The Best Of Times: Charles Dickens Museum Admission and Michelin Star Lunch for Two

  • Add an extra guest (four more maximum) +
    £55

The Best Of Times: Charles Dickens Museum Admission and Michelin Star Lunch for Two

Holborn and Farringdon, London

£110
  • Add an extra guest (four more maximum) +
    £55
Valid for 1 year

“Charles Dickens’ novels come to life inside this elegant Georgian townhouse” Conde Nast Traveller

Why we love it

Discover the London home of one of the world’s greatest storytellers, Charles Dickens, where the celebrated novelist created some of his best-known fictional characters, including Oliver Twist, The Pickwick Papers and Nicholas Nickleby. After exploring over 100,000 items of Dickensian memorabilia, savour a sophisticated three-course lunch at Michelin star restaurant, Club Gascon; a London favourite for over 20 years, Club Gascon sits adjacent to the historic sites of Smithfield Market and St Barts Hospital.

What's Included?

  • Visit the Charles Dickens Museum with museum admission each
  • Explore the historic home of this literary genius, including the desk at which he wrote Oliver Twist
  • Savour an exquisite three-course lunch at Michelin-starred restaurant, Club Gascon
  • Expect dishes such as 'Roasted Pheasant, Popcorn, Guinness and Oyster Sauce'
  • Enjoy tea and coffee to finish

Description

Widely regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, Charles Dickens’ literary genius has stood the test of time. Enjoying a wider popularity during his lifetime than had any previous author, the English-writer and social critic was praised by fellow writers, from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell. It is at his home of 48 Doughty Street, now an honorary museum, that this iconic storyteller first achieved international fame.

During your exploration of the Dickens family home, you’ll uncover the private world behind the author’s public image. The museum holds the world's most important Dickens collection with over 100 000 items including manuscripts, rare editions, personal items and paintings. Each room is decorated with furnishings of Victorian era, transporting you to another time - a time of Dickens’ London.

At the centre of the house is Dickens’ study, housing the desk at which he hand wrote some of his most iconic works - Oliver Twist, Pickwick Papers and Nicholas Nickleby. You can all but hear his quill pen scratching on parchment, breathing life into his characters against the flickering flame of candle.

As much a through-and-through Londoner as Fagan, Paul Aussignac's original Michelin-starred restaurant, Club Gascon is where you'll dine for lunch. A London stalwart for over 20 years, South-west French cuisine has reached new heights in London at this fine-dining restaurant with exceptional quality and creativity is at the fore. Aussignac’s innovative dishes have earned him a Michelin star and Taste of London’s “Best in Taste” award three times. Where food and wine meet with perfect synergy, this lunch menu combines invention and tradition to produce the authentic flavours of Gascony. The ideal day out for that history buff in your family.

Description

Widely regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, Charles Dickens’ literary genius has stood the test of time. Enjoying a wider popularity during his lifetime than had any previous author, the English-writer and social critic was praised by fellow writers, from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell. It is at his home of 48 Doughty Street, now an honorary museum, that this iconic storyteller first achieved international fame.

During your exploration of the Dickens family home, you’ll uncover the private world behind the author’s public image. The museum holds the world's most important Dickens collection with over 100 000 items including manuscripts, rare editions, personal items and paintings. Each room is decorated with furnishings of Victorian era, transporting you to another time - a time of Dickens’ London.

At the centre of the house is Dickens’ study, housing the desk at which he hand wrote some of his most iconic works - Oliver Twist, Pickwick Papers and Nicholas Nickleby. You can all but hear his quill pen scratching on parchment, breathing life into his characters against the flickering flame of candle.

As much a through-and-through Londoner as Fagan, Paul Aussignac's original Michelin-starred restaurant, Club Gascon is where you'll dine for lunch. A London stalwart for over 20 years, South-west French cuisine has reached new heights in London at this fine-dining restaurant with exceptional quality and creativity is at the fore. Aussignac’s innovative dishes have earned him a Michelin star and Taste of London’s “Best in Taste” award three times. Where food and wine meet with perfect synergy, this lunch menu combines invention and tradition to produce the authentic flavours of Gascony. The ideal day out for that history buff in your family.

Plan Your Day

Suggested Itinerary:

  • Visit the Charles Dickens Museum at 10.30am, then book lunch for 12pm
  • Allow 20 minutes walk or bus journey and 10 minutes by taxi between the two venues

Charles Dickens Museum Opening times:

  • Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm (last entry at 4pm)

Club Gascon serves lunch:

  • Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 2pm

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Service charge 13.5% is not included at Club Gascon; this is left to the guest’s discretion on the day.

The menu is subject to seasonal change and availability. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking. The restaurant can cater for vegetarians and pescetarians.

Please note that this experience is not available during December and on Valentine's Day.

No cancellations or amendments to bookings are possible once booking is confirmed.

This experience is priced for 2 people. Additional guests can be added by selecting "add an extra guest" above, up to a maximum group size of 6 people. Please contact Truly for information on pricing for groups larger than 6 people.

We recommend booking at least 2 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Plan Your Day

Suggested Itinerary:

  • Visit the Charles Dickens Museum at 10.30am, then book lunch for 12pm
  • Allow 20 minutes walk or bus journey and 10 minutes by taxi between the two venues

Charles Dickens Museum Opening times:

  • Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm (last entry at 4pm)

Club Gascon serves lunch:

  • Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 2pm

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Service charge 13.5% is not included at Club Gascon; this is left to the guest’s discretion on the day.

The menu is subject to seasonal change and availability. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking. The restaurant can cater for vegetarians and pescetarians.

Please note that this experience is not available during December and on Valentine's Day.

No cancellations or amendments to bookings are possible once booking is confirmed.

This experience is priced for 2 people. Additional guests can be added by selecting "add an extra guest" above, up to a maximum group size of 6 people. Please contact Truly for information on pricing for groups larger than 6 people.

We recommend booking at least 2 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

What's Included?

  • Visit the Charles Dickens Museum with museum admission each
  • Explore the historic home of this literary genius, including the desk at which he wrote Oliver Twist
  • Savour an exquisite three-course lunch at Michelin-starred restaurant, Club Gascon
  • Expect dishes such as 'Roasted Pheasant, Popcorn, Guinness and Oyster Sauce'
  • Enjoy tea and coffee to finish

Why we love it

Discover the London home of one of the world’s greatest storytellers, Charles Dickens, where the celebrated novelist created some of his best-known fictional characters, including Oliver Twist, The Pickwick Papers and Nicholas Nickleby. After exploring over 100,000 items of Dickensian memorabilia, savour a sophisticated three-course lunch at Michelin star restaurant, Club Gascon; a London favourite for over 20 years, Club Gascon sits adjacent to the historic sites of Smithfield Market and St Barts Hospital. Read full description

Description

Widely regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, Charles Dickens’ literary genius has stood the test of time. Enjoying a wider popularity during his lifetime than had any previous author, the English-writer and social critic was praised by fellow writers, from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell. It is at his home of 48 Doughty Street, now an honorary museum, that this iconic storyteller first achieved international fame.

During your exploration of the Dickens family home, you’ll uncover the private world behind the author’s public image. The museum holds the world's most important Dickens collection with over 100 000 items including manuscripts, rare editions, personal items and paintings. Each room is decorated with furnishings of Victorian era, transporting you to another time - a time of Dickens’ London.

At the centre of the house is Dickens’ study, housing the desk at which he hand wrote some of his most iconic works - Oliver Twist, Pickwick Papers and Nicholas Nickleby. You can all but hear his quill pen scratching on parchment, breathing life into his characters against the flickering flame of candle.

As much a through-and-through Londoner as Fagan, Paul Aussignac's original Michelin-starred restaurant, Club Gascon is where you'll dine for lunch. A London stalwart for over 20 years, South-west French cuisine has reached new heights in London at this fine-dining restaurant with exceptional quality and creativity is at the fore. Aussignac’s innovative dishes have earned him a Michelin star and Taste of London’s “Best in Taste” award three times. Where food and wine meet with perfect synergy, this lunch menu combines invention and tradition to produce the authentic flavours of Gascony. The ideal day out for that history buff in your family.

×

Description

Widely regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, Charles Dickens’ literary genius has stood the test of time. Enjoying a wider popularity during his lifetime than had any previous author, the English-writer and social critic was praised by fellow writers, from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell. It is at his home of 48 Doughty Street, now an honorary museum, that this iconic storyteller first achieved international fame.

During your exploration of the Dickens family home, you’ll uncover the private world behind the author’s public image. The museum holds the world's most important Dickens collection with over 100 000 items including manuscripts, rare editions, personal items and paintings. Each room is decorated with furnishings of Victorian era, transporting you to another time - a time of Dickens’ London.

At the centre of the house is Dickens’ study, housing the desk at which he hand wrote some of his most iconic works - Oliver Twist, Pickwick Papers and Nicholas Nickleby. You can all but hear his quill pen scratching on parchment, breathing life into his characters against the flickering flame of candle.

As much a through-and-through Londoner as Fagan, Paul Aussignac's original Michelin-starred restaurant, Club Gascon is where you'll dine for lunch. A London stalwart for over 20 years, South-west French cuisine has reached new heights in London at this fine-dining restaurant with exceptional quality and creativity is at the fore. Aussignac’s innovative dishes have earned him a Michelin star and Taste of London’s “Best in Taste” award three times. Where food and wine meet with perfect synergy, this lunch menu combines invention and tradition to produce the authentic flavours of Gascony. The ideal day out for that history buff in your family.

Plan Your Day

Suggested Itinerary:

  • Visit the Charles Dickens Museum at 10.30am, then book lunch for 12pm
  • Allow 20 minutes walk or bus journey and 10 minutes by taxi between the two venues

Charles Dickens Museum Opening times:

  • Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm (last entry at 4pm)

Club Gascon serves lunch:

  • Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 2pm

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Service charge 13.5% is not included at Club Gascon; this is left to the guest’s discretion on the day.

The menu is subject to seasonal change and availability. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking. The restaurant can cater for vegetarians and pescetarians.

Please note that this experience is not available during December and on Valentine's Day.

No cancellations or amendments to bookings are possible once booking is confirmed.

This experience is priced for 2 people. Additional guests can be added by selecting "add an extra guest" above, up to a maximum group size of 6 people. Please contact Truly for information on pricing for groups larger than 6 people.

We recommend booking at least 2 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

The Best Of Times: Charles Dickens Museum Admission and Michelin Star Lunch for Two

  • Add an extra guest (four more maximum) +
    £55