Discover Dickens’ City of London

4.7 out of 5 stars


38 mins

1.7 km

By Brian Cookson

On this walk we will see actual places that Dickens visited as well as places mentioned in his novels. Starting at St Paul's Cathedral, which dominated London in Victorian times, we wend our way through ancient alleyways and churchyards, such as St Peter's, Cheapside where the young Dickens first arrived in London. We hear stories about the characters connected with the City especially Ebenezer Scrooge who saw the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come on the steps of the Royal Exchange. We end at the ornate Leadenhall Market, a favourite place for Dickensian films.

10 stops

38 mins

1.7 km



St Paul's

Leadenhall Market


  • 1
    St Paul’s Underground Station
    Life and times of Charles Dickens
  • 2
    St Paul’s Cathedral
    St Paul’s architecture
  • 3
    History of the Guildhall
  • 4
    Frederick’s Place
    Dickens and Disraeli
  • 5
    Mansion House
    Mansion House, home of the Lord Mayor
  • 6
    Royal Exchange
    The Royal Exchange in a Christmas Carol
  • 7
    George & Vulture
    Me Pickwick’s arrest for breach of promise
  • 8
    St Michael’s Cornhill
    The church bells here rang for the ghosts in a Christmas Carol
  • 9
    St Peter’s Cornhill
    An historic Grade I listed Wren church, and a Christian place of worship since 179AD.
  • 10
    Leadenhall Market
    Dickens’s death, burial and legacy


4.7 out of 5 stars
3 reviews
Mara Schusterman
24 Oct 2022
5 out of 5 stars

He was very helpful.

Hilda Braun
13 Apr 2021
5 out of 5 stars

Tom Durrant
04 Jun 2020
5 out of 5 stars


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4 out of 5 stars

Conor Kelly
09 Oct 2018
5 out of 5 stars

Amazing, concise content. Brian is an excellent, well informed guide and I’d recommend this tour to anyone interested in finding out more about Dicken’s London!

Discover Dickens’ City of London

4.7 out of 5 stars