48 Doughty St., WC1
WC1N 2LX London, England
NileGuide Expert tip:
During Christmas week, the museum is decorated in the style of Dickens's first Christmas here.
This early 19th-century house is the only surviving London home of Britain's greatest and most prolific story teller. Dickens lived here from April 1837 until December 1839, writing the final instalments of Pickwick Papers
, most of Oliver Twist
, Nicholas Nickleby
and the start of Barnaby Rudge
. As if that was not enough, he also penned several other minor works here. The house was opened as a museum in 1925.