Just Singles On Location: Oxford

Just Singles On Location brings you the best ideas for the perfect first date in your town. This week, we’re upping the romance with idyllic date ideas in beautiful Oxford…



If you happen to be in Oxford in the daytime, then you simply must go punting! Quintessentially Oxford, there can’t be anything more romantic (and eccentric) than drifting down the River Cherwell, past the university, admiring the wildlife and scenery as you go. Hire a punt from the Cherwell Boathouse (they say it’s easier than it looks) and then enjoy a post-punt jug of Pimms on the river bank, or even combine your trip with a delicious lunch in the Boathouse Restaurant!



Once a prison in a medieval castle, the restaurant at the Malmaison Hotel in Oxford is now a trendy and unique Oxford hotspot. Enjoy a cocktail in the neon-lit Malbar before slipping into the heart of the slammer for dinner in the Brasserie. It’s a hard knock life… we think not!


Something Different…

If anything can top the romance factor of punting, it’s a hot air balloon flight with The Oxford Balloon Company. I challenge anyone to beat that! It’s not cheap, but there’s no doubt you’ll impress your date as you go to new heights, showing them a bird’s eye view of Oxford and the surrounding countryside. And if this doesn’t win them over, it’s certainly an experience neither of you will forget in a hurry!


Feeling inspired? Get yourself onto Just Oxfordshire Singles and find that someone perfect!

Until next time,

The Just Singles Team.

About the author…


Emma is a Marketing Engagement Executive. She went to Bournemouth Arts University and has a degree in Fashion Studies. She has a love for vintage markets and enjoys nothing more than a weekend at a muddy music festival.