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The Enchanting World of Charles Dickens - Museum & Tea Room

Hosted by the Consul of the London Book Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 13 Apr 13:30 - 16:30

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The museum is situated at 48 Doughty Street, Dickens’s London home from Protected content . He moved there with his wife Catherine and their eldest son Charlie. While living in Doughty Street, Dickens finished writing The Pickwick Papers, wrote Nicholas Nickleby and most famously of all, Oliver Twist. These early publications made Dickens an international celebrity, even Queen Victoria was a fan!

After the Dickenses left Doughty Street, the property was largely used as a boarding house until the Dickens Fellowship purchased it as their headquarters in Protected content . The house opened to the public in Protected content houses a significant collection linked to Dickens and his works.

Today the Charles Dickens Museum is set up as though Dickens himself had just left. It appears as a fairly typical middle-class Victorian home, complete with furnishings, portraits and decorations which are known to have belonged to Dickens. A visit to the museum allows you to step back into Protected content to see a world which is at once both intimately familiar, yet astonishingly different. A world in which one of the greatest writers in the English language, found his inspiration.

The Artful Tea Room is the newly branded gem nestled within the historic Charles Dickens Museum. Named in honour of the iconic Artful Dodger from Dickens's timeless masterpiece, 'Oliver Twist,' this delightful tea room immerses you into the world of Oliver Twist, as you enjoy a contemporary twist on the traditional tea experience.