117 St Aldates Building Bed and Breakfast


117 St Aldates Door117 St Aldates is an annexe of Christ Church and is centrally located close to amenities, just across and at the top of the road from the main site. It is located on what is probably the oldest street in Oxford. 117 St Aldates, was built in 1938 as a glamorous Art Deco showroom, called Therm House, for the Oxford and District Gas Company. It now comprises accommodation and retail space.

Check-in at the Porters’ Lodge within Christ Church, located at the main entrance, off Tom Gate. For arrivals after 1930, Tom Gate will be closed so please use the bell on the left-hand side to alert the porter in order to gain access. The lodge reception is staffed 24-hours a day and is the only information point for 117 St Aldates as there is not a separate reception in the annexe.

For directions or how best to travel to Oxford please see our find us and our 117 directions pages.

Facilities and AmenitiesDouble Ensuite

  • Self-service laundry facilities
  • Lift access
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities
  • Toiletry welcome pack
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room fridge
  • 24/7 Lodge reception*
  • Common Room*
    • *off-site at Christ Church


Guests are accommodated in newly refurbished, comfortable double ensuite bedrooms. A selection of rooms has street facing windows (please note there may be noise disturbance) but many have restricted views over the backs of other buildings.

Room types available: Double Ensuite for Single or Double Occupancy

(Images are for illustrative purposes only. Bedroom layout and size vary.)

  • Double Ensuite
  • Double Ensuite
  • Double Ensuite

Food and Drink

Tea & CoffeeA cooked and continental breakfast is available in the unique setting of the Great Hall with its stunning hammer beam roof and wonderful oil paintings. Breakfast is self-select, but if you have any queries due to an allergy or intolerance, please speak to a member of staff.

Monday – Saturday: 0730 – 0900, Sunday: 0800 – 0930


Oxford has many places to dine either for lunch, dinner or food on the go – for local suggestions see the information provided in the ‘Guest Information’ booklet in your room.

The Shop and Longhorn Café are located in the Visitor Centre in Christ Church Meadow. Pop in to find the perfect gift or enjoy a delicious takeaway snack. Order a Ploughman's Lunch picnic box and enjoy a delicious selection of sweet and savoury items, perfect for summer days in the Meadow. 

Treat yourself to an afternoon tea experience in the Great Hall served daily at 1600 hrs. Enjoy a selection of freshly cut sandwiches and cakes all prepared in the College's medieval kitchen by our team of in-house chefs. Make a booking via our B&B booking system.

Grounds and gardens

117 St AldatesAll guests are welcome to visit Christ Church and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the College and Cathedral. Find out more about Christ Church and its history here. The Masters' Garden is open during daylight hours and is a lovely place to walk or sit. The Meadow, home to Christ Church's own long-horn cattle and adjacent to the river Isis, is open to the public till dusk.


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