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The UK currency is the pound sterling (£/GBP)and there are 100 pence (p) to the pound (£). There are numerous bureaux de change in Oxford– often located inside banks, travel agents or Post Offices, as well as at London’s airports and major train stations. Credit and debit (bank) cards – especially Visa and Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club cards – are widely accepted.
In England the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Some people may require a visa to visit the United Kingdom. To find out whether you need a visa to visit London and how to apply, see the UK Visas and Immigration website, or check with your local British Embassy or other diplomatic representative before you travel. The rules change regularly, so you should check you have the most up-to-date information for your trip.
Some prescribed medicines contain drugs that are controlled under the Misuse of Drugs legislation in the UK. This means that extra-legal controls apply to these medicines.
You may need a personal license to take controlled medicines abroad.
Specific requirements also apply to:
the information that you must take with you how you carry your controlled medicines For more information, see Can I take controlled medicines abroad?
You can also visit the GOV.UK website for more information on travelling with controlled medicines.
Oxford Airport , formerly known as Kidlington Airport, is a privately owned airport located near Kidlington in Cherwell District, Oxfordshire, 6 NM (11 km; 6.9 mi) northwest by north of Oxford, 62 mi (100 km) from Central London.
Oxford railway station is a mainline railway station serving the city of Oxford, England. It is about 0.5 miles (800 m) west of the city center, north-west of Frideswide Square and the eastern end of Botley Road And another rail ways are :
Great Western Railway
East West Rail
Most of Oxford & main sites are within easy walking distance so many visitors to Oxford choose to cover the city center and even the environs by foot. The local bus network is very comprehensive however, and it is relatively easy to get on a bus in all parts of the city.Public transport in Oxford runs frequently throughout the day, but there are no night bus services. The city’s main bus and coach station is at Gloucester Green.
There are many taxi ranks throughout the city, and you can also hail taxis anywhere on the street.
Driving : A number of one-way systems and a lack of abundant parking means that driving (and especially parking) in Oxford always easy. It not impossible the number of cars on the street is testament to that but most locals recommend using the efficient Park & Ride system.
Car hire :There are numerous car hire companies operating in Oxford.
Oxford being the compact, student-centric place that it is, bicycles and cycle lanes are found widely. scheme, although there are currently only a few stations, each with a handful of bikes. Most are outside the city center however.