The distinguished and erudite city of Oxford has flaunted its academic credentials since the country’s first university was founded here in the 12th century. Located on the River Thames, Oxford became one of the country’s major economic players in the 20th century as a leading center for automobile manufacturing and steel industries. For all the city’s high rank and privilege, Oxford’s common man works hard to earn his crust. Often referred to as ‘The City of Dreaming Spires,’ Oxford is one of the world’s most romantic cityscapes. Black-gowned students careen down the High, one of England’s most splendid streets, and Latin still fills the air. University buildings assembled from golden stones flank dusty bookstores and lively student bars along the cobblestone streets of the city center. Oxford boasts a wealth of museums and attractions, from Christ Church Cathedral to the Radcliffe Camera, the Tom Tower, and the Carfax Tower. But Oxford is the more than the sum of its parts. For a dose of social realism, it’s worth leaving the Ivory tower and heading out to the city’s neighborhoods. There’s left-of-field Jericho with its fashion forward night scene and innovative restaurants. Port Meadow is an ancient grazing land that has yielded many important archaeological artifacts, including Bronze Age round barrows and 17th-century fortifications that date to England’s Civil War. Cowley Road is an ethnic maelstrom that has its feet firmly planted in the present. The Cowley area boasts hospitable pubs and terrific curry houses where all the city’s men are represented.
Airports located within a 50-mile radius Oxford:
- London Oxford (Kidlington)
- Airport (OXF, 7 miles from the city)
- Luton Airport ( LTN)
- Heathrow Airport (LHR)
Popular aircraft charters* in the Oxford area include:
- Citation Excel (super light)
- Learjet 45 XR (super light)
- Citation CJ3 (light)
- Learjet 31ER 400A (light)
- Learjet 60 XR (midsize)
- Citation III (midsize)
- Gulfstream G200 (super midsize)
- Citation Sovereign (super midsize)
*This is just a sample. Zephyr provides access to aircraft at every end of the spectrum, from luxurious VIP airliners, to ultra long range business jet, helicopters, and economical turboprops.