This excursion will be back soon. In the meantime we’d be happy to organise a private tour for you. Please contact us on 020 7624 3978 | privatewalks@walks.com to make a booking.

Dickens to Diamonds

Farringdon tube station, London

Guided by Rachel

Crossrail and 21st-century architecture are now transforming Farringdon station. But behind – backstage as it were – the original street pattern and fascinating historic tales of the area remain. Discover quirky furniture and housing in Clerkenwell before reaching London's original Little Italy, where Italian ice-cream vendors and organ grinders contributed to a colourful street life only a stone's throw from the narrow alleyways which inspired Fagin's Den and London's diamond quarter named after a favourite courtier of Elizabeth I. After stories of cinema, machine guns and gem heists you emerge into a street that was once part of Cambridgeshire. Go figure. Better yet, go on the walk. Guided by Rachel.

DICKENS TO DIAMONDS – THE PRACTICALS

The Dickens to Diamonds walk takes place at 10.45 am on xxxxxxxxx. The meeting point is just outside FarringdonTube.

LONDON WALKS REVIEWS

 "London's best city tours" The Telegraph

"the best in the capital" Visit London

"the unfailingly fascinating London Walks…" San Francisco Chronicle

LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS

If you can't make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Dickens to Diamonds Walks do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Dickens to Diamonds Walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We'll tailor it to your requirements. And – always with private London Walks and tours – we go to great lengths to make sure the guide-walker(s) "fit" is well-nigh perfect. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at london@walks.com 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.

GIVE THE GIFT OF LONDON WALKS

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

MIND THE GAP

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