The Queen’s College offers smart en suite accommodation in the centre of beautiful Oxford, with breakfast included in our historic grand Hall.
The Queen’s College Oxford is delighted to offer student ensuite study bedrooms in both our magnificent Palladian-style buildings as well as in our recently refurbished modern annexe Carrodus Quad, both situated prominently on the historic High Street in the centre of Oxford.
All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, refridgerators, bed linen, towels and complimentary toiletries, and are serviced daily by our friendly housekeeping staff, the Scouts.
There are no lifts in the Main College and ground floor rooms are limited. The rooms in Carrodus Quad are however serviced by a lift.
Please state any access requirements or rooming preferences at the time of booking; please be aware however that we cannot guarantee whether accommodation is located in Main College or Carrodus Quad. We will only be able to facilitate room changes after arrival in the case of any room or equipment defects.
Regrettably the College and its environment is not suitable for young children. It is a requirement that children are supervised by an adult at all times, and the College and its personnel will not accept responsibility for the actions of unsupervised children. We are sorry but we are unable to accept bookings from Stag & Hen parties.
Queen’s has featured in the film The Golden Compass (the renamed Northern Lights, part of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy) and the popular TV programme Lewis.
History to the present day
The “Hall of the Queen’s Scholars at Oxford” was founded in 1341 by Robert de Eglesfield, a chaplain in the household of Queen Philippa, who named it in her honour. He envisaged an establishment of fellows, chaplains, ‘poor boys’ and various officials and servants, headed by a Provost. Membership was to be open, but with a preference for inhabitants of Cumberland and Westmorland.
Initially Queen’s was a poor College, but the endowments slowly grew. Crucially, in 1343, Queen Philippa secured for Queen’s the lands of a small hospital in Southampton, destined to be the basis of much of the College’s prosperity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as Southampton Docks expanded and surrounding farmland was developed. Several other Queens of England have played a significant role in our history.
Parts of the current College date back to the 17th century and replace the earlier medieval College buildings that had fallen into disrepair in the 16th century. The College is one of the oldest constituent Colleges of the University of Oxford.
Many of the original statutes for the College are still followed today, including such traditional observances as the summoning of the Members of the College to dinner by a trumpet call. Throughout the year the College observes feasts of the Church, including the All Saints’ Gaudy on All Saints' Day, the famous Boar’s Head Gaudy just before Christmas and the Needle and Thread Gaudy shortly after New Year’s Day.
Food and Drinks
Prices include breakfast in the Hall in Main College, with a wide variety of full English and Continental options. This is a self service meal. Please check breakfast times with the Lodge when you check in, as times do vary.
Grounds and gardens
A number of beautiful parks and grounds are located within easy walking distance from Queen's, including University Parks, the Botantic Gardens and Christ Church meadow.
All rooms have fridges, complimentary toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities. WiFi is not available however there are a number of cafes and shops nearby that offer free WiFi.
The Carrodus Quad annexe has card operated laundry facilities available, and those visitors staying in College for more than a few days may wish to purchase a card from the Lodge. A temporary luggage storage area is available to guests.
Address: The Queen's College, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AW, United Kingdom
Check In: *From 2.00pm Check Out: By 10.00am* Please note that it will not be possible to check in before 2.00pm. We ask that all guests vacate their rooms and return keys to the Lodge by 10.00am.
Please note that there is no parking available at the College itself but access by public transport is easy.
Arrivals: Guests should report to the Lodge at the main entrance to the college on the High Street. The Lodge staff are on duty in the Lodge until midnight. Guests may not arrive after that time. The door to the college is locked after 20.00 on Saturdays, or 21.00 on all other days, but there is an intercom system with which to contact the duty lodge staff. After this time there is a chance that the duty staff may be on their rounds checking and locking everything for the night so if you are arriving late (after 20.00), please be patient as you may have to wait until they return to the Lodge to attract their attention.
Access to the College is easy. The main railway station is about a mile away and the bus station is a similar distance. Buses from London, Heathrow, Gatwick, and most local buses stop immediately outside the Main College on the High Street.
Whilst the College does not have any parking spaces available, the Thornhill and Seacourt Park & Ride buses also stop immediately outside the College (ask the driver for the Queen's Lane stop). The nearest public pay & display carpark is St Clements.