Monday, 26 December 2016

A London Walker Reviews #London Walks: “Christmas Day Dickens Walk – Superb!”

Mary, Fiona, Maxine & Noel in the London Walks office write… On Mondays & Fridays we'll be sharing reviews of our London Walks written by London Walkers. Firstly, THANKS to all who have written to us down through the years, your kind words are greatly appreciated! Our guides don't solicit these reviews on our tours – we believe that this would be a waste of your time. That's what makes these reviews all the more special – they have been sent to us by genuine London Walkers who have given up their valuable time to drop us a line or two, or leave a comment on travel message boards & websites. Thanks everyone.

Adam writes… 

Thanks to everyone who joined us on a Christmas Day London Walk! Particular thanks to azbz from California for taking the time to leave this 5-star review on Trip Advisor and yes, your point is well made… the homeless situation is grim. Our leaders have a LOT of work to do this coming year on Brexit and I for one hope that they will not use this work as an excuse to further ignore those on the streets of London.

“Christmas Day Dickens Walk – Superb!”

All the Tubes are closed on Christmas Day as are almost all sights, making this a wonderful activity to do. Meet at Trafalgar Square and walk for 2 hours to see sites where Dickens lived, worked, and frequented. Most of the actual buildings are long gone, but still interesting to follow in his footsteps. Went down a small alley and saw real gaslight lamps with bowed windows!!! Also saw many of the real life poors on the walk in modern day. Makes you feel guilty about all the money you are spending in London and sad about how intractable the homeless situation is in all major cities. 

The guide, Simon, did a terrific job setting the scene and reading aloud from Dickens's works.

Visited December 2016

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