Doughty Street

Holborn (WC1) Here Charles Dickens lived in the earlier days of his popularity, when as yet he was only "Boz" to the public. While here he wrote in a letter to a friend: "I always pay my taxes when they won't wait any longer, in order to get a bad name in the parish, and so to escape all 'honours.'" (Reference: Thornbury's Old and New London, vol. Iv, p. 551)