Discover the London that Charles Dickens knew. You will journey from the place where Dickens lived as a young freelance journalist, to the house in which he was living when he became recognised as a famous author.
As you walk, you will find out what made Charles Dickens such a passionate writer, how strongly his work was shaped by his childhood and about the early years of his extraordinary career. As you traverse modern London, you will hear tales about these wonderfully historic streets, many of which inspired Dickens in the writing of his famous novels. Let yourself be transported back in time to the London of Charles Dickens.
The tour is created and narrated by Lucinda Hawksley, the author's great great great grandchild. Lucinda is an author, broadcaster, lecturer and public speaker. Her books include "Charles Dickens and his Circle", "Dickens and Christmas" and "Katey, The Life and Loves of Dickens's Artist Daughter".
What You'll Get
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: De Vere Holborn Bars, 138-142 Holborn, London EC1N 2SW, UK
The tour passes the Prudential Building – it stands on the site of what was once Furnival’s Inn where Charles Dickens once lived.
Pass By: Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8SQ England
The tour passes Hatton Garden street, it is famous as the centre of the diamond and jewellery trade in London.
Pass By: Bleeding Heart Yard, Holborn, London EC1N, UK
The tour passes by the Bleeding Heart Yard which Dicken's wrote about in Little Dorrit
Pass By: Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, Holborn, London WC1N 2AB, UK
The tour passes the Goodenough College which used to be the Foundling Hospital. Dicken's used the story of the hospital as inspiration for Oliver Twist
Pass By: Charles Dickens Museum 48 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LX England
The tour ends at the Charles Dickens Museum.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Lifetime access to this tour in English
- VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
- Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
- Smartphone and headphones
- Food and drink
60 to 90 minutes
Charles Dickens Museum, 48-49 Doughty St, Holborn, London WC1N 2LX, UK
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