Charles Dickens’ London

I am doing some research into  the London of Charles Dickens.

One of the main areas he wrote about was in Chancery Lane and Lincoln’s Inn where I was fortunate to work for many years – it is still a truly Dickensian style area with cobbled streets, Victorian architecture, wrought iron fences, fountains and the Inn where all the barristers have dinner on special evenings.

I will be posting images here of places that Dickens wrote about.

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16 Bayham Street, London NW1

The nearest area to me is in Camden Town in North London – just  a bus ride from my house:

In 1822 ten year old Dickens moved with his family to 16 Bayham Street, Camden Town, in London. Dickens would later describe the area “as shabby, dingy, damp and mean a neighborhood as one would desire to see.” He used the house as a model for the home of the Cratchits in A Christmas Carol. Dickens would later use the house again as the home of the Micawbers in David Copperfield.

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About Gandha

I am a London based artist, researcher and walker.
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