Continuing on down St. Aldates and over the river at Folly Bridge leads to the Abingdon Road. Off to the right is Grandpont, characterised by narrow streets of terraced turn-of-the-century houses running parallel to the main road. Everywhere is either within walking distance or a short bus ride of the centre, so this is a popular area for budget conscious students as well as visitors.
The city’s outdoor swimming pool is just off the Abingdon Road in Hinksey and there are walks across the railway track through fields to South Hinksey.
A 5 minute bus ride from The High, Iffley is a village within the city with several shops, a hotel and a no-through road which ends at Iffley Lock on the river, from where there are some attractive walks.
Also situated here is the beautiful twelfth century church of St. Mary with signs of the Zodiac reliefs over the west doorway. It is one of the best preserved twelfth century village churches in the country.
A further 5 minutes walk from Iffley, a 1930s area with some useful shops.