- 19th century buildings
- 21st century buildings
- Breakfast included
- No car parking
- No smoking
- Minimum age 18
- No Internet access
- Shared gardens
Food and Drinks
- Continental breakfast (included)
- Recommended walks
- Pub (walking distance)
- Museums (walking distance)
- Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
- Theatre (walking distance)
The EPA Centre is owned by Lincoln College and located on Museum Road, 5 minutes from the main College. The Centre is centrally located in the historic city of Oxford, and warmly welcomes guests during the summer vacation.
The Centre is very close to the Natural History and Pitt Rivers Museums. The University Parks are a 5 minute walk, as is the city centre and all its attractions.
The accommodation forms part of a Victorian terrace. All bedrooms have been recently refurbished and are ensuite; they are equipped with bed linen, towels and tea & coffee making facilities.
There is a Lodge on site which is staffed 24 hours per day, allowing guests to come and go as they please.
History to the present day
EPA are the initials of Sir Edward Penley Abraham, one of the pioneers of biomedical research. He developed the class of antibiotics known as cephalosporins, used amongst other things in the fight against diphtheria and typhoid fever. Unlike Florey, he was able to patent his cephalosporin and the money generated through royalties was used to form the Edward Abraham Fund. Lincoln College has benefited from the EPA Trust with the provision of a new accommodation and conferencing complex, named the Lincoln EPA Science Centre. The accommodation is located within a row of Victorian terraces on Museum Road; these were converted to student halls of residence between 2003 and 2006.
Lincoln College itself is located on Turl Street. It was founded in 1427 by Richard Fleming, the Bishop of Lincoln. It was named after his Cathedral as "The College of the Blessed Mary and All Saints". Lincoln is among the oldest of the Turl Street Colleges, and one of the least spoilt legacies of the Middle Ages. According to Nikolaus Pevsner, Lincoln College "preserves more of the character of a 15th-century College than any other in Oxford".
Guests of the EPA Centre are welcome to visit Lincoln College between the hours of 2pm and 5pm daily.
Food and Drinks
The rate includes a continental-style breakfast, served within the Centre.
Breakfast consists of a range of items including toast, bagels, cereals, pastries, fresh fruits, yoghurts, juices, tea and coffee etc. The items vary from day to day to keep the breakfasts interesting, but there is always a wide variety to choose from.
Breakfast is served between 8am and 9.30am, Monday to Friday. At the weekends, breakfast will be served from 9am-10.30am.
Grounds and gardens
The EPA Centre has a well-maintained courtyard to the rear.
All rooms are provided with tea and coffee-making facilites. As part of our commitment to the environment towels and sheets are changed every 2-3 days, unless otherwise requested.
Laundry facilities are available on site; laundry cards are issued at the Lodge in exchange for a £5 deposit.
Please note we are unable to offer internet access in the rooms themselves, however we have a wireless hotspot set u in the breakfast room which is free for all guests.
Arrival information and how to find us
Address: The EPA Science Centre, Lady Abraham House, Museum Road, Oxford, OX1 3PX, United Kingdom
Check In: From 2pm. Check Out: By 10am.
The Centre is located on Museum Road, and is marked by a set of double red doors, with "Lady Abraham House" above the entrance. Museum Road can be accessed both from St Giles (through the "Lamb and Flag" passage) and from Parks Road.
On arrival please report to the Lodge where you will be given your keys and directed to your room. The Lodge is staffed 24 hours a day, and it may be possible to leave your luggage should you arrive before your accommodation is ready.
Due to the EPA Centre's central location, we are unable to offer parking. Oxford offers a popular park and ride scheme (http://www.parkandride.net/oxford/html/oxford_parkandride.html)
The EPA Centre is a 20-25 minute walk from the train station, and a 15-20 minute walk from the bus station.
We guarantee that all our feedback is genuine and can only be submitted by people who have booked through our websites.
Mr Jeremy G, September 2014: Very well looked after by excellent Lincoln staff.
Very clean room
Mrs Davina D, September 2014: (Breakfast was not provided on the days I was there.) I had a very pleasant room overlooking a quiet road. Tea and coffee making facilities and toiletries were provided. Very helpful staff with a porter always available, so access to the centre at any time wasn't a problem. I chose the Lincoln College Annex mainly because of its location but the facilities were great and I would definitely recommend the rooms here and would stay again. Very quiet and peaceful in the middle of a busy city!
Mrs Caroline J, September 2014: Perfectly placed for visiting Oxford. Staff were charming and very helpful. Room very basic but very clean. Would definitely stay again
Mrs Emma O, August 2014: Excellent facilities for a single person, easy access and very friendly staff
Mrs Rosemary F, August 2014: I was delighted with my stay at Lincoln College Annex and would certainly stay again.
Mrs Rineke V, August 2014: When Im visiting Oxford again, I defenitely will stay at your college. Staff is very helpfull!
Miss Kendra J, August 2014: I very much enjoyed staying at Lincoln College Annex. It was perfect for what I needed. A special thank you to the porter who helped me when my door key stopped working halfway through my stay - he was so helpful and had it fixed within five minutes.
Dr Christina A, August 2014: I had a wonderful stay at Lincoln Collgege. The staff is super friendly and helpful, rooms have everything you need and the house is right in the center of Oxford and still very quiet.
Dr sian F, August 2014: A great stay in Oxford and will do it again!
Mr Patrick D, August 2014: Simple booking, good room, good breakfast, good service at a very modest price. . . what more could you ask for. One definitely to remember and recommend.
Other Jennifer B, August 2014: Didn't have breakfast. Could have Wifi in the rooms. I liked the 24 hours porters, they were very helpful.
Mrs Gillian F, August 2014: Really lovely surprise to get such a friendly welcome, really clean and well thought out accommodation. Breakfast was very good and plentiful. Whole was more than I expected and such a good price too. Thank you Gillian Frearson. See you for longer next year.
Miss Patricia J, August 2014: Excellent room and location. Superb breakfast and very kind and helpful staff. Would recommend it to anyone. I'll definitely be back!
Mr Amelia K, September 2013: Great accommodation at an excellent price. Thank you for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.
Mrs Ann R, September 2013: A very pleasant experience with charming staff, an excellent location and a comfortable room. Thank you!
Mr Jonathan C, August 2013: Comfortable and quiet - great central location. I'd happily stay here again.
Prof Matthew T, August 2013: Very friendly and helpful staff. Central location. The room facing the street could be noisy with the window open. The common courtyardy areas with fountain etc were delightful and a real surprise.
Mrs Leanne R, July 2013: Fantastic accommodation, wonderful staff, very attentive and friendly. I had an amazing time in Oxford. Thank you.
Mr Adrian O, June 2013: Travelling on my own, attending a conference. Clean, basic room with ensuite shower and toilet. Very central. Excellent value for money. Friendly and helpful staff. Would visit again.
Dr Kelly G, October 2012: The porters, scouts and staff in general were very personable and helpful; the location was central and convenient, and the room was quite fine. If I need rooms in Oxford again, I would happily use the service again. Many thanks for a pleasant stay.
Mr James E, September 2012: A lovely accommodation experience!
Miss xingshuang M, August 2012: The dorm is neat and nice, also very quiet. I will choose it again if I visit oxford in future
Ms Terri W, August 2012: Offering these facilities as accommodations is fantastic. It made my visit much more convenient and provided a unique experience of Oxford. Thank you!
Dr Janet H, August 2012: Friendly and thoughtful service. The location was central, quiet and attractive and I had all I needed for a short stay. Good value for money, and I hope to stay again.
Mr Jonathan F, July 2012: The porters were extremely helpful, and went far beyond my expectations for service.
Mr Eric F, July 2012: Combination of central location, but quiet secluded street. The rooms are on staircases of 4 rooms, so there is minimal traffic. Staff were very friendly and went out of their way to help me. I'll book here again.
Ms Susan T, November 2011: Excellent. Very nice gardens
Miss Alexandra B, September 2011: Very good alternative to pricey hotel accomodation. Quiet but central location.
Dr Markus S, September 2011: happy to use again, very friendly and helpful staff, and the shower failure was sorted quickly the same day. Many thanks
Prof Christopher R, September 2011: College lodgings are typically spartan and these were no exception. The room was spacious, the en suite very clean and functional, and the breakfast sufficient to start the day. The porters were extremely nice and helpful.
Mrs Barbara K, August 2011: I enjoyed it to stay in the city of Oxford. The room was clean and enough for me. I would have liked to see the news on televisoin. That was not possible. As I dont understand, what you mean with overall..., I cant say anything about it.