The Novelist Charles Dickens lived in this early 19th century terraced house for three years from 1837 to 1839. This is his only London home to have survived and was acquired by the Dickens fellowship and is now a museum.
The Charles Dickens Museum.
At the age of twelve to pay for his board and to help his family, Dickens began working ten hour days at Warren's Blacking Warehouse. He earned six shillings a week pasting labels on shoe polish. Using his many experiences of life he became one of the most famous writers in the world.
Dickens at the Blacking Warehouse artist's impression by Fred Bernard 1904.