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Please join AWLL members and author and historian, Richard Jones, for a seasonal stroll through the streets of Dickensian London on 6 December at 6:30 pm. Dickens, more than any other Victorian, was responsible for laying out a blueprint as to how Christmas should be celebrated and this walk will take in some of the ways in which he influenced the festive period.
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.
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.
After the walk, we will enjoy some festive cheer and networking with old and/or new contacts. Please invite your AWLL friends to join!
Starting Point: The Dickens Christmas Carol walk will start from outside Bank underground station, exit 3. This is where we will meet.
Finishing Point: We will finish with some Christmas drinks at a pub just off Cornhill, close to The Royal Exchange
Time: Meet at 6.30pm. The walk will start at 6.45 sharp, so please be on time.
Cost: £12 Members/£16 Non-members
Please register by filling out the form, below: