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Oxford Town Hall, Oxford

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Government Building
Oxford Town Hall is in St Aldate's Street in the centre of Oxford, England. It is a centre of local government in the city and also houses the Museum of Oxford. Oxford is a city with its own charter, but the building is always called the "town hall". Parts of the building can be hired for events.HistoryOxford's Guildhall was built on the site in 1292. It was replaced by the first Town Hall in 1752, designed by Isaac Ware. In 1891, an architectural design competition was held for a new building on the same site. The local architect Henry Hare won with a Jacobethan design. The 1752 building was demolished in 1893 and the current building was completed in 1897.The new building originally housed the public library and police station as well as the city council. During the First World War, the building was converted into the Town Hall section of the 3rd Southern General Hospital. From 1916, it specialised in treating soldiers suffering from malaria. In 1936 Oxford City Police moved to a new police station further down St Aldate's. The central public library is now in the Westgate Centre in Queen Street.
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  • There is lots to do in this lovely building and it's not just council offices. There are exhibitions, a small museum, shop and coffee shop within the town hall and it's worth a visit.  more »
  • Stopped off here in the cafĂ© for a refreshing cup of tea, very reasonably priced and a rest whilst visiting the sites of Oxford, also has toilet facilities which are very clean.  more »
  • Oxford Town Hall is set in a grand and wonderful Victorian building. It is centrally located in Oxford in St Aldate's street. The building was completed at the end of the 19th century. Within this bui...  more »
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  • Mom review: they have excellent toilets, a baby changing room. I recommend it. And access to the building is great.The only down side is it isn't opened on weekends...
  • Lovely place for gigs, also used for lots of fairs and events like the Oxford Beer Festival. Can get a bit crowded and loos are a bit of a walk, but tries to be accessible as far as possible.
  • Went to a corporate event here. Venue OK but the even with the grandiose decor, it felt a bit sterile
  • Sssshhhhhh!!.. Don't tell anyone but the OXOFRD TOWN HALL is the best place to get married in Southern England. X
  • Beautiful building - great space - incredible ceilings. Was there for the Oxford International Art Fair.