Session in the White Horse on Broad Street, May Morning 2019 (photo Tim Healey)

The King's Arms, well-placed for events on Catte Street and the Broad (photo Tim Healey)

A stone's throw from Magdalen Bridge, the High Street Café always opens early on May Morning (photo Tim Healey)

The Bear, tucked away behind the High Street, is reputed to be Oxford's oldest pub and is a favourite May Morning venue, opening at 6am. Veteran rocker John Otway stages a regular May Morning show here, starting around 6.50am. It's a free gig - really free! Cor baby... (photo Tim Healey).

The Vaults Cafe and Garden provides a great place to watch events on Radliffe Square (photo Tim Healey)

View from the Rose & Crown - the key venue on on North Parade - May Day 2016 (photo Tim Healey)