Dicken's London...

Aug 10th, 2005, 09:08 AM
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Dicken's London...

Any advice for places of interest in London for a born-again Dickens fan? Last year I stumbled upon The Olde Curiosity Shop, which got me to thinking and, when I returned home, to reading...How much of Dicken's London is left? I know of the house in Bloomsbury and that every other pub claims that Chas. was a regular, but do you know of specific sites or areas? Thanks...
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Aug 10th, 2005, 09:16 AM
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Have a look at the London Walks website


They do Shakespeare's and Dickens's London - The Old City

and there's an Old Bloomsbury literary Pub Walk
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Aug 10th, 2005, 09:17 AM
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He's supposed to have drunk at the George Inn on Borough High Street (near London Bridge Tube station). Whether it's true or not, it's still a great old pub. One of London's oldest, and the only one still to have a galleried upper floor.

It's 1600s I think.
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Aug 10th, 2005, 09:25 AM
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Ha, I knew it - he mentions the George in Little Dorrit:

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Aug 10th, 2005, 09:37 AM
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Take a look at this site, http://www.dickens-and-london.com/index.htm

Sue Gane used to lead a Dicken's walk (I took it in 2002), but apparently now just sells detailed walking guides.

Also, its not far to Rochester. A day trip there will get you lots of Dickens references.
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Aug 10th, 2005, 06:54 PM
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I ditto the Rochester suggestion. I loved my daytrip there by train a few years ago. They have a great Dickens museum there, and there are other interesting things to see.
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