Charles Dickens Museum

The Charles Dickens Museum is always a must-see for me. This four-story house is his only remaining London residence. Here, he wrote The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby. The museum opened in 1925 and packed ten rooms with 100,000 memorabilia items including manuscripts, photos (Dickens was prolific in every part of his life, as evidenced by his nine children), household objects, personal items and furniture. The 45-minute video shown in the basement is worth seeing.

The museum recently expanded into the adjacent building and reopened just in time for the 200th anniversary of Dickens’s birth.

48 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LX

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