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...!
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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
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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.
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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