What the Dickens! Fire at author’s old offices

Posted on by Offices.org.uk

OFFICES in London that were once used by famed author Charles Dickens were hit by fire last week.

The London Fire Brigade were called out to a small electrical fire at a cafe in Wellington Street in Covent Garden.

It was from these offices that Dickens published his weekly magazine All The Year Round and kept private apartments from 1859 to the year of his death in 1870.

See the heritage Blue Plaque that marks the property in Wellington Street, London.

The property now houses a cafe on the ground floor with residential flats above.

Two fire engines and 10 fire fighters tackled the small fire in which there was no injuries.

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