Charles Dickens Museum
Dickens had many homes in London, but this building, where he lived from 1837 to 1840, is the only one still standing. During the Victorian novelist’s stay, he wrote Nicholas Nickleby and Oliver Twist, and the Museum houses the greatest collection of his writings anywhere in the world. After ringing the doorbell for access, you will find four floors of Dickensian material, with rooms laid out as they would have been at the time, and sections dealing with particular aspects of his life. After you’ve got to grips with chimney sweeps and Victorian overcrowding, retire to the garden café with a tempting cake by Konditor & Cook.
Tel: 020 7405 2127
Entry Charges: Admission : Adult £8, Concession £6, Child £4, Child under 6 free