Readers of the second Alice story, Through The Looking Glass, might remember the Old Sheep Shop.
As inspiration for the story (and rendered famously in John Tenniel’s illustration above), this shop was where the real life Alice would buy sweets and other treats. Today this is a popular visitor’s spot, The Alice Shop in Oxford, located just outside of Christ Church College on St. Aldate’s. You can find a nice description of the shop’s history here. Just as the story goes, the shop is “full of all manner of curious things” — including clever little items such as Mad Hatter Tea, White Rabbit pocket watches, and bottles that say “Drink Me.” And yes, I bought some of the tea.