Headington Area guide

Headington is bustling, leafy suburb of Oxford with excellent connectivity to the town centre.

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Living in Headington

Headington has a varied stock of properties as it caters to multiple groups for residential accommodation. It has houses of multiple occupations for students and professional sharers in popular areas just off the main London Road or Windmill Road close to the main Headington Shops junction. It also offers apartments, terraced or semi-detached houses for professionals and families on leafier streets with Victorian or Edwardian facades. Close proximity to areas of work, shops or transport links makes Headington a popular choice.

Learning in Headington

Oxford Brookes University is an integral part of the community of Headington. The modern architecture belies its origins which can be traced back to 1865 with the Oxford School of Art. It was offered a university status in 1992 and supports further education of nearly 20,000 students every year. Many of the medical facilities in Headington also double up as centres of learning and research via Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Headington School is another community landmark set up during wartime efforts of World War I. Since being established in 1915, it has focused in providing relevant education and opportunities to girls of each generation. Headington Library, located within the Bury Knowle Park is set within a charming historic home built in 1800.

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Relaxing in Headington

Headington has its own mix of grocery stores and thrift shops for your everyday needs. It also has specialist stores if your culinary skills dabble in other world cuisines, all conveniently located at the main junction called Headington Shops. But if you want to enjoy a spot of sun head over to the Bury Knowle Park or down the hill to Headington Hill Park or South Park. The Headington Shops also have a good mix of independent small businesses, café’s, restaurant and pubs – such as Craft Burger or Il Botanica. Make sure you sample the hand tossed, stone baked pizza on Friday night by SoleLuna, the mobile pizza truck – goes deliciously well with a movie and beer!

Highlight of Headington

If you fancy a coffee with delightful patisserie head over to Café Noir just off the Headington main square. Kitted out in a quaint vintage chic style, its range of delectable pastries is staggering. It will be a surprise if you aren’t tempted to move into the café itself!

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Local View

We are living in Headington for just under 3 years now. It offers such a good balance between family living with the hubbub of Oxford town centre being just a short distance away. The outdoor spaces of Shotover Park or Bury Knowle Park are perfect for long lazy walks.

Angela Lawson, Tenant

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