Charles Dickens Museum

Located on Doughty Street, Central London is this historic museum details the life and works of Charles Dickens, a writer and a critic regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

Dickens moved into this then rented Georgian townhouse in 1837 with his wife, Catherine Dickens and first child spending nearly three years. Of the various homes Charles Dickens took up occupancy, this is the only one that remains today.

Opened to the public on the 9th June 1925 his actual furniture and personal effects furnish throughout the house. The hallway walls are lined with his original writings and paintings hung throughout the building. Information can be noted on the exhibits, walls and display cabinets. His famous novels are on display and for sale in the museum shop.

Charles Dickens lived at this property in London 1837-1838. Relatively unknown here, he wrote under a pen name Boz, a family nickname.

The Rooms

The spacious late Regency style decor Georgian townhouse is set on five floors including the entrance hall, dining room, morning room, kitchen, scullery, wash house, drawing room, his study, his dressing room, nursery, wine cellar and several bedrooms.

All filled with original furniture owned and used by Charles Dickens.

Charles Dickens original desk.

Located in the study an original desk he used to create his famous works. Taking occupancy in this then rented Georgian townhouse he focused on fiction for the very first time.

It was here in Doughty Street where his fiction works were born and he was very productive producing his legends such as Oliver Twist, Pickwick Papers, Nicholas Nickleby and others

Charles Dickens Museum Cafe

I thought I would give a shout out to the cafe located on the ground floor selling great coffee and a selection of delicious cakes. I fully recommend the tasty scones.