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.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: St George the Martyr, London, EnglandSee locations relating to Little Dorrit and visit where Dickens family were imprisoned.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: The Marshalsea PrisonThe site of the old debtors prison that so influenced the young Charles Dickens.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: London Bridge, London, EnglandStand on Nancys Steps where poor Nancy met her endDuration: 5 minutesStop At: Winchester Palace, London, EnglandLearn 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 minutesStop At: Borough Market, London, EnglandVisit sites of poverty that inspired Dickens to write. See the places where the pick-pockets operated in Oliver Twist and much moreDuration: 25 minutesPass By: Ye Olde Cheshire CheeseSee some of the pubs that Dickens himself drank in and where characters visited in the novels.Stop At: Temple Church, London, EnglandAs 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 minutesStop At: Dr. Johnson's House, London, EnglandWe visit other literary places along the way, including the outside of the home of the man who wrote the Dictionary.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: The Old Curiosity ShopVisit 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 minutesStop At: Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, EnglandThis area is full of Dickensian history especially relating to Bleak House and is also the home to the biographer of Charles DickensDuration: 20 minutesStop At: High Holborn, London, EnglandVisit the alleyway where poor Krook spontaneously combusted infront of his shop.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Bloomsbury, London, EnglandPass 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 minutesStop At: Charles Dickens Museum, London, EnglandWe 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
  • 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

What’s not included

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