Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol & Seasonal Traditions

(22 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
7 December 2023 Special 10.45 am 12.45 pm Winter
10 December 2023 Tour du Jour 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter
16 December 2023 Tour du Jour 10.45 am 12.45 pm Winter
17 December 2023 Tour du Jour 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter
19 December 2023 Special 10.45 am 12.45 pm Winter
21 December 2023 Special 10.45 am 12.45 pm Winter
23 December 2023 Tour du Jour 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter
24 December 2023 Tour du Jour 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter
26 December 2023 Special 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter
30 December 2023 Tour du Jour 10.45 am 12.45 pm Winter

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 Sunday, November 26th at 10.45 am
on Saturday, December 2nd at 2.30 pm
on Thursday, December 7th at 10.45 am
on Sunday, December 10th at 2.30 pm
on Saturday, December 16th at 10.45 am
on Sunday, December 17th at 2.30 pm
on Tuesday, December 19th at 10.45 am
on Thursday, December 21st at 10.45 am
on Saturday, December 23rd at 2.30 pm
on Sunday, December 24h at 2.30 pm
on Tuesday, December 26th at 2.30 pm
on Saturday, 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.


A private London Walk makes a fab gift – be it a birthday or anniversary or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that’s special. Memories make us rich.


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22 reviews for Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol & Seasonal Traditions

  1. Caroline

    Simon’s 24th Dec 2023 Dickens walk.
    Which was Dickens but OH SO MUCH MORE.
    It was a bitterly cold windy afternoon but no one in the extremely large group could think about anything else than what Simon was sharing with us.
    SO good. I always do a walk when I visit London and this and Robert’s Brunel/Thames are my favourites so far.

  2. Margaret

    Richard (III) was a delightful and informative guide, walking us back through time sharing unknown tidbits of the past

  3. Leslie T.

    Wonderful Dickens’ Christmas Carol walk today led by Richard III. Even with the large group, RIII kept us moving, entertained and informed. His little portable mic works well and he is very engaging. I enjoyed enhancing my knowledge of Dickens and his work as well as discovering nooks and crannies of London.

  4. Judi Anderson Seal

    My walk with Richard III was this morning, December 30. There were so many reasons why I loved this tour. While I am familiar with Charles Dickens’s stories, particularly A Christmas Carol, Richard introduced me to many aspects of Dickens’s life of which I was not aware, and how CD incorporated his experiences into his writing, including A Christmas Carol. The stories of the origins of today’s Christmas traditions were fascinating. And Richard managed to introduce a little whimsy into the tour as well (and I love whimsy). Articulate, knowledgeable, and dramatic when appropriate, Richard III gave a tour I would gladly repeat at anytime.

  5. Lesley Robinson

    Richard was our guide on Boxing Day. We had a wonderfully enjoyable walk. Richard’s talk was so interesting & was very seasonal. Would thoroughly recommend & will definitely book another.

  6. Carolina

    This walk with Simon has now become a Christmas tradition when my family comes to London. We love it, we always come back and it gets better ever year! Simon’s fantastic both at explaining the main facts and reciting bits of A Christmas Carol. Really helps you get in the Christmas spirit!

  7. June & Rita, So.California, U.S.

    Simon was the perfect wrap up to our Christmas visit to London for a Dickensian holiday experience. He colorfully transformed into the beloved characters of the story, and his back stories of all the actual Dickensian locales & customs were a treasure trove of history which we pray will never pass away. Jovial but utterly professional, he made us feel Dickens and his characters in every step. He is a jewel in this jewel of a city. Simon is our hero for another reason- to our horror we discovered we had left our rucksack on the tube. Simon took us confidently under his wing, and thanks to his creative intervention, the bag was found and recovered. We will forever bless your help and kindness, Simon.

  8. Joe

    Try to do this walk every year with my daughter . We love it and it sets us up for Christmas. Richard 111 took us round this year, he had a great knowledge and was very entertaining making the experience very atmospheric. Joe

  9. Graziella

    The Dickens Christmas walk with Simon was absolutely fantastic and we enjoyed every minute of the walk.

  10. Claire

    Simon was an energetic and knowledgeable man who showed us hidden magic in the city streets. At times you could see dickins walking the same places writing the classics in his head. What a great way to spend a Saturday morning, thank you!

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