Quite apart from having six floors of books (you can happily spend hours browsing) this store has a handy cafe and bar on the fifth floor which I found nice and relaxing having dodged into the store to get out of the rain!
203-206 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LE
+44(0)843 290 8549
Google map: bit.ly/W4Nfj8
Although he only lived here for a few years, this is the only remaining house in London that Dickens inhabited. Not only can you go and see all the usual manuscripts, furniture and usual paraphernalia associated with museum houses, you can also actually hire the place for private functions. This must be the perfect place to hold a ‘Dickensian evening’.
48 Doughty Street, WC1. Nearest tubes: Russell Square, Holborn
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