I highly recommend visiting the Charles Dickens Museum at 48 Doughty Street, should you find yourself in London with any spare time at all. It is such a lovely and relaxed atmosphere for contemplating Dickens and his works in a house where he and his family lived from 1837 to 1839. When I visited Dickens House with my family while on a trip to London ( we made it a priority!) it was a welcome change from the crowded tourist spots and we felt that we could take our time to explore the house and really experience all the many and various artifacts on display. Of special interest to me was a humorous letter from Dickens to a clock repairman; it is framed and hanging near the clock in question.
The Museum has recently been renovated, and I would love to return to it some day if I can. If you are a Dickens fan, you would not regret a moment you spent there.
The Charles Dickens Museum
48 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LX
T: +44(0)20 7405 2127
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