The Charles Dickens Museum in London is based in number 48 Doughty Street, where Dickens’ lived from 1837 to 1839.
It’s where he wrote some of his most famous works including Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby. It opened as a museum in 1925.
The home is furnished with a lot of authentic pieces, many purchased from Dickens’ final home at Gads Hill.
The house was set up as if the owners had just stepped out for a moment. The dining table laid to receive some of Dickens’ contemporaries;
Whilst downstairs, the kitchen (complete with hedgehog to catch bug infestations) was busy preparing the food;
and upstairs in the study, the desk sat, patiently waiting for its master to return;
The house is a wonderful, evocative place to visit – I highly recommend it. And it added to my notebook collection – natch!