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13 February 2014

Drink gin at Charles Dickens' House

It's good when you get organised and buy tickets well in advance, and so this evening your author is off to 48 Doughty Street, Charles Dickens' former home and now the location of the Charles Dickens Museum, for an evening visit featuring gin and live music. If you judge it only by the number of pubs he drank at, Dickens seemed to like a drink, and we know he visited gin shops as he described them in Sketches by Boz.

But if you fancy it and haven't already booked tickets, all is not lost, for this morning they were still available to buy directly from the Museum website. They cost only £15, which is admittedly more than the usual £8 bargain for ordinary entry to the museum, but here the ticket price includes a drink, access to a special gin bar with live music, a bookbinding workshops and a chance to take home your own handmade journal.

For more, see http://www.dickensmuseum.com/events/no-48-doughty-st-and-no-3-gin-present-the-literary-gin-palace/

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