"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.

"We drift off into the Soho evening, comforted that a vivid approach to the life's work of some of the world’s most famous authors shows that there is as much to be learnt in their pubs as their pages."  SUNDAY TELEGRAPH.

Wow! We've been featured all over the world!

The Guardian


Due to popular demand, we are now offering premium priced, private tours, usually with our award-winning writer, Nick Hennegan, M.A.   Tickets can be booked here. 

Hear Nick's occasional short podcasts here.

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

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

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 new and 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. There's a lovely synergy, that by coming on our tour, you are supporting a current generation of (usually!) struggling writers and artists in London!
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 - including those relevant to songwriters such as Sir Paul McCartney and Jimi Hendrix - 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 which modern writers or artists you might bump into...!

Why not give a Literary Pub Crawl Gift Voucher!

The London Literary Pub Crawl is run by current London writers... not a travel agent or a company.  We've been in Edinbugh, at the biggest open arts festival in the world for the last two years.

Our Writer, Nick Hennegan has adapted and directed a new version of Charles Dickens' original performance script to compliment his Shakespeare adaptations, Henry V- Lion of England and Hamlet-Horatio's Tale. Sir Derek Jacobi is the voice of Old Hamlet,  Guy Masterson performs A Christmas Carol. And new actor, Kizzy Dunn takes on the Shakespeares. And they are smashing it with a new version of Romeo and Juliet and Nick's memoir about growing up, P.A.L.S. Congratulations to all!








See where the Rolling Stones recorded their last album - drink in Mark Knopfler's local.  See where Bob Marley recorded his first Wailers album and (a bit more literary) Ernest Hemingway's favourite London riverside pub. We visit the pub where Rule Britania was written, see U2 and Amy Winehouse's record company and have a pint where Ringo Starr went after the birth of his son!

FLEET STREET is the most famous literary street in the world. Find out why!

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Writer Nick - usually in his garden! - has made some short films for first time visitors to London.  See Here.

'Best of the fest' - 1st Sat of the month - the 'Speakeasy Cabaret'

BOOK A TICKET for the first Saturday of the month and get the Literary Pub Crawl, plus FREE entry into Maverick Theatre’s brand NEW monthly night in Central London, our ‘SpeakEasy Cabaret’ at the Wheatsheaf Pub. See the Best of the Edinburgh Fringe.  And why not join in yourself!  We invite YOU to come along and tell a story. 

We were at the Edinburgh Festival in 2019 with 'Romeo and Juliet' and P.A.L.S. Then in London!   Now touring. www.MaverickTheatreCompany.com

THANK YOU!  By coming on the London Literary Pub Crawl you are supporting a new generation of London writers.

We're a creation of Maverick Theatre, a not-for-profit registered charity. Can you help us with a donation? (No probs if not!)

If you have a party of eight people or more we can design your very own 'branded' Literary Pub tour, with discounted tickets, any time of any day.  Great for work parties and corporate functions, Book Clubs and stylish Hen and stag celebrations. How about a Literary Office Outing Crawl? Contact us for details. 

Student Specials..!

Those under 18 years of age are not allowed to buy or consume alcohol in the UK.  But we're much more about the literature than the booze!  So we do a 'student special' - touring the family friendly pubs and including theatres and other places of literary interest. There's a special rate for student groups  here.  (Min party of 10)  

And please feel free to contact us for further details or if you are unsure about anything.  We're here to share the Literary Love!

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If you were in London or at the Edinburgh Festival this year, you may have and see these two incredible shows, written and directed by our own Nick Hennegan.  Both shows will tour later in the year. Please contact us for details, dates, funding and requests for performances.

Our 'Literary London' radio Podcast is now on iTunes! We've had over 20,000 downloads! You can subscribe here for FREE!

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We are all writers - and we know of some great books you may not have heard of.  See our London Books Page. And if you have a favourite please Contact us.

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