Charles Dickens Museum †

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48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 2LX
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm | Last admission 30 mins before closing
PRICES
£8, child £4, concs £6, Art Fund mems/under 6s free

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Charles Dickens MuseumCharles Dickens brought London to life with his imaginative depictions of city life and his fascination and passion for the foggy Victorian streets have inspired two centuries of readers. His iconic characters such as Fagin, Scrooge, Guppy, Artful Dodger and Magwitch have seeped into London's historical fabric and his fictional scenes have ingrained themselves in our everyday culture. The Charles Dickens Museum is the world's most important collection of material relating to the great novelist and social commentator. The 48 Doughty Street property is the only surviving London home of Dickens (from 1837 until 1839), author of such classics as 'Oliver Twist', 'A Christmas Carol' and 'David Copperfield'. The museum was opened here in 1925 and is still welcoming visitors from all over the world to its authentic surroundings. On four floors, visitors can see paintings, rare editions, manuscripts, original furniture and many items relating to the life of one of the most popular and beloved personalities of the Victorian Age.


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Russell Square Tube Station
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Chancery Lane Tube Station
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Brunswick Square NCP
6 minutes walk
Judd Street NCP
6 minutes walk

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Goodenough Club
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £83† 37% off
23 Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Museum
Blending the traditional with the modern, the Goodenbough Club aims to help guests make a home away from home with its four-star accommodation. Housed within five ... More
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1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 4 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, Clerkenwell, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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London > Attractions > Museums
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London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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Lambs Conduit Street
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WC1N | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
This charming Bloomsbury shopping street, linking Coram's Fields to Theobald's Road, follows an old route to Lamb's Conduit. Some of the ... More
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Conway Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1R | 6 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
Conway Hall is a landmark of London's independent intellectual, political and cultural life. Completed in 1929 at a cost of about £45,000, the name was chosen ... More
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London > Entertainment >
157-163 Gray's Inn Road, WC1X | 2 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 7 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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The People's Supermarket
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
72-78 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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Ben Pentreath Ltd
London > Shopping > House and Garden
17 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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London > Shopping > Jewellery
13 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
68 Millman Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Museum
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Ciao Bella
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86-90 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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73 Grays Inn Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
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Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 8 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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All Star Lanes, Holborn
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Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 8 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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7 Roger Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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The Lamb
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94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
On the peaceful, pedestrianised Lamb's Conduit Street, hidden behind an 18th century facade, is The Lamb, a beautifully preserved Grade II listed Victorian pub. The pub ... More
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The Eagle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
159 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
The original and arguably one of London's best gastropubs, The Eagle in Farringdon is a happy, bustling place where top notch food is served without the ... More
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The Perseverance
London > Nightlife > Bars
63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
Formerly run by Billy Drew (who has opened The Chippy in Soho), The Perseverance in Lamb's Conduit Street re-opened in April 2007 under new management. It's ... More
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Ghost Farringdon
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113-117 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 7 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
Most people's gripe about South Ken's graffiti chic venue Ghost INC is that it would be better suited to the edgier East End than the haughty ... More
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Scarfes Bar
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252 High Holborn, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 8 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
Named after the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (whose characterful illustrations will adorn the bar's walls), Scarfes Bar is a shining beacon in the otherwise lacking High Holborn ... More
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Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
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13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 9 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More

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