MEET OUTSIDE former now closed Oxford visitor info centre, 15 Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3AS

Tel: 02079657523 / 07955482637

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About offers wide range of guided tours & cultural activities in & beyond Oxford. We also publish a travel advice online resource & digital map site at . We offer interactive themed tours for all ages & interests in English or in other languages. Besides University tours, we offer literary Inklings tours plus Harry Potter or Morse film sites plus private tours to Blenheim, Cotswolds, London, Bath, Stratford upon Avon, Windsor.

We are proud that in 2021, our primary guide, Peter Thorn, won an Unsung Hero award from the 2021 Beautiful South Tourism Excellence Awards

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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - nearly all venues we visit are wheelchair accessible

Establishment Features

  • Open New Year - probably yes
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given) - By advance booking at additional cost & dependent on availability of guide.
  • Toilets - No but public WC 5 minutes walk away

Payment Methods

  • Booking essential

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • In town/city centre
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun - yes eg river & cycle trips & hire + Alice + Harry Potter tours
  • Marketed Towards Children - Alice in Wonderland + Harry Potter Oxford tours.
  • Marketed Towards Families - Cycle Tours & Harry Potter Oxford Tours
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens - Inspector Morse Oxford + Cotswolds Tours
  • Marketed towards student/youth - Harry Potter film sites tours

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted - Most guides speak more than one language and many are actors or trained ESOL teachers so very experienced with catering tours to non native English speakers and children.
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Commission/net rates apply
  • Free accommodation for coach driver
  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - Varies according to tour.


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Our meeting point is easy to find. Located 10 minutes and 15 minutes walk from Oxford coach station and train stations. Just ask for directions to the visitor info centre on Broad street. Our guides wear a red <i love oxford> lanyard & will meet you outside entry area, next to our signs & bike trailer. If driving here, there is 3 hour parking on Mansfield road or Saville road at cost of about £6 but we strongly recommend to avoid parking in city centre. Quicker & usually cheaper to instead park at the advertised park&ride scheme on major roads into Oxford.

Public Transport Directions

Exiting coach or train station, Broad street is 10-15 minutes walk away. Just ask directions for Broad street in city centre and for the visitor info centre. We meet you OUTSIDE, next to our signage on bike trailer.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards - Award For Excellence - Unsung Hero Beautiful South Awards - Award For Excellence - Unsung Hero 2021
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member - Bronze Tourism South East Member - Bronze 2022

Opening Times

2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00

* General Opening Text

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