A Dickensian Cognac Tour

Mimi ON Dec 10, 2010 AT 3:27 pm

A Dickensian Cognac Tour

A Dickensian Cognac Tour

By John Gregory-Smith

I love old facts and I recently found out that Charles Dickens was a real fan of cognac, he even devised his own tasty cocktails using the drink.

To celebrate the famous writer’s favourite tipple, Courvoisier have started The Courvoisier Dickens Punch Tour. The tour includes a guided walk around the mysteries of Dickensian London and the chance to sample two Christmas Dickensian-themed Courvoisier punches.

The hour-long tour starts at the Covent Garden Cocktail Club where Dickens’ own cognac punch recipes will be served. The walk follows taking in Dickensian London including The Olde Curiosity Shop (linked to the eponymous novel), St Clements Danes Church (described in the famous rhyme ‘Oranges and Lemons’ and Dickens’ Christmas Stories), the dark hallows of Bow Street Magistrates Court (which featured heavily in Oliver Twist) and many more. Things come to a close back at the Covent Garden Cocktail Club with a warm Smoking Bishop – a punch taken from the final scene in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

The Courvoisier Dickens Punch Tour will run every day from 29 November – 19 December, weekdays from 7pm and weekends at 2pm, 3.30pm and 5pm (1 hour duration). Tickets cost £10.00 (includes punch and guided walk) and are available to purchase from www.courvoisierdickens.eventbrite.com

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