Charles Dickens and John Forster’s House.
On 2 December 1844, Charles Dickens gave a private reading of The Chimes here, in the front upstairs room. Dickens, who had travelled especially from Italy for the occasion, was showcasing his latest Christmas story in front of a few close friends that included Forster, Thomas Carlyle and Daniel Maclise.
The house is at 58 Lincoln Inn Fields. It is a private residence and not open to the public.