Are you staying in or accessible to London on Christmas Eve and wondering what tours and other attractions are open and running?
This is a question we have every year, when our welcome guests to the UK in particular, suddenly see everything closing up and wonder how to fill there Christmas Eve.
Filming Harry Potter at Christ Church
Well how about a day out and see one of the famous Harry Potter film locations at Christchurch Oxford – the Great Hall?
A great read is at Where I live Oxford and thanks to them for the link.
This is a valuable source of film locations in Oxford used in the making of Harry Potter.
A short extract –
Divinity School, Bodleian Library.
Used in both films as Hogwarts Sanatorium.
The ceiling features images of beasts and biblical scenes. Described by experts as a “masterpiece of English Gothic architecture”.
Built in 1488 for the teaching of theology at Oxford University. Duke Humfrey’s Library.
Christ Church College’s dining hall.
For further reading see where I live Oxford – Harry Potter
And for official local government tourist news – Oxford
We have found a great Christmas Eve tour that includes a visit to Christ Church:
Be part of Britain’s greatest medieval experience! Deep in the heart of Warwick Castle, the Great Hall becomes a hive of activity! Immerse yourself in battle preparations and feel the weight of a medieval sword. Become a soldier – try on a battle helmet for size! Visit the spectacular State Rooms and feast your eyes on Victorian party preparations. (Entrance to Warwick Castle Dungeon is not included in this tour).
Cotswolds at Christmas
We will drive through the Cotswolds, a charming blend of breathtaking natural beauty, bustling market towns and sleepy villages.
A market town with a difference! Bask in the birthplace of arguably the world’s greatest writer, William Shakespeare, situated on the outskirts of the Forest of Arden. We visit Shakespeare’s birthplace – the half timbered house where he was born, to gain a fascinating insight into his childhood.
Walking tour of Oxford
Enjoy the opulence of Oxford! Renowned for over 900 years as a centre of academic excellence, follow in the footsteps of its famous students; from Bill Clinton to Lewis Carroll and C.S. Lewis. Uncover the university town of Oxford at a leisurely pace and take in the Bodleian Library and the captivating college courtyards on your travels. Be guided through unspoilt narrow alleys and ancient squares of the historic town.
We found this and thanks to them at – www.bestvaluetours.co.uk