It is a tale of two states of one residence: Before and after.
This is the fmous author's only surviving residence of London. He lived here during his mid-20s, when he wrote Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby. He lived in the house, now known as the Charles Dickens Museum, from 1837 to 1839.
The Charles Dickens Museum has so far welcomed about 30,000 visitors per year, with almost half coming from overseas, and numbers are expected to rise to 45,000 in 2013.