). I looked up one of the park & rides, and it had pretty awful reviews of the bus transfer!

I'm planning on coming up a bit earlier to meet up for the Voxgate, so presumably trying to park near Copa is a no-no?

Natalie
Posted by: david L.

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Sat, 10 Apr 2010 06:12:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Natalie:
Hi all - what's the opinion re parking in Oxford, as I'm driving up tomorrow (not staying overnight). I looked up one of the park & rides, and it had pretty awful reviews of the bus transfer!

I'm planning on coming up a bit earlier to meet up for the Voxgate, so presumably trying to park near Copa is a no-no?

Natalie
on-street parking is free after 6:30pm on Saturday , though places are limited close to the theatre.
Last park & Ride buses are at different times depending on which site you are parked at - see

http://www.oxfordbus.co.uk/main.php?page_id=22
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Sat, 10 Apr 2010 17:30:00

I took the view that parking in Oxford on a Saturday afternoon would be nigh on impossible, so booked into the Holiday Inn on the edge of town and will be taxi-ing in. I believe there's an underground car park somewhere near the theatre. The park and ride car parks are unmanned after about 7pm on a weekend - couldn't find out how late the buses run to when I looked the other day.

Will wait for a call from Zosh to say the tink tink twins are ready and then head into town - imagine we'll be there before 6. See you all in there. smile
Posted by: david L.

Re: Oxford 10-04-2004 - Sat, 10 Apr 2010 17:43:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Flip Martian:
- couldn't find out how late the buses run to when I looked the other day.

times are in the link in my previous post

there is also this page - which gives more info on location of car parks

oxford parking