This map shows you recreational establishments that featured in Dickens life.

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Title Description
Adelphi Theatre.
Arts Club
Astleys Ampitheatre
Athenaeum Club.
Britannia Theatre.Charles Dickens was a frequent visitor to this large Hoxton venue.
George and VultureDickens drank here at this pub which is mentioned at least 20 times in the Pickwick Papers.
Greenwich Fair.

Dickens visited and wrote a sketch about the annual Greenwich Fair whuch attracted thousands of people twice a year.

Jack Straws CastleFavourite Dickens tavern on Hampstead Heath.
Royal Victoria Theatre (Old Vic)Dickens wrote about this popular theatre in 1850.
Rules RestaurantDickens dined at Rules restaurant.
Simpsons Chophouse
Spaniards InnCountry inn featured in The Pickwick Papers.
St. James TheatreSite of the former St James Theatre.
Theatre Royal Covent Garden
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Theatre Royal HaymarketIn 1857, Ellen Ternan was spotted by Dickens performing here.
White Hart InnSite of the Old White Hart Inn, Southwark.
Ye Olde Cheshire CheeseDickens was known to be a frequent visitor to this pub and also believed to feature in A Tale of Two Cities.


The stranger should remember that some of the very best dining houses are in the City, and that the joints there are in best cut between 1 and 5 o’clock.


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