ORIENTATION AND PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Queen Street becomes High Street, and Cornmarket Street becomes Saint Aldates at Carfax Tower, the center of the original city. The colleges are all within a mile of each other, mainly east of Carfax along High St. and Broad St. The Oxford Cyclists’ Guide (£1.50), at the TIC, is excellent for both cyclists and pedestrians who wish to explore the city.
Tourist Information Centre: 15-16 Broad St. (726 871; www.visitoxford.org). A pamphleteer’s paradise. The busy staff books rooms for £4 and a refundable 10% deposit. Visitors’ guide £1, monthly In Oxford guide free, accommodation list £1.10, restaurant guide free. Open M-Sa 9:30am-5pm, Su and bank holidays 10am-3:30pm. Last room booking 4:30pm. Financial Services: Banks line Cornmarket St. Marks and Spencer, 13-18 Queen St. (248 075), has a bureau de change upstairs in the back. Free. Open M-W and F 8am-7pm, Th 8am-8pm, Sa 7:30am-7pm, and Su llam-5pm. American Express, 4 Queen St. ( 207 101). Open M-F 9am-5:30pm, Sa 9am-5pm. Thomas Cook, 5 Queen St. (447 000). Open M-Sa 9am-5:30pm.
Laundromat: 127 Cowley Rd. Small load £2.60, large load £3.90; dry £2.60.
Police: St. Aldates and Speedwell St. ( 266 000).
Hospital: John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way ( 741 166). Bus #13 from outside the general post office.
Internet Access: Pickwick Papers, 90 Gloucester Green ( 722 849), next to the bus station, fl per30min. Open M 5am-7pm, Tu-Sa 5am-9pm, Su 7am-6pm. Mice’s, 119 High St. £1 per 30min. Open M-Sa 9am- 1,1pm, Su lOam-llpm.
Post Office: 102-104 St. Aldates ((08457) 223 344). Bureau de change. Open M-Sa 9am-5:30pm. Postal Code: 0X1 1ZZ.