The Life and Literature of Charles Dickens: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

London, GB
London, GB
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Experience the enchanting world of Charles Dickens on this self-guided audio tour of London. Walk in the footsteps of the beloved author as you visit the places where he lived and worked, and discover the inspirations behind his timeless novels. Immerse yourself in Dickens' London as you explore locations connected to his daily life and literary masterpieces like Oliver Twist and Little Dorrit. With the voice of Lucinda Hawksley, a biographer and Dickens' great great great granddaughter, guiding you along the way, you'll gain a unique perspective on the man and his legacy. Enjoy the freedom to start and finish the tour at your own pace and delve deeper into the history and magic of Dickens' world. Don't miss this opportunity to step into the pages of one of the greatest storytellers in history. Book now and embark on a literary adventure through the streets of London.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • 1 hours - 1 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • & Audio GuidedSelf Guided Experience
  • "Discover Charles Dickens' London"
  • "Walk in the footsteps of a literary legend"
  • "Listen to audio commentary by Dickens' descendant"
  • "Flexible and customizable tour experience"
  • "Visit the iconic Charles Dickens Museum"
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route

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Step into the fascinating world of Charles Dickens and discover why this celebrated author considered London his "magic lantern." Embark on The Life and Literature of Charles Dickens: A Self-Guided Audio Tour and delve into the places that shaped his life, work, and imaginative tales. This captivating walking tour in the heart of London offers a unique opportunity to trace his footsteps, visit iconic landmarks, and gain insights into the inspiration behind his timeless novels like Oliver Twist and Little Dorrit.

What to expect?

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable 60 to 90-minute journey that brings Charles Dickens' London to life. As you explore at your own pace, you'll enjoy a carefully curated audio guide narrated by Lucinda Hawksley, a biographer and Dickens' great great great granddaughter. Learn intriguing stories about Dickens' daily life, his connection to various locations, and how they influenced his literary masterpieces. Traverse the streets, soak in the vibrant atmosphere, and envision the scenes he once saw. Whether you're an avid literature lover or simply curious about the era, this self-guided tour promises a captivating experience.

Who is this for?

The Life and Literature of Charles Dickens: A Self-Guided Audio Tour is a must-visit for anyone with an appreciation for English literature, history, or simply a desire to explore the captivating streets of Victorian London. Whether you're an ardent fan of Dickens or just discovering his works, this tour is designed to engage and enlighten. It appeals to young and old alike, providing an immersive experience for literature enthusiasts, history buffs, and curious travelers. Come be enchanted by the world of Dickens and discover why his stories have stood the test of time.

Why book this?

This self-guided audio tour transports you back in time, inviting you to step into the shoes of Charles Dickens as you navigate the very streets he once walked. With complete control over when, where, and how you explore, you have the freedom to linger at each stop or breeze through the tour. Lucinda Hawksley's narration adds a personal touch, offering unique insights and anecdotes. The flexibility to use the VoiceMap app before and after your booking date, along with an option for a virtual tour at home, ensures you can fully immerse yourself in Dickens' world at your convenience. Embark on this literary adventure and uncover the magic of Dickens' London.

Good to know

Please note that the tour begins at Chancery Lane Station in Holborn, London. Before your arrival, make sure to install the VoiceMap mobile app and use the code provided on your confirmation ticket. This self-guided audio tour can be started, paused, or restarted at any time, allowing you to embrace the enchanting world of Charles Dickens at your own pace. From the Prudential Building, where Dickens once resided, to the Charles Dickens Museum, the tour covers significant locations intertwined with his life and literature. Prepare for a memorable journey filled with fascinating stories and glimpses into Victorian London.


Travelers who have embarked on The Life and Literature of Charles Dickens: A Self-Guided Audio Tour have been enthralled by the experience. They praise the informative and engaging narration provided by Lucinda Hawksley, which adds depth and authenticity to the tour. Visitors appreciate the flexibility to explore at their own pace and the convenience of the VoiceMap app. Many have found the tour to be a fantastic way to connect with Dickens' works and gain a deeper understanding of his inspirations. Overall, reviewers express their satisfaction and recommend this captivating tour to literature enthusiasts, history lovers, and anyone seeking a unique perspective on London's literary heritage.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

De Vere Holborn Bars

(Pass by)

The tour passes the Prudential Building – it stands on the site of what was once Furnival’s Inn where Charles Dickens once lived.

Hatton Garden

(Pass by)

The tour passes Hatton Garden street, it is famous as the centre of the diamond and jewellery trade in London.

Goodenough College

(Pass by)

The tour passes the Goodenough College which used to be the Foundling Hospital. Dicken's used the story of the hospital as inspiration for Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens Museum

(Pass by)

The tour ends at the Charles Dickens Museum.

2024-05-29 21:27