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Charles Dickens Private Walking Tour

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This walking tour will take us to places that both inspired Charles Dickens the writer but also those real locations that shaped Dickens the man.  All writers take inspiration from the people they meet and places they visit, and Charles Dickens was no different.  His novels are so successful because he so enjoyed wandering the streets of London and picking up the rich details of everyday life.

What You'll Get

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: St George the Martyr, / Marshalsea Street / Tabard Street / Long Lane Opp. Borough Station Borough High Street Southwark, London SE1 1JA England

See locations relating to Little Dorrit and visit where Dickens family were imprisoned.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Marshalsea Prison, Angel Pl, London SE1 1YY, UK

The site of the old debtors prison that so influenced the young Charles Dickens.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: London Bridge, London SE1 9DD England

Stand on Nancys Steps where poor Nancy met her end

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Winchester Palace, Clink Street, London SE1 9DG England

Learn about Winchester Geese and the lives of the poor and forgotten as we follow in the footsteps of how Dickens would walk to work.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL England

Visit sites of poverty that inspired Dickens to write. See the places where the pick-pockets operated in Oliver Twist and much more

Duration: 25 minutes

Pass By: Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, 145 Fleet St, London EC4A 2BU, UK

See some of the pubs that Dickens himself drank in and where characters visited in the novels.

Stop At: Temple Church, The Temple King's Bench Walk, London EC4Y 7BB England

As well as seeing the outside of this very famous church we will visit the legal districts where characters such as Pip would have their chambers.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Dr. Johnson's House, 17 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE England

We visit other literary places along the way, including the outside of the home of the man who wrote the Dictionary.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Old Curiosity Shop, 2es, 13-14 Portsmouth St, Holborn, London WC2A 2ES, UK

Visit the outside of the actual Old Curiousity Shop, perhaps the oldest shop in London and right next to what was then a place of terrible poverty.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lincoln's Inn Fields, London England

This area is full of Dickensian history especially relating to Bleak House and is also the home to the biographer of Charles Dickens

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: 190 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LF England

Visit the alleyway where poor Krook spontaneously combusted infront of his shop.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bloomsbury, London England

Pass through parts of Bloomsbury and see where Charles Dickens lived after he had become successful and enjoy the sumptuous streets of this literary hotspot.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Charles Dickens Museum 48 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LX England

We finish the tour at the front door of the Charles Dickens Museum, his perfectly preserved house which you'll no doubt want to explore and perhaps have a well deserved cup of tea in the delightful restaurant at the back.

Duration: 1 hour

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - St George the Martyr
  • Entry/Admission - London Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Winchester Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Borough Market
  • Entry/Admission - Lincoln's Inn Fields
  • Entry/Admission - High Holborn
  • Entry/Admission - Bloomsbury

  • London Underground Tube ticket
  • Entrance to Charles Dickens House Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Dr. Johnson's House
  • Entry/Admission - Charles Dickens Museum

Departure Point
Borough Station, Borough High St, London SE1 1JX, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
We can meet you at your Central London Hotel (not just those listed above), otherwise just outside Borough High Street Tube Station where the tour commences.

Departure Time
9:30 AM

3 hours

Return Details
Charles Dickens Museum, 48-49 Doughty St, Holborn, 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 Ye Olde England Tours 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.

The 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.