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Get Away August with the Oxford Concierge


It’s suitcases at the ready this month as we get going on some serious travel plans. No need to worry about navigating the puzzles of red, amber, green – most of these beauties are just hop on and go, courtesy of Ask William.

Fly me, and Fido too

We are now offering private jet travel from London Oxford Airport to destinations here and abroad. And if the prospect of stress free, no queues, completely bespoke travelling is not fabulous enough, you can also take your pooch with you in the cabin! Talk to us about arranging a quote for you soon. We can add airport transfers to and from your home in a chauffeur driven, state of the art Mercedes. Now don’t say we never spoil you -

The Ask William hotel booking service

We are delighted to bring you our new hotel booking service at no extra charge to you. After months of visiting, inspecting and making friends with some of the country’s most fabulous hotels, we are now taking the hard work and uncertainty out of finding you the best rooms and making sure your personal requirements are met. We’ll be spotlighting some of our favourites over the coming months. Class acts like the Randolph in Oxford, London’s Kensington Doyle and South Lodge in Surrey. But for now, if you are thinking of booking a hotel anywhere, call us first. We will do our very best to open all the right doors and make your stay super-special -

Head for the hills, royal style

Embark on a grand Highland fling with Royal Scotsman, a Belmond train. This divinely decadent train, made up of ten mahogany-clad sleeper cars will transport you on two, three, and four-night journeys through the Scottish Highlands. Carefully curated excursions will see you sipping the finest whiskies, visiting castles and grand country estates, hiking over hills and trying your hand at clay-pigeon shooting and fishing. We’ve teamed up with the beautiful Belmond folk to bring you two complimentary nights (woo hoo!) at Edinburgh's The Balmoral hotel and a treatment in the train's on-board spa if you travel this August or early September -


Thu 26 May 2022

The word is woefully over-used, but we think you’ll allow us to describe Bryan Adams as a genuine rock legend. Creating hit after hit since his debut in the early 80s, he has consistently kept his sense of self and his distinctive musical style relevant without compromise. We were absolutely over the moon when Bryan chose to speak with OX, exclusively, ahead of his headlining performance at the Cornbury Festival in July. 

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Thu 26 May 2022

We spoke with Ixta Belfrage ahead of her appearance at The Big Festival in August.

Mon 2 May 2022

It’s a strange thing to be confronted by a famous face whether in the flesh or over Zoom; you never know when you’ll be a little starstruck. Anton du Beke has spent most autumn weekends in my living room for the past eight years but despite that, I had no idea what to expect when we arranged to speak ahead of his ‘Audience With’ at the Wycombe Swan in May. 

Mon 2 May 2022

The idea for an open studios event was brought from the US four decades ago and the first Artweek in the UK was held in Oxford, simply as a small local event. Since then, millions of visitors have enjoyed the friendly welcome of local artists: now the festival encompasses the whole of Oxfordshire and it is a model which has been copied across the country.