The Artful Tea Room


Step into the enchanting world of Charles Dickens at The Artful Tea Toom, the newly branded gem nestled within the historic Charles Dickens Museum. Named in honour of the iconic Artful Dodger from Dickens's timeless masterpiece, 'Oliver Twist,' this delightful tea room immerses you into the world of Oliver Twist, as you enjoy a contemporary twist on the traditional tea experience. 

Experience Dickensian Charm

As you enter the Artful Tea Room, you'll be immersed into the literary world of Charles Dickens. The cozy ambience, contemporary furnishings and warm lighting create a tranquil setting for you to sit back and relax with a warming tea. 

Food, Glorious Food

We serve a selection of fragrant English teas to help you unwind, as you draw inspiration from Dickens's incredible literary works. We also offer an indulgent cream tea option, alongside a range of delectable sweet treats. If you crave something a little more substantial, we also serve warming soups and delicious quiches. 

Literary Inspiration

The Charles Dickens Museum was once the London home to the great novelist, and is a place steeped in literary history. The Artful Tea Room pays homage to Dickens's creative spirit, offering a tranquil space where you can nestle away with a warming tea and lose yourself in his magnificent words. 

Events and Special Occasions

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, or hosting a private event, The Artful Tea Room offers an enchanting backdrop for gatherings. From drinks receptions to tea parties, our team can help you create a memorable experience, tailored to your needs. For more information, contact us at

Artful Merchandise

Take home a piece of Dickensian charm with our selection of unique, art-inspired merchandise, including custom tea blends, collectibles, and literary souvenirs that will remind you of this historic haven. For more information, visit our online curiosity shop. 

Visit Us

The Artful Tea Room is located within the heart of London, at the Charles Dickens Museum; in the same house in which 'Oliver Twist' was first written. Join us for a memorable journey through time and literature. 

Opening Hours

Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 4.30pm. 

Discover the magic of Dickens and the warming allure of a nice cup of tea, at The Artful Tea Room. You do not need to make a reservation, simply turn up on the day and choose your favourite blend. You do not require a ticket to the historic house to come and enjoy The Artful Tea Room. Dickensian elegance and modern delights await you. 

Click here to see our current tea room menu.



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