Merton College is one of the oldest Colleges in Oxford, dating back to 1264 is situated close to the heart of town.
Merton College is located in central Oxford on Merton Street, which is just off the High Street. Oxford is less than sixty miles from London off the M40, with excellent transport links via train and coach. Heathrow, Gatwick, and Stansted are also served regularly by train and/or coach.
Merton College offers accommodation for conference delegates during college vacation times, choose from standard and ensuite rooms.
History to the present day
Merton College, the first fully self-governing College in the University, was founded in 1264 by Walter de Merton, sometime Chancellor of England and later Bishop of Rochester. Mob Quadrangle, the oldest quadrangle in the University, was built in three phases: the Treasury c.1288-91, the north and east ranges and the Sacristy c.1304-11, and the Library on the south and west sides 1373-8. Mob Library is the oldest continuously functioning library for university academics and students in the world. The Gatehouse dates from the early fifteenth century, when Henry V granted a royal 'license to crenellate', which allowed for the construction of the battlement tower above the present-day lodge.
Food and Drinks
All accommodation rates include breakfast.
Grounds and gardens
Guests using college accommodation are welcome to walk around the college gardens.
Wi-Fi internet access is provided if arranged with your conference organiser. They should be able to provide you with the issued username and passcode for the duration of your stay.
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Disabled access available for some rooms
13th century buildings (or older)
Free broadband access (wifi)
Museums (walking distance)
Golf course (a short drive)
Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
Theatre (walking distance)
Address: Merton Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4JD, United Kingdom
On arrival report to the Porters' Lodge (located at the main entrance to the college) you will be given a key and directed to your room(s).
By Car: If you're travelling to Merton by car, it is best to enter the High Street from the east, turning left into Merton Street at the Eastgate Hotel. Please be advised there is no car parking available at Merton College. Alternatively, there are five Park and Ride services in Oxford which all serve the city centre.
By Train: Oxford Train Station is situated approximately a 15 minute walk from the College. Taxi's from the station are approximately £6-£7.
By Bus: Oxford operates a very good Park and Ride system. All 5 services come directly into the city centre.
Heathrow, Gatwick, and Stansted are also served regularly by train and/or coach.