Recreation

 

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

Click on the ‘More information’ link on each location to view more detail or use the tabs in the top header bar.
TitleDescription
Adelphi Theatre.
Arts Club
Astleys Ampitheatre
Athenaeum Club.
Britannia Theatre. Charles Dickens was a frequent visitor to this large Hoxton venue.
George and Vulture Dickens 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 Castle Favourite Dickens tavern on Hampstead Heath.
Royal Victoria Theatre (Old Vic) Dickens wrote about this popular theatre in 1850.
Rules Restaurant Dickens dined at Rules restaurant.
Simpsons Chophouse
Spaniards Inn Country inn featured in The Pickwick Papers.
St. James Theatre Site of the former St James Theatre.
Theatre Royal Covent Garden
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Theatre Royal Haymarket In 1857, Ellen Ternan was spotted by Dickens performing here.
White Hart Inn Site of the Old White Hart Inn, Southwark.
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Dickens 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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