Wonders of Oxford: Famous Alumni

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On this Famous Alumni of Oxford walking tour, you will explore Oxford’s city centre and learn more about Oxford University’s most famous past students, from world leaders and movie stars to world-changing scientists. 

You will visit top attractions including the Radcliffe Camera, the Bodleian Library and beautiful, historic Oxford University colleges such as Magdalen and Balliol.


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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

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  • See Oxford’s oldest and most spectacular buildings and discover more about the brilliant minds that have lived and studied there

  • Discover where Albert Einstein’s genius equations are captured forever on a chalkboard, and where Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dorothy Hodgkin made her greatest breakthroughs

  • See the exotic gardens that inspired Lewis Carroll to write Alice in Wonderland and the pub where J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis discussed Lord of the Rings and Narnia over a beer (or five)

  • Visit the beautiful, centuries-old library where Harry Potter was filmed

  • Find the secret spot where Oscar Wilde supposedly threw legendary parties after being kicked out of his college, and the hidden pub where Bill Clinton allegedly ‘did not inhale’


You play the role of a brilliant former Oxford professor.

Seven years ago, you and your research partner Yemi invented a jet engine that runs on water. Incredible! Well, the oil companies didn’t think so…

A week later, your partner was dead and you were fleeing the country in disguise. But the world needs your invention more than ever, so now you’re back. Travel around town and try to work out where your partner hid your prototype engine before she was killed.

Experience's route

Starting point The Eagle and Child pub, St Giles’ Street
The Eagle and Child, St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU, UK
Finish point Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum
Rose Ln, Oxford OX1 4AZ, UK

Places you will visit


It will take you

71-101 mins

You will walk

5120 steps

Total distance

3.9 km

  • Best during the day
  • Instagrammable
  • Best for couples
  • Recommended activity for families
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