I had never taken a 'London Walks' tour before so I decided to show up at the designated meeting point and time based on the reviews of other travelers, and I must say I was not disappointed!
We had a relatively small group (about half a dozen of us) which I think made it more enjoyable but it was our guide (Andrew) who really brought the world of Dickens and Shakespeare to life.
He was incredibly knowledgeable, was happy to answer questions along the way and gave us some excellent tips for some more interesting places to explore on our own at the conclusion of the tour (I took him up on one of them, a visit to the old church St Bartholomew-the-Great, and that was incredible)
Our guide read passages of Dickens out to us when we were in locations that related to his work which really helped to bring the stories to life (e.g. the old churchyard featured in 'A Christmas Carol' where Scrooge comes across his 'unmourned and unloved' grave!).
You don't need to be the world's biggest Shakespeare or Dickens fan to enjoy this walk as the wealth of information provided about the city in the era of these two writers is just as fascinating. A brilliant walking tour!More