Charles Dickens described London as his 'magic lantern', and walked its streets at night, imagining the settings, plots and characters of his novels.

To celebrate his 200th birthday, the Museum of London is putting on a show focusing on the author's experience of the city. The display evokes London's physical appearance in his time, and examines the big social issues tackled in the novels.A collection of evocative paintings and Dickens's own chair, desk and manuscripts will give a flavour of the author's world.

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150 London Wall, London, Greater London, EC2Y 5HN

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Daily, 10am – 6pm Closed 24-26 Dec

Free to all

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