A Victorian Christmas Walk

Explore Victorian Christmas traditions

  • Get festive
  • Navigate the narrow alleyways of old London
  • Qualified London guide
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90 mins linear walking tour

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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 it’s 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