Thursday, 22 September 2016

#plaque366 #Dickens in Doughty Street @DickensMuseum

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

A very difficult man to get away from on a London Walk – and in London generally – Charles Dickens is the subject of many a commemoration in the metropolis. Plaques are dotted throughout London marking places where he variously lived and worked. A simple tablet marks his grave at Westminster Abbey.

We visited him in Highgate in this very series last week.

Here he is in Doughty Street…

His Blue Plaque can be found on the house in which he lived from 1837 - 1839 – the house in which he wrote Oliver Twist. His three year lease cost him £80 per annum and since 1925 it has been a museum dedicated to the life and work of England’s most beloved novelist.

Find the plaque – and the Dickens Museum – here…

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

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