Dickens Trail App

Explore London through the eyes of Dickens and his characters. This award winning app was produced by the Charles Dickens Museum in partnership with Exhibition Road Cultural Group and Seren Partners. Free to download, it is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Dickens London Trails uses four famous Dickens characters to link a series of London locations under four broad themes. You can follow the characters’ individual trails or choose any London location and we’ll show you all the places nearby.

Childhood, poverty and power

Artful Dodger (Oliver Twist)

From the Foundling Hospital to Cleveland Street Workhouse, visit some of the places that informed Dickens’ writing about social issues.


Lady Dedlock (Bleak House)

Learn about women’s lot on this wide-ranging trail embracing marriages real and fictional, health, poverty and philanthropy – with the odd murder and ghost thrown in.

Food, drink and leisure

Samuel Pickwick (Pickwick Papers)

The founder and perpetual president of the Pickwick Club invites you to join him in some of London’s most famous pubs, coffee houses and places of entertainment.

Crime and punishment

Abel Magwitch

From Seven Dials to Jacob’s Island, discover the impact of criminality and the law on Victorian lives.


For more information and to download the app click here

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