Visiting the College

Visiting Times

General public

The College is closed to members of the public. We apologise for any inconvenience caused but this is so that we can safely return our students and staff back to the College during the Covid-19 pandemic.


St Edmund Hall students cannot bring a guest to any college owned site. This means that no visitors are permitted in your accommodation or on college premises. The only student visitors that are allowed entry are those who are visiting for a tutorial.


If you are an Aularian and wish to visit the Hall, this is possible to arrange by appointment only, within office hours, and should be arranged with the Development & Alumni Relations Office by emailing We will endeavour to accommodate requests but this may not always be possible. The Lodge will be unable to grant access to the college for those who do not have a pre-arranged appointment. Unfortunately we are currently unable to accommodate any visits to the bar or offer any overnight accommodation. Thank you for your understanding.

Are you a prospective student?

Students, parents and teachers can find out more about visiting the College under the Study Here section.

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Getting to St Edmund Hall

The College has no parking facilities for visitors, so we strongly recommend that you travel by public transport wherever possible.

By coach/bus

Both the major bus companies in Oxford, Stagecoach (Oxford Tube) and the Oxford Bus Company (X90), run frequent coach services from London Victoria. Ask the driver to drop you at the Queen’s Lane/High Street bus stop, which is opposite the College.

For visitors from overseas, the Airline bus service offers frequent coach services from London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports. These also stop at Queen’s Lane, right by the College.

Oxford is well served by National Express coach services from all over the country.

By train

Direct rail services connect Oxford to London, Birmingham, the South Coast and Northern England, and connections are available to many other parts of the country. National Rail Enquiries can help you plan your journey. Trains from London leave at least hourly and the journey takes approximately 60 minutes.

If arriving by train, the College is about 15-20 minutes walk from the station, or the number 5 bus from the station will drop you at Queen’s Lane, right outside the College.

Park & Ride

If travelling by car we strongly recommend you use one of Oxford’s Park & Ride services, which run into the city centre from five car parks around the edge of the city.

By car

If you do decide to drive into the city centre, parking can be difficult to find and is expensive. The nearest public car park to the College is in St Clement’s Street, or there is very limited on-street parking around the city centre. Do check the signs carefully to ensure you follow any parking regulations, as Oxford traffic wardens are very active. There is a disabled parking space available directly outside the main entrance to the College.

Where next?

Virtual 3D tours of St Edmund Hall

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