Open House Festival

Devil's Acre, Westminster

walk/tour

Various architects, 1862

Cardinal Place, Victoria Street , SW1E 5JE

Charles Dickens visited the underbelly of Westminster which he described as the ‘Devil’s Acre’, and so can you ... walk the streets he described as ‘the blackest tide of moral turpitude’ . Do not be put off, very different today, but you can still get a feel of what Dicken's experienced on this walking tour.

Getting there

Tube

Victoria

Train

Victoria

Bus

11, 24, 148, 507, 2

Access

Accessibility notes

Toilets are available at Victoria Train Station before start of walk

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Activities

Sat 14 Sep

Walking tour

10:00–11:00

Devil's Acre - guided walking tour

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Walking tour

10:30–11:30

Devil's Acre - guided walking tour

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Walking tour

11:00–12:00

Devil's Acre - guided walking tour

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Walking tour

11:30–12:30

Devil's Acre - guided walking tour

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Walking tour

12:00–13:00

Devil's Acre - guided walking tour

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Walking tour

12:30–13:30

Devil's Acre - guided walking tour

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Walking tour

13:00–14:00

Devil's Acre - guided walking tour

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Walking tour

13:30–14:30

Devil's Acre - guided walking tour

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Walking tour

14:00–15:00

Devil's Acre - guided walking tour

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Walking tour

14:30–15:30

Devil's Acre - guided walking tour

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Walking tour

15:00–16:00

Devil's Acre - guided walking tour

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Walking tour

15:30–16:30

Devil's Acre - guided walking tour

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Walking tour

16:00–17:00

Devil's Acre - guided walking tour

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About

The Walk

Exploring the back streets of Victoria of what Charles Dicken's described as Devil's Acre... ‘the blackest tide of moral turpitude’ and ‘the most notorious haunt of law-breakers in
the empire’.

Victoria is of course very different nowadays, but as guides we will do what guides do best and show and explain to you some of what Charles Dicken's experienced, what it was like before Victoria was developed, and the philanthropists who wanted to help the much less fortunate.

A short route of the back streets of Victoria, allowing us to step back in time.

Online presence

westminsterguides.org.uk

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