117 St Aldates Building - Bedroom only and B&B


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

Room Only - 1st July to mid-AugustTea & Coffee

Regrettably, we are unable to offer breakfast from the 1st July to mid-August (the date can vary). There are many places close to 117 where you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast or brunch, or for food on the go, there is a Sainsbury’s Local located on the ground floor of the building. For more information, see the ‘Guest Information’ booklet in your room.

Bed and Breakfast - mid-August to the end of September

A 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

When checking availability, the room type will state either 'B&B' or 'Room only' so you can easily identify what is on offer.

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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