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Charles Dickens Private Walking Tour

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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At a Glance

3 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English
Doing your own Charles Dickens-themed tour in London may mean only skimming over the sites linked to the Victorian-era author. This private half-day guided tour steers you smoothly between the sights,... More
Doing your own Charles Dickens-themed tour in London may mean only skimming over the sites linked to the Victorian-era author. This private half-day guided tour steers you smoothly between the sights, and reveals details about Dickens’ work and characters for a more enriching experience than if alone. Find spots such as the Olde Curiosity Shop, explore Dickens’ house-turned-museum in Bloomsbury, and more. Entrance fees and tube tickets at your expense.

Highlights

  • Retrace the footsteps of Charles Dickens on a private tour in London
  • Dig deeper into Dickens’ life and works with a guide for insight and tales
  • Roam areas that inspired him, visit the Charles Dickens Museum, and more
  • Includes on-foot hotel or Borough tube pickup; museum and tube tickets extra

What To Expect

Itinerary
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
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Itinerary
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
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Itinerary
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, Southwark, 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, 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

What's Included

Local guide
Professional guide
Hotel pickup
Private tour
London Underground Tube ticket
Entrance to Charles Dickens House Museum

Departure & Return

Departure Point

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

Return Details

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

Before You Book

The fine print

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Great Tour, Great Tour Guide!
Mary K E
, Aug 2018
Stephen did a fantastic job telling us all about Dickens and the world he lived in, plus lots of other interesting facts about London along the way. I highly recommend!
I booked this tour for my daughter...
Sheila h
, Oct 2017
I booked this tour for my daughter, a huge Dickens fan. What a delight it was! Our guide was Stephen and he was great. Very knowledgeable and funny. He took us places few tourists will see. Down back alleyways, entering into a hidden garden. A hidden cemetery. We lucked out and had a private tour - just my daughter and me and Stephen and Richard who was shadowing him. They both took time to take our pictures and slowed down for me numerous times. While the tour seems long, at three hours, it actually went by pretty quick. The tour ends at the Charles Dickens House, which was perfect. You really don't want to miss this tour. One of the highlights of our London visit.

Product code: 8607P15

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