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A Christmas Carol Walk

Explore the streets and landmarks Charles Dickens knew so well and who wove into his work most famous Ghost Story; A Christmas Carol.

  • Unique and authentic walking tour
  • Navigate the narrow alleyways of old London
  • Qualified London tour guide
90 mins linear walk
Involves 12 steps and cobblestones
Individual tickets £15

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Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Charles Dickens with our exclusive ‘A Christmas Carol’ walking tour. Journey through the very streets and landmarks that Dickens not only knew intimately but also masterfully incorporated into his most renowned ghost story.

Our 90-minute guided tour invites you to traverse the historic City of London, the very heart where Ebenezer Scrooge, the iconic character of ‘A Christmas Carol’, lived and worked. Though Dickens never pinpoints the exact location of the austere offices of Scrooge and Marley, the narrative is rich with clues. These subtle hints allow us to piece together and trace the fictional business, offering a unique and engaging exploration.

Under the guidance of a professional, you’ll not only retrace the steps of Scrooge but also gain insight into the social and political landscape of Dickens’s time. This backdrop is essential to understanding why ‘A Christmas Carol’ is more than just a ghost story; it’s a reflection of the era’s societal challenges and transformations.

Our journey begins at Monument Station, a site teeming with its own historical significance. From there, we’ll weave through the storied streets, uncovering layers of history that influenced Dickens’s writing. The tour will conclude at Bank Junction, a location that epitomises the blend of old and new in London, much like Dickens’s enduring tale.

Whether you’re a lifelong Dickens enthusiast or new to his work, this tour promises a deeper appreciation of ‘A Christmas Carol’ and a fresh perspective on the London that inspired it. Book your spot now for an unforgettable Dickensian adventure in the heart of London!

Start Point: Monument Station
End Point: Bank Junction
Duration: 90 Minutes

Your Guide: Hazel Baker

A Christmas Carol Walk Reviews

Martin

“Hazel’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ tour was an enchanting journey through Dickensian London. Her magical storytelling, intertwined with an in-depth knowledge of the era, brought the timeless tale to life right before our eyes. It felt like stepping into the pages of the book. A must-do for any literature lover during the festive season!”

Graham

“Absolutely spellbinding! Hazel’s passion for Dickens shines through in her ‘A Christmas Carol’ tour. Her detailed insights into Victorian London and her vivid portrayal of the classic story made for an unforgettable evening. The magic of Christmas was truly in the air, making it a unique and deeply memorable experience.”

Marie

“Hazel’s tour was a highlight of my Christmas in London. Her profound knowledge of ‘A Christmas Carol’ and its historical context was incredibly impressive. The way she wove the story with the city’s landmarks was magical and informative. It was like stepping back in time. A perfect festive treat!”

Kevin
“This walk a great walk with a fantastic, knowledgable guide. Hazel really knows her stuff.”
Barry
“A Great Experience”
Therese
“The walk through the streets and narrow alleyways of the City was so interesting and a very useful way to contextualise my understanding of Dickens’ most famous Christmas story. Hazel was very friendly and knowledgeable and patiently answered all of our questions.”
Jane
“My friend and I loved this walk. Hazel took us through snicketts and alleyways and filled us with fascinating snippets of information. She was entertaining and very knowledgeable. We will definitely be back for more walks.”
Gary
“A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Our guide was able to extend her enthusiasm to all joiners and she was extremely knowledgeable in the subject. I have worked in The City for more than 25 years and was able to experience new alleyways and walkthroughs that I never knew existed. Highly recommend.”
Steven
“I hate Dickens but really enjoyed this tour. Hazel has a phenomenal knowledge of Victorian London. I’m tempted to try her other tours.”
Patricia
“Entertaining and interesting tour given by a very congenial guide. She kept us amused and informed without being too heavy handed about things. We had an added bonus of an outdoor Christmas concert in Leadenhall Market given by a Classical Quarter entertaining the drinkers and diners there.”
Maxine
“Lots of nice touches on this walk – humbugs, an appearance from Scrooge. Heather conjured up the days of Charles Dickens and took me to all sorts of places in London that I’d never been to.”
Janet
“A wonderful evening spent in the company of Hazel who is very knowledgeable and upbeat. My partner really enjoyed seeing parts of the area he didn’t know existed and the appearance of Scrooge and the humbugs were wonderful unexpected delights as was the Christmas music being played in Leadenhall Market.”
Ian
“This was my fourth walk and have now come to expect a high standard and I couldn’t have been more impressed. Hazel is a superb guide always interesting, informative and especially engaging. So much information was given and I just loved seeing places that Dickens would have known. Who would have thought that meat hooks would be so interesting but when shown an engraving from the era in Leadenhall market it was if they came to life. I just loved the narrow passageways that have hardly changed over the centuries. The appearance of Scrooge was a nice touch as was the humbug sweet! When walks are linked to a novel as this was you really want to go back and read the book. I can’t recommend Hazel’s walks enough and will certainly go on many more .”
Anne
“I really would recommend this walk. The guide was not only knowledgeable but had a real way of connecting with her audience whatever age they were and whatever historical knowledge they had. She really brought things to life including a surprise appearance by Scrooge himself. It certainly livened up our Christmas Eve.”

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