Headington history: Descriptions

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Headington in 2000

The Cheeky Guide to Oxford, written by David Bramwell
(Brighton: Cheeky Guides Ltd, 2000)

Follow St Clement’s and Headington Road up the hill and you’ll find this area, home to Oxford football ground, the shark house and one-time home to writer J. R. R. Tolkien and crooked businessman Robert Maxwell.

Headington is little more than a residential part of Oxford and apart from visiting the shark you’d be unlikely to want to stick around too long, although the Old Village and Bury Knowle Park just after the lights can be quite pleasant for a wander round. If you are up in the area, Café Noir does some pretty good French cuisine, and for bargain-seekers Headington is a good place to come for an afternoon’s charity shop crawl, as there are at least five or six of them here. If you’re looking for any more excitement … forget it.








© Stephanie Jenkins

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