The shop that gives its name to Dickens’s novel The Old Curiosity Shop can be found at 13-14 Portsmouth St. The building itself dates back to the 16th Century, however, the name was added to the shop front after the novel was released.
Old Curiosity Shop, Portsmouth Street, Westminster, London An exterior view of the Old Curosity Shop as immortalised by Charles Dickens in ‘Little Nell’. It was built in 1567. Photographer : York and Son. Date taken : 1870 - 1900