It is the second time his wishes have been ignored. He had asked to be buried at Rochester Cathedral in an inexpensive and private ceremony but was laid to rest in the Poets’ Corner at Westminster Abbey.
He died in 1870 after suffering a stroke.
He had asked that no memorial be erected in his honour yet a life-sized bronze statue was cast in 1891 and stands in Philadelphia.
The Dickens Fellowship, which is backed by members of the late writer’s family, said it would “celebrate his ferociously creative, colourful and monumental life.”