Oliver Twist Private Tour

Experience Victorian literature come to life

  • Private and authentic tour
  • Discover 1837 London
  • Qualified London tour guide
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90 min linear tour


Private walking tour

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Victorian London was a dangerous place especially after dark, with highwaymen and other scoundrel’s waiting to pounce on anyone crossing their path.

This walk follows the footsteps of Oliver Twist and the Artful Dodger on their final leg of their journey through London to reach Fagin’s lair as described in Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist.

We follow in the footsteps of Oliver and the Artful Dodger as they scurry along 1837 London at night. Learn what they would have seen, heard and smelt as they headed into the depths of a London slum, to Fagin’s lair. Stealth is a skill necessary for survival in London’s underworld.

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Start: Angel Tube Station

End: Farringdon Station





Jan Knight

“A delightful and informative walk with Ace Guide Hazel. So many insights into Victorian society and attitudes towards the poor, good and evil in people, how it compares to our behaviour today. I can dine out on these stories and anecdotes for months! The tour ended at The One Tun pub, described by Dickens as the haunt of Bill Sykes, now the purveyor of good beer and delicious food. Yes reader, I tried it out!”


Emma M

You do not have to be a fan of Oliver Twist to go on this tour. It covers Dickens and lots Victorian generic history. As a local was particularly interested in the walk from Angel to Farringdon.



Hazel is a truly wonderful tour guide and for this tour was extremely knowledgeable and able to paint vivid pictures of life in early Victorian times, which was far from pleasant for many people. Tripadvisor lists the excellent private tours and the company’s website also lists scheduled tours which are also excellent value for money.


Rosie C

Hazel was an excellent guide. Very informative and walked at a good pace. Great to see new areas of London and learn new things. Would go on another walk with them again.


Sigi E

I really enjoyed this tour. The 90 minutes flew by as Hazel successfully combined literature, social history and actual locations. She is an engaging person and a knowledgeable guide who was thoroughly prepared. I actually started reading Oliver Twist again when I returned home, which is a massive compliment to our guide Hazel. Thank you.


Clive B

We thoroughly enjoyed this fascinating walk. Brilliantly conceived as a tracing of the steps of Oliver Twist arriving in London. The ‘story’ was intertwined with plenty of other material which, overall, painted a wonderfully evocative picture of Victorian London. The guide thoughtfully and skilfully involved a couple of under 10s. Plenty of invitations for questions. I would not hesitate in recommending this company’s walking tours.


Susannah M

Extremely enjoyable and interesting walk in a fascinating part of London. Hazel was a compelling guide who was enthusiastic and incredibly knowledgeable. Great way to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Your Guide: Hazel Baker