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Southwark’s dog on a pole with a bowl — and Charles Dickens
Southwark’s dog on a pole with a bowl — and Charles Dickens

Southwark’s dog on a pole with a bowl — and Charles Dickens

Opposite Southwark tube station is a tall pole, and on top of the pole is a dog and a bowl, and they are there in memory of Charles Dickens.

Feb
15
In Marylebone, a large stone plaque celebrates Charles Dickens
In Marylebone, a large stone plaque celebrates Charles Dickens

In Marylebone, a large stone plaque celebrates Charles Dickens

Normally, buildings occupied by someone famous get a small blue plaque, but when you're Charles Dickens, you get a huge stone mural instead.

Dec
16
2021
Book Review: Dickens on Railways
Book Review: Dickens on Railways

Book Review: Dickens on Railways

In the mid-nineteenth century, the great age of railway building, Charles Dickens could not but be aware of their transformative impact on society. So he wrote about it often.

Feb
23
2021
Childhood in Dickensian London at the Senate House Library
Childhood in Dickensian London at the Senate House Library

Childhood in Dickensian London at the Senate House Library

With this year marking the 150th anniversary of Charles Dicken's death, an exhibition is looking at the sort of childhood the average person could have expected when he was a child.

Mar
11
2020
London’s Alleys: Newman’s Court, EC3
London’s Alleys: Newman’s Court, EC3

London’s Alleys: Newman’s Court, EC3

This narrow alley off Cornhill lined with a mix of old bricks opens to a court space, and was once home to the offices of Dicken's Ebenezer Scrooge

Sep
02
2019
London’s Alleys: Castle Court, EC3
London’s Alleys: Castle Court, EC3

London’s Alleys: Castle Court, EC3

This is one of those seemingly ancient alleys that the City of London is so rich in, yet almost impossible to find anything about.

Apr
16
2018
The Ladybird Book’s illustrated life of Charles Dickens
The Ladybird Book’s illustrated life of Charles Dickens

The Ladybird Book’s illustrated life of Charles Dickens

A collection of original illustrations by Thomas the Tank Engine artist, John Kenney, have gone on display at the Charles Dickens museum, to celebrate the life of the novelist.

Nov
06
2016
Illumini are seeking Victorian Speakers and Relics
Illumini are seeking Victorian Speakers and Relics

Illumini are seeking Victorian Speakers and Relics

The arts organisation that is behind some of the

Jan
27
2012
A Dickens exhibition at the Museum of London
A Dickens exhibition at the Museum of London

A Dickens exhibition at the Museum of London

Later this week, the first major Dickens themed exhibition in London since the 1970s opens its doors to the paying public, and starts a year of Dickens this, Dickens that and more Dickens over here as everyone tries to jump

Dec
07
2011
200th anniversary of the New Marshalsea Prison in Southwark
200th anniversary of the New Marshalsea Prison in Southwark

200th anniversary of the New Marshalsea Prison in Southwark

At some point in 1811 -- the specific date has been frustratingly difficult to pin down -- a new prison was opened in Southwark that despite its short life was to become notorious in literary history as the inspiration for one of Charles Dickens novels.

Aug
28
2011

My Top Picks from the Bloomsbury Festival 2010

Later next month is the annual Bloomsbury Festival, where they lay on a really quite considerable number of events packed into a single weekend, many of which look very appealing. Sadly, the website that accompanies the event, while looking as

Sep
28
2010

Charles Dickens’s England – A Documentary

Wandered over to the Genesis Cinema in Mile End last night to see a showing of a lengthy documentary about Charles Dickens – specifically the places he lived in and how they influenced his writings. Narrated by Derek Jacobi, the

Aug
12
2009