Lady Margaret Hall, founded in 1878, is located in acres of tranquil gardens on the north side of the University.


Lady Margaret Hall is able to offer twin or single ensuite accommodation during vacation periods, in their student bedrooms, providing a unique experience of college life at Oxford University.

Offering clean and comfortable bedrooms with towels, toiletries, including tea and coffee making facilities in each room. 

The College is within easy reach of the many facilities and sites of central Oxford, and is a short walk from the University Parks, the Bodleian Library and the Ashmolean, Pitt Rivers and University Museums.

Please note, the college is unable to accept bookings from Stag & Hen parties.

History to the present day

Lady Margaret Hall was founded in 1878, the first of the Colleges for women at Oxford, and named after Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII and patroness of learning. In 1978 it became co-educational. It is proud both of its long tradition of academic excellence in women's education, and of its success since 1978 as a College open equally to women and men. It provides an outstanding, distinctive education for approximately 600 students, and its Fellows undertake research of international importance in Science, the Humanities, Social Science, and Medicine.

The College buildings date from a variety of periods between the mid-Victorian and the early 1970s, and include work by major architects such as Basil Champneys, Sir Reginald Blomfield, Giles Gilbert Scott, and Raymond Erith.

Food and Drinks

The rates include a cooked breakfast which is served in the wood-panelled college Dining Hall, or the Monson Room.

Vending machines are available, and Lady Margaret Hall is a short walk away from the Jericho area which has many restaurants, cafes, cocktail bars and pubs.

Grounds and gardens

Lady Margaret Hall has 12 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens stretching down to the River Cherwell.

There are plenty of benches available so guests can relax and enjoy our quiet and pleasant grounds or saunter down to the river and try their hand at punting. Croquet and tennis are also available.

Other facilities

All bedrooms have free wireless internet which is provided by The Cloud network. Additional information about the wi-fi is provided at the Lodge.

Parking is not permitted at LMH unless booked in advance, as there are only limited spaces available. Guests without confirmation of a booked parking space will not be allowed to park in College. Please request parking in the 'Additional Information' section of the booking form. The College Personnel will contact you to confirm if parking is available for your selected dates. 


Disabled access available for some rooms

19th century buildings

20th century buildings

21st century buildings

Breakfast Included

Parking (free)

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No smoking

Children welcome


Historic Property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Games pitches

Tennis court

Linen included

Towels included

Food and Drinks

Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Picnic area

Nearby Recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford - Reviews


Based on 974 reviews
Service 4.2
Rooms 3.6
Food 4.1
Value 3.7
Overall Experience 4.0

Great service from the moment I arrived and was warmly greeted by the staff at the Porters Lodge who were exceptionally welcoming and helpful and efficient. The staff serving drinks and dinner were great as well as the team at breakfast. Superb staff and fantastic facilities and venue. Loved my visit and would love to stay again.
Miss Amelia W

I loved the quiet atmosphere, conducive to an excellent night's sleep, to contemplation, reflective discussions and to good concentration during lectures. And I thought the food was especially good - inventive, tasty and abundant.
Ms Susan C

I really enjoyed my stay there with you for the society of homeopaths conference, and would love to come back, the gardens are beautiful and the whole ambiance of lady margaret hall is really nice....
Ms anita w

Very friendly staff and beautiful surroundings
Mrs Angelika M

Very good room, clean, warm and cozy. Friendly porters, calm area, tasty breakfast
Dr (female) Tatyana K

Porters were so helpful and kind
Dr (female) Mary M

First time staying in Oxford and in halls of residence. Brilliant value for money, excellent service from the porters lodge and other staff. Was there for the gala dinner and Oxford open day; LMH did not disappoint. Would use again and recommend. Thank you
Mrs Helen S

Great Experience to sleep in a college like a student ! We wil do it again ! Good experience with Lady Margaret Hall college and nice welcome !
Mrs Karine L

Lady Margaret Hall was a fantastic place to stay.
Mrs Susan R

Very nice Place to stay, excellent breakfast
Fr. Katharina R

Arrival Info

Address: Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OxfordOX2 6QA, United Kingdom

Check In: 14:00 (2:00pm) Onwards (no arrivals allowed outside this window)

Check Out: 10:00 (10:00am) - 10:00 (10:00am)

Once Lady Margaret Hall has received your booking, you will be sent an additional confirmation by a member of the Conference and Events team. If you do not receive this email confirmation, please do not hesitate to contact the office using the phone number shown on your receipt.

On arrival please report to the Porters' Lodge (located at the end of Norham Gardens) where you will be given a key and directed to your room(s). The Porters' Lodge is open 24 hours a day.

Parking is only available at Lady Margaret Hall if booked in advance, as there are only limited spaces available. Guests without confirmation that a parking space has been booked for them will not be able to park in College. You may park on the streets around the College overnight from 18.30 until 08.00 for free.

From the rail or bus stations it takes respectively about 25 or 20 minutes on foot through the centre of town and across (or around) the lovely University Parks to get to LMH. The map shows the route.

The exit from the Parks is the Lady Margaret Gate. If you prefer not to walk, there are taxi ranks at both stations.