Globejotter: Thompson hotels, The Atom digital radio and Charles Dickens tour

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The hotel

Thompson, the New York hotel group, has come to London's Belgravia. Belgraves sports sleek décor and a Mark Hix restaurant. Go to

The gadget

The Atom is a new, nifty portable digital radio available in fuschia pink or black. At £30, it's affordable, too. Go to

The tour

Charles Dickens was born 200 years ago this Tuesday. His holiday haunts are described on page 83 – and if you're inspired, Viator offers tours of his London hangouts too. Go to