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A Christmas Carol and Charles Dickens Old London Walking Tour
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A Christmas Carol and Charles Dickens Old London Walking Tour

By Richard's Tours
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Duration: 2–3 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
What's not included
  • Food and drinks


Start:
  • Underground Ltd, Temple Station, Victoria Embankment, Temple, London WC2R 2PH, UK
    At the base of the steps right outside the station entrance/exit
End:
  • Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch St, London EC3V 1LT, UK
    Your guide will escort you to your nearest station or help you with onward travel.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 60273P35

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 60273P35

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  • Underground Ltd, Temple Station, Victoria Embankment, Temple, London WC2R 2PH, UK
    At the base of the steps right outside the station entrance/exit
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  • Gracechurch St, London EC3V 1LT, UK
    Your guide will escort you to your nearest station or help you with onward travel.
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  • Richard's Tours
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    London, England
    Joined in October 2017
  • David S
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Revisiting history
    Richard, our tour guide was very cordial and quite informative. He was very knowledgeable and could tell wonderful stories that could take your imagination back in time. It was a great experience getting to know the Great British Statesman on a greater level. Would highly recommend!
    Written May 17, 2024
  • carrollw955
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Richard is Amazing!
    Other couple canceled so we got Richard all to ourselves. He was marvelous and with our being fans of Dickens, Shakespeare and London's history, he wove for us our own tour personalizing it to what we were most interested in. Richard is incredible - very smart, great personality and sense of humor. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him and are still raving about this experience to all our friends 5 months later! We are sending them all his way for their trips this year to London, and we ourselves shall book him again when we return this December! Having been born in London and lived there, then moved to USA I couldn't believe the things I never knew and had never seen -- he is a treasure trove and all his well-known subjects about literature, history, EVERYTHING all overlap and contribute to -- when the end of the tour arrives you literally don't want to say goodbye. What a fabulous experience! Cheers, Richard!
    Written May 14, 2024
  • carrollw955
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I had a fabulous experience with Richard. The other couple canceled so we had him all to ourselves!
    The other couple canceled so we had Richard all to ourselves. We are avid fans of Dickens and Shakespeare and London History and he weaved it all into a tour that we are still raving about 5 months later! Being born in London and having lived there and then moved to the US I was astonished at the places and things of which I had been unaware. It is true that one could spend a whole year in London and still not see everything, but being on a tour with Richard at the helm is a wonderful start! We enjoyed every minute from meeting him at Temple Station until we said farewell at the house he believes was the inspiration for where Scrooge lived in A Christmas Carol. I cannot rave enough about Richard, his knowledge, his great personality and sense of humor. We are sending all our friends who visit his contact info/website and we will definitely look him up when we are back in town later this year in 2024. Cheers Richard!!
    Written May 14, 2024
  • Abdullah A
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would definitely recommend friends
    Thank you so much Adam the tour was amazing and fun. I learned a lot about the historical pubs and Adam is a charismatic person the made the tour enjoyable.
    Written May 12, 2024
  • ayeenahmad
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful 2hrs walk
    Our knowledgeable guide Richard brought Churchill's story to life as we walked through the streets of London, visiting key locations that were significant in his life. We learned so much about his early years, his leadership during World War II, and his lasting impact on British history. And Richard was passionate about Churchill and we were captivated from start to finish and left the tour feeling inspired and enriched. Thanks for the fantastic tour!
    Written May 11, 2024
  • Coppell12
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable Afternoon
    This was a very informative and enjoyable tour. Richard is a very knowledgeable and personable guide. Great information about Churchill’s early life in addition to the War Room access.
    Written April 26, 2024
  • Della H
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    Richard is an awesome host… personable, knowledgeable, will accommodate your interests and, best of all, is never boring! We could not have been happier with our experience; you will not be disappointed!
    Written April 21, 2024
  • Jogouwa
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful historical experience
    Unbelievable experience. Everyone should know about the importance of this place in our history. Spent 3 and a half hours there. Time flew by.
    Written April 15, 2024
  • K871BAchristinea
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Birthday trip
    Beautiful house and grounds. Was happy with most things except for the lack of information on the artwork. Spoke with curator about this, was advised to ask as they are all very knowledgeable on each section but they would have had to accompany us all the way around, this was not feasible. Rooms were amazing and kept very well.
    Written April 1, 2024
  • R5891PTjohns
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical pub tour for two.
    Richard was absolutely great. Before the tour he communicated with us about any Pubs we had already visited or specific ones in which we were interested. He was very informative on the histories of the individual pubs and neighborhoods as well as the general history of the periods through which the pubs served historical figures. It was a fun and enlightening experience — and provided an opportunity to try many different brews!
    Written February 10, 2024
  • Douglasmccrae27
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Five Stars !! Highly recommended. The game was afoot !
    The Sherlock Holmes tour was incredibly fun and insightful. Our guide Richard was funny and informative. It was like spending time with an intelligent and charming old friend. Highly recommended !
    Written January 7, 2024
  • Mario A
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    God bless us everyone.
    Richard Yes,‘s tours are thoroughly researched, and he provides a great insight and background into jolly old England. We recently went on the Dickens a Christmas Carol tour and we’re very delighted to learn so much about the book, its locations and its characters. Richard clearly enjoys what he does and his enthusiasm is infectious. It was time well spent and we look forward to another tour on a future visit to London.
    Written December 26, 2023
  • thomw390
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic taste of Dickensian London
    I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. For fans of Dickens, or lovers of London history, or even those who wish to know a bit more about old London, Richard's tour is a total joy. While history based tours can often be chock-full of information, they can be dry and dusty - NOT SO with Richard's Tours....always engaging, often humorous and yet loaded with fun facts, this walking tour was an absolutely fantastic experience and I would gladly recommend it to anyone who finds themselves in London - particularly those who visit around the holidays like myself - and I would advise you to take advantage of his recommendations for food and sightseeing beyond the scope of the tour. I did just that and am so glad I did...his food suggestions ended up being utterly fabulous, and he suggested to revisit some of the ground we covered on the tour, but at night when lit with the lights of London and that too was advice well-taken! Thanks, Richard for a fabulous Dickensian experience!
    Written December 14, 2023
  • 680quintons
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Terrific Tour
    Excellent tour. Richard is thoroughly knowledgeable of the subject matter. We are fans of a Christmas Carol. Richard really did a good job tying in Dicken’s life and how it related to his book(s). The tour also had a lot of London history included. All of it was very interesting.
    Written November 21, 2023
  • Rwenearlythere
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb
    Richard’s tour was interesting, enthusiastic informative & entertaining. We were amazed at the depth of his knowledge not only for our specific Doc Martin tour but other regions/topics as well. We would thoroughly recommend Richards Tours which gave us a wonderful overview of beautiful Cornwall
    Written September 9, 2023
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Brendan T
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Richard was an amazing and knowledgeable guide. He knew so much and showed us even more. I would recommend the tour and Richard anytime.
Written November 17, 2023
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Thank you so much! What a lovely review. Pleasure to meet you and share this part of historic London. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and that my tour helped kick off the festive period for you! Thank you once again.
Written November 22, 2023
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Joe44
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Nov 2021 • Couples
This was a wonderful trip. Richard is an excellent guide. He is incredibly knowledgeable and super friendly.
Written November 25, 2021
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It was really great to take you on two tours over a couple of days! Such fun, friendly people, and thank you so much for the Tea! my Christmas favourite! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas for December, and hope to see you again real soon.
Written November 27, 2021
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