Victorian Echoes: A Christmas Carol & London’s Legacy


Victorian Echoes: A Christmas Carol & London’s Legacy

Discover the echoes of Victorian London on our Victorian Echoes: A Christmas Carol & London's Legacy tour. This 2-hour guided walking adventure starts at St. Paul's Cathedral, where you’ll explore the profound transformations of the City of London, from its medieval roots through the Great Fire and into the era of rebirth that shaped the modern city.

The tour progresses to St Mary Le Bow church, delving into the city's recovery and growth in the late 1600s and 1700s. As we move towards Mansion House and St Michael's Church, you’ll step deeper into the Victorian period that frames much of Charles Dickens's work. The journey culminates at Leadenhall Market, a location that not only ties to Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" but also embodies the festive spirit and the commercial vibrancy of the era.

This tour is designed for those who cherish both literature and history, offering a comprehensive view of London’s historical layers while focusing on the Victorian settings that inspired Dickens’s most famous Christmas story. Engage with the past and see how history, literature, and city life intertwine in the heart of London.


Please note: 

  • This tour is normally delivered on foot with no access to sites included.
  • Some optional extras include a vehicle to drive between sites, site access and refreshments.  These must be requested at the time of booking and will incur additional costs.
  • The normal recommended duration for this tour is published on this page.  If you require a shorter or longer duration please let us know at time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • All of our tours are for private bookings only.  Whether you're a single, couple, family, group of friends or corporate booking, you will enjoy the exclusive care and attention of our guide
  • All guides on our team are warm, engaging professionals who are well travelled themselves, and offer their own rich life experiences to help hit the mark for your enjoyment of our tours.
  • Guides reserve the right to adapt the route of this tour according to various logistical requirements (for example inclement weather or traffic congestion) on the day of the tour.
  • Most tours are customisable and adaptable for special interests, language support (currently English, French and Spanish), accessibility / disability amendments and other sensitive handling (such as women-led tours). 
  • Please advise us of any other special requests on booking.
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At a glance

Neighbourhoods explored
City of London
Sites along the way
St Paul's Cathedral, Bank of England (Museum), Leadenhall Market
Themes enjoyed
Roman History, Medieval History, Architecture, Nightlife, Tudor & Stuart History, Georgian & Victorian History, Stage & Screen
Perfect for
Couples, Families, Corporate Groups, Singles, Layover, Children, Seniors, Disabled
Typical walk duration
2 hours