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Discover Dickens through his work, his home and the things that mattered to him most

Where did Dickens go to the toilet?

At 48 Doughty Street we are regularly asked about how water and waste was dealt with by the Dickens family in the 1830s: Where did Dickens go to the loo? How did the family bathe? Did they have running water? This article is an attempt to address some of those questions.

Audio: ‘Personal’ from 'Household Words'

In this audio extract, we hear Dickens announce his separation from his wife Catherine and protest his innocence in the face of rumours about his infidelity.

Carte de visite

Object in focus: Carte de visite


Object in focus: Candlesticks

Marriage License

Object in focus: Marriage license

Young Explorers: Dramatic Dickens

Discover Charles’s love of theatre.

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