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The Old Bank Hotel

The more centrally located sister hotel to The Old Parsonage, the Old Bank Hotel is situated at the end of Oxford's High Street. As the name suggests, this buzzing and stylish hotel was formerly home to Barclay's Bank and is laid out over three elegant Georgian townhouses. The hotel's 42 rooms are understated chic quaint and comfortable, you'll feel at home in no time. Perfect for those who want to stay in the heart of the action, the Old Bank is surrounded by historical beauties such as Oriel and Merton Colleges, All Souls and the Bodleian Library Radcliffe Square is just across the road. Also on your doorstep you'll find the city's best shops, theatres and many restaurants. However, you might want to stay put because the Old Bank's Quod Brasserie is a highly atmospheric and absolutely beautiful place to eat in both summer and winter. Make sure to also check out the brasserie's sister joint, Gee's. Both Quod and the Old Bank have a serious focus on 20th century British art. Art lovers will be delighted to see works from Damien Hirst, Craigie Aitchison and Roger Hilton displayed proudly. 

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