Known as much for his humorous trials as for his social novels, Charles Dickens is considered one of the most influential novelists of all time, as well as one of the most popular. Charles was the second of eight children. He was born in the suburbs of Portsmouth on 7 February 1812 to Elizabeth Barrow and John Dickens, parents of humble origins. This stroll through Higham’s small and cosy streets is dedicated to Charles’ life and memory. So let’s discover the places that, in one way or another, are connected to the British novelist.
Higham picturesque village lies usually 1h distance by car/public transport from London.
This itinerary pass by the following suggested museums/sites (tickets below are not included in this tour):
It is recommended checking accessibility here for Gad’s Hill entrance, since it may vary seasonally: https://www.gadshillplace.co.uk/
The house is now a school, and can be visited, with pre-booked tickets, on seven weekends each year, from April to October.