"Highly enjoyable, off the beaten track pub tour..."                       THE GUARDIAN

"We had a great time! We've been on a few London walks now and this was by far the best and most entertaining!"                                                  KAREN YOUNG, London.

NEW - Now Booking  - Shakespeare's Tavern Tour! London's original poet*!

Every Saturday at 1pm from The Borough High Street, Southwark, London SE1. Duration approx.2 hours. Depending on the pubs! Take in London's FIRST Shakespeare Theatre, The Globe, BearBaiting, Cockfighting, Poetry and Shakespeare's lodgings.

* Chaucer makes an appearance too! 

The London Literary Pub Crawl, with Charles Dickens (Deceased!)

Visit the Public Houses and Taverns that inspired generations of writers and artists. And meet Dylan Thomas,Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, T.S Eliot and others.

See where the giants of the literary world ate, drank, discussed, thought and worked. The pubs and taverns that inspired some of the greatest creative minds in the world - and still do.

This unique tour is artist-led and arranged by the not-for-profit charity The Maverick Theatre Company. It involves local writers and artists from London's West End and the UK TV and Film industry. 

We are delighted to announce that the late Charles Dickens and occasionally the late Virginia Woolf have agreed to host the tour!  It takes in not only the history of literature in London but some of its contemporary places and spaces too and looks at some key elements in our writers' lives. 

Starting in Fitzrovia, and ending in Soho, our tour also includes those pubs and bars associated with the British Film industry and contemporary writers. So you never know who you might bump into...!

 Happy Christmas 2015 from the Cast and Crew of

'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens 

Created by writer Nick Hennegan and director Katie Merritt. After a sell out, 5-star season, we'll be back in 2015!  

NOW BOOKING - The Acclaimed Shakespeare Edinburgh Hit
'Henry V - Lion of England'

Weekends at The Wheatsheaf Pub, Rathbone Place, London W1

24 April - 14 June, 2015! Now Booking! 

Why not book your own 'Any Time, Any Day' tour! (Min 10 people).

If you have a party of ten people or more we can design your very own 'branded' Literary Pub tour, any time of any day.  Great for work parties and corporate functions. How about a Literary Office Outing Crawl? Call or email for details. Or see the mid-week Newmans Arms Pie and a Pint deal HERE. (Not available Saturdays as the pub is shut!)

Our new 'Literary London' Podcast is now on iTunes! You can subscribe here for FREE!

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We've won a Society of London Theatre 
Stage One Award! 

About the London Literary Pub Crawl Performance.

We're rapidly becoming one of the things to do in London, as our Society of London Theatre Award proves! 

We're less a traditional tour and more a guided performance. See Anthony Burgess (A Clockwork Orange) threatened by a real knife gang. Dylan Thomas meet his wife, Caitlin. And T.S. Eliot renounce his US citizenship to become British.

See tickets for times and dates.

It takes approximately three hours and includes live extracts of some stunning works and encounters with long-gone writers! 

There isn't time to eat during the tour or drink at every pub, but we have a few drink breaks! The tour covers just over a mile, so is fairly gentle, but it's London, so sensible shoes, warm clothing and an umbrella may be a good idea. The tour will go ahead in spite of the weather!

No previous knowledge is assumed - indeed, part of the fun is discovering more about literature's  household names. Groups are encouraged too.

Writer and producer Nick Hennegan is a winner of The Society of London Theatre, Stage One Bursary Scheme for New Theatre Producers.

We just won an award!


"A brilliant and novel way of seeing a rare slice of London." -- Mark Plant, Birmingham, UK

"This is a great way to spend time having the occasional drink and learning... awesome fun!" -- Paul Carroll, Philadelphia, USA.

"A highly enjoyable, off the beaten track pub tour..." GUARDIAN TRAVEL

Blinkbox TV booked a tour and a pie and a pint! 

Blinkbox TV party.

Student Special.  The tours are not suitable for young people - those under 18 years of age are not allowed into most pubs in the UK. But we do a 'student special' touring outside the pubs and including the coffee shops, theatres and other places of literary interest. Contact us for details of party and group rates.

NHA, Maverick Theatre and Literary London Ltd. Reg in England and Wales. No 08334532.  
12 Fouberts Place, Carnaby Street, London, W1F 7PA.

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