Whether you love it or loath it, video sharing platform TikTok is here to stay.

The app, where people share short videos, features a range of content from comedy to documentary videos and self-help guides.

You may not realise it but there is a small corner of TikTok featuring videos set in Oxford and the wider county. 

This year there were a number of videos which captured the attentions of viewers from Oxfordshire.

These are some of the best Oxfordshire TikToks from this year.

TikTok star Francis Bourgeois visits Blenheim Palace

TikTok star Francis Bourgeois, well-known for his trainspotting videos, visited Blenheim Palace earlier in the year.

In the video, which has been viewed more than 9 million times, Bourgeois films himself driving a mini-steam train on a mission to honk its horn 100 times as it goes under a tunnel at the historic palace.

Read more about his visit here>>>

@francis.bourgeois Here I am at Blenheim Palace trying to do 100 tones in the locomotive, Winston, through the tunnel! #trains #trending #fyp ♬ original sound - Francis Bourgeois

Students parody Four in a Bed 

Its Four in a bed, Oxford Brookes student housing edition. 

Need we say more? 

@1shart1 Oxford Brookes students explore the depths of uni accommodation whilst awarding the most dirtiest house with a prize… full video at SamJHart on YT 📺 #oxford #brookes #oxfordbrookes #cowley #unilife #uniliving #uniaccommodation #uk #tv #fourinabed #lifestyle #studentbanter #channel4 #samjhart #youtube ♬ original sound - Shart

Francis Bourgeois enjoys an Oxford train

Ok, we could not resist including another Francis video.

In this one he is enjoying (emphasis on enjoying) watching a train which runs from Oxford to Somerset. 

People seem to love his train-themed content as this video has been viewed more than 6 million times. 

@francis.bourgeois Freightliner class 66 (66616) working Oxford Banbury Road - Whatley Quarry (6C58) #trains #trending #fyp ♬ original sound - Francis Bourgeois

TikTok user shares video of Oxford’s old Westgate Centre

A TikTok user has shared images of Oxford’s old Westgate Centre in a viral video.

TikToker kodak_blue414 shared the video which contains images of the centre before it underwent a makeover and extension between 2016 and 2017 to become Westgate Oxford.

More than 11,000 people have watched the video, with locals leaving nearly 400 likes and 71 comments.

Read more about what Oxford locals thought of the video here>>>

@kodak_blue414 Where my Oxford pals at? #Oxford #Oxfordshire #Westgate #fyp #throwback #corona #lockdown #feverdream #shopping ♬ You already fuqn know - Sam

What's in Banbury? 

During a train journey, a TikToker ends up going through Banbury.

Does he know what, or where, Banbury is? Doesn't seem like it. 

@mr.miami_uk What’s in Banbury England? #Banbury #placesintheuk #trainride #kenzo #crosscountry #fyp #mrmiamiuk ♬ original sound - MR.MIAMI_UK

AI predicts what Oxfordshire looks like

And ... its spookily accurate? 

@random.stuff1885 Suggestions for next part?? #AltogetherDifferent #fyp #foryou #england #kent #merseyside #oxfordshire #somerset #westmidlands ♬ Why is collistar religious now tho - Yeah man

Students share their 'dream' home

Anyone who has lived in student housing knows its not all its cracked up to be. 

In this tongue in cheek video shared by a group of students living in Cowley, they show off their 'dream' home while syncing to audio taken straight from a typical daytime property programme. 

A dream home? We will let you be the judge of it. 

@zestymart our dream uni home #cowley #brookes #brookesnotbooks #fyp #foryoupage #fishies #oxford ♬ original sound - evie

Some other honourable mentions: 

Although not comedy videos, these aesthetic TikTok's have gotten a lot of attention on the app.

A variety of other TikToks themed around Oxford and Oxfordshire can be viewed here>>> 

A Library Day

'A Day in the Life' videos are exceptionally simple but can be so interesting to viewers.

This what TikToker isabelg.h makes great use of by showing a day in the life of an Oxford University student, including going to the library and studying. 

Viewers definitely like the content and it has been viewed a staggering 460,000 times. 

@isabelg.h a library day #oxford #oxforduniversity #uni #dayinmylife ♬ Surf - Mac Miller

Oxford graduation, featuring Malala Yousafzai

This TikTok showcases an Oxford University graduation day.

The inclusion of education activist Malala Yousafzai in the video saw it gain nearly 3 million views.

@maahnoorali #oxforduniversity #lawschool #darkacademia #mentalhealth #oxford ♬ Originalton - ✨ZuzannaZalewska✨


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