Richard Jones, the author of the book Walking Dickensian London, will take you on a tour through the life and times of England’s greatest novelist Charles Dickens. You will begin at the church inside which Little Dorrit was christened, before moving on to discover the wall of the Marshalsea Prison, where Dickens’s father, John, was imprisoned for debt in 1824, an event that had a profound effect on the 12-year-old Charles. You will then step into a secret garden before making your way to London’s only surviving galleries coaching inn that has changed little since the days when Charles Dickens visited it. By way of the atmospheric White hart yard, where Dickens career effectively took off, you will explore the historic grounds of Guy’s Hospital to view a curious artefact that Dickens would almost certainly have looked upon. The tour will finish beneath London Bridge alongside “Nacy’s Stairs”, where a memorable scene in Oliver Twist was set.
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Stop At: St George the Martyr, / Marshalsea Street / Tabard Street / Long Lane Opp. Borough Station Borough High Street Southwark, London SE1 1JA England
This is the church that features extensively in Dicken novel Little Dorrit.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: The George Inn, London SE1 1NH, UK
London's only surving galleried coaching inn still just as it was when Dickens visited it.
Duration: 4 minutes
Stop At: Guy's Hospital, London SE1 9RL, UK
Visit this grounds of this historic hospital which is still as it was when Dickens featured it in Pickwick papers.
Duration: 6 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
- The full story of the life of Charles Dickens.
Borough High St, London SE1 1JX, UK
1 hour 45 minutes
London Bridge Experience, London SE1 2PF, UK
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