Conference venue

The King's Centre

For the last few years we’ve held jQuery UK at the King’s Centre, and we’re excited to return for Render. Located on the banks of the Thames, a 15 minute walk from the station and city centre, it’s Oxford’s largest city centre conference venue, serves good food and is 100% accessible.

  • The King’s Centre
  • Osney Mead
  • Oxford
  • OX2 0ES
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Workshop venue

Saïd Business School

Please note: The workshops take place the day before the conference, at a different venue to the conference.

The Saïd Business School is a modern, innovative venue located next to the railway station in central Oxford.

  • Saïd Business School
  • Park End St
  • Oxford
  • OX1 1HP
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Conference location


In addition to being one of the UK’s notable web technology hubs, Oxford is a historic and beautiful city, home to famous colleges, gargoyles, dozens of restaurants and the Ashmolean museum. If you aren’t local, Oxford is well worth a weekend stay.

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Directions to conference venue

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 points. 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 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 is the best way to travel into the city centre. The nearest is the Seacourt, just off the A34 Botley Interchange. Get off at the Osney Island bus stop on Botley Road; The King’s Centre is just a 5-10 minute walk along the Thames towpath. Our friendly staff will be on hand to guide people!

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).

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.

Where to stay

We are holding a limited number of rooms at a range of Oxford hotels, to suit a range of budgets – see here for details. Rates are subject to availability so early booking is advised.


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