Lady Margaret Hall, founded in 1878, is located in acres of tranquil gardens on the north side of the University.


Lady Margaret Hall is able to offer twin or single ensuite accommodation during vacation periods, in their student bedrooms, providing a unique experience of college life at Oxford University.

Offering clean and comfortable bedrooms with towels, toiletries, including tea and coffee making facilities in each room. 

The College is within easy reach of the many facilities and sites of central Oxford, and is a short walk from the University Parks, the Bodleian Library and the Ashmolean, Pitt Rivers and University Museums.

Please note, the college is unable to accept bookings from Stag & Hen parties.

History to the present day

Lady Margaret Hall was founded in 1878, the first of the Colleges for women at Oxford, and named after Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII and patroness of learning. In 1978 it became co-educational. It is proud both of its long tradition of academic excellence in women's education, and of its success since 1978 as a College open equally to women and men. It provides an outstanding, distinctive education for approximately 600 students, and its Fellows undertake research of international importance in Science, the Humanities, Social Science, and Medicine.

The College buildings date from a variety of periods between the mid-Victorian and the early 1970s, and include work by major architects such as Basil Champneys, Sir Reginald Blomfield, Giles Gilbert Scott, and Raymond Erith.

Food and Drinks

The rates include a cooked breakfast which is served in the wood-panelled college Dining Hall, or the Monson Room.

Vending machines are available, and Lady Margaret Hall is a short walk away from the Jericho area which has many restuarants, cafes, cocktail bars and pubs.

Grounds and gardens

Lady Margaret Hall has 12 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens stretching down to the River Cherwell.

There are plenty of benches available so guests can relax and enjoy our quiet and pleasant grounds or saunter down to the river and try their hand at punting. Croquet and tennis are also available.

Other facilities

All bedrooms have free wireless internet which is provided by The Cloud network. Additional information about the wi-fi is provided at the Lodge.

Parking is not permitted at LMH unless booked in advance, as there are only limited spaces available. Guests without confirmation of a booked parking space will not be allowed to park in College. Please request parking in the 'Additional Information' section of the booking form. The College Personnel will contact you to confirm if parking is available for your selected dates. 


19th century buildings

20th century buildings

21st century buildings

Breakfast included

Free car parking (on site)

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No smoking

Children welcome


Historic Property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Games pitches

Tennis court

Linen included

Towels included

Food and Drinks

Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Picnic area

Nearby recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Age restrictions

Children welcome

Minimum age 0

Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford - Reviews


Based on 926 reviews
Service 4.1
Rooms 3.6
Food 4.1
Website 4.2
Value 3.7
Overall Experience 4.0

Clean and welcoming. Good room, pleasant setting. Will definitely come back. Thanks
Mrs Sarah J

Everything excellent!!
Mr Martin W

Suited my needs very well
Mr John W

A very pleasant stay. The rooms were comfortable and the surrounding area very attractive.
Ms Alison L

Thank you for helping to make my stay in Oxford so pleasant!
Dr Julie L

We were simply delighted by the staff, the quality of the rooms and the breakfast. Such a beautiful college and a really great experience. Thank you.
Mr David R

Overall an excellent service. The staff were extremely helpful and courteous. Highly recommended.
Mr Patrick M

The Eleanor Lodge at Lady Margaret Hall was an excellent place to stay for our two nights. The room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The en-suite shower room was very small but well-appointed. Breakfast in Reneke Dining Hall was delicious, with a wide choice of options. The only negative point is that we had to carry heavy bags up two flights of stairs - luckily we met one of the porters on the way, who kindly offered to carry the bags. We felt very welcome and at home at Lady Margaret Hall and explored the buildings and grounds at leisure. I highly recommend this as a place to stay.
Ms Maire K

I had a great stay! Thank you!
Dr Eleonora G

Very easy to book. The location was also perfect for my trip. The room was basic but as expected. Porters were fantastic and very helpful. Breakfast was also great. Would definitely stay again.
Mrs Leanne H

Travel Info

Address: Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OxfordOX2 6QA, United Kingdom

Monday - Sunday Check In: From 2.00pm   Check Out: By 10.00am

Once Lady Margaret Hall has received your booking, you will be sent an additional confirmation by a member of the Conference and Events team. If you do not receive this email confirmation, please do not hesitate to contact the office using the phone number shown on your receipt.

On arrival please report to the Porters' Lodge (located at the end of Norham Gardens) where you will be given a key and directed to your room(s). The Porters' Lodge is open 24 hours a day.

Parking is only available at Lady Margaret Hall if booked in advance, as there are only limited spaces available. Guests without confirmation that a parking space has been booked for them will not be able to park in College. You may park on the streets around the College overnight from 18.30 until 08.00 for free.

From the rail or bus stations it takes respectively about 25 or 20 minutes on foot through the centre of town and across (or around) the lovely University Parks to get to LMH. The map shows the route.

The exit from the Parks is the Lady Margaret Gate. If you prefer not to walk, there are taxi ranks at both stations.