A Christmas Carol and Charles Dickens Old London Walking Tour

London, England (5)


A Christmas Carol and Charles Dickens’ Old London Walking Tour Christmas is a time for family, friends, and loved ones to get together and celebrate the holiday. For many people, this celebration includes a trip to see the Christmas tree, opening presents, and of course, eating a lot of food. One of the most famous Christmas stories is A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens. The story is about a man named Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by three ghosts who tell him that he has been a bad person and that he must repent or else he will be punished. Scrooge is reluctant to change, but the ghosts force him to do so and he eventually becomes a kind and caring person. One of the things that makes the story so special is the setting. Dickens wrote the story in London during the Victorian era, which was a time when the city was booming and full of life. He was able to capture the feel of London in the story, and the setting is a big part of why it is such a popular story. If you are interested in learning more about A Christmas Carol and Charles Dickens’ Old London Walking Tour, we recommend checking out some of the following resources: 1. Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: A Reader’s Guide. This guide includes information about the story, the setting, and the characters. 2. Dickens’ London: A Walking Guide. This guide includes information about the places mentioned in the story and how to get to them. 3. Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: The Movie. This movie is a dramatization of the story and it is a great way to see how the story is supposed to be played out. If you are interested in learning more about the history of London and the Victorian era, we recommend checking out some of the following resources: 1. A History of London: From the Roman


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A Christmas Carol and Charles Dickens Old London Walking Tour

Treat yourself to a private and bespoke tour at your own pace to the sites immortalised by one of the most famous authors in the world, Charles Dickens. This tour takes you on a journey through Dickens London, focusing on the story "A Christmas Carol" perfect to get you in the festive spirit. See the very sites that still survive much as Ebeneezer Scrooge would have remembered them. Your guide will bring to life the Hidden Courts, Alleys and Taverns featured in Dickens work. The tour includes a stop at one of London's oldest pubs, with a fire to warm you as you find a cosy corner and perhaps enjoy a mulled wine. Charles himself was known to be a regular, as was the notorious Hellfire Club. • Get into the festive spirit and follow in Scrooges Footsteps • Real locations featured in the stories  • Explore hidden Alleys, Courts, and Taverns • A private tour at your leisure - No rushing or strict schedule! • Met direct at your London accommodation • Includes hidden sites

What's included

Below are items that the provider has stated are included with A Christmas Carol and Charles Dickens Old London Walking Tour at no additional cost

  • Private tour
  • Professional guide

What's NOT included

Below are items that the tour provider of A Christmas Carol and Charles Dickens Old London Walking Tour has stated that may cost an additional fee if desired.

  • Food and drinks

Points Of Interest

  • 15 minutes: On our journey towards the locations featured in A Christmas Carol we will take in some other Dickens sights. Let's explore the area where Dicken's worked as a junior Clerk. From the mysterious Inns of Court he took inspiration that would later find it's way in to David Copperfield, Great Expectations, and Martin Chuzzlewit.
  • 30 minutes: A Tavern with Cellars dating to the 13th Century. This Pub was a haunt of Dickens and a meeting place for the Hellfire Club. David Copperfield drinks here in the Novel of the same name. Shall we rest by the fire and warm up with some Mulled Wine?
  • 10 minutes: Right next to the Bank of England, the Royal Exchange is where the Ghost of Christmas yet to come takes Scrooge to see his colleagues discussing his funeral. The steps of the Exchange are the traditional spot where Royal announcements are made. Today you can cross the trading floor, but the bankers are long gone. Now designer shops, and Champagne bars attract the visitors attention.
  • 15 minutes: Let's get off the beaten path and head deep into the world of Ebeneezer Scrooge and 'A Christmas Carol' as we visit Scrooge's Counting House, the place where he took supper on Christmas Eve, and Charles Dickens favourite Chop House the George and Vulture. If Dickens was on this tour with us, he would be able to go in to the George and Vulture, find his favourite table, and even order his favourite meal. Not a lot has changed. This atmospheric old tavern was the meeting place of the Pickwick Club and is mentioned over 20 times in the Pickwick Papers. The equally unchanged Tavern round the corner, Simpsons is most likely Scrooge's favourite eating spot. Your guide will explain why!
  • 5 minutes: One of Charles Dickens favorite restaurants and Chop Houses. Mr Pickwick and his famous Club met here. As did the notorious Hellfire Club. The interior of this fine establishment is unchanged since the time of Dickens.
  • 5 minutes: Was this Scrooges Dismal Tavern?
  • 10 minutes: In recent years this beautiful market has been used in the Harry Potter Films. But Charles Dickens used this location in A Christmas Carol. It was here that Scrooge sent the boy to fetch the largest Turkey on Christmas morning when he awoke as a reformed man.

Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • All UK Government Safety guidelines and requirements at the time of travel will be followed during your tour.