What the Dickens?

  • 8 reviews
  • The George and Vulture


  • Christmas Themed, Immersive Theatre and Theatre/Arts
  • Tickets from £20.00
  • Over 18
  • This event has taken place.
  • Multiple start times (see ticket info)

Join Peculiar London for an immersive 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, beginning with an exculsive tour of the Geoge and Vulture pub - An ancient city institution which was a favourite haunt of Dickens; he once rented a room there, it is mentioned in several of his novels, and the decendants of the Dickens clan still gather there for Christmas dinner every year. 

The Mangement have kindly agreed not just to let us pop in for a drink but also to visit Dickens old apartment above the pub and view their collection of Dickens memorablilia. 

After that we will be taking to the streets to learn some fascinating facts about the history of the much loved story of 'The Christmas Carol' including the landmarks that have survived from Dicken's day, and the real life character that 'Scrooge' was based on.

Walk Finishes at Leadenhall market approx 10 minute walk from Bank station

Approx run time 2 hours

Event runs  7.30-9.30pm Fri - sun

we are also running a matinee 4-6pm on sunday, please choose the option 'Sunday ticket if you are booking for this event


If you take the trouble to contact us we will always respond but here are the answers to some of the more frequently asked questions

- The majority of our event take place outside and involves a fair amount of walking on flat pavements, it is winter so please wrap up warm, and wear suitable footwear.
- We will be starting and finishing at pubs.
- Teenagers are welcome accompanied by responsible adults.
- Unfortunately this tour is NOT suitable for dogs.
-  REFUND POLICY: We will refund you if cancel a booking on up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled time of the event. If you need to cancel a booking at less than 48 hours before the event date, you will NOT be entitled to reimbursement. However the booking may be transferred to the next suitable date, or to another person at no additional cost e.g. you may find a friend to take your place on the experience and ask them for the money.
If we have to cancel an event for any reason Peculiar London will refund in full those who had purchased tickets prior to its cancellation.




Ticket Event time Cost

19:30 - 21:30 £20.00
Sunday matinee


16:00 - 18:00 £20.00



The George and Vulture, 3, Castle street, London, EC3V 9AE

Nearest Station

Bank (Tube)

Getting there


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