Dickens’ Borough Walk


This walk through the streets of Old Borough, follows the ‘Twists and Transformations’ of Dickens’s early childhood, revisiting early Victorian London South of the River. By encountering the traumatic twists in Dickens’s early years, as he took his first tentative steps into this new city of opportunity, we reveal something of his restless spirit, manifest in his compulsive night-walking and his feelings of ‘houselessness’.

We imagine again the old ground of the Borough, around the debtors prison of Marshalsea and in the places Dickens frequented: the quiet graveyard of St George the Martyr, the bustling fruit and veg market, Horsemonger’s Lane Jail, and Old London Bridge.

This walk is part of the CoolWalks Autumn Urban Forest Festival (26-28 October 2017).

For more information see the website: www.cooltanarts.org.uk/guided-walks

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October 26, 2017 at 6pm - 8pm


Borough Station
196-198 Borough High St
London SE1 1JX
United Kingdom
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