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From 1837-1839, Charles Dickens lived at 48 Doughty Street in London. The home has been converted into a museum (in 1925) and made available to visit for a marginal price (£8 – adults).
There is a cafe in the back of the house (open to visitors and non-visitors alike) where you can get a good cup of tea or coffee with a sweet.
Art Fund and Museum Association members can visit the museum for free. Upon entrance you are greeted by one of the museum’s friendly volunteers where you’ll receive a guidebook to the five floors of the museum. For the most part you are left to your own devices during your visit.
A favourite — Dickens’ desk.
Another of the highlights of the visit was Dickens’ bed.
Amidst these original items related to Dickens’ life and works there are also well-made props such as letters and manuscripts by Dickens.
To visit the museum, the nearest Underground Stations are Holborn and Russell Square. Allow yourself between 1-2 hours to thoroughly enjoy the five floors of furniture, manuscripts, rare editions and paintings, etc. Last admission is at 4pm.