Take a virtual tour of Sobell House

Putting Sobell on the Map


Take a look at the wonderful Google 360 tour of Sobell House created by the talented architectural photographer, Nikhilesh Haval.

The tour, shown on the right, has been created as part of Nikhilesh’s project to put Oxfordshire “on the map”. Nikhilesh introduces his ambitious project below:


    Help put Oxfordshire on the “digital” map

Oxfordshire in 360 degrees!
What this project is about:

In 2011 Google launched “Street View | Trusted” for Oxfordshire under “Google My Business” programme, which allowed photographers to showcase business interiors using their popular Street View 360° virtual tour technology. Since becoming a certified photographer, I have photographed many places of interest and businesses in Oxfordshire. Currently I have a growing collection of about 130 historic churches, 60+ businesses, 25 play areas & 44 places of interest. Realising the potential of this collection, after 3 years of development, I have now launched my mission to put Oxfordshire “on the map” to raise the profile of the county. The collection is on Google maps and can also be explored using a customised Google map of Oxfordshire at http://oxfordshire.in360degrees.co.uk/

On the Map
Role of businesses:

Businesses are a major player in this mission. For a small monthly payment, businesses can not only showcase their premises in professional quality imagery & promote themselves on Google but also help promote the best in Oxfordshire to the rest of the world & drive footfall to the area. More importantly it will also help sustain the maintenance and future development of this portal. Churches, play areas, free to use places of interest are photographed for free. You can find more information here: http://oxonmap.co.uk/


Play AreaWhy is this project important?

Traditional marketing needs the digital world to be effective. The new generation is looking for information online. The use of always-online mobile devices is rampant. If Oxfordshire relies only on traditional marketing, it will never be found. The aim of this mission is to ensure Oxfordshire is promoted with professional quality imagery online in order to ensure steady footfall to this beautiful area and help the county prosper.



St Mary's ChurchAbout me:

Based in South Oxfordshire, I have been practising architectural photography since 2004. My main projects are in London and overseas, but I was looking for opportunities to do work in support of the local community. Certifying as a Google photographer was a natural progression for me and a perfect opportunity to showcase the ambience of Oxfordshire's built & natural environment. However, I found that a very small percentage of businesses & places of interest were making use of this powerful digital marketing tool. I realised that if the majority of local businesses & places of interest used this tool to improve & enhance their web presence, it would mean a major improvement in footfall to the area.

Nikhilesh Haval



Thursday 22 August 2019

Bidding opens for My Lovely Postcards

280 mini masterpieces from 135 artists

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Autumn 2019 Newsletter

Now available to view online.


Gwyn Huish, Driver

A day in the life


Shop Vacancy

Area Relief Manager

Friday 23 August 2019

Maddie Ball, Fundraiser

A day in the life


Gemma Hands, Community Nurse

A day in the life

Monday 15 July 2019

Wuthering Heights

A fantastic setting, superb production... a perfect evening!


Graham Sykes, Chaplain

A day in the life

Friday 14 June 2019

Golf Day raises a record £19,000!

Thanks to all who took part

Wednesday 12 June 2019

The Angry Crocodile!!!

£102.20 raised. Thank You!

Friday 14 June 2019

M & S Partner with Sobell House

Supporting throughout 2019

Friday 21 June 2019

Great new signing for Sobell!

Oxford United have joined our 40 Club!

Wednesday 04 June 2019

Music Therapy

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Tuesday 04 June 2019


Thank you for your support!

Tuesday 04 June 2019

Mad Marston Hares

Released a single in memory of David Kay. All proceeds to Sobell House

Monday 29 April 2019

My Lovely Postcards 2019

Meet one of this year’s contributing artists

Tuesday 30 April 2019

Jack FM Brick Awards

Sobell House is the chosen charity

Thursday 14 March 2019

Thanks to the Keen Skydive Team

Over £14,000 raised for Sobell House!


What we achieved in 2018

Thanks to your support



Tom Crook, our Music Therapist, writes about songwriting and the human condition for SongwritingStudies.com

Thursday 14 March 2019
Wednesday 06 March 2019

Sobell House Business Breakfast

Thanks to all for a wonderful event


New items in our online store

Cards, diaries and gifts!

Friday 15 February 2019

My Lovely Postcards

You are invited to contribute to our biennial art exhibition & auction

Thursday 07 February 2019

50 Marathons by 50

Mark Temple's epic running challenge

Monday 31 December 2018

Happy New Year!

…from Sobell House to your house

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Lights of Love

Hundreds turned out to remember loved ones and show their support for Sobell

Friday 09 November 2018

Thank you Opendoorz

For meeting their 40 Club target of raising £10,000 for Sobell

Friday 09 November 2018

Sobell Christmas Fair

Sadly not taking place this year

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Brand the Bus!

Vote for Sobell in the Oxford Bus Company competition

Thank you Oxford Half Runners!

On track to raise £25,000!

Terry Yates

Presented with British Citizens Award for services to his community

Wednesday 12 September 2018

We’re pleased to announce…

Professor Bee Wee will be taking on the role of Interim Clinical Lead at Sobell House

Christmas Cards

That time of year already?! Be organised & buy some of our beautiful cards 😎

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Oxford Classic 1 Mile Swim

Thank you to everyone who was part of #TeamSobellHouse

Wednesday 15 August 2018

London to Paris

Mathew Obeng has raised close to £3,500 for Sobell!

Thursday 02 Aug 2018

Meet Tom

Our Music Therapist


Ox Mail: NHS 70th Celebrations

Clinical staff enjoyed a Come4Tea fundraising party

Wednesday 20 Jun 2018

BBC TV documentary

'How the NHS changed our world'

Providing care for the people of Oxfordshire for over 40 years!

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