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Charles Dickens Private Walking Tour provided by Ye Olde England Tours

Charles Dickens Private Walking Tour

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Charles Dickens Private Walking Tour
Your guide and yourself are welcome to wear face masks and we will keep to the UK law regarding social distancing.
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Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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  • 1
    St George the Martyr
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    The Marshalsea Prison
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    London Bridge
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Winchester Palace
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Borough Market
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
  • 6
    Temple Church
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 7
    Dr. Johnson's House
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 8
    The Old Curiosity Shop
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 9
    High Holborn
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • 10
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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Important Information
Departure Point
Borough High St, London SE1 1JX, UK
Return Details
Charles Dickens Museum, 48-49 Doughty St, Holborn, London WC1N 2LX, UK
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - St George the Martyr
  • Entry/Admission - London Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Winchester Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Borough Market
  • Entry/Admission - Lincoln's Inn Fields
  • Entry/Admission - High Holborn
  • Entry/Admission - Bloomsbury
  • London Underground Tube ticket
  • Entrance to Charles Dickens House Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Dr. Johnson's House
  • Entry/Admission - Charles Dickens Museum
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Additional Info
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • We have earmarked this tour as especially safe during the Coronavirus outbreak due to generally quiet places that we visit where social distancing is generally not a problem. All of our tours are private so it is just you/your family and your guide.  To make it easier and safer for all concerned we would suggest starting this tour a little later than the usual time, perhaps around 10.30-11am which allows us all to miss rush-hour. We are happy to still come to your hotel to meet you but for the moment we would suggest meeting us at the tour starting point.  This allows you to arrive by a taxi or uber rather than public transport. Please feel free to wear masks throughout or at times during the tour.  Your guide will also have a mask with them.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Steve F wrote a review Sep 2019
Acworth, Georgia5 contributions3 helpful votes
This tour was amazing! Kevin, our guide, shared his encyclopedic knowledge not only of Dickens locations but of London in general. Every corner and alley, he offered a new, fascinating nugget of information. We loved the fact that, as a tour for just the two of us, we could
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Stephen L, Owner at Charles Dickens Private Walking Tour
Responded 1 Nov 2019
Thank you so much for your great review. We love all our tours but especially the ones where we can go off the beaten track a little. Kevin enjoyed meeting you too, the highlight of our job is always to meet nice and interesting people from around the world and sharing our love of the history of London with them. We hope to see you again next time :-) with Ye Olde England Tours.
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romanciaobella wrote a review Apr 2019
New York14 contributions5 helpful votes
This walking tour is equal parts Dickens and London. I had an exceptional experience with Kevin. What better way to learn about the city than through the eyes of one of it's most famous inhabitants. I believe that you would not have to know much about Dickens to enjoy this tour.
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Date of experience: February 2019
Response from Stephen L, Owner at Charles Dickens Private Walking Tour
Responded 1 Nov 2019
Thankyou for your great review. We’re delighted to hear that you had a such a good time with Kevin on our Charles Dickens Walking Tour. It does take you through various parts of London which though key to Dickens and London itself, aren’t necessarily the first places tourists would visit on their own. It’s always fascinating to visit the locations in real life and interesting to follow Dickens from his childhood poverty south of the river all the way up to leafy Bloomsbury when he was accomplished and living in luxury. Thank you again and we hope to see you again one day should you ever return to the U.K.
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John C wrote a review Oct 2018
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Stephen Liddell came highly recommended to us by our good friends but he was not available during our visit. However, he connected us with his colleague, Kevin Pearman and Kevin proved to be a wonderful guide. He was neat and organized and met us at our accommodations in Covent
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Stephen L, Owner at Charles Dickens Private Walking Tour
Responded 5 Apr 2019
Thanks so much for your great review John. I'm sorry I wasn't able to personally take your tour especially after such a glow recommendation but I knew you would enjoy your time with Kevin just as much. Yes the 5 hour tour does have a bit of a walk doesn't it but hopefully all the sights and neighbourhoods make it all worth while. I'm really glad that you had such a great day and Kevin says 'Hi' too.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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