"You find no man at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London.  When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford."  SAMUEL JOHNSON.

Now Booking every Saturday AND THURSDAYS at 7pm (from 24th April) throughout 2014. 

SOLD OUT! Saturdays sold out till 12th July, 2014. Thanks so much for your support 

Why not book your own tour - any day, any time. (Min 8 people). 

COMING SOON - Thanks to your very kind donations...

The London Literary (Fleet Street) Tavern Tour! Contact us for details.

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

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

About the 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.

We currently set off every Saturday at 5pm from Central London. And due to sell-out demand, we are adding Thursday shows at 7pm (from 24th April.)

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!

Visit the Public Houses and Taverns that inspired generations of writers and artists. And meet Dylan Thomas, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Anthony Burgess 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 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...!

Contact us here

Your Own Literary Crawl!  If you have a party of six people or more we can design your very own 'branded' tour, any time of any day AND we can arrange food and fixed price meals. 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!)

Blinkbox TV party.

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

Early Testimonials  "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

We've started Podcasting. Just a couple of brief chats at the moment, but check us out HERE 

For further information about the Maverick Theatre Company, please see www.mavericktheatre.co.uk 

And you can now start a Facebook conversation below. It'd be great to hear from you. 

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

Further reading to enhance your visit to London.

We've selected a number of good tourist guides that may help. They are on the left-hand side of this page and they are affiliate links to Amazon, so we will get a small commission if you decide to buy, but it won't cost you a penny more. You may also like to see HERE.

If you have any questions about our tour or your visit to London, please feel free to email us. 

We look forward to meeting you.


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