Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at Christ Church
The home of Alice in Wonderland and its creator Lewis Carroll, invites you to take afternoon tea in the exclusive surroundings of its Great Hall
Christ Church Meadow Tours
Join local historian and author Mark J. Davies for a leisurely circuit of Christ Church Meadow and learn about the all-important role of the River Thames in the creation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - printed exactly 150 years ago, in June 1865.
The walk will follow waterside paths familiar to Alice Liddell and Lewis Carroll, and includes: the location from where Carroll hired rowing boats for their many river outings; reference to some of the Oxford individuals who may have inspired characters such as the Hatter and Red Queen; and explanations of the realities underlying more distant locations such as the 'Treacle Well' and 'The Pool of Tears'.
With reference to relevant local history and geography, the route also touches on some other renowned Oxford authors of fantasy fiction - Pullman, Lewis, Tolkien - as well as Oxford's rowing traditions, the original Oxen-ford, and a beautiful panoramic view of the 'dreaming spires' of Oxford. Tickets may be booked via the Christ Church website.
Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Christ Church, the home of Alice in Wonderland and its creator Lewis Carroll, invites you to take afternoon tea in the exclusive surroundings of its Great Hall. The tea will be carefully crafted by our Chefs to reflect our unique link with the tales. It will be served on High Table with up to 30 guests and includes a talk on the author and his extraordinary stories.
There is also an optional pre-tea behind the scenes tour of Christ Church, which will include an explanation of the associations which inspired Lewis Carroll’s Alice stories. Ticket prices start at £25 per person and may be booked online via the Christ Church website.