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.
St Paul's Cathedral, Guildhall, Mansion House, Royal Exchange, St Peter's Cornhill, Leadenhall Market
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.
Places to stop along the way:
St Paul's, Guildhall, Royal Exchange, Leadenhal Market
Best time of day:
Daytime is best especially if you want to visit Guildhall. It is much quieter at weekends when offices are closed.
Keep an eye on your belongings. Try and find Pedestrain Crossings as traffic can be unpredictable.
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