Explore the City's Ancient Alleyways in the Footsteps of Charles Dickens

    Leadenhall market
    Bdc0
    29 Apr 2016
    Clock 40min      Length1mi
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    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    On this walk we will see actual places that Dickens visited as well as places mentioned in his novels. Starting at St Paul's Cathedral, which dominated London in Victorian times, we wend our way through ancient alleyways and churchyards, such as St Peter's, Cheapside where the young Dickens first arrived in London. We hear stories about the characters connected with the City especially Ebenezer Scrooge who saw the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come on the steps of the Royal Exchange. We end at the ornate Leadenhall Market, a favourite place for Dickensian films.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    St Paul's Cathedral, Guildhall, Mansion House, Royal Exchange, St Peter's Cornhill, Leadenhall Market

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    Take the Central Line to St Paul's Underground Station. Go up the steps at the St Paul's exit, which is the exit to the south side of Newgate.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    St Paul's, Guildhall, Royal Exchange, Leadenhal Market

    Best time to walk:

    Daytime is best especially if you want to visit Guildhall. It is much quieter at weekends when offices are closed.

    Precautions:

    Keep an eye on your belongings. Try and find Pedestrain Crossings as traffic can be unpredictable.

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    Missing

    A good opportunity to relate familiar or unfamiliar streets to Dickens. Through some alleys with ancient pubs I used to frequent in years gone by. All in all a good guide.
    (Would help to have a quick explanation of what "livery" companies are especially as many listeners will not be so familiar ... also, the spelling in the text is incorrect which will be even more confusing for some ... )

    Posted by Colin , over 2 years ago
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    Thank you for the heads-up about the typo, Colin. It's been fixed now.

    Lauren , over 2 years ago
    Missing

    Dickens would have been amazed

    Posted by Kent , about 3 years ago
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    A great insight into some of the little alleys ways in London! An informative look into the 'Charles Dickens London!' Be sure to put on your walking shoes and listen closely as he takes you along the road less travelled!

    Posted by /users/374 , over 3 years ago
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    A great insight into some of the little alleys ways in London! An informative look into the 'Charles Dickens London!' Be sure to put on your walking shoes and listen closely as he takes you along the road less travelled!

    Posted by /users/374 , over 3 years ago

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