Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

The new Chemistry Teaching Laboratories are located on South Parks Road.  However the building is easier to find and access via Mansfield Road, using the postcode OX1 3SR.


Oxford Council information about preferred drop off points and parking for large coaches in Oxford can be found here: https://www.oxford.gov.uk/info/20078/parking_in_oxford/490/parking_for_coaches_lorries_and_mini_buses

If you have a minibus you will be able to drop off at the labs themselves, but be aware if using a larger vehicle that there is no circular route or turning point, so you will need to be able to turn in the road.


Although there are some car parking spaces near to the Chemistry Department they are time-limited and often very busy

Here is a link to a map of all the local parking.

Note that PARKING IS NOT PROVIDED for visiting schools or students.

Walking from the station

Once leaving the station, go east along Park End Street. At the roundabout take the left fork along Hythe Bridge Street and follow it across the bridge. At the crossroads continue straight over onto George Street and keep going to a second crossroads, where a Waterstones is visible opposite. Cross straight over and continue onto Broad Street. At the end of Broad Street, cross straight over the roundabout by the King’s Arms, onto Holywell Street. On Holywell Street, take the first left up Mansfield Road. The CTL is at the top of Mansfield Road, on the right hand side.

Driving via M40/A40

At the Headington roundabout, keep in the right section on the approach and go through the central path, taking the first exit to keep on the A40. Follow straight until the Cutteslowe roundabout. Take the first exit, signposted for Summertown, onto Banbury Road. Continue through Summertown for approximately 2 miles, then at the traffic lights take a left onto Parks Road. Follow it as it bears round to the right, then turn left onto South Parks Road. Take the first right onto Mansfield Road, access to the CTL is on the left hand side after about 50 metres.

Driving via A34

At the Southern Bypass, take the exit towards A4144/Oxford/Ring Road. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Southern By-Pass Rd/A423. Take a left onto Old Abingdon Road, and when you come to a T-junction with a Travelodge turn left onto Abingdon Road/A4144. In 0.2 miles, turn right onto Weirs Lane, which will take you across Donnington Bridge. At the end, turn left onto Iffley Road. Follow Iffley Road into the centre of town, going straight across Magdalen Bridge roundabout and Magdalen Bridge itself. After crossing the bridge, at the bottom of the High Street, turn right at the traffic lights onto Longwall Street. Follow Longwall Street as it becomes St Cross Road, until the road turns sharply to the left. Follow it round to the left, and take the first left onto Mansfield Road, access to the CTL is on the left hand side after about 50 metres.

Further Information

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