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.

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