Discover the London that Charles Dickens knew in the company of his great great great granddaughter. You will journey from the place where Dickens lived as a young freelance journalist, to the house in which he was living when he became recognised as a famous author. As you walk, you will find out what made Charles Dickens such a passionate writer, how strongly his work was shaped by his childhood and about the early years of his extraordinary career. As you traverse modern London, you will hear tales about these wonderfully historic streets, many of which inspired Dickens in the writing of his famous novels. Let yourself be transported back in time to the London of Charles Dickens.
Staple Inn, Hatton Garden, Leather Lane Market, Lamb's Conduit Street, The Charles Dickens Museum
Outside Chancery Lane station, at the junction of Gray's Inn Road and High Holborn (north side). If arriving by tube, leave the station via exit 2.
*NOTE: Exit 2 from Chancery Lane station is closed until summer 2017. Please leave the station via Exit 1 and cross Gray's Inn Road until you're standing by Exit 2 for this period of time.
Places to stop along the way:
Leather Lane Market. Lamb's Conduit Street. The Charles Dickens Museum.
Best time to walk:
Any time of day, although it is best to avoid rush hour. The tour ends at the Charles Dickens Museum, so if you would like to visit the museum as well, please check for current opening times and plan accordingly.
This is a very busy part of London, so please be especially careful when crossing the roads and use pedestrian crossings when possible.
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