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The Life and Literature of Charles Dickens: A Self-Guided Audio Tour


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See where Charles Dickens lived, worked and found so much inspiration on this self-guided walking tour of London.

• Find out why the author called London his “magic lantern”, and visit locations connected to both his daily life and novels like Oliver Twist and Little Dorrit
• Hear from producer Lucinda Hawksley, a biographer and Londoner who is also Dickens’ great great great granddaughter
• Do it all in an hour or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish
• Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it
• Use the virtual tour option at home

Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under "Before You Go". Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code.

The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.

About This Deal

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, 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, 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.

Additional Information

  • 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
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route

Departure Point
Chancery Lane Station, High Holborn, London WC1V 6DR, UK

Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 11/18/2019 - 7/11/2023
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

60 to 90 minutes

Return Details
Charles Dickens Museum, 48-49 Doughty St, London WC1N 2LX, UK

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the VoiceMap in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.