Tuesday, 13 September 2016

#plaque366 Charles Dickens in #Highgate

A London commemorative plaque for every day in 2016. 

The plaques are selected from all walks of life, and all points of the London compass – and I'm taking requests too!

DROP ME A LINE or leave a comment below if you'd like to nominate a plaque for inclusion in the series

It's one of those plaques that get some folk a little hot-and-bothered…

There's little doubt that Dickens lodged here in the year 1832. But it was not for a concerted period of time, nor is it a celebrated Dickens location where one of his masterpieces was created.

Are there too many plaques like this one? Where does it lead? "Hector Berlioz had tea and buns here one day"?

Are there too many plaques for Dickens? Are there simply too many plaques?

Whatever your opinion, you can find this one here…

… in Highgate. Its coy wording always reminds me of my second favourite plaque in the world. I'll reveal my very fave at a later date, but my second fave is this piece of lovely daftness which can be found at the Lillyput Minigolf Course in Broadstairs, Kent. Look closely at the wording…

Next time you are in Broadstairs, do look it up. Great minigolf course, too…

A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.

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