London Literary Walking Experience

London Literary Walking Experience
Cultural & Theme Tours > Literary, Art & Music Tours > Literary Tours
$59.58
Duration: 3 hours
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Description

See the London you’ve read about in books come to life as you unearth the city’s literary history with a Local Host - who's as much a of a bookworm as you are! On a totally personalised experience explore London's literary neighbourhoods, discovering the corners immortalised in classic tales, following in the footsteps of your favourite characters and being transported back to a time when some of the most famous writers roamed these streets. Let your Local Host introduce you to the hidden haunts of writers past and quirky bookshops that only a fellow literature lover would know.

What you'll do

London is a literary capital and with a Local Host you can enjoy a personalised experience tailored totally to your tastes. Discover the London neighbourhoods from Bloomsbury to the Borough, which are synonymous with London’s literary history and each have their stories to tell. Whether you're interested in where Shakespeare drank with friends, where T.S Eliot, Woolf and Keynes gained inspiration for their work or where Jane Austen's original manuscripts are safely stacked away your Local Host will create an experience which will satisfy your appetite. 

Stroll through a neighbourhood famed for its literary roots, counting the blue plaques which tell the story of London's Literary past. You could visit the former home of one of the nineteenth century's most iconic authors or stop by a historic pub and park which was popular with writers in the 'Bloomsbury Set' - a prestigious writing group. 

Or, if you're more interested in the theatrical side of literary London, you could stop off at an ancient tavern known for being popular with  Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens. If you're more interested in contemporary literature, there is still plenty to see and choose from. Take a trip to platform 9 and three quarters or perhaps a hidden pub in Soho where many present day authors still spend time.

If you're keen to pick up a few new, pre-loved or rare books then your Local Host will take you to Charing Cross, where some of the best and quirkiest independent bookstores still stand.

Spend time getting to know your Local Host who can offer you advice and other recommendations for literature lovers in London, or simply discuss your favourite books together over a coffee!

What to expect

* Explore Bloomsbury, the most literary neighbourhood in London 
* Discover where famous authors once lived, and visit the places they once met 
* Browse the unique bookshops in London that only a book lover knows about 
* Experience the places that have inspired iconic writers and the spots that feature in famous novels
* Chat about your favourite books over coffee in a cosy, independent coffee shop 
* Discover unique and quirky local bookshops

See the London you’ve read about in books come to life as you unearth the city’s literary history with a Local Host - who's as much a of a bookworm as you are! On a totally personalised experience explore London's literary neighbourhoods, discovering the corners immortalised in classic tales, following in the footsteps of your favourite characters and being transported back to a time when some of the most famous writers roamed these streets. Let your Local Host introduce you to the hidden haunts of writers past and quirky bookshops that only a fellow literature lover would know.