5 fun things to do in Oxford at night

Oxford is one of the UK’s most vibrant cities. In the daytime you can explore the Oxford’s many museums and shops, but the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Thanks in part to the large student population there is no shortage of things to do at night in Oxford, no NUS card required. Looking for fun things to do in Oxford at night? Then look no further.

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1. Just For Laughs 

If you like a bit of comedy, then check out The Glee Club for some side-splitting fun. This is a perfect comedy club, with a small room making proceedings communal and intimate. Aside from local talent the club hosts the pick of the UK comedy circuit, so you’re in for an evening of sharp, wise cracks from the funniest gagsters on the scene.

2. No Business Like Show Business

Oxford’s New Theatre is home to some of the best theatrical shows in the country. As Oxford’s biggest commercial theatre you’ll get to see name stars in big shows. From the spectacle of The Rocky Horror Picture Show to the splendour of the Welsh National Opera, a night out at The New Theatre is sure to stay with you forever.

3. Shake, Rattle and Roll

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Oxford’s live music scene is vibrant, with all kinds of choice, from small jazz gigs to packed rock concerts. One of the best venues in town is the O2 Academy which plays host to some of the world’s best musical acts. You can take in gigs from the legendary Gary Numan, pop stars Five, acoustic chart toppers Turin Breaks and heavy metal heroes Hawkwind. Once the gig has finished you’re ideally located to explore some of Oxford’s best clubs for an after show drink.

4. Down The Hatch

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Want to experience some of the best cocktails known to mankind? Oxford’s very own Raoul’s Bar was voted one of the 50 best bars on Earth by the Sunday Times, so rest assured that you’ll get only the most amazing drinks and service at this vibrant city bar. Share a jug of vodka laced English Country Punch with friends, or why not try one of the bar’s specialties like the Bourbon Brulée: bourbon and caramel liqueur with a vanilla brulée lid. Delicious.

5. Ghouls And Ghosts

After something a bit different to the usual nightlife? Bill Spectre’s Ghost Trails will take you on a chilling guided tour throughout the city, visiting some of the city’s haunted venues. Victorian undertaker Bill Spectre will lead the way, with props and illusions providing scares and laughs amid the entertaining history of haunted Oxford.

If you’re visiting Oxford you’ll never be short of things to do, especially if you’re a night owl. For those of you looking to rest your head after a long night out in Oxford, you can do so at one of Four Pillars luxury oxford hotels.

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