The Charles Dickens Museum

Dickens-museum

Literature fans have several spots to visit in London but probably the most interesting is the Charles Dickens Museum. Charles Dickens only lived here for two years, form 1837 to 1839, but it’s the only Dickens house that has survived over time. The house is located at 48 Doughty Street, at Bloomsbury, just a few minutes away from our hostel in London.

Charles Dickens moved in a year after he got married and lived in with his wife and his three eldest children –two of them born in the house-. During the two years that he lived in the house, Charles Dickens finished ‘The Pickwick Papers’, wrote the entire ‘Oliver Twist’ and ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ and started writing ‘Barnaby Rudge’.

The museum also has an appalling collection of stuff related to Charles Dickens which is the most important in the world. In the Museum you’ll be able to admire paintings, rare editions, manuscripts in addition to the original furniture that Dickens and his family used in the house.

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