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A Victorian Christmas Walk

Explore Victorian Christmas traditions

  • Get festive
  • Navigate the narrow alleyways of old London
  • Qualified London guide
90 mins linear walking tour
Step-free option available
Individual tickets from £15

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It is on this guided walk where we delve into what makes a Victorian Christmas and explore well-known traditions which may be older than you think.

The City of London is awash with narrow alleyways reminding us of its historic past and it is on this walk where we have the opportunity to explore their evocative nature.

The walk starts at St Paul’s cathedral, through old streets of London, exploring lives of the Victorians at Christmas, dipping into Charles Dickens and ‘A Christmas Carol’.

At the beginning of the 19th century Christmas was hardly celebrated. Many businesses did not even consider it a holiday. But by the end of the century it had become the biggest annual celebration and took on the form we recognise today.

  • Start: St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Finish: Somerset House
Your Guide: Hazel Baker

A Victorian Christmas Walk Reviews

Michelle, USA
“Fabulous! Really informative & fun.”
EJ – Kingston Upon Thames
“What a perfect way to spend boxing day afternoon! Forget the aggro of winter sales and let Hazel enchant you with the stories of how Christmas as we know it, came to be.”
John O, London
“Very Good. We enjoyed, the length of time was spot on and have been on a tour before.”
Karen S, Brockley
“Fantastic, full of information, unknown facts, and built a vivid picture of Victorian Christmas.”
Sarah B, London
“Another great offering Hazel , expertly delivered as ever with fun and pzzazz.”
Gerald, LA
“Thanks Hazel for a wonderful walk! Definitely looking forward to coming to another walk soon.”
Sarah, San Jose
“Thank you for a lovely afternoon — we’ll definitely attend future walks!”
Kay, London
“Thanks Hazel for a enjoyable & informative walk. Merry Christmas!”
Chloe, High Barnet
“Very enjoyable walk as always. Thank you for getting us into a Christmassy mood.”
Mandy, Aus
“As usual, a fantastic, informative walk and talk with the scintillating Hazel. Thank you”
Charlotte, London
“As always the walk was wonderful”
Claire, Croydon
“Great, as always!”
Ian, Greenwich
“Thank you Hazel for another informative and interesting walk. I am still trying to banish the royal lingerie from my brain. I am now imagining the expression on the servant’s face when she received the gift.”

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