Walking Tours of Oxford Guides

Walking Tours of Oxford is proud to work with many wonderful guides. Here are just a few of them:

Heidi Boon Rickard

I have been in the travel industry for over 30 years and have been fortunate enough to travel all over the world. I’ve been a tour guide in The Netherlands, an au pair in America and a holiday representative in Turkey. I’ve backpacked around many destinations and my work has taken me to America, Canada and Australia.

I then settled in Oxfordshire with a young family, I retrained as a Green Badge guide for the City of Oxford in 2012. I have loved discovering its secrets and sharing them with the groups I guide. Now a fully qualified tour guide for Oxford, member of The Institute of Tourist Guiding and a member The Oxford Guild of Tour Guides. Tours are predominantly conducted in English, but I can also offer tours with French and German-speaking guides.

My eldest son is studying a DPhil at Oxford after completing his undergraduate degree there, so I have first hand knowledge of the application process and can relay what it’s like to study at Oxford!

Running the business is a full time job and I have decided to stop guiding in 2024.

Heidi Boon Rickard

Elizabeth Hudson-Evans

I have been working as a professional Guide in Oxford for 11 years. I was born and brought up in Scotland. Previously I was an actress working mostly in the theatre, including London’s West End, but gave it up to bring up my five children. I love Oxford, and now live nearby in the Cotswolds.

I love guiding and meet so many interesting people from all over the world. I particularly enjoy guiding young people. I am very happy to take prospective students and give them an insight to being a student at Oxford.

Specialist tours include Morse, Lewis and Endeavour, Children’s Literature and stories, Literature tours, Oxford Film Sites, Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland, Tudor Oxford, Oxford and the Reformation, Light hearted Science in Oxford, Stained glass and Pre Raphaelite, and Victorian Oxford.

Elizabeth – Elizabeth leads an informative an educational tour of Oxford. When the tour is concluded the participant has developed a feel for the essence of Oxford. Oxford is a world-class city which deserves the type of tour offered by Walking Tours of Oxford. TripAdvisor. August 2018



Susanne Addis

I have lived in Oxford for 17 years. I am a mother of four children so can relate to adults and young people alike and provide a tour which is fun and interesting for any age.

I am incredibly excited by the history of Oxford, the way its buildings and places tell us stories or people who lived here a long time ago, whose spaces we still share. Being German my viewpoint of the city, its history and life today are sometimes a bit different to someone who spent all their life here. I am a walking tour guide because I just love to share my passion for Oxford with those who come to visit!

Unglaublich netter Guide, sehr gute und interessante Führung, unsere Gruppe (16 fast Erwachsene Schüler) war begeistert! Feefo. October 2018

Susanne Addis

Bella Henman

Bella Henman is an official Oxford Green Guide and a member of the Oxford Guild of Guides. She graduated in History and History of Art and has family links to the city and university of Oxford.

Her particular interests are Art, Architecture and Literature but she is equally happy to do a general tours, or tours for children with references to Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and other popular subjects.

Bella was an excellent tour guide! She was very thorough in her knowledge of the many versions of Alice in Wonderland, and mixed in some Harry Potter too- (my sister loves JK Rowling). She answered all our questions, took our photos and was truly a delight to spend time with. I highly recommend Bella and using Oxford Tours for your next trip in the UK. Thank You so much! TripAdvisor. October 2018

Bella Henman

Sandra Bingham

I am an experienced and qualified tour guide in and around Oxford. I hold the Green Badge accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding and am a member of the Oxford Guild of Tour Guides. I have lived in Oxford for many years and studied here. I love the city and the university and its history and traditions and really enjoy showing people round and sharing stories with them.

As well as general tours I offer specialist themed tours. Come with me on an Inspector Morse and Lewis walking tour and discover where many of the scenes were filmed. I also give Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland and literary links tours.

Sandra was very knowledgeable and easy to listen. Great tour enjoyed it want to go back for more. Pace good for older people. Funny stories a good time. TripAdvisor. October 2018.

Sandra Bingham

Susannah Sallé

I became a tour guide in 2012, and hold the City of Oxford Green Badge from the Institute of Tourist Guiding. I grew up in a village near Oxford, spent all my school years here, and after university studies in Leeds, London, Florence and Montpellier, I returned to my roots!

After ten years in the publishing industry, and with two young children, I decided to go freelance and now dovetail editing and marketing work with tours of Oxford. I get a buzz from sharing ‘my’ city with people from all over the world and of all ages, giving them an insight into its workings and learning new things myself all the time.

I am happy to give tours in both English and French.

Susannah was great and provided our group with a wonderful overview of the history and great suggestions for how the group could spend their free afternoon.
I would definitely recommend booking a tour during a visit to Oxford as it provides so much context! TripAdvisor. March 2017

Susannah Salle

Leigh Guyatt

I come from a teaching background so am very used to projecting my voice and communicating with adults and children alike. I have travelled extensively since the age of 4 1/2 with and without my family meeting people from all over the world. I even taught in Hong Kong for 3 years.

I have always been interested in the tourism industry and on top of my teaching qualifications I couldn’t resist studying for a Tourism Management degree on arrival in Oxford. My love of Oxford and exploring led me to the Guild of Tour Guides training programme which I completed in 1986. I’ve been guiding on and off ever since and still discover something new every tour which I love sharing with my clients.

I am a Morse, Lewis and Endeavour fan and really enjoy taking these specialist tours. I can also offer Alice and Harry Potter when grisly murders become too much for me.

Leigh Guyatt was excellent. She was very knowledgeable. She has a passion for Morse, Lewis and Endeavour. Her stories were illuminating and interesting. Throughly enjoyed our tour with her. TripAdvisor. July 2018.

Leigh Guyatt




Felicity Lewington

Hello, my name is Felicity! I am a professionally accredited UK Institute of Tour Guides, Green Badge Guide. A member and trainer of the Oxford Guild of Tour Guides taking tours for 11 years.

My tours aim to provide “light bulb” moments of “I didn’t know that”! They are a mixture of fun, contemporary facts, plus the fascinating history of the ancient city of Oxford. I am flexible and can tailor make my tours to suit visitors from the UK and all over the world. I want to ensure Oxford is a memorable visit. I specialise in the following tours:

  • General city and university tours.
  • Harry Potter location tours with insights into the filming and JK Rowling’s books.
  • Alice in Wonderland a glimpse into the world created by Lewis Carol. Get to know the real Alice and her family and their life in 19th century Oxford.
  • Pre Raphaelites in Oxford including William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones.
  • Literary tours exploring the world of Tolkien, CS Lewis and Philip Pullman.
  • English as a Foreign Language city tours. My background in teaching and TEFL Qualifications allows me to provide clear, concise, correct vocabulary for all English levels.

Our special interests were satisfied with panache
We wanted a rather academic tour, with interests in John Henry Newman and J.R.R. Tolkien. Felicity delivered superbly. The tour was like a fun conversation with a knowledgeable friend. Highly recommended.

Felicity Lewington

Ian Mitchell

I arrived in Oxford over 40 years ago when I became a lecturer at Oxford Brookes University. On retirement I took history courses at Oxford University, qualified as a Bodleian and Green Badge Guide and became a member of the Oxford Guild of Tour Guides.

I love the fascinating history and glorious beauty of Oxford. I provide general tours where we walk in the footsteps of …..authors and their fictional characters, scientists, politicians, world leaders, and stars of film and TV…..through college quads and gardens. I also have a particular interest in architecture, science and medicine and provide tours focusing on these areas. I aim to inform and entertain and be adaptable. Tours should be fun and I love questions as we go. My experience in university education and my family links with Cambridge and Oxford helps me explain the particular nature of Oxford University to those considering studying here.

The best guided tour I’ve ever had! Ian was amazing: he was speaking clearly, he told about Oxford universities, the monuments and all the curiosities with tiny tips.
He is really nice and welcoming, he keeps the group together and he has a lot of energy! Well done and THANK YOU!
Tripadvisor. June 2018

Ian Mitchell

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