Mr Monkey scampered along Doughty Street, which used to have gates at each end to keep people out. Charles Dickens lived at number 48 from March 1837 to December 1839. His published works while he lived here included the last six parts of the Pickwick Papers, all of Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby, and a few chapters of Barnaby Rudge. Mr Monkey inspected the blue plaque to be sure he'd got the right place, then rang the door bell and went into the house.
You can read about the museum at the Charles Dickens Museum website.
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