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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter
Charles Dickens Coffee House
Charles Dickens lodged here and now you can take coffee here
Location: 26 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7DD
Description: Today you can have coffee and a snack in the Charles Dickens Coffee House in London's Covent Garden. It's on the ground floor of the building that was the office of his popular weekly magazine All The Year Round, published in 1859-70.
Dickens lodged at rooms above the editorial offices in the late 1860s for a few years before he died in 1870.
Tagged in this Tour: London general 2012