Charles Dickens Museum

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48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 2LX
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm | Last admission 30 mins before closing
PRICES
£8, child £4, concs £6, Art Fund mems/under 6s free

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Charles Dickens MuseumCharles Dickens brought London to life with his imaginative depictions of city life and his fascination and passion for the foggy Victorian streets have inspired two centuries of readers. His iconic characters such as Fagin, Scrooge, Guppy, Artful Dodger and Magwitch have seeped into London's historical fabric and his fictional scenes have ingrained themselves in our everyday culture. The Charles Dickens Museum is the world's most important collection of material relating to the great novelist and social commentator. The 48 Doughty Street property is the only surviving London home of Dickens (from 1837 until 1839), author of such classics as 'Oliver Twist', 'A Christmas Carol' and 'David Copperfield'. The museum was opened here in 1925 and is still welcoming visitors from all over the world to its authentic surroundings. On four floors, visitors can see paintings, rare editions, manuscripts, original furniture and many items relating to the life of one of the most popular and beloved personalities of the Victorian Age.


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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Russell Square Tube Station
7 minutes walk
Chancery Lane Tube Station
8 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Car Parks

Car Parks

Brunswick Square NCP
6 minutes walk
Judd Street NCP
6 minutes walk

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Holiday Inn London Kings Cross - Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £52† 35% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 4 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
Halfway between the City and the west End, the Bloomsbury area is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the capital. It's a lovely ... More
DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £74† 35% off
92 Southampton Row, WC1B | 7 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
The DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End hotel is perfectly located in London's historic Bloomsbury district, between Holborn and Russell Square tube stations for convenient ... More
Bloomsbury Park Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £59† 23% off
Southampton Row, WC1B | 7 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
The gorgeous Victorian building that houses the Thistle Bloomsbury Park is tall enough to offer great views of London from the top rooms. Located between the ... More
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The Foundling Museum
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40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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London House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Mecklenburgh Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Museum
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Coram's Fields
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
Coram's Fields is a special place for children where adults are allowed in only if accompanied by a child. Tucked away in the city centre it ... More
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Conway Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1R | 6 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
Conway Hall is a landmark of London's independent intellectual, political and cultural life. Completed in 1929 at a cost of about £45,000, the name was chosen ... More
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Dickensian: Behind The Scenes Of The New BBC Drama Series
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 22nd January to 17th April 2016 - 10am-5pm
Charles Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street, WC1N | Same location as Charles Dickens Museum
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Down In The Basement: Left With Pictures/ Blind Atlas/ The Healing
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Saturday 6th February 2016 - 7.30pm-11pm
The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H | 6 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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El Anatsui: New Works
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 4th February to 2nd April 2016 - 12.30pm-5.30pm
October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N | 6 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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The Millman Community Resource Centre
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34-36 Millman Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Museum
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2 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 4 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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Curzon Bloomsbury
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
The arthouse Renoir Cinema underwent a major refurbishment in 2015 by The Curzon Cinema Group. Reopening as the Curzon Bloomsbury, the new name pays homage to ... More
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The People's Supermarket
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
72-78 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
Rumour has it that The People's Supermarket fought off Tesco this a site on Lamb's Conduit Street, one of London's most independently spirited neighbourhoods. The sight ... More
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Ben Pentreath Ltd
London > Shopping > House and Garden
17 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
Ben, the man behind this pretty interiors shop in Bloomsbury, is an architectural designer now based in London after spending five years in New York. His ... More
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French's Dairy
London > Shopping > Jewellery
13 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
Artist Maggie Owen took a former dairy and turned it into an Art Deco emporium dripping in achingly hip designer jewellery. And the good news is ... More
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Salaam Namaste
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
68 Millman Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Museum
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Ciao Bella
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
86-90 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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Steak Plus
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73 Grays Inn Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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Eastman Dental Hospital
London > Education > Professional Training
256 Gray's Inn Road, Clerkenwell, London WC1X | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 6 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
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Cannons Health Club and Spa
London > Leisure > Fitness
Meklenburgh Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Museum
Cannons health clubs are a growing collection of private members health clubs focusing on adult and family orientated health, fitness and relaxation facilities. They offer the ... More
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Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 5 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 8 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
Immerse yourself in a world of chocolate with this mouth-watering workshop. You will discover how chocolate is processed from bean to bar. Sample a variety of ... More
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Duke (of York)
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Roger Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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The Lamb
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94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
On the peaceful, pedestrianised Lamb's Conduit Street, hidden behind an 18th century facade, is The Lamb, a beautifully preserved Grade II listed Victorian pub. The pub ... More
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The Eagle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
159 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
The original and arguably one of London's best gastropubs, The Eagle in Farringdon is a happy, bustling place where top notch food is served without the ... More
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Lamb
London > Nightlife > Bars
94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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The Perseverance
London > Nightlife > Bars
63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
Formerly run by Billy Drew (who has opened The Chippy in Soho), The Perseverance in Lamb's Conduit Street re-opened in April 2007 under new management. It's ... More
Vats Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
51 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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Charles Dickens Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
48 Doughty Street, Farringdon, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | Same location as Charles Dickens Museum
The Charles Dickens Museum is the world's most important collection of material relating to the great Victorian novelist and social commentator. Synonymous with Victorian England, this ... More
Goodenough College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Mecklenburgh Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Museum
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The Foundling Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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