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About the Charles Dickens: Storyteller of Victorian London Walk in London
This three-hour tour of London focuses on the life and work of Charles Dickens, a critical figure in English literature during the middle of the nineteenth century. By connecting a number of his works to the places related to his life and characters, we will paint a portrait of Dickens, his times, and the social context in which he lived.
Charles Dickens called London his 'Magic Lantern', and it not only became his inspiration but also served as almost a character in one of his novels. He tramped the streets alone from an early age and was himself a wonderful mimic of the living characters he found there.
We start our walk near Temple, discussing Dickens' early years as a young worker in the Blacking Warehouse and the influence that those years had in creating characters like Oliver Twist and Little Dorrit. We will discuss the geographic division of the city and the presence of the famous rookeries - nineteenth-century slums - in the heart of London.
After a short walk, we will firead more
- Duration: 3 hours
- Category: History
- Group: £70 per person
- Private: £270 per party
- Venues Visited
- The Courtauld Institute of Art
- Covent Garden
- Charles Dickens Coffee House
- Lincoln's Inn