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 – THE PRACTICALS

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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22 reviews for Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol & Seasonal Traditions

  1. Peter Larson

    Simon, our guide for the Dickens Christmas walk was OUTSTANDING, as was the entire tour. He has tremendous knowledge of history and the ability to communicate clearly to a varied group of visitors to London. Well worth the time and fee.

  2. Victoria Wynn

    A Christmas Carol and Seasonal Traditions was fabulous with Richard III. It must be hard to corral such a large group and still keep on time, but he did it masterfully. And to deliver such a wonderful talk along the way was tremendous. The references to “A Christmas Carol” were interwoven with historical references that gave added insight to the times. I’d go on any walk with Richard knowing that I’d be thoroughly entertained and enlightened.

  3. Jac Mac

    We really enjoyed Richard’s (III) walk yesterday. He had a twinkle in his eye and a spring in his step as he told the tale of Dickens’ The Christmas Carol with added embellishment and interesting details. My friend was concerned about the size of the group but he shepherded around the streets and alleys expertly.
    Looking forward to planning our next walk… thank you

  4. Judith Williams

    Richard (AKA Richard the Third) was our guide today. He was knowledgeable, witty and very informative. I learned so much about Dickens that I didn’t know. I enjoyed visiting the places that were mentioned in his book. Richard was brilliant and didn’t disappoint.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. Rebecca eborall

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. Helen Hemming

    Absolutely brilliant Simon

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