Historic Properties: City Centre (Christ Church)
St Aldate's, Oxford. OX1 1DP • (01865) 286573
Christ Church is both Oxford University's largest College and the Cathedral Church for the Anglican Diocese of Oxford. Christ Church is a working academic and religious institution and some areas, including the Hall and the Cathedral, are closed at certain times of the day, occasionally without notice.
Enter through the majestic Meadow Gate and walk in the footsteps of academics, kings and queens. Gaze upon the beautiful buildings, the elaborately wood-panelled dining hall with places already set, elegant quadrangles, vibrant stained glass windows and gain an insight into the rich history of an Oxford college and the life of a community dedicated to learning. See where many of the scenes in the Harry Potter feature films are shot. Learn about Lewis Carroll, Alice and her adventures in Wonderland.
Two of its famous landmarks, Tom Tower, by Christopher Wren, and Oxford’s Cathedral spire, contribute to the city’s celebrated skyline.
The Hall is often closed between 11.45am and 2pm for lunch. The Cathedral closes for choir practice every day at 4.30pm. Choral Evensong at 6pm is popular with visitors (free entry is through Tom Gate on St Aldate's) but see the website for full service times.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
Open 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday, 2pm-5pm Sunday. The Hall is usually closed 11.45am-2pm. The Hall and the Cathedral are not guaranteed to be open at the time of your visit. Colleges may be closed during examination periods. See the website for the current opening times.
Advance booking is not required.
Located in the city centre just south of Carfax Tower. The visitor entrance is through the large gate in Christ Church's Meadow Building. Choral Evensong entry is through Tom Gate on St Aldate's.
Oxford railway station: 15 minutes walk.
No parking available.
Christ Church “Cathedral and College” Welcomes Visitors.
Christ Church, St Aldate's, Oxford. OX1 1DP • (01865) 286573
Last Updated Friday 22 April 2022
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