Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Plaque of the week No.57

You've seen them all over the city: discs, tablets, cameos and plaques commemorating the great and the good of London Town. Every Tuesday we track down a London plaque (Blue or otherwise) and put it centre stage on the London Walks Blog. This week…

Commemorating: Charles Dickens
Street: Doughty Street
Postcode: WC1
Borough: Camden

A very difficult man to get away from on a London Walk – and in London generally – Charles Dickens is the subject of many a commemoration in the metropolis. Plaques are dotted throughout London marking places where he variously lived and worked; a simple tablet marks his grave at Westminster Abbey.

His Blue Plaque can be found on the house in which he lived from 1837 – 1839 – the house in which he wrote Oliver Twist. His three year lease cost him £80 per annum and since 1925 it has been a museum dedicated to the life and work of England’s most beloved novelist.

Shakespeare’s & Dickens’s London – The Old City goes every Sunday at 2pm from St Paul’s Station

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