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Dr Samuel Johnson, the compiler of the first ever dictionary of the English language, lived here from 1748 to 1759. Opened to the public for the first time in 1912, and having survived several near misses during the Blitz, Dr Johnson's House has been restored to its original condition, including paneled rooms, a pine staircase and a collection of period furniture, prints and portraits. The house is nestled in a maze of courtyards and passages that are reminiscent of historic London.
Charles Dickens' novels famously chronicled the lives and dramas of 19th century London in the throes of the industrial revolution, and his portrayal of slums and workhouses drew on his own family's experiences of poverty and debt. However, The Charles Dickens Museum is anything but bleak, unlike the lives of his characters. The drawing room of the Dickens' House where he held literary salons has been lovingly restored, and elsewhere you can view all manner of Dickens paraphernalia including personal letters and notes as well as manuscripts and first editions of his books.
L’Adresse officielle de cet immeuble a été renommé « 221b » pour commémoré l’adresse célèbre du détective adoré de Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Il héberge le musée de Sherlock Holmes, où vous pouvez vous asseoir dans son fauteuil, bricoler avec ses expériences scientifiques ou examiner les souvenirs de ses aventures. Les fans dévoués de Sherlock Holmes apprécieront bien cette merveille.
Established in 1896 soon after the writer's death, Carlyle's House is one of the oldest literary museums in London, so the original decor and furnishings as well as many personal items have been preserved. The Scottish-born historian Thomas Carlyle, who is best known for his history of the French Revolution, moved to this typical tall and thin townhouse in the early part of the Victorian era when Chelsea was still largely undeveloped and unfashionable. Carlyle wrote his monumental tomes in the attic, which he had soundproofed against the noise of his neighbors. He and his wife lived a life full of anecdote and incident and there is much here to enjoy for those with an interest in literary history as well as those with an enthusiasm for Victorian interiors.
Le Keats House Museum, le domicile Londonien d’un des derniers poètes romantiques, John Keats, est une escale renommée sur l’itinéraire des accros de la poésie. Keats (1795-1821) a vécu ici jusqu’à sa mort soudaine à l’âge de 26 ans. Après avoir échappé le climat Anglais pour Rome à cause de son tuberculose, il est mort à l’étranger. Il est enterré à Testaccio. Visiter leur site internet pour des informations sur les tarifs, les évènements et encore plus.