Charles Dickens' London: The Writer's Journey

Created by
Annemarie Lopez
Play a city game where you walk in the footsteps of one of Britain’s greatest writers, Charles Dickens.
You will learn about Dickens’s rags to riches life story and discover the locations that inspired his stories, from pickpockets’ lairs, prisons and courts, to historic pubs and hidden alleyways.
Are you ready for an adventure in Dickens’ London?
per group of 2
  • After booking, follow the instructions you receive by e-mail for playing this city game & walking tour.
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you don't enjoy the quest

Places you will visit


It will take you

48-78 mins

You will walk

5250 steps

Total distance

4 km


Learn about Dickens’s extraordinary life, from child labourer to celebrated writer.

Explore the once brutal and crime-ridden streets of Clerkenwell and the stately legal district of Holborn where Dickens studied and worked.

Discover the darkened bars and inns where lawyers once jostled with scoundrels and Dickens met the colourful characters that would crowd his novels.

Starting point

48 Doughty St

Know before you go

  • Quest available in English
  • This quest has 12 challenges
  • Best during the day
  • Instagrammable
  • Kid friendly
  • Best for couples
  • Recommended activity for families


You are an aspiring writer in London. Since you have been here, you haven’t been able to write or sleep. You go for a walk to calm your mind and see an intense young man in a black top hat and coat. He resembles Charles Dickens, the famous Victorian writer who first inspired you to write. You know Dickens is long dead, but you become convinced that this man holds the key to breaking your spell of writer’s block. You decide to follow him.
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Discover new places

As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

Solve puzzles, crack riddles

You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

Learn fun history

Each place comes with its own bit of history that you’ll discover as you walk.


Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.



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Sep 2021


Sep 2021

Vanni Di Febo

Aug 2021

Gemma Louise Howard

Aug 2021
directions could be clearer but good fun. we did it on a Sunday and one of the venue's was closed, something to note.


Jul 2021


Annemarie Lopez
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