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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th May 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)
25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres in London
Charles Dickens Childhood Home
Once home to a very young Charles Dickens
Location: 16 Bayham Street, NW1
Description: And so to this very address... it's actually 141 Bayham Street now...but then it was number 16.
Charles Dickens lived here as a child on Bayham Street in Camden but sadly the house has since been demolished.
Luckily some bright spark decided to mark the location with a blue plaque, so that's good news.
'Charles John Huffam Dickens' (7 February 1812 to 9 June 1870) was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature's most iconic characters.
Tagged in this Tour: Curios
Tagged in this Tour: Charles Dickens' London