Charles Dickens is responsible for some of the all time great novels in the history of English literature. The legendary writer is being celebrated throughout London from February 2012 in honor of his 200th birthday. Pay a visit to some of Dickens favorite locations in London like the Staple Inn Square near Oxford Street
, often mentioned by Dickens for its tranquility, no less.
At the height of his fame, Dickens had a regular table reserved at Rules Restaurant in FTM London
with a view over the blacking factory where he used to work as a boy. If you are planning a trip to London, why not take a trip to Southwark Cathedral which featured in a lot of Dickens work, or Kensington Palace
where Prince Turveydrop teaches in a dance academy in the novel Bleak House, alas, not any more. Why not take a wander to westminster abbey
mentioned in the timeless classic Great Expectations while the final resting place of Charles Dickens also lies there in in Poets Corner, westminster abbey
From February until June, the Museum of London will be holding a Dickens exhibition which will explore his great relationship with the city. On display will be artefacts, paintings, manuscripts and the scene where the magic was created his writing desk and chair.
Check out the amazing offers on luxury hotels near the Museum of London such as London City Suites, The Montcalm At Brewery London City and Grange St Pauls
Until April, the National Portrait Gallery is holding a free exhibition to mark his birth with displays of prints, drawings, and photographs taken at key events and personal times during Dickens life open to the public. The usual photographs of family, friends and most influential colleagues, all the Dickens brood
If you want to celebrate Charles Dickens birthday in style you have to stay at some of the amazing hotels nearby such as the Citadines Trafalgar Square London
, The Savoy
or The Royal Horseguards.
The Charles Dickens Museum is based in 48 Doughty Street, Dickens only surviving London house. It holds thousands of pieces including manuscripts, personal items, paintings and rare editions. It allows visitors to experience what the house was like when Dickens had lived. You will thoroughly this museum and who knows, you might even bump in to a few royal faces, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall no less who just got in before you early this year.
Take a look at some great offers on luxury 4 and 5 star hotels in the area such as the DoubleTree by Hilton, the Mercure Bloomsbury Hotel and the Churchill House Residence.