Illustrator Map Oxford UK

Oxford, a historic city in the United Kingdom, is known for its prestigious university, stunning architecture, and charming streets. While I can provide an overview of some of the principal streets and roads, keep in mind that Oxford has a complex network of smaller roads and lanes that contribute to its unique character. Here are some of the main streets and roads in Oxford:

  1. High Street:
    • Description: High Street is one of the most iconic streets in Oxford, lined with historic buildings, shops, and colleges. It runs from Carfax Tower to Magdalen Bridge and is a focal point for both locals and visitors.
  2. St. Aldate’s:
    • Description: St. Aldate’s is a major road leading south from Carfax Tower. It passes by Christ Church College, the Botanic Garden, and provides access to the Abingdon Road.
  3. Broad Street:
    • Description: Broad Street is another important thoroughfare in Oxford, home to the historic Sheldonian Theatre, the Clarendon Building, and the Blackwell’s Bookshop. It connects with the High Street and Catte Street.
  4. Catte Street:
    • Description: Catte Street is a short but significant street connecting Broad Street and Holywell Street. It is home to the famous Radcliffe Camera and the Bodleian Library.
  5. Magdalen Street:
    • Description: Running north from Carfax Tower, Magdalen Street is known for its diverse range of shops and restaurants. It leads to the Magdalen Bridge and the Botanic Garden.
  6. Cowley Road:
    • Description: Located to the southeast of the city center, Cowley Road is a vibrant and multicultural street known for its eclectic mix of shops, cafes, and restaurants.
  7. Banbury Road:
    • Description: Banbury Road runs north from St. Giles’ and is home to several colleges, including Lady Margaret Hall and St. Anne’s College. It provides access to the University Parks.
  8. St. Giles’:
    • Description: St. Giles’ is a wide avenue leading north from the city center. It features the Martyrs’ Memorial and is surrounded by colleges, including St. John’s College and Trinity College.
  9. Iffley Road:
    • Description: Iffley Road runs to the southeast of the city and is known for Iffley Village and its famous Iffley Lock along the River Thames.
  10. Woodstock Road:
    • Description: Woodstock Road runs to the northwest of the city center and is home to the beautiful University Parks. It also provides access to the suburb of Summertown.

These are just a few of the principal streets and roads in Oxford. The city’s layout is characterized by its historic architecture, colleges, and the meandering River Thames, providing a unique and picturesque setting.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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