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After being picked up by your Oxford student guide in central Oxford, go inside the medieval Hogwarts Hospital with its images of beasts and biblical scenes. Walk down the halls of Hogwarts in the dark cloisters of one of Oxford’s oldest colleges. Really, Harry Potter in Oxford makes perfect sense.
But not only does the tour include those magical wonders of Harry Potter in Oxford, it also includes a fun quiz to test your knowledge! You will also hear about the other fabulous children’s books written in Oxford, including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the Hobbit, Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia, and the scholars who wrote them. Plus lots more!
This Harry Potter tour of Oxford includes entry to the famous Bodleian Library as well as at least two Oxford University buildings, although like with any tour company, entrance cannot be guaranteed. Where possible you will also visit Christ Church, for which the entry fee for this College is not included in the tour price. Why not? There are often queues lasting up to several hours, and parts of it are regularly shut to the public. By not including it in our standard price, we ensure we do not overcharge. The tour will end at Christ Church should you wish to head in after.
Public payphones are disappearing everywhere in the mobile era, and of the some 47,000 phone kiosks remaining on British streets, fewer than 11,000 are that iconic, classic red phone box.
The two most popular variations of this British classic were designed in the 1920s and 30s by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott—same bloke who did the Bankside power station that now houses the Tate Modern. Its design and domed top were supposedly inspired by Sir John Soane's tomb in the yard at St Pancras Old Church.