Charles Dickens’ Rochester
Just 35 minutes from Central London is one of Britain’s historic gems – and it’s the place Charles Dickens called… home.
EDUCATING | ENTERTAINING
DISCOVER DICKENS’ ANCIENT, DROWSY CITY
A TOP-RATED GUIDED TOUR
There’s no substitute for local knowledge. And when it comes to Charles Dickens and his lifelong links with Rochester, that’s especially true. At Rochester History Walking Tours, all our professional guides are local people, who’ve lived in the former city for many years and LOVE ‘all things Dickens’. So, when you come on one of our tours, you’ll be getting many years of interest and knowledge condensed down into a rich, literary stock.
GETTING TO ROCHESTER
If you’re staying London, getting to Rochester couldn’t be easier. We have excellent road links via the A2 from the Southbank, but by the far best – and quickest – way to get here is by rail. From London St Pancras, you can be standing in the place Dickens called home in just 35 minutes, thanks to South Eastern Trains 140mph+ Hi-Speed Javelin trains. We have a dedicated booking service via this website. Just click the button to book your tickets.
What we do
A tour to suit everyone
small group tours
With a maximum of just 12 guests and a minimum age limit of 18, these tours are perfect for those who have a long standing interest in Dickens, or Heritage in general. These are our most frequently run tours, on an almost daily basis during the summer.
After dark tours
When the sun goes down, the historic heart of Rochester takes on a quite different personality. This allows us to offer a quite different take on our daytime tours. Come and experience something quite special… Max 12 guests. Over 18’s only.
dickens for kids tours
Children the World over study Dickens and we offer them the ultimate lesson in the setting of one of the largest film sets on the planet! With a prize quiz as we follow the route, kids 8-17 will experience Charles Dickens in a way they simply cannot in any classroom.
wednesday walks for all
We firmly believe no one should be prevented from learning about Charles Dickens or Rochester due to cost. So, a couple of times each month we offer our walks at a very low price so as many people as possible can benefit. Wednesday Walks for All are just £2.50pp and anyone aged 8 or over can come along.
What Drives Us
Quite simply, we want your visit to Rochester to stay vivid in your mind for years to come. We also know that people are different and a ‘one size fits all’ approach to heritage and history doesn’t work. That’s why we offer the range of tours shown above to suit as wide a range of visitors as we can. Above all though, we make our tours ENTERTAINING. There is nothing worse than a boring tour, led by a guide who isn’t passionate about the subject and – more importantly – YOU. And our guides are anything but boring! We sincerely hope you enjoy your time with us and, if possible, you’ll come back and join us again in the future.