Dickensian Southwark


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Dickens would have daily walked along Borough High Street, passing what is now Southwark Cathedral, to cross London Bridge on his way to work at the blacking factory.

The George Inn, mentioned in Little Dorrit, will be visited en-route to the outer walls of the Marshalsea Debtors' Prison where Dickens' parents and sister were at one time incarcerated.

A visit to St George the Martyr church will be made. Little Dorrit, on at least one occasion, got locked out of the gaol and rested on the vestry books there; her wedding was held there and is marked by a reference in a stained glass window in that church.

The walk will return to Southwark Cathedral in time for participants to take afternoon tea in the Cathedral Refectory before attending Choral Evensong and a talk by Dickens' biographer Claire Tomalin.

  • 2.30pm
  • £5 (conc £4.50)


Millennium Courtyard

Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge, London, SE1 9DA
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Claire Tomalin
Dickens' biographer

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