Dickens House Museum
With a little spare time on my hands this morning, I paid a visit to the Dickens House Museum on Doughty Street in London's Bloomsbury. It is set the house where Dickens lived in the late 1830s, while writing Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby.
They have a collection of Dickensian artifacts such as furniture, paintings and manuscripts. It was rather weird being in the same room where Dickens himself wrote.
Dickens was a bit obsessed with his wife's sister, Mary Hogarth. She died at the age of 17 on the second floor of the house. He never really got over it and wrote sympathetically about other young women, such as Little Nell in the Old Curiosity Shop.
While resting my wearing legs, I took a photo of my boot: