Directions to Game Venues

Kingston Road (Andrew M) - Lion Brewery (Andy W) - Napier Road (Ian) - Stanway Road (Ed) - St. John's College (Mike)

Flat 44, The Lion Brewery, St. Thomas' Street, Oxford, OX1 1JE link - link - Google Maps UK link

Andy W's place in the town centre, near the railway station. From the railway station, cross the road and head left past the shops towards the town centre, then turn right down Hollybush Row. Take the first left (with a pub on the corner) and you're on St. Thomas' Street. Lion Brewery is along here on the right, with a big gateway with gold lions and 'The Lion Brewery' on it. Go through there and head right, Andy's flat is on staircase 6, press the button on the intercom plate to be let in. Once inside, turn left and head for the stairs, Andy's flat is at the end on the right.
Limited free parking is available nearby after 18:30 along Osney Lane and the eastern side of Barrett Street. Paid parking is available nearby at car parks on Oxpens Road and Park End Street, and in the Westgate multistorey.

Buttery 7, St. John's College, St. Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JP link - link - Google Maps UK link

Mike's student rooms in St. John's College. Go in through the College porter's lodge (the big brown door halfway up St. Giles with the patch of earth outside it) and enter the quad. Take the exit in the middle of the left wall, beneath the clockface. Inside this passage, take the first left, go along the corridor (through both doors if they're closed) and up the wide stairs straight ahead of you. At the landing, take the narrow wooden staircase on your left and go through the door at the top. Follow the corridor to your right, up a small step, and Mike's room is at the end. Note that the main door is open until mid evening, but after that you will need a college member or porter to let you in and out.
Free parking is available nearby along St. Giles, Blackhall Road, Keble Road and Museum Road from 18:30 onwards all week. On Sundays Keble Road is free, the others require a free ticket and have a maximum stay of two hours.

143 Kingston Road, Jericho, Oxford, OX2 6RP link - link - Google Maps UK link

Andrew M's place in Jericho.
If travelling on foot or by bicycle, from the town centre head north up Cornmarket Street and St. Giles until you reach the fork in the road. Take the left fork up Woodstock Road, and continue along here until you reach St. Bernard's Road (on the left just after a short row of shops). Go down here, and at the end turn right onto Kingston Road. Number 143 is along here on your right.

If travelling by car, leave the ring road at the Wolvercote Roundabout and head down Woodstock Road (A4144) for about a mile and a half until you see Farndon Road on your right. Turn down here, then left at the crossroads onto Kingston Road. Number 143 is along here on your left. There is usually space to park along Kingston Road or one of the nearby side streets, and you will need to borrow a Resident's Parking Permit from Andrew when you arrive.

If travelling by bus then the number 6 bus from Magdalen Street to Wolvercote and the number S3 bus (formerly the 20/20A) from the railway Station and George Street to Chipping Norton both stop on Woodstock Road.

91 Stanway Road, Risinghurst, Oxford, OX3 8HY link - link - Google Maps UK link

Ed's place in Risinghurst. If travelling by road, either:
A) From the Headington Roundabout take the A40 towards London and take the first right (Collinwood Road). Pass London Road (running parallel to the A40) and take the next turning on the left, which is Stanway Road. 91 is a little way up on the right hand side.
Or B) Get off the ringroad clockwise (south) of the Headington roundabout (signposted Risinghurst) and take the first right (Kiln Lane), then the next left (Downside Road). Straight on over Collinwood Road to pass the post office and shops on the right. Left into Stanway Road and number 91 is down there on the left.
Whichever way you come, there is usually plenty of parking along Stanway Road itself.

If travelling by bus, the number 9 bus to Risinghurst leaves from Castle Street and the High Street. Ask for the Risinghurst stop (£1.80) and get off at the stop opposite the shop and pub after leaving the ring road. Stanway Road will be just ahead of you on the left, and number 91 is down there on the left.
Alternatively, the number 8 and number 7C buses to Barton both leave from Castle Street and the High Street, stop on London Road just short of the ring road, and it's an easy walk from there. Ask for the Green Road Roundabout stop (£1.80) and get off at the third stop after you go through Headington and pass the park on your left (keep an eye out, two of them are just signs on the curb and easy to miss, but you should be able to notice when you're approaching the big ring road roundabout). Cross the road, walk through the underpass to McDonald's, and carry on past McDonald's up London Road (parallel to the A40). Take the second turning on the right (Collinwood Road) and take the next turning on the left, which is Stanway Road. 91 is a little way up on the right hand side.

16 Napier Road, Oxford, OX4 3JA link - link - Google Maps UK link

Ian's place in Cowley, beyond Between Towns Road and before the Ring Road.
By car or bicycle: Driving in from beyond the Ring Road, come off at the Cowley junction and head in. Napier Road is the third left (over the roundabout, past the garage and left after the bus stop). It's usually possible to find a parking space on the street, but it might have to be several doors down. Driving from inside Oxford, either come down Hollow Way, turn left on to Garsington Road and then it's second right on to Napier Road, or drive up Cowley Road, continue on when it becomes Oxford Road and then straight across the junction when it becomes Garsington Road, and again it's second right after Hollow Way.
By bus: The number 5 bus from the railway station to Blackbird Leys, the number 1 bus from the city centre to Blackbird Leys, the number 10 and U10 bus from the city centre to the John Radcliffe Hospital, the number 12 buses from the city centre to Greater Leys, the number 103 bus from St. Aldate's to various Oxfordshire villages and the number 101 bus from St. Aldate's to Watlington all stop nearby. The 1 and 5 are the common ones, running every 5 minutes; returning, the 1 runs a night bus service beyond midnight if a game ends late. The 1 and 5 both run up the Oxford Road and then turn right onto Between Towns Road, which is the closest stop to Napier Road. You'll see the Original Swan pub ahead of you before the right turn. Walk back to the Original Swan, turn right up Garsington Road and again Napier Road is the second on your right, past the nunnery. The other buses can take a slightly different route heading through Rymer's Lane and back up Between Towns Road, turning on to Garsington Road. With the 10 you should get off at the first stop before it turns up Hollow Way, but the 101 stops opposite the end of Napier road.

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