The Histor of Oxford House in Bethnal Green, London

November 2, 2021

Join a tour of our listed building. Learn more about our Victorian roots and peak into our beautiful chapel.

Oxford House Building Tour: Victorian Archives, Ghandi’s Visit and a Secret Chapel, 2 November 2021, 12pm

Dates November 2, 2021 - November 2, 2021

Times 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Price £5 per person

Location Oxford House Cafe

Victorian archives, a visit from Ghandi and a secret chapel… Oxford House is full of surprises. Join us for a guided tour of our listed Victorian building in the heart of Bethnal Green. 

Oxford House was designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield, (architect of the Royal College of Music) in 1891, though our origins date back to 1884 when a group of students and graduates from Oxford University began a small ‘settlement’ in Bethnal Green.

These ‘settlers’ lived and worked from Oxford House which has played an important role in the East End for over 140 years. On this guided tour you’ll learn more about about the distinctive architecture of our building, local social history and our changing visitors.

As part of this tour you’ll get to look inside our Victorian archives, peer inside our ‘secret chapel, and go up on our roof (weather permitting) which has 360 degrees of London*.

Tours last approximately 40 minutes.

Booking is essential and tour sizes will be limited to 8. 

* Please note that our roof is only accessible via spiral staircase with 24 steps.

Please email to let us know if you have any additional access needs and we will plan the tour route accordingly.