What the Dickens ! The story of Charles Dickens in Westminster

Dickens loved this City! And when he needed office space for his weekly magazine, with living accommodation thrown in, where did he choose? The racy, beating heart of London’s creative industries: Covent Garden. From his first job to his last, learn about the many and varied careers and interests of this fascinating man, so much more than just the defining novelist of the Victorian era! He was a journalist, newspaper proprietor, parliamentary reporter, political campaigner, AmDram enthusiast, bon viveur, and public orator as well. Along our way, we’ll discover many of the sites in Central London, and the people he met there, who inspired some of his best known characters and  plotlines, from The Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist, through to David Copperfield and Bleak House. As this tour is bespoke, a pitstop at a local Gin Palace is an optional extra (if you buy your Guide half a shandy!)

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Event details

Tour duration 1.5 hours
Child friendly? No
Access friendly? No
Meeting point: By the equestrian statue of Charles I, at the top of Whitehall, immediately south of the Square itself
Finishing at:Drury Lane, nearest tube station Covent Garden

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