Photo by Siobhan Doran, courtesy of Charles Dickens Museum
Step into the Victorian Home of Charles Dickens
There’s oodles of literary history in Bloomsbury. The elegant squares and rows of townhouses in this part of town, just east of Tottenham Court Road and south of Euston, were home to any number of authors, poets, and journalists and you can see the evidence of them in the many historic blue plaques which dot the brick facades. The Charles Dickens Museum at 48 Doughty Street, however, is a particularly famous address, because it was home to one of England's greatest writers and London’s greatest chronicler after Pepys – Charles Dickens, who immortalized the city in his novels. Oliver Twist, Pickwick Papers and Nicholas Nickleby were all written in this family home, the rooms preserved just as they would have been in the 19th century. A range of exhibitions, events, tours, readings, and even cocktail evenings make this a very special place indeed.