Head of the Centre
+44 (0)1865 287 561
+44 (0)1865 287 813
The telephone number for Reception/Front Desk at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (staffed 7am to 6pm) is (+44) (0)1865 287500. For general enquiries regarding the access to our facilities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oxford Particle Imaging Centre
The Henry Wellcome Building for Genomic Medicine
Oxford, OX3 7BN
Travelling by Car
For those using Satellite Navigation in their cars, the postcode for OPIC is OX3 7BN and the GPS coordinates of OPIC are Lat: 51:45:09N (51.7526) Lon: 1:12:54W (-1.2151).
- From London and the East: take the M40 westbound leaving at Junction 8, then follow the A40 to the Headington Roundabout. Go straight over towards Headington/City Centre/Hospitals and follow signs for the Churchill Hospital.
- From the North: take the M40 southbound leaving at Junction 9 onto the A34. Come off the A34 at the Oxford Ring Road following A40 eastbound (signposted London) to the Headington Roundabout. At the roundabout take the 4th exit towards Headington/City Centre/Hospitals and follow signs for the Churchill Hospital.
- From the West: either (1) follow the A420 from Swindon to the Oxford Ring Road and take the Ring Road around the south of Oxford following signs for London or (2) follow the M4 eastbound exiting at Junction 13 onto the A34 northbound which brings you to the Oxford Ring Road where you should again follow signs for London. In either case at the Headington Roundabout take the 1st exit towards Headington/City Centre/Hospitals and follow signs for the Churchill Hospital.
- From the South: take the A34 northbound to the Oxford Ring Road where you should follow signs for London. At the Headington Roundabout take the 1st exit towards Headington/City Centre/Hospitals and follow signs for the Churchill Hospital.
There is very limited parking at the Old Road Campus so please use alternative means of transport if at all possible. It is not possible to reserve a parking space before you arrive. There are only 8 visitor's parking spaces at the Old Road Campus so it likely that they will all be in use. To use one of these spaces you must get a Visitor's Parking Permit from Reception on arrival. In addition there are a few 20-minute parking bays which need no permit but clamping will be enforced after the 20 minutes have elapsed. All parking bays are marked on the Old Road Campus map on our Maps page. All other parking bays are for staff and are usually full by 9.30am. If you can find a free bay around the Campus, then you can park there for an indefinite period of time but you must get a Visitors Parking Permit from Reception.
Street parking near to STRUBI is difficult since many streets are restricted to residents' parking only. There are, however, some Pay & Display City Council car parks off the London Road by the Headington shops and off Windmill Road. From these it is about 10-15 minutes walk to the Old Road Campus. These car parks are also marked on the Old Road Campus map on our Maps page.
Travelling by Foot or Bicycle
The Division of Structural Biology is in the University's Old Road Campus in Headington, East Oxford. It can be found by following signs to the Churchill Hospital and the Old Road Campus. STRUBI is within walking distance of the London Road and the Headington shops. There are plenty of cycle racks outside the Centre by the main entrance. A map of Oxford's cycle network is available from the Oxfordshire County Council.
Travelling by Taxi
Local taxi companies include ABC Taxis (01865 770077) and Radio Taxis (01865 242424 or 01865 249743). During the rush hour taxis are very busy and can be unrealiable, so plenty of time should be allowed for your journey.
Travelling by Local Buses
A regular bus service (Route 4/4A/4B/4C; up to every 10 minutes) from the Oxford City Centre to Wood Farm runs along Old Road past the Campus. By getting off at Gipsy Lane, Valentia Road or Girdlestone Road you can easily walk to STRUBI. More information is available from the Oxford Bus Company, telephone 01865 785400.
Travelling by Park & Ride
The nearest Park & Ride is the Hospital Park & Ride which comes from Thornhill, on the A40 one mile east of Headington. The closest stop is marked on the Old Road Campus map on our Maps page. Details of all Park & Ride services in Oxford are available from the Park & Ride web site.
Travelling by Coach
There are excellent coach links between Oxford and London provided by the Oxford Espress (part of the Oxford Bus Company) and the Oxford Tube and MegaBus (both parts of Stagecoach). These coaches operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to and from central London as frequently as every 12 minutes. There are convenient stops along the London Road through Headington. The best stops for getting on and off are the Headington shops or Gipsy Lane. Coach links with other major cities are mainly provided by National Express, telephone 08705 808080.
Travelling by Train
Oxford railway station is served by frequent direct services from London Paddington via Reading and Didcot and from Birmingham New Street via Coventry and Banbury. The Old Road Campus is three miles from Oxford railway station you should allow 15 minutes by taxi from the station forecourt (much more during rush hour!) and 30 minutes by bus number 5 changing at Queens Lane onto bus number 15. You can telephone National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or check the live arrivals and departures on the web.
Travelling by Air
Oxford is about 45 miles west of Heathrow airport. Other convenient airports are Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, London City and Birmingham. There are regular coaches that run 24 hours a day (up to every 20 minutes to and from Heathrow; up to every hour to and from Gatwick) operated by The Airline (part of the Oxford Bus Company). Like London coaches, these stop on the London Road through Headington. Travelling by public transport to and from Stansted and Luton is difficult. London City airport can be reached by a London coach, the Underground and the Docklands Light Railway. Birmingham airport is next to Birmingham International railway station, which has frequent direct trains to Oxford.
The Headington area of Oxford is not well served by hotels, but there are several comfortable Bed and Breakfast establishments in easy walking distance of the Old Road Campus. As well as a comfortable stay, several also now offer free wireless internet connectivity.
The Claddagh Guesthouse, 112 The Slade, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7DX
Telephone: (+44) (0)1865 751641
Map: MultiMap for OX3 7DX
Pickwick's Guest House, 15-17 London Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7SP
The Dial House, 25 London Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7RE