A Tale of Two Cities Trail.

A Tale of Two Cities Trail. 2017-03-24T10:40:46+00:00

Discover locations featured in the Charles Dickens novel A Tale of Two Cities in our trail.


Dover: Beach.

Mr Lorry goes for a stroll on the beach at Dover, which was a desert of heaps of sea and stones tumbling wildly about.


Dover: Royal George Hotel.

Jarvis Lorry from Tellson’s Bank meets Miss Manette at The Royal George Hotel in Dover. The hotel is based upon the former Ship Hotel in Dover.

London: Clerkenwell.

Jarvis Lorry of Tellson's Bank lives in Clerkenwell and would walk from here to visit the Manette's in Soho.

London: Fleet Street.

The London branch of Tellson’s Bank was located at Temple Bar, Fleet Street.

London: Hanging Sword Alley.

Hanging Sword Alley, just off Fleet Street, is home to the body-snatcher Jerry Cruncher.

London: Old Bailey Court.

Charles Darnay is tried and acquitted of treason at the Old Bailey court in London.

London: Shooter's Hill.

Jarvis Lorry is a passenger in the Dover mail coach that has diffuclty getting up Shooter's Hill.

London: Soho.

The Manettes’ London residence was close to Soho Square.

London: Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese.

After Darnay is acquitted of treason he accompanies Sydney Carton into a tavern which was almost certainly Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, a favourite of Dickens.

Paris: Bastille.

Dr. Manette is imprisoned in the infamous Bastille prison, which is later stormed by a mob at the start of the French Revolution.

Paris: Île de la Cité.

Charles Darnay is tried twice in law courts of the Revolution at La Conciergerie in Île de la Cité, Paris where he is sentenced to death.

Paris: La Force Prison.

La Force Prison was used by revolutionaries use to imprison anyone they deem a traitor to the new Republic.

Paris: Saint Antoine.

The Defarges lived in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine part of Paris. The faubourg gained a reputation for turbulence during the revolution, starting with the storming of the Bastille.

Paris: Saint Germain.

The Paris branch of Tellson’s Bank was located in a wing of a large house in the Saint Germain Quarter of Paris.


Defarge and his wife take the mender of roads to Versailles to see King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette.


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