Posted on 06/29/2021 at 11:45 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Fans of classic British literature have two new tourism options when they’re next in London.

The Charles Dickens Museum is launching a walking tour that visits sites around the city that inspired events in Oliver Twist, reports the Guardian

Starting June 30, the self-guided tour and its audio guide will direct you to such locations as the slum where Fagin’s den of thieves was based and a pub said to be the basis for the book’s The Three Cripples.

The Guardian previews more of the Oliver Twist walking tour, which also coincides with the unveiling of a previously unseen locket that Dickens cherished.

And while you’re in London, you may want (or at least want to try) to stay at Henry’s Townhouse, the former home of Jane Austen’s brother.

Literary Hub reports that the expansive house has reopened after renovations and features such amenities as first-edition Austen novels.

See more photos from the seven-suite house at the Henry’s Townhouse website

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