After the British Library, I had decided that I’d go and visit Dickens’s house. At least one of his houses, which has been turned into a museum.
It’s on Doughty street, and now, I know that it’s not far at all from the British Museum or from the British Library for that matter. But when I left the BL, it took me forever to finally find Doughty Street. I’ve probably already confessed that I can’t read a map, so I have to rely on people’s kindness, knowledge of the neighbourhood, and their ability to explain.
I can tell you that they made me walk one way and another till I was ready to give up 😉
Then, did this sign appear!
Doesn’t it look like Dickens put it up there himself?
It’s quite an interesting place, full of memorabilia, furniture from his times
and in the basement, they show a short film about Dickens’s life and times.
The basement walls are covered with books by Dickens
I got in, bought my ticket and as I was starting my visit, this grandfather clock, which was here at the time of Dickens started to chime
starting to go back in time
I encourage you to find this museum which is, as the person who sold me the ticket put it, tucked in, as I said that I had found it hard to locate!
Do have a look at the Dickens Museum site. You get an interesting virtual visit of the house!