Dickens London Walking Tour
Welcome to Dickensian London! Join our Dickens London Walking Tour and step into the London that Charles Dickens would have known. Dickens suffered from insomnia and spent many sleepless nights walking the streets of London, collecting locations and inspiration to include in his novels. On this walking tour we will follow in his footsteps and explore some of the buildings and streets that feature in Dicken’s novels and still exist today.
The Dickens London Walking Tour starts from Borough tube station, right by a prison that Dicken’s would have known well and features in his writings. As we continue towards the river we will pass the locations of coaching inns that feature in The Pickwick Papers.
Part of the tour involves a pleasant stroll along the Southbank of the River Thames, where you can find out about Pip in Great Expectations and how he practised rowing along this stretch of the River. The tour takes in a number of famous London landmarks and you’ll be able to see ‘the great black dome of Saint Paul’s bulging at you from behind a grim stone building.’
During the tour you will see a pub that act as a gathering place for Dicken’s fans, especially for Pickwickians! You will hear about a very tall tourist attraction where ‘They don’t know what a many step there is!’
Your guide will reveal significant moments in Dickens’ life to you and explain how these have weaved their way into his books. You will find out about real life people and the fictional characters that they inspired.
Throughout the tour there will be several opportunities to stop and take photos while your expert guide shares extracts from Dicken’s writings and points out how they have changed or survived from Victorian London to modern day.
The Dickens London Walking Tour highlights several of London’s iconic sites. You will learn trivia about Charles Dickens and hear facts about the locations visited, both modern and Dickensian. Many of Dicken’s books are mentioned during the tour including Little Dorrit, Oliver Twist, The Pickwick Papers, Great Expectations, David Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby, A Christmas Carol and more.
The tour finishes at London Bridge Station.
Sundays at 11am (Mar-Nov)
1 hour 45 minutes
Adult (16 years+): £15 Child: (Under 16 years): £12
Borough Underground Station
London Bridge Station
1-30 persons: £240 (School / College Group price – NOT per person)
1-20 persons: £240 (Standard Adult Group price – NOT per person)
21+ persons: Contact us for a quote
NOTE: Private Dickens Tours are subject to a cancellation fee of £180, if cancelled with 7 days notice or less
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