This walk will focus on the places that inspired Oliver Twist.
Charles Dickens was well-known for spending hours wandering through the streets of London, sometimes in the grimiest and most dangerous of places, remembering all he saw and heard for use in his novels.
It was in 1837, whilst he was living in 48 Doughty Street (now the Charles Dickens Museum), that he did this for Oliver Twist. Now you can follow in his footsteps and explore the streets near his home, seeing all the places that inspired him to write his most famous novel of all.
You will see the area where Oliver is accused of robbing Mr Brownlow at a bookstall. You will walk the same streets which once housed some of the worst Victoria slums in London, and where Dickens placed Fagin's den of thieves. You will hear stories about pickpockets, prostitutes and murderers, and see the spot where his courts, prisons and executions took place.
Craig’s review of Charles Dickens Museum – “Charles Dickens seems to have moved house every five minutes, but the Charles Dickens Museum is the only London one left. It's from a time when he was still making a name for himself. He worked on The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby here, but was still years away from creating A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield and Great Expectations. He would ha… continued”
The Original Tour — Open-top sightseeing bus – Every day – The Original Tour is one of London's most popular sightseeing buses, and it's also a great way to travel around the capital.
London Bus Tour — open-top sightseeing bus – Every day – This traditional open-top bus tour will take in all the best landmarks and attractions, with a free river cruise and guided walk.
TRS river cruise, from Big Ben to Greenwich – Every day – Spend a leisurely afternoon on a TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich, and see some of the sights along the river.
Boat trip down the Thames, with City Cruises – Every day – City Cruises offer one-way, return or all-day boat trips between Westminster and Greenwich, stopping off at Tower Bridge.
Roar down the Thames in a speeding boat! – Every day – A trip on a Thames Rocket is something you'll never forget, speeding down the river underneath the London's bridges.
Ghost Bus Tour, around London’s dark past – Every day – The Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through London's gruesome past, and into the dark heart of the capital.
See London by night — on a sightseeing bus – Every day – The 'See London By Night' bus tour will show you London's most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky.
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If you enjoy Charles Dickens Museum then you might like to visit Dr. Johnson’s House (walk it in 16 mins or catch the tube from Russell Square to Temple), 18 Stafford Terrace (catch the train from Russell Square to High Street Kensington) and Sherlock Holmes Museum (catch the train from Russell Square to Baker Street)
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