ENJOY A DICKENS CHRISTMAS WALK IN DECEMBER 2016
Why not enjoy a series of seasonal strolls through the streets of Dickensian London over the festive period in 2016?
Dickens, more than any other Victorian, was responsible for laying out a blueprint as to how Christmas should be celebrated and the Dickens walks over the Christmas period will take in some of the ways in which he influenced the festive period.
So, in addition to the usual fascinating insights that these tours provide into the life, times and works of Charles Dickens, we'll also take a look at how a Victorian Christmas was kept and which innovations were down to Mr. Dickens himself.
The walks will take place in the lead up to Christmas and will continue over the period after Boxing Day (oh incidentally, Richard will tell you all about the origins of Boxing Day) and leading up to New Year.
BEFORE OR AFTER CHRISTMAS
You can get into the spirit of Christmas in the lead up to the big event; or, with Christmas over, the mince pies having gone soggy, the turkey little more than skeletal and the house strewn with boxes and wrappers, you can walk off the excesses of the feast in the period betwixt Christmas and New year.
Why not get away for a few hours and enjoy a Christmas Walk around the London of Charles Dickens?
Discover the streets from which Dickens drew his inspiration for Scrooge's counting house and homeward journey in A Christmas Carol and enjoy a great walk that will take in places that featured in Dickens life and works.
There will be quotations aplenty, a look at how a truly Dickensian Christmas should be celebrated, and you'll also see some lovely old buildings, historic alleyways and an abundance of surprises.