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Louder Than Words The B Corp Festival Sep 10 - 11. Oxford, UK Agenda Buy Tickets
Louder Than Words The B Corp Festival Sep 10 - 11. Oxford, UK

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

TRAVEL

To help you find the simplest, cheapest and most environmentally-friendly way to get to Louder than Words, we’ve outlined some of the best methods of transportation for getting to and from Oxford.

There are two train stations in Oxford, one in the city centre (Oxford Station) 10 minutes walk from The B Corp Festival venues, and one significantly further out, on the north side of the city (Oxford Parkway) – you’ll need to get a bus in from here.  

Direct services run from London Paddington and London Marylebone. More direct services operate from the north via Birmingham New Street; from the south via Reading; and from the west via Didcot or Reading. 

The central Gloucester Green Coach Station is at in the heart of the city centre, in amongst the venues for this year’s B Corp Festival. 

The Oxford Tube offers a direct service from London to Oxford, running a frequent timetable on a virtually 24-hour basis, 7 days a week.  

Stagecoach X5 typically runs hourly from Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire 

National Express offers many services from all over the UK. 

Officially there are four Park & Ride locations around Oxford, but really there’s a fifth one too if you count the Oxford Parkway train station.  They’re easy to get to, reasonably priced, and a convenient way into the city centre for the B Corp Festival. Allow 15-30 minutes for the journey into the city.

Thornhill – Thornhill is located off the A40 and M40 to the east of the city. Postcode: OX3 8DP

The park&ride400 service takes you to Oxford City Centre in 15 mins.

Redbridge – Redbridge is located off the A34 to the south of the city. Postcode: OX1 4XG.

The park&ride300 service takes you to Oxford City Centre in around 10 mins.

Pear Tree – Pear Tree can be reached from the A40, A4260, A34 and M40 in the north of the city. Postcode: OX2 8JD.

The park&ride300 service takes you to Oxford City Centre in around 12 mins.

Seacourt – Seacourt is located off the A420 to the west of the city on Botley Road. Postcode: OX2 0HP.

The park&ride400 service takes you to Oxford City Centre in around 10 mins.

If you’re staying overnight in the centre of Oxford, then you might choose to drive right in. If so, there are numerous car parks to choose from. 

The largest is Westgate Car Park (OX1 1TR), open 24 hours/day, there are 1,000 spaces, including 50 electric car charging ports and 20 motorcycle parking spaces.  There are spaces suitable for disabled users and dedicated Blue Badge parking spaces on both level -1 and -2.

The easiest route from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports, is to take The Airline coach service, which runs 24 hours/day. You can also get to Oxford by coach or train from Heathrow via London and from Gatwick via Reading. 

If you’re arriving into London Stansted airport, we suggest the National Express 737 coach service, which is a long but reasonably-priced service. Alternatively take the Stansted Express train service to London Liverpool Street and then take the tube to either Paddington or Marylebone for direct trains to Oxford. 

ACCOMMODATION

Not sure where to stay when you come to Louder than Words? Why not take a look at our recommendations for local accommodation options?

  • There is a wide range of accommodation available in some of Oxford’s beautiful colleges.
  • Recommended colleges include: New College, Queen’s College, Wadham College, St Peter’s College, Hertford College, and Brasenose College.
  • Distance from New Theatre/Curzon: Various

Oxford College accommodation can be booked through universityrooms.com

  • On a bustling street lined with cafes and shops, this straightforward hotel in a redbrick building is in the heart of Summertown. An accessible hotel, it includes a restaurant with tasty dishes.
  • Distance from New Theatre: 1.8 miles
  • Distance from Curzon: 2.2 miles

To book, please visit the Easy Hotel website.

  • Occupying 2 adjoining Victorian homes, this redbrick B&B on a residential street is a good location for easy access to the centre. A bus stop in front of the property offers service into town, with parking on site.
  • Distance from New Theatre: 1.5 miles
  • Distance from Curzon: 2.0 miles

To book, please visit The Galaxie’s website

  • Set a mile from the 1600’s Bodleian Library, this casual hotel in an Edwardian building is also a mile from the city centre.
  • Parking is complimentary. Other amenities include a casual restaurant with fireplaces, as well as a relaxed cafe/bar, a business centre and a courtyard with seating. Breakfast is available.
  • DISCOUNT CODE: “September Conference” – please email dm@lintonlodge.com to book with our code. 
  • Distance from New Theatre: 1.3 miles
  • Distance from Curzon: 1.7 miles
  • This genteel hotel in a Victorian building featuring stained-glass windows is 1km from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, 1.6 km from the Ashmolean Museum and 1.7 km from the Bodleian Library.
  • The 11 traditional rooms featuring casual, antique-style furnishings offer free Wi-Fi, TVs, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Some feature bay windows and seating areas. Kids 2 years and under stay free in a crib.
  • DISCOUNT CODE: LOUDER24
  • Distance from New Theatre: 1.1 miles
  • Distance from Curzon: 1.5 miles

To book, please visit the St Margaret’s Hotel website.

  • The Store is an inviting luxury lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city of Oxford with 101 rooms, a destination restaurant, a rooftop bar, a restorative spa and plenty of spaces to discover and explore. A brand-new establishment, they have applied to become part of Green Key an international eco-label for hospitality facilities that commit to sustainable business practices.
  •  DISCOUNT CODE: BLABOX090924 – Please email sales@thestoreoxford.com to book.
  • Distance from New Theatre: 500ft
  • Distance from Curzon: 0.5 miles
  • Opposite the Ashmolean Museum in the city centre, this stately hotel is a 3-minute walk from the New Theatre and 10 minutes walk from National Rail trains.
  • DISCOUNT CODE: DIRECT
  • Distance from New Theatre: 0.2 miles
  • Distance from Curzon: 0.5 miles

To book, please visit the Randolph Hotel’s website.

  • This chic hotel in a Georgian building sits among the University of Oxford’s colleges in Oxford city centre. It’s within a 9-minute walk of the Ashmolean Museum and New Theatre.
  • Parking is free. A hip brasserie with a bar and a heated terrace offers all-day dining and modern artwork. Conference facilities are available.
  • DISCOUNT CODE: LOUDER24
  • Distance from New Theatre: 0.4 miles
  • Distance from Curzon: 0.5 miles

To book, please visit the Old Bank Hotel website.