Little Dorrit Trail.

Explore locations associated with the Charles Dickens novel Little Dorrit in our trail.

 

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Brook Street, London

On his release from the Marshalsea Prison, William Dorrit was taken to stay in “an hotel in Brook Street, Grosvenor Square.”

Corams Foundling Hospital. The character Tattycoram is named after this children's hospital in Bloomsbury.
George Inn, Southwark. A Southwark inn visited by Charles Dickens and mentioned in Little Dorrit
Grosvenor Square, London.

The Barnacles live at 24 Mews Street, Grosvenor Square. Mews Street is a fictious address said to be very close to Grosvenor Square.

Lant Street, Southwark. With his father imprisoned in the Marshalsea, Charles Dickens lived nearby, in Lant Street, Southwark.
Little Dorrit Children's Playground. Small playing area close to the Marshalsea and named after the main character from the novel.
Marseilles, France. The novel begins in Marseilles, with the notorious murderer Rigaud telling his cell mate how he killed his wife.
Marshalsea Prison. Charles Dickens father, John Dickens was imprisoned here for debt.
Merdle Household. The Merdle household live in a mansion on Harley Street, Cavendish Square.
Plornish Household. Bleeding Heart Yard is the home to Mr and Mrs Plornish.
Saint George the Martyr. Little Dorrit was married here and several scenes in the novel are set around this Southwark church.
Suicide of John Sadleir. John Sadleir the inspiration for Mr Merdle in Little Dorrit committed suicide here in 1856.
Tavistock House. Charles Dickens lived in this Euston townhouse from 1851 to 1860 and wrote Little Dorrit here.
Warren's Blacking Factory. Site of Warrens Blacking Factory, Hungerford Stairs (now Charring Cross Station, London).

 

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