Twists and Turns — Dickens’ Oliver Twist walk

, 48 Doughty Street, London51.523599 -0.116263
0207 405 2127

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
11 AM to 12.30 PM
Tickets & Cost:
£10. See

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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.


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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”

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