Tavistock House

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Tavistock House was the London home of the noted British author Charles Dickens and his family from 1851 to 1860. At Tavistock House Dickens wrote Bleak House, Hard Times, Little Dorrit and A Tale of Two Cities. He also put on amateur theatricals there which are described in John Forster's Life of Charles Dickens. Later, it was the home of William and Georgina Weldon, whose lodger was the French composer Charles Gounod, who composed part of his opera Polyeucte at the house. Tavistock House was demolished in 1901.

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1851-60 Charles Dickens novelist lived in Tavistock House near this site

Tavistock House South, Tavistock Square, WC1, London, United Kingdom where it sited near