Boyle's emergence as a leading natural philosopher dates from his long period of residence in Oxford, where he lived on the High Street, lodged with an apothecary whose laboratory became fundamental to his method, and worked closely with Robert Hooke. The building was destroyed to make space for an extension of University College. Curiously enough, the dismantling of the building is depicted in one of the most famous images of the High Street, the painting by J. M. W. Turner from 1809/10 (Image 1). Today, a memorial plaque on the south side of Oxford's High Street marks the spot (Image 2).
Resources: Perhaps the most illuminating part of the radio programme linked to the right (12:26 onward) deals with Boyle's period in Oxford.