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St. John's College

St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3JP, England
+44 1865 277300
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Founded in 1555 and named after St. John the Baptist, patron saint of tailors, this Oxford college is best known for its Canterbury Quad with its impressive classical architecture.
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St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3JP, England
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+44 1865 277300
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"fantastic architecture"
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"quadrangle"
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Howdee! What could be better, than a trip in a punt and a dive from the Bridge of Sighs? You Britishers surely know how to do heritage - and none more so than here. A most exquisite lawn, where famous old boys Frank Butcher, Frankie...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Founded in 1555 and named after John the Baptist, this college has some fantastic architecture in its Canterbury quad. Awesome experience.

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

St John;s shouldn't be overlooked. It has a maze of quads dating through the ages. The porters are helpful.

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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Perhaps it's not surprising that one of the most famous alumni of St. John's, Oxford's richest college, is former Prime Minister Tony Blair. And in common with Blair there's a Catholic connection as the college was founded in 1555 to produce clerics at the vanguard...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Beautiful quads, pretty gardens and very helpful porters.The Canterbury quad is particularly stunning.

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Reviewed 27 May 2016

Lovely surroundings to attend a conference.beautiful garden to wander around during breaks and lunch.catering was excellent .well organised both during breaks and lunch.

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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Another beautiful Oxford college. Just stumbled on this today when walking down St Giles Street. A stunning courtyard with manicured grass and beautiful buildings. Make sure you check for opening times as it's not open all day.

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Reviewed 19 May 2016

Lovely old buildings kept in very good order with lovely courtyards and gardens to wander through. Some lovely plants to see and a very pretty secret garden.

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Reviewed 5 April 2016

Having never entered an Oxford college before, I had no idea what I was in for when I visited St John's College on March 23rd this year. My friend and I were invited on a tour of the College buildings (inside and out) and including...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

The wealthiest college in Oxford due to their extensive land holdings and consequent ground rent income, this college has particularly beautiful and peaceful gardens and grounds. Make sure you see the Canterbury quad with its lovely Italian Renaissance style architecture.

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