Stay in the historic listed-building where Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield...
If you like the thought of following in the footsteps of one of Britain’s finest
writers, the celebrated Charles Dickens, then you need to plonk your suitcase down
in the lobby of the Royal Hotel, which faces the sea on Marine Parade. Built in 1840,
this Victorian grade II listed building played host to Dickens while he was writing
David Copperfield; and even dear old King Edward VII was known to stay there in the
late 1800s, using the hotel for illicit romps with his secret squeeze, musical hall
singer Lily Langtree.
Okay, it’s rare to see royalty shafting actresses there now - and few great novels
have been penned there since Charles Dickens checked out - but this is the Yarmouth
hotel with the most history behind it. Oh, and many of its rooms have great sea views!