• Autumn Date night ideas in Oxford 

    Autumn is in full swing in Oxford and so far it’s been brilliant, not too cold and even given us some sunny days. Presently I am giving dating a miss but regardless I thought I share some ideas you can take up on for your autumnal dates. I thought I focus on an area I am familiar with hence Autumn date night ideas in Oxford. If you haven’t been to Oxford city yet, I hope this post will be an excuse enough to visit. There is so much a couple can get up to in Oxford, from popping into your favourite book store to exploring the many alleys.

    Oxford city is not only famous for its centuries old university but all the colleges that make up Oxford University. If you’re thinking of studying in Oxford, That Oxford Girl has the best tips and ideas. You could also grab the city sightseeing tour buses which takes you on the scenic route of the city. But if you’re local enough and need Autumn date night ideas in Oxford then check these out. If you’re not local but fancy having a date in Oxford I am including a hotel option you can consider.

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    Autumn Date night ideas in Oxford 

    Because every couple is different, I am sharing two different but similar ideas for movies/shows and food. Whilst I appreciate some would much rather spend time at home, once in a while one must indulge. Especially for those that are eager to get out of the house and try something new.


    For the longest time I have wanted to visit a theatre and soon I will be. The idea of watching a fan favourite show for the first time is exciting. Visiting the theatre to watch your favourite show is not only romantic but blooming amazing. Oxford re-opened the old theatre and now it’s up for the taking, they have incredible shows lined up weekly.

    Odeon cinema 

    If theatre is not your cuppa tea, you could always hit up the Odeon cinema and Oxford has two. In the outskirts of the city you can find Cineworld but if you’re hoping to be in the centre then Odeon. So many great movies have come out in 2017, you will be spoilt for choice.

    Pizza and wine at Franco Manca 

    Franco Manca is one of the newly opened Pizza restaurants in Oxford and offers the best pizza paired with best wine. If you love pizza especially sourdough pizza and wine then this is the place for you. The ambiance is romantic, the decor very enticing and you get to see your food being made.

    Thai cuisine at Thaikhun 

    Another spot I can recommend if Pizza is not for you is Thaikhun, a Thai restaurant in the heart of the city. The restaurant is in close proximity to an Odeon cinema as well other Franco Manca. Thaikhun is not  only a large restaurant, it has an amazing boat hanging from the ceiling. Definitely makes for an interesting conversation whilst you wait on the food.

    Stroll across the city 

    Oxford is a safe city to take a stroll in either during the date or at night, obviously caution has to be exercised in every city. But Oxford offers much more than most cities, the mixture of history and modern-day culture intertwined.

    Spend the night in Jail at Malmaison Oxford

    Whether you’re local or traveling from afar nothing beats finishing your date and spending the night in jail. I mean not the actual jail because that would ruin the date and the mood but Malmaison Oxford. You get to experience a night in jail but with all the life trimmings thrown in for good measure. A colleague at work stayed there for a few nights and could not recommend it enough. I would recommend to try this place out to bring some variety to your dating life.

    These are just some of the Autumn date night ideas in Oxford you could try or can do something completely different. Restaurants are plentiful in Oxford, so are museums, book stores and nice little cafes to meet everyone’s needs. If you ever get a chance to visit Oxford, visit early morning and stay till late to get the feel of the city.

    What do you think of my autumn date night ideas?  Would you dare stay in an old prison transformed into a luxury hotel?



    1. Luciana Malanga
      October 18, 2017 / 6:41 am

      Love this! We should have a date x

    2. October 17, 2017 / 10:09 pm

      Some brilliant ideas for date night in oxford. I have never been before but its on my wish list

    3. October 16, 2017 / 8:26 pm

      Oxford would make such a great night out… wonder if I can manage a night away with my other half 😉

      • October 17, 2017 / 8:02 am

        Happy to do babysitting duties lol

    4. Jennifer Gladwin
      October 16, 2017 / 7:24 pm

      Some great ideas. I’ve only been to Oxford once years ago but would love to go back

    5. October 16, 2017 / 2:57 pm

      Aww! This is so cute! I love all these great ideas!

    6. October 16, 2017 / 2:28 pm

      I’ve only ever been to Oxford once but it was so pretty I really want to visit again! x

    7. October 16, 2017 / 2:04 pm

      I’ve heard great things about the Thaikhun down south! Unfortunately the one we have in Manchester isn’t the same, but everyone that I know who has visited said the one you’ve mentioned is well worth a visit!

    8. Lucy Cotterill
      October 15, 2017 / 8:11 pm

      I was slightly confused by your jail suggestion at first!!

    9. October 14, 2017 / 6:58 pm

      I love some of these ideas. I would try some of them out but I would need a man to have date nights with haha. Such a nice time of the year to get out and about with someone special.

      • October 14, 2017 / 9:12 pm

        Hahahaha I hear you girl, I am in the same bought but it’s still fun to have ideas of what I would do if I had a man lol

    10. October 14, 2017 / 3:33 pm

      These are some awesome ideas, oddly I would love to spend the night at the hotel at the old jail.

      • October 14, 2017 / 9:34 pm

        I would too, its so intriguing isnt it

    11. October 14, 2017 / 1:59 pm

      Some great ideas, we have looked at staying at the MalMaison Hotel before x

      • October 14, 2017 / 9:35 pm

        Thanks, I love MalMaison hotels and hope to stay in one one day either Reading or Oxford would do me just fine lol

    12. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
      October 14, 2017 / 1:59 pm

      I went to Oxford for the first time a couple of months ago and it’s such a beautiful city. I can’t wait to go back

    13. Lilinha Angel World
      October 14, 2017 / 11:26 am

      Lovely date ideas! I never thought about having a date in a prison, but it sounds interesting and unique!

    14. October 13, 2017 / 8:53 pm

      I’ve stayed in a different Malmaison hotel and it was a lovely stay so I’d absolutely love to stay in the Oxford one too x

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