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A Christmas Carol in the City of London

Yule walk: London Past, Present & Yet to Come

  • 12 British pounds
  • Outside St Paul's tube station (Exit 2), London EC2V 6AA

Service Description

'A Christmas Carol' is one of Charles Dickens' most popular stories. Published in 1843, it tells of Ebenezer Scrooge's transformation from miserly curmudgeon ('Bah! Humbug!') into an avuncular figure who 'knew how to keep Christmas well'. Dickens set the novel mainly in the Victorian City of London. He did not give exact street names, but we can deduce which streets, alleys and courts he may have had in mind. Most of them are still there today, almost 180 years later. See how the Ghost of London Past co-exists with the Ghost of London Present and catch a glimpse of the Ghost of London Yet to Come. Mainly following the trail of Scrooge, this walk will also cover other Yuletide themes and include one or two seasonal surprises. Come on this walk on to: • see where Scrooge worked, lived, ate and was buried in Dickens' book 'A Christmas Carol', • find out about how the book influenced our experience of the festive season, • learn the origins of some of our Christmas traditions, • hear about the historical figure that inspired panto favourite Dick Whittington. After the walk, please join me for a drink in a nearby pub in the area of Leadenhall Market/Cornhill if you have the time (not included in the price of the walk ticket!). Start: Outside St Paul's tube station (Exit 2, to St Paul's Cathedral), London EC2V 6AA Finish: Leadenhall Market (nearest tube stations: Bank, Monument). The walk will take place come rain or shine, so please be prepared for all weathers! "Cannot recommend London On The Ground’s atmospheric Christmas Carol walk enough as the perfect Twixtmas outing." "A Christmas Carol walk with the great Jonathan Wober. Fantastic stuff. Thanks!"

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