Twists and Turns: Exploring the places that inspired Oliver Twist

£12 per person

Duration: Approximately 90 minutes

Sunday 26th March at 11am. 
Sunday 30th April at 11am. 
Sunday 28th May at 11am. 
Sunday 25th June at 11am.

Tickets for the Twists and Turns Tour do not include entry to the Charles Dickens Museum. If you would like to visit the historic house you will need a separate ticket. We advise that you visit the historic house at 10am, as this walking tour does not finish at the Charles Dickens Museum. 

Please note that the walking tour departs the Charles Dickens Museum promptly at 11am. If you arrive later than 11am it will not be possible for you to join the tour, and we cannot offer you a refund or ticket transfer. 

In partnership with Ben's City Tours

Suitable for those 12 years and over.

This walk begins at the Charles Dickens Museum and ends outside The Old Bailey.

Book your tickets here

For more information please email or telephone 020 7405 2127

Please note that all special events are non-refundable. 

Oliver Twist asks the workhouse master for more!

As a young up and coming writer, Charles Dickens spent many hours wandering the streets of London, observing all he saw and experienced while drawing inspiration from the colourful places and people he encountered. 

In 1837, Dickens moved here, to 48 Doughty Street and it was while living in this house that he wrote perhaps his most famous work of all, Oliver Twist!

On this walk we follow in Dickens’s footsteps as he wandered the streets near his home, seeing places and hearing about people and events that inspired him to write Oliver Twist 

We will explore the area long associated with political protest where Oliver is accused of robbing Mr Brownlow as he browses at a bookstall. We walk the streets which once housed some of the worst slums in London and see where Dickens set Fagin’s den of thieves. Discover London’s criminal underbelly of pickpockets, prostitutes and murderers and see the sites of courts, prisons and executions, all of which Dickens saw and wrote about in Oliver Twist.

We discover how the society and politics of Dickens’s London influenced Oliver Twist and led to Dickens becoming regarded as a great social reformer of Victorian England.

This tour starts at the Charles Dickens Museum.


Oliver Twist asks the workhouse master for more!

26th March 2023 - Walking Tour
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