Landed on time at LHR, 0725. At 0755, we were off the plane, through immigration and customs, had our suitcases and were making our way to the Heathrow Express (are you listening, ATL??). At 10:45, we were checking into the Royal Oxford Hotel, which, despite its nondescript appearance and location right above a Korean restaurant, was delightful. Recommend it highly.
I was also prepared not to like Oxford in general, what with all the PR and reputation, but 5 minutes out of the hotel and I was totally won over. This is the Memorial Garden at Christ Church College.