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.
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.