Guided walk around Charles Dickens’ London

Address:
, London 51.513086 -0.088435
Dates & Time:
Every Tuesday -- 11 AM to 12.45 PM
Every Saturday -- 2 PM to 3.45 PM
Tickets & Cost:
£7 per person
No need to book -- just meet outside the City Information Centre opposite St. Paul's Cathedral
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Craig’ London blog> Craig’s The City review  I’ve written a review and posted some photos on my blog

Charles Dickens was the greatest London novelist of all-time. He had the best books (Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol), the most memorable characters (Fagin, Ebenezer Scrooge), and some of the best settings around.

But London was much more than a scene for his stories -- it was almost like a major character itself, with its dark and secret backalleys and crowded courts bringing life to the characters within them.

How would you like to see some of them?

This guided tour will take you past some of the sites where Dickens strolled on his nightly walks, trying to get some inspiration for his novels.

If you're interested in Charles Dickens then you can't some to London and not see his old home in Doughty Street. He had various homes in the city, but the Charles Dickens Museum is the only one still standing. Craig's written a review of it on his blog, and included a few photos so you can see what it's like inside.

If you want to see Victorian London by night, then how about a scary Jack Ripper Tour instead? It's a totally different subject matter to Dickens, of course, but you'll still get to see the same sort of spooky backalleys that Dickens loved to walk down.

If want to go a little bit further back in time, then how about a guided walk around Dr Johnson's London as well? Samuel Johnson was writing one century earlier than Dickens, and his walk will take you around the area of Fleet Street and Temple Bar.

 

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