Lamb and Flag Passage, Oxford. Open at all times. Free admission.
There is parking available on St Giles’ Street at the western end of the alley with two disability spaces available a few yards north of the Lamb and Flag pub on the same side of the road.
Other parking is available within Oxford city centre. Detailed information on all of these car parks and their current Blue Badge concessions can be found here: https://www.oxford.gov.uk/directory/8/car_parks_in_oxford/category/53/categoryInfo/10
The following public toilets have disability facilities: Market Street Public Toilets (SP513063); Gloucester Green Public Toilets (SP510063); Oxpens Public Toilets (SP507058). There are also other public toilets in the town centre, but they do not have disability facilities.
The short stretch of pavement under the public house is constructed of old cobbles, but these make way to modern-laid brick paving and eventually large paving stones. There are some bollards to negotiate nearer the eastern end.
Oxford city has a Shopmobility service which is accessed from within the car park for the Westgate shopping centre (OX1 1TR). The car park itself has 50 disability parking spaces, which are located close to the lobby area. Scooters and wheelchairs can be hired free of charge from the Shopmobility office, which can be booked over the telephone on 01865 263600 (Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm). Further information can be requested via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lamb and Flag Passage is an alleyway which runs through the famous Lamb and Flag public house on St Giles’ Street to the university science area and the Natural History Museum.
Lamb and Flag Passage, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3JS (postcode relates to western end)
Open at all times. Free admission.
The alley leads east from the Lamb and Flag public house on St Giles’ Street near the centre of Oxford. To get to the public house - from the M40 J8a take the A40 west towards Oxford for 5 miles. At the roundabout continue straight to take the London Road/A420 for a further 2.5 miles. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit (past the pillared monument in the middle of the road) onto The Plain/A420 for around 400 metres/yards then turn right onto Longwall Street. Longwall Street turns slightly right and becomes St Cross Road. Turn left onto South Parks Road then, at the T-junction, turn right onto Parks Road until you reach a T-junction with Banbury Road. Turn left (south) on Banbury Road and continue onto St Giles’ for around 60 metres/yards after passing a large ‘cross’ monument on your right. The public house and the entrance to the passage should be on your left.
OS SP 51205 06775 (western end)
OS SP 51332 06825 (eastern end)
Oxford is a very old city and travelling by car can be a problem. However, there is an excellent pubic transport system, which you can find further details of here: http://www.oxfordcityguide.com/oxford-tourist-information/getting-around-oxford
There are six Park & Ride sites located around Oxford's ring road; Bicester, Oxford Parkway and Pear Tree to the North, Thornhill to the East, Redbridge to the South and Seacourt to the West. The parking and bus into town are charged separately and there are no concessions for Blue Badge drivers. Each Park & Ride also has EV charge points for electric car drivers. Further details of the locations and charges can be found here: https://www.oxford.gov.uk/directory/8/car_parks_in_oxford/category/56/categoryInfo/13
The main bus services in Oxford are run by the Oxford Bus Company, Stagecoach Oxfordshire and Thames Travel. The services run throughout the city as well as the surrounding villages. Further details can be found on the following websites: https://www.oxfordbus.co.uk/, https://www.stagecoachbus.com/about/oxfordshire and https://www.thames-travel.co.uk/.
Oxford’s main railway station is located on the west side of the city centre with bus stops and taxi ranks just outside. There are frequent services to/from London Paddington, London Marylebone and Birmingham New Street. Details of the station can be found here: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/OXF/details.html. For ticket information you can telephone National Rail on 03457 484 950.
The alley passes underneath the Flag and Lamb public house and there are cafes, coffee shops, public houses, restaurants and shops to cater for any taste within Oxford town centre.