90 min linear tour
Step-free option available
Private Walking Tour
Christmas is a time of year steeped in tradition. Want to know where some of those traditions come from?
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.
Explore the themes of a Victorian Christmas on a private tour. Take a journey through the City of London and into the City of Westminster, sharing insights and anecdotes about how Victorians celebrated Christmas. Embark on a historic journey this Christmas and discover the origins of some of the season’s most cherished traditions.
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. Hazel, your knowledgeable guide will lead you through the winding streets of London, sharing anecdotes and insights about how Victorians celebrated the Christmas.
This is the perfect event for history buffs and anyone who wants to learn more about the origins of Christmas traditions. You’ll be able to see all the famous sights while learning about this important period in history. It’s an experience you won’t forget!
Your private Victorian Christmas tour starts at St Paul’s cathedral, through old streets of London, exploring lives the Victorians at Christmas, dipping into Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’. From carols to Christmas trees, this is an experience you won’t want to miss!
Start: St Paul’s Cathedral / We can collect you from a historical pub
Finish: Somerset House
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.”
“Thanks Hazel for a wonderful walk! Definitely looking forward to coming to another walk soon.”
“Lots of fun wandering around St Paul’s and Fleet Street, ending by the Somerset House Skating Rink. Hazel is such a warm and friendly person – the perfect guide. I’d recommend all her tours.”
“Hazel was fantastic funny interesting humorous clever informative and made the whole experience very very worthwhile (I also think she ordered NO rain !!!) would love to book with her again thank you Hazel.
We have done a few walking tours with various guides and Hazel is one of the best. Always learn something new from her and have a lot of fun too. She is so enthusiastic and takes you along with her humour and laughter.”
“I love Hazel’s tours! Lovely for me to be able to attend with my baby in his pram too. The walk was both informative and fun at a reasonable pace, opening my eyes to places I had never spotted before. Great stories and a friendly atmosphere.”