Dickens in Southwark Guided Walk

Guided Walk
  • Venue

    Bankside and Borough

  • Time

    11:00 AM

  • Price

    FREE (Donation)

  • Book Tickets

Led by our experienced and knowledgeable Cathedral Guides, this is an opportunity to explore Southwark at a leisurely pace


Charles Dickens spent time in Southwark when his father was sent to Marshalsea debtors’ prison in 1824. Young Charles’ regular visits generated ideas and inspired characters which would appear in his novels.

This walk will take you to places associated with Pickwick Papers, The Old Curiosity Shop, David Copperfield and Little Dorrit finishing with a visit to St George the Martyr Church on Borough High Street*

*Dependent on any services or other events taking place on the day.

Duration : 120 minutes

Start: Southwark Cathedral Courtyard, SE1 9DA

Finish: St George the Martyr, SE1 1JA

Meeting point: Southwark Cathedral Courtyard located on the north side of the Cathedral opposite the River Thames.

Please ensure you wear sensible footwear for this walk and be prepared for all weather conditions. We also recommend you bring a small bottle of water with you.

Maximum of 15 people per walk.

Southwark Cathedral are delighted to offer these walks for free with donations greatly appreciated. Any income generated by these walks is used to help maintain the ministry and fabric of Southwark Cathedral.