Regency Town House: Traditional layout for town houses. Domestic offices for servants in the basement, formal rooms on ground and first floors and bedrooms on floors above. Due to higher land prices in towns, even large houses tended to be built upwards on long, narrow plots. At the back of the house there was a coach house, stable block and quarters for the coachmen and grooms. rth.org.uk
The George Inn survives as one of London’s last remaining medieval coaching Inns that Dickens refers to in Little Dorrit and would have visited himself. Unfortunately half of the Inn was knocked down to make way for warehousing to serve the new railway but you can still enjoy a drink in the coffee room in the middle bar where Dickens would have drank.