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The George and Vulture of Dickens

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This is where Dickens’ Mr. Pickwick held court in the after hours during his hearing and where Charles himself was known to be a regular diner (if you’re cynical you may thinks this is some early advertorial sponsorship program from the number of times Dickens mentions it…).

This is an old skool pub of the best kind, tucked away in narrow streets with tiny rooms and nooks spread over its floors and managing to retain its 19thCentury feel even when the city boys come in to get their lunch. It probably still looks the same to a certain extent - this is the kind of place where things are only replaced once they disintegrate, so if you want it strongly enough you could still believe you’re sitting at the bench Charles did.

The highlight has to be the framed cheque written by Dickens to the proprietor hanging on the wall.

This is a proper place for a literary pilgrimage, it’s the real location not put into a glass cabinet, one of the last bastions of Dickens’ London. Bring your copy of the book (written by Dickens at only 24!!!) and have a pint of ale and a lamb stew or something equally 19thCentury. Now only open for lunch. The Pickwick Club has its meetings upstairs to discuss you know what… 3 Castle Court, London, EC3V 9DL

Written by  Sophie Edgerton.

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