A Walk in Dickens’s Neighborhood
This self guided walking tour uncovers the Bloomsbury that Charles Dickens would have known. Led by Blue Badge Tourist Guide Katie Wignall with readings by Ollie Dickens (the great-great-great Grandson of the writer), this hour-long tour leaves from the Charles Dickens Museum and ends at Bloomsbury Square by the British Museum.
Stop 1, The Charles Dickens Museum
Stop 2, Coal holes
Stop 3, Boot scrapers
Stop 4, Doughty Mews
Stop 5, Soot covered bricks
Stop 6, The Foundling Hospital ledge
Stop 7, Parish boundary markers
Stop 8, The Lamb pub
Stop 9, John Howard plaque
Stop 10, Barbon Close
Stop 11, Great Ormond Sreet Hospital
Stop 12, Queen’s Square pump
Stop 13, St George the Martyr School
Stop 14, Bloomsbury Square
Thank you for joining A Walk in Charles Dickens' Neighbourhood, the closest tube station is Holborn and there are regular bus routes departing from Kingsway.
If you’ve enjoyed the tour you can find out more about Dickens' life on the Charles Dickens Museum website.