What the Dickens?

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  • The Counting house


  • Christmas Themed, Immersive Theatre and Theatre/Arts
  • Tickets from £20.00
  • Over 18
  • This event has taken place.
  • 19:00 - 21:30


Looking for something to do in that awkward bit between Christmas and New year?

Why not join Peculiar London for a fabulous immersive theatre walking tour exploring the streets that inspired Dickens to write his most famous novel 'A Christmas Carol'.

The year is 1843 and Charles Dickens is in a bit of a pickle, his wife is pregnant for the 5th time, his latest novel Martin Chuzzlewit has flopped and he needs money fast.

His publisher suggest that if he's quick he could get something out in time for Christmas, but what should he write about? he takes to the streets of Bank for inspiration...

Inspired by the real life circumstances in which Dickens created 'A Christmas Carol' join us we venture down the winding alleys of London's financial capital, learn some fascinating facts about the background novel including the landmarks that are mentioned by name and the real life character that 'Scrooge' was based on.

We will be helping you get into the Christmas spirit with a free tipple courtesy of our friends at Scared Distillery,

And we may call in at a pub or two depending on the circumstances 

Approx run time 2.5 hours with pubs 90 mins without 

Finishes at Leadenhall market approx 10 minute walk from Bank station




Ticket Event time Cost
What the Dickens 19:00 - 21:30 £20.00



The Counting house, 50, Cornhill, London, EC3 3PD

Nearest Station

Bank (Tube)


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