Uncomfortable Oxford - Private Group Walking Tour

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Oxford
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Uncomfortable Oxford takes a unique approach to the walking tour - both fun and thoughtful, we encourage analysis and discussion about uncomfortable subjects within the city.

This discussion-based tours engages with legacies of violence, inequalities, colonialism and discrimination, and aims to highlight their enduring impact on our modern lives.

Topics covered include imperialism, class, inequality, slavery, gender history, discrimination, and memorialisation.

This tour is run by students from the University of Oxford and lasts for about 1.5hrs.

We will walk no more than two miles, but please be aware that cobble stones and uneven pavement may restrict the accessibility of this event.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: University of Oxford, University Offices 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD England

The tour takes you through many university sites to discuss the controversial and uncomfortable aspects of its history. We walk past the statue of Cecil Rhodes, the Radcliffe Camera, the Codrington Library, Sheldonian theatre, Balliol College, Oxford Union, and finish in Bonn Square.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Oxford University Student Guide

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Maximum 15 people per tour to ensure social distancing, face masks recommended.
Departure Point

Carfax Tower, Queen St, Oxford OX1 1ET, UK

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/10/2022 - 12/18/2022

Saturday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Return Details

Bonn Square, Oxford OX1 1LQ, UK

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


1 hour 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


18 Nov, 2021

Fantastic tour and learned a huge amount in a small amount of time. It's clearly very thoughtfully put together and our tour guide engaged us throughout with questions.


04 Aug, 2021

The walk was very entertaining and informative. I felt very engaged and felt my opinion was respected. It was an amazing experience and I definitely recommend to anyone visiting Oxford!


28 Jul, 2021

Learned a lot during the UnOx Literary tour! Our guide was really knowledgeable and had a lot of great thought-provoking questions. We enjoyed our discussion and the reading recs! Tours are also very well managed with everyone wearing masks and distancing being possible throughout the tour. Many thanks!


14 Feb, 2021

I went on the Original Uncomfortable Oxford tour (before lockdown) and it was great. I learned so much about Oxford's history that I otherwise would not have. The tour guide, Olivia, was very knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the topic. She provided a great experience. The discussions we had were thought provoking and they have helped me see Oxford in a new light. This tour would be great for tourist exploring the city for the first time as well as anyone who has lived here and wants to learn more.

Joy M

15 Dec, 2020

Very pleased indeed. This company is extremely helpful and flexible - really takes care to provide the best possible experience. And Olivia was personable, Informative and knowledgeable. Thought provoking.

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