Drinking & Dining:
When our own café and bar isn’t open, our favourite local pub is The Lady Ottoline (1a Northington Street, London WC1N 2JF). It’s just a short walk south along Doughty Street and has a strong Victorian feel. It offers a 20% discount on food to those with a Museum ticket or receipt.
As well as our Museum shop the Charles Dickens Museum is close to some of the most interesting shopping areas in London. Leather Lane market, Hatton Garden, Lamb’s Conduit Street, the Brunswick Centre, Marchmont Street and Granary Square are all within walking distance.
Local green spaces that are open to the public include Brunswick Square Gardens, Russell Square, Bloomsbury Square and St George’s Gardens. All have interesting histories. Bloomsbury, For example, is the oldest square in London. Of the four, St George’s Gardens are perhaps the least well-known and most atmospheric.