Images: A walk through Charles Dickens' London

London in the 21st century is not all that different from the heaving Victorian metropolis forever preserved in the novels of English writer Charles Dickens.

hidden February 20, 2012 12:21:08 IST
Tour guide Jean Hayne of London Walks gives a Charles Dickens tour in London. Reuters
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Tour guide Jean Hayne of London Walks gives a Charles Dickens tour in London. Reuters
Letters carved into a desk used by Charles Dickens when he was a lowly clerk, before his ascendency to literary stardom. Reuters
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Letters carved into a desk used by Charles Dickens when he was a lowly clerk, before his ascendency to literary stardom. Reuters
Items of Charles Dickens are displayed at the Dickens museum at his former residence in London. Reuters
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Items of Charles Dickens are displayed at the Dickens museum at his former residence in London. Reuters
Items of Charles Dickens are displayed at the Dickens museum at his former residence in London. Reuters
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Items of Charles Dickens are displayed at the Dickens museum at his former residence in London. Reuters
The front of Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese pub, one of London's oldest pubs and one of Charles Dickens favourites. Reuters
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The front of Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese pub, one of London's oldest pubs and one of Charles Dickens favourites. Reuters
Patrons drink at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese pub, one of London's oldest pubs and one of Charles Dickens favourites, alluded to in A Tale of Two Cities, London. Reuters
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Patrons drink at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese pub, one of London's oldest pubs and one of Charles Dickens favourites, alluded to in A Tale of Two Cities, London. Reuters
Charles Dickens's signature on a hand-written letter is displayed at the Dickens museum. Reuters
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Charles Dickens's signature on a hand-written letter is displayed at the Dickens museum. Reuters