The entrance to the College can be found on Turl Street (between Broad Street and High Street).
Current students, alumni, prospective students and other associates are given free access to College. Unfortunately, due to the small size of the College, we are not able to allow access for the general public or large tour groups. At the discretion of the Porter on duty, exceptions have been made, dependent on numbers, time of day, if events are taking place in College, etc. If you would like to visit us, please call the Porters’ Lodge on 01865 279800 or send them an email to confirm that the College is open on the day of your visit. Please note that the College closes for a two week period over Christmas.
All services in the Chapel, including Evensong, are open to the public. Click here to find out more.
To avoid disturbing our students and Fellows, we request that visitors keep noise to a minimum and remember that staircases are private. The Grove may only be visited by current members of the College and by alumni, unless you are attending an event in the Berrow Foundation Building.
If you are a prospective student interested in attending Lincoln College, please do come and have a look round. We are open daily from 2pm to 5pm. If you would like a full tour of the College, please contact the Admissions Office to see if someone is available to show you round (Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm).
You can also join us at our next Open Day! Click here to find out more.
Lincoln alumni are welcome back at any time. Please inform the Lodge that you are an Old Member on arrival. If you would like to see the Library or have a full tour of the College, please contact the Development Office in advance.
We are sometimes asked whether groups can visit the College to see sites associated with John Wesley. It is not possible for us to do this without advance notice, so you must contact the Development Office to arrange your visit. Organised tour groups are subject to a £50 entrance fee. Please note: we are only able to accept small groups (max. 15 people) and all visits must take place outside of term time.
Lincoln College provides a good degree of accessibility for visitors. The main entrance and the Porters' Lodge have level thresholds, and there are ramps between the quads on the main site. The Hall has a reasonably level entrance, as does the ante-chapel. The main Chapel has one step, and can be accessed via a portable ramp; please speak to the Porter on duty. The Wesley Room is on a first floor, and can be reached via a single flight of steep stairs with hand rails on both sides. The Oakeshott Room and Langford Room where a number of external events are held, can be accessed by a lift.
Prospective students can find more information here.
There are regular services to Oxford station from London, the Midlands, the North West, and the South coast. National Rail Enquiries can help you plan your journey. If arriving by train, the College is a 15-minute walk from the station. The 280 bus leaves from the station (Stop R5) every 15 minutes and stops on the High Street (Stop T1), next to Turl Street. The number 1 and number 5 buses leave from the station (Stop R2) every 5 minutes and stop on St Aldate's (Stop G5). From there it is a 3-minute walk to Lincoln College.
Coach services run to Oxford from many parts of the UK. The city's coach station is located in Gloucester Green, a 7-8 minute walk from the College. The Oxford Tube coach service connects Oxford and London, and runs every 10-15 mins during the day. For visitors from overseas, the Airline bus service offers frequent coach services from London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports. The National Express 737 coach runs between Oxford and London Stansted.
Oxford lies just to the west of the M40 motorway, which connects London with the Midlands and North of England. The A34 also connects Oxford with the South of England, and provides a route to the M4 and the West.
There is no parking at the College and parking in the city centre can be difficult. The nearest public car parks are Gloucester Green and the Westgate. There is limited on-street parking available in the city centre, primarily for blue badge holders. Therefore we recommend avoiding the traffic and instead use one of Oxford’s Park & Ride services, conveniently located on the outskirts of the city. They are: Pear Tree (no. 300) and Oxford Parkway (no. 7 or 700) to the north; Seacourt (no. 400) to the west; Redbridge (no. 300) to the south; and Thornhill (no. 400) to the east.
If you are planning to drive into Oxford city centre, please be aware of the travel restrictions. The High Street is closed to private vehicles between 7.30am and 6.30pm daily. There is also a rising bollard in operation on Turl Street.
Information about parking for Blue Badge holders can be found here.