I was pleasantly surprised by how good Dickens World is. Our guide, in period dress, remained in character throughout the one and a half hour tour.
We began with a short film about Dickens' life and travels then were led through a very good re-creation of Victorian London, seeing living and working conditions as well as prison life and a school. Even some smells were reproduced.
We were given a lot of information about Dickens himself, his early life and how he went about his writing and making it accessible to all, not just the rich who could afford leather bound books.
I would recommend this to anyone but perhaps not with children under 5. However, remember to book in advance as tours were limited to a maximum of 20 people. We just turned up but could not get in as there were 2 school parties in. Fortunately, we were able to go back later.
No food or drink available during the tour but plenty of options next door and in the vicinity.
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