Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol & Seasonal Traditions

(8 customer reviews)

Tower Hill underground station, London (meet by the Tower Hill Tram coffee stand)

Guided by Richard III or Richard IV or Simon or Simon W.

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
24 December 2022 Tour du Jour 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter Reserve Online
26 December 2022 Special 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter Reserve Online
27 December 2022 Special 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter Reserve Online
30 December 2022 Special 10.45 am 12.45 pm Winter Reserve Online

All the delights and delicacies of a London Victorian Christmas with Charles Dickens’s famous story A Christmas Carol as your route map and inspiration.

We’ll deck the streets of London with balls of jolly. Scrooge and Marley and the Cratchits… they’re all here. This was where Dickens’s imagination took wing and where the characters did their thing. And as we make their acquaintance we’ll spice things with warming seasonal stories of turkeys and boars’ heads, Christmas puds, mince pies and pantomimes; cards, crackers, Christmas trees and mistletoe.

Let alone the bells that rang out on Christmas morning to wake Scrooge up, a much-changed character.


Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol & Seasonal Traditions takes place

on Saturday, December 24th at 2.30 pm
on Monday, December 26th at 2.30 pm
on Tuesday, December 27th at 2.30 pm
on Friday, December 30th at 10.45 am

The meeting point for the Charles Dickens’s Christmas Carol & Seasonal Traditions walk is just outside the exit of Tower Hill Tube. Meet by the Tower Hill Tram coffee stall.

N.B. the walk takes about two hours and ends across the street from St. Paul’s Cathedral and St. Paul’s Tube Stop.


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If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol & Seasonal Traditions walks it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol & Seasonal Traditions walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Peter or Niamh or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.


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8 reviews for Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol & Seasonal Traditions

  1. Sandra Hüwels

    I was lucky enough to participate in Richard Burnip’s ‘Charles Dickens Christmas Carol & Seasonal Traditions walk’ today, and it was just brilliant!
    Richard took us to St Olave’s Church, Leadenhall Market, Corn Hill and Cheapside and mentioned various possibilities for where Scrooge might have lived and worked.
    It was filled with history and amazing views of old alleyways and their architecture.
    Richard’s fantastic knowledge, good humour and incredible speaking voice made the walk illuminating and memorable.
    Not to be missed, especially at Christmas!

  2. Madeline miller

    Incredibly informative and entertaining. Simon’s knowledge and enthusiastic personality carried us through an otherwise, cold and rainy day. As a Londoner, I saw places in the city I wasn’t even aware of. Thanks.

  3. Rebecca eborall

    Another great walk. They never disappoint. Simon was excellent and very informative. As a Londoner I still find the history fascinating.

  4. Pat O’Brien

    Did this walk last Christmas and could not praise it enough. Walking amongst the people through the busy streets of London on a darkening winter afternoon, it felt as if we had become the ‘invisible presence’ that Richard, our guide, so memorably evoked from Dickens writings. Magical.

  5. Ginny Hall

    4th December 2022. Simon was our guide for the walk. He was amazing. His knowledge and repertoire were absolutely brilliant. We learnt so much we didn’t even know we didn’t know, we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the walk. Ginny and Helen

  6. Helen Hemming

    Absolutely brilliant Simon

  7. Rob

    Great walk, Simon covered everything from the Romans, to Dickins, to the Plague, to the Blitz. Very cold day, but he kept it moving and informative. I’m sure I learned more about Dickens and the London he lived in then I ever would have any other way. Perfect for a December Walk.

  8. Nick McMahon

    Simon was our guide for the Dickens Christmas walk, and he was excellent. Informative and vivid, he paced the walk well and gave us a fantastic afternoon. We learned loads and it was great fun. Thank you, Simon.

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