Folly Bridge House is one of Oxford’s iconic buildings. A crenellated Victorian tower standing on an island in the River Thames at the point of the original 900 AD oxen ford, it conjures all the romance of the city.
This is the spot where Alice in Wonderland was invented by Lewis Carroll. On Folly Bridge, the 13th century philosopher and alchemist Roger Bacon had a tower. From the roof, the River Thames and the dreaming spires of the city spread out before you.
Central Oxford Accommodation
Folly Bridge House has been beautifully restored by a potter and a writer. It has 7 self-contained studio apartments, equipped with the elegant necessities of city living, including fibre optic broadband and parking.
Each apartment is hung with objects from the owners' collection of contemporary paintings, sculptures and ceramics.
Folly Bridge house is an artwork in progress as the photographs show - the latest commission is the sculptures forged steel along the river wall, by the UK artist Stephen Rook.
Unique RIVErSIDE Studio Flats
Only five minutes walk from the top of the High Street, the colleges and shops, Folly Bridge House lets you be in the bright lights in a moment and yet return to the tranquillity of the river.
FBH is perfect for individuals, couples or groups of colleagues, seeking the epicentre of the city but wanting something different.
Oxford's most fashionable riverside restaurant, stands across the courtyard. 'The Folly' offers a discount to our guests and a bespoke 'takeaway service' for Folly Bridge House if they are not too busy.