16th October 2021 at 11:00am and 2:00pm

Venue: Reading Abbey Quarter (starts at Statue of Queen Victoria in Town Hall Square)

To celebrate Oscar Wilde’s birthday on 16th October join volunteer Ian Lowri to discover the amazing life and talent of this beloved author and his links with Reading.

From Wilde’s origins in Ireland, to his successful career in London and from his extravagant life as part of Victorian rich and fashionable society to the devastating experience of imprisonment and exile. This tour will give you insight in the tragic and brilliant persona of Oscar Wilde.




2 tours, 1 hour and 15 minutes each, starting respectively at 11:00am and 2pm. Meet at the Statue of Queen Victoria in Town Hall Square.

COVID-19 information

Please note that, following the Government's guidance for COVID-19 safety, the tours will only take place outdoors, Visitors will be asked COVID screening questions on arrival and receive induction relating to COVID measures in place. If a visitor answers yes to any screening questions they will unfortunately be unable to take part in the tour.