It’s a five hour carriage ride to London, and when Pip arrives in the big city, the country boy thinks that London is decidedly overrated. Everything is dirty, labyrinthine, and abrasive.
The carriage driver delivers Pip to Jaggers’ office, but not without mentioning how afraid he is of Jaggers. This perplexes Pip, but it also means that he doesn’t have to tip the driver, too afraid is he of what Jaggers might do if he overcharges.
Pip is greeted by a clerk who lets him know that Mr. Jaggers is in court, but that Pip can wait inside.
There are lots of people around, all waiting for Mr. Jaggers.
Pip waits in Mr. Jaggers’ office, and there he sees a number of trinkets and curiosities. He sees Mr. Jaggers’ chair which look likes a coffin due to the nails that line it. He also notices two casts of gruesome, twitchy faces. It’s a very dreary office and adds to Pip’s distinct sense of London.