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Charles Dickens

Portrait image of Charles Dickens

Self guided trails through Dickensian Southwark

Celebrating 200 years since the birth of Charles Dickens, novelist and social reformer this fun audio walking tour starts near London Bridge and takes you on a journey that unveils the Southwark Dickens knew as a child in 1824.

Guide yourself around the streets of Southwark using your smartphone or the map. The interactive app is easy to use, illustrated with photos and drawings and provides a host of information about Southwark and particularly the area known as The Borough, with dramatisations and quotes from Dickens' novels.


Download the iPhone (46M) or Android (42M) app, and let the narrator take you on a journey that unveils Dickens' Southwark.

You can listen to an audio stream below. Please note this references some of the functionality that is only available with the apps.


Printed maps

Don't worry if you don't have a smart phone, printed maps can be downloaded or obtained from any of the Southwark libraries.


Fact into Fiction: Happy birthday Mr. Dickens is a  programme of events in February 2014 exploring Charles Dickens and his links with Southwark, highlighting the free audio guide exploring Dickens' Southwark available to download here.

The programme is timed to coincide with Dickens' birthday (7 February) and has been organised by Southwark Local History Library and Archive and the Cuming Museum.

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