South Oxford Community Centre

Lake Street, Oxford, OX1 4RP 01865 242666

Getting Here

South Oxford Community Centre is situated at the end of Lake Street, off the Abingdon Road in Oxford, about one mile south of the city centre. It is within easy cycling and walking distance from the centre of town, and plenty of buses pass close by.

Please note that parking at the Centre is on the street and is very limited - we therefore encourage visitors to walk, cycle, or use public transport. There are cycle racks at the side of the building. If you are coming by car, please consider using the Redbridge Park and Ride. There are frequent buses from the Park and Ride to the end of Lake Street. If you decide to come directly to the Centre by car, please show consideration for local residents when you park.

Here's a map of our immediate location.

Here's a map showing our location in Oxford.

Walking or cycling from the centre of town

Starting from Carfax, head south down St Aldates, passing the police station and going over Folly bridge onto the Abingdon Road. You will eventually pass Hinksey Park on your right, and will see a post box close to the end of Lake Street. Turn right down Lake Street. The Community Centre is at the end of the street, on the right.

Buses to South Oxford Community Centre

There are frequent buses running up and down the Abingdon Road, stopping near the end of Lake Street. Going north (towards the centre of town) the stop is just past a post box, next to Hinksey Park. Going south, the stop is shortly after the entrance to the Four Pillars Hotel, just past the end of Lake Street.

Ask the driver for "Lake Street".

You can catch the following buses:

Most pick up in the centre of town at St Aldates, a short distance past the Town Hall.

Please note that the Park and Ride bus does not stop on the Abingdon Road.

Cycling/By car from East Oxford/Cowley

Go over Donnington Bridge and turn right at the junction with the Abingdon Road. Head towards the centre of town for about half a mile. Lake Street is on the left hand side, shortly after the Berkshire House pub on the left and the Four Pillars Hotel on the right. Turn down Lake Street. The Community Centre is at the end of the street, on the right.

By car from the A34, north or south (e.g. from Abingdon, Didcot, Bicester)

Leave the A34 at the Hinksey Hill interchange, signposted A423 and "Scout Camp". This is the first main Oxford turn-off if you are coming from the South, and the third if you are coming from the north. Take the left exit at the roundabout at the end of the slip-road and follow a short section of dual carriageway. At the next roundabout, turn left towards the centre of Oxford.

You will pass the Park and Ride on the left and slightly further on, a junction with Donnington Bridge/Weirs Lane on your right. Don't turn off - continue on the main road for another half a mile. Lake Street is on the left hand side, shortly after the Berkshire House pub on the left and the Four Pillars Hotel on the right. Turn down Lake Street. The Community Centre is at the end of the street, on the right.

Redbridge Park and Ride

The Redbridge Park and Ride is located at the end of the Abingdon Road in Oxford, close to the Ring Road (see the instructions above for arrival by car from the A34).

The double-decker Park and Ride buses do not stop near the Community Centre. However, there are two other buses that may be caught at the Park and Ride site: the X3 and X13. Both of these run frequently and stop at the end of Lake Street, a minute's walk from the Centre. Ask the driver for the Lake Street stop.