Charles Dickens novelist lived here B: 1812. D: 1870
This plaque was privately re-erected and is not part of the official London plaque scheme. It was originally at Furnival's Inn, a medieval inn of court demolished in the 1820s and replaced by the building in which Dickens resided, which was itself demolished in 1897, being replaced by the magnificent Prudential Assurance building where the plaque can be found today. English Heritage only became aware of its survival when, for a time, they occupied offices in part of the complex (1 Waterhouse Square).