We're heading back to The King's Centre in Oxford for Render Conf 2018.

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Conference venue

The King's Centre

Did you know, Render Conf used to be jQuery UK? For the last few years, the conference has taken place at The King's Centre in Oxford. Located on the banks of the Thames, it's only a 15-minute walk from the station and city centre. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

The King’s Centre
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The King's Centre


By bus

The Oxford Tube coach service runs to and from London every 15 minutes during the day (2 hours), complete with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. All the major bus companies, including National Express, Megabus and Stagecoach, operate from Oxford Bus Station which is a 15-minute walk from the venue.

By bike

The King’s Centre provides undercover and secure bicycle racks. If you cycle round Oxford or would like to bring your bike on the train, The King’s Centre is next to the Thames towpath, which is suitable for bicycles. Transport Paradise has a detailed map of Oxford’s dual cycle network.

By car

There is no parking space available at the venue and parking in the city centre is expensive. Oxford’s Park & Ride scheme is the easiest way to get into Oxford city centre by car.

With five car parks located around Oxford’s ring road, and fast and frequent bus services until late evening, it's an easy way to travel to the city centre and the conference venue

By air

Regular coach services connect Oxford with Heathrow (1 hour), Gatwick (2 hours) and Luton (2 hours) airports. They terminate at Gloucester Green coach station in Oxford City Centre, a 15–20 minute walk from The King’s Centre.

By rail

The King’s Centre is a 15-minute walk from Oxford rail station. Direct trains from London take approximately one hour and leave Paddington every 30 minutes.

Oxford is also well served from main travel hubs around the country including Birmingham New Street (1h 10m), Manchester Piccadilly (2h 50m), Bristol (1h), Southampton (1h), Cambridge (2h 35m), Glasgow (5h 14m) and Cardiff (1h 49m).

Discounted rail tickets

We've worked with Great Western Railway to offer discounted travel to Render Conf available on most GWR routes and services to Oxford!

Book your special conference fare to Oxford here. When travelling you’ll need to show your Render Conf ticket confirmation email to validate the discounted rate.

See all of GWR’s terms and conditions here.


Here are a few hotel suggestions. Best Western Linton Lodge has special rates for Render Conf delegates. Rates are subject to availability so early booking is advised.

Best Western Linton Lodge ★★★

Linton Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 6UJ
Approx. 2.4 miles from the conference venue

  • 21 March: £157.50, 22 March: £137.50, 23 March: £117.50 bed & breakfast – double room for single occupancy
  • To book please email Paula @ Pyramid North or call 01772 748064
  • Individual cancellation 48 hours prior to arrival.

Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel ★★★★

73 High St, Oxford OX1 4BE
Approx. 4.4 miles from the conference venue

Oxford Spires ★★★★

Abingdon Road, Oxford, OX1 4PS
Approx. 1.1 miles from the conference venue

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