Weekend Away: Cambridge VS Oxford

The rivalry between Britain’s top universities has been an ongoing phenomenon for centuries. Both universities and their respective towns are equally famous around the world. Oxford with its towering spires and wandering alleys and Cambridge with its winding river and leafy meadows, which city is the best for weekend away? Both cities are beautiful and privileged and hiring a supercar will allow visitors to drive around the cobbled lanes and historic colleges in luxurious style. As the number one Luxury Car Hire in the UK we have put together this guide for both cities covering places to stay, things to do and things to see! Which city will take the best weekend away trophy?

Cambridge VS Oxford: How to get there from London.

Both cities are very close to London. Accessing by train is direct and fast with connections to Cambridge lasting approximately 50 minutes from Kings Cross St Pancras. Oxford can be reached from Paddington station in about the same time. Driving to Cambridge is quick and easy from London M25, just along the M11 for around 40 miles. Oxford very similar, around 40 miles north-west on the M49.

Cambridge VS Oxford: Where to stay

The Varsity Hotel in Cambridge is a luxury hotel located in the heart of the city. The boutique chic style meets the classic historic feel of Cambridge and attracts A listers from around the world including the Beckhams, Daniel Craig, Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz. Upon arrival at The Varsity, hand of the keys of your supercar to the hotels friendly Valet Parking service. With only 44 rooms, the exclusive hotel celebrates the cultural hetitage of Cambridge and the roof terrace and champagne bar offers panoramic views across the ancient city. The hotel includes gym facilities and a spa with the added option of in-room beauty treatment, massage, facials and hand and foot care.

The Old Bank in Oxford is a smart, 42 room hotel in Oxford. It is surrounded by the old buildings of the city and features a buzzing restaurant. The central location means that guests are on the doorstep of the universities oldest colleges. The hotel has a secure car park offering complimentary parking to its guests. The buildings date back to the 14th century giving the hotel a unique character.

Cambridge VS Oxford: What to do

Punting to Grantchester

The Eagle pub

A cinamon bun at Fitsbillies

Fudge tasting at the Fudge factory



Pitt Rivers Museum

Punting on the Thames

Oxford Castle

Midsummer Murders Private Tour

Turf Tavern

Blackwells book shop





Things to see