• Charles Dickens Tour

    Charles Dickens Tour

    See the world through Dickens' eyes, explore his roots and what inspired him and meet some of his famous characters.

  • Charles Dickens Tour

    Charles Dickens Tour

    See the world through Dickens' eyes, explore his roots and what inspired him and meet some of his famous characters.

  • Charles Dickens Tour

    Charles Dickens Tour

    See the world through Dickens' eyes, explore his roots and what inspired him and meet some of his famous characters.

Charles Dickens Tour

Dickens' novels, among the most popular in the English library, are a great insight into life in 19th Century England. Recurring themes including the plight of the poor, the need for social reform and the vulnerability of women and children reflect the author's concerns about divisions in Victorian society. This tour is a journey through Charles Dickens' England.

Highlights

  • Dickens' London, where so many of his great novels take place and the Dickens House Museum.
  • The Kent countryside which inspired him.
  • Historic Rochester, his home town, where Oliver Twist's Nancy gives us a guided tour of the many locations famous in his novels.
  • Cooling marshes, setting for Great Expectations.
  • Gadshill, where he lived until he died.
  • Chatham, his childhood home.
  • Medieval Canterbury.
  • Broadstairs and Bleak House, where he wrote many of his works.
  • An overnight stay in a hotel used by Dickens.
  • Lunches at traditional country pubs frequented by Dickens, which appeared in his novels
  • Dickensian Christmas Festival

Photo credits:

Slideshow: Dickensian Christmas © Visit Kent; Dickens Christmas Festival, Rochester High Street

Photo to the right of the tour: Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum, Portsmouth © VisitBritain / Ben Selway. 

  • The advice and assistance of Mr Bennett and his staff have been invaluable in the planning and execution of the itineraries. He has been most helpful with suggestions of places to see and sites to visit, and the arrangements for transportation, lodging, guides, and sight-seeing have always been exemplary.

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