Locations

On this page you will find the information about the venue for the workshops and for the conference. Feel free to check WikiTravel for further travelling information, too. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

The conference will take place in the Oxford Town Hall in Oxford, UK
The conference will take place in the "Oxford Town Hall" in Oxford, UK. Image credit.

The Oxford Town Hall

conference-building-oxford

In the centre of Oxford, next to the world famous Christ Church College, and just a stone's throw from the iconic Radcliffe Camera, lies The Oxford Town Hall. The Smashing Conference will be held in the beautiful Main Hall; an amazing example of the Victorian Gothic Revival style.

We think you'll be blown away. From the amazing plasterwork and vaulted ceilings, to the enormous pipe organ and the chandeliers, you're in for a treat!

Address

Oxford Town Hall
St Aldate's
Oxford
OX1 1BX
Google Maps

Website
http://oxfordtownhall.co.uk

Historic Town Hall Rooms

workshop-room

Apart from the main Oxford Town Hall, we've reserved a couple of exquisite workshop rooms in the very same building for the full-day workshops. Have you ever studied responsive design in a clerks room, or front-end in a court room, or perhaps UX in a judge's room? Well, surrounded by beautiful historic paintings and architecture, the workshops will be quite an experience.

When entering the building, search for the large "Workshop" sign and follow the directions. Of course you'll receive an email with detailed instructions way ahead of time.

Address

Oxford Town Hall
St Aldate's
Oxford
OX1 1BX
Google Maps

Website
http://oxfordtownhall.co.uk

Hotels

There are a variety of hotels close to the Smashing Conference venue in Oxford. Please have a look at the list below for some suggestions! Once you have bought your ticket, please do not wait too long and book your room as soon as possible since Oxford is a popular tourist city and many hotels are will get fully booked. Any special rates that we negotiate will be posted here. Also consider using online hotel booking services, who have plenty of nice hotels in their lists.

  • the-buttery

    The Buttery

    11-12 Broad St
    Oxford OX1 3AP
    01865 811950
    Website

    Pricing: £75+ per night
    (Oct 16th 2013)

    In the heart of the city and very close to the conference venue! We have some special rates here for attendees, but you'll have to move fast! If you'd like the discounted rates (single rooms from £75 and twins from £140) then please book by telephone and quote "Smashing Conference."

    On the web
    http://www.thebutteryhotel.co.uk
    Email
    enquiries@thebutteryhotel.co.uk
  • airbnb

    Airbnb Oxford

    Lots of various affordable locations, also not far away from the venue.
    Website

    Pricing: £30+ per night
    (Oct 16th 2013)

    If you're looking for a great deal, with some home comforts and character, of course we recommend checking out Airbnb! If you're bringing a few members of your team to Smashing Conf, there are plenty of properties that will sleep several people, and many are in a fantastic location.

    On the web
    https://www.airbnb.co.uk/s/Oxford--United-Kingdom?source=bb
  • royal-oxford-hotel

    Royal Oxford

    Park End Street
    Oxford OX1 1HR, England
    01865 248432
    Website

    Pricing: £90+ per night
    (Oct 16th 2013)

    Just a stone's throw from Oxford train station, this reasonably priced hotel is within a 10 minute level walk of our wonderful conference venue. Great location and free wifi; what more could you ask for!

    On the web
    http://www.royaloxfordhotel.co.uk/
    Email
    http://www.royaloxfordhotel.co.uk/contact-us/
  • university-rooms-oxford

    Oxford College

    Lots of various affordable locations, also not far away from the venue.
    Website

    Pricing: £45+ per night
    (Oct 16th 2013)

    If you're after a really unique experience, why not investigate staying in an Oxford college! Some colleges have rooms available throughout the year, through University Rooms Oxford. Very good value, and a once in a lifetime experience.

    On the web
    http://www.universityrooms.com/en/city/oxford/home
    Email
    http://www.universityrooms.com/en/city/oxford/contact
  • hostels

    Oxford Backpackers

    9a Hythe Bridge Street
    Oxford, OX12EW
    01865 721 761
    Website

    Pricing: £15+ per night
    (Oct 16th 2013)

    If you're looking for somewhere very cheap and cheerful, then Oxford Backpackers could be for you. Basic accommodation but a place to lay your head, and only a few minutes walk from the conference venue.

    On the web
    http://www.hostels.co.uk/oxford.php
    Email
    oxford@hostels.co.uk
  • mailmaison

    Malmaison Oxford

    Oxford Castle
    3 New Road,
    Oxford, OX1 1AY
    0844 693 0659
    Website

    Pricing: £155+ per night
    (Oct 16th 2013)

    Something a bit different; this hotel is the old Oxford jail! Although the cells are somewhat more comfortable these days, and there's more than porridge on offer in the restaurant, the amazing character of the old building still remains.

    On the web
    http://www.malmaison.com
    Email
    http://www.malmaison.com/contact/
  • randolph

    The Randolph Hotel

    Beaumont St.
    Oxford OX1 2LN
    +44 1865 256 400
    Website

    Pricing: £161+ per night
    (Oct 16th 2013)

    If you're looking for a bit of old school class, look no further than the Randolph. With its bar named after celebrated local detective Inspector Morse (several episodes were shot in the hotel) and many rooms looking out onto the world-class Ashmolean Museum, it's got Oxford written all over it.

    On the web
    http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/our-hotels/macdonald-randolph-hotel/
    Email
    http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/make-an-enquiry/?EnquiryLocation=41
  • mercure

    The Mercure Eastgate Hotel

    73 High Street
    Oxford OX1 4BE
    01242/307801
    Website

    Pricing: £118+ per night
    (Oct 16th 2013)

    Located on Oxford's High Street, a stone's throw from our conference venue and many of the city's most famous landmarks, this hotel looks out over the University's Examination Halls, so if you see worried-looking students passing by the window at breakfast, you'll know why...

    On the web
    http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-6668-mercure-oxford-eastgate-hotel/index.shtml
    Email
    http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/make-an-enquiry/?EnquiryLocation=41

Getting There

The city is known worldwide as a university town and home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the country and in the English-speaking world. It is well served by trains, and the station is just a level 10 minute walk away from our venue. If you're coming from London, then check out the Oxford Tube, which leaves from several central locations up to every 20 minutes (and yes, it has free WiFi!)

For those traveling internationally, the airline service from The Oxford Bus Company will bring you from London Heathrow or Gatwick (check the time tables) and drop you almost at the door of The Town Hall. Oxford itself is very easy to get around — the traditional method is of course bike!


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