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Shane MacGowan - a personal tribute

November 30, 2023

Our writer, Nick Hennegan 
had the pleasure of meeting the Pogues frontman, Shane MacGowan - punk, traditionalist and perceived hell-raiser - who has passed away. They met in Soho, London. This is Nick's personal tribute on Bohemian Britain. Join us every Saturday on the Literary Pub Crawl at 5pm for a 'Rainy Night In Soho' and a 'Fairytale of New York... sorry... Soho!'


Maverick Theatre and TWO in the Pub. Shot with Tradition..!

April 21, 2023

Shots. Not big or clever. Although one per production should be okay! The TWO gang… Greg, Nick and Claire. 

It’s not big, and it’s not clever, but it’s a tradition we have at the Maverick Theatre Company that dates back to the 1990’s. The first night shot! Of course, it’s not compulsory for Maverick people to have a shot after our first production, or indeed drink any alcohol, but it goes back to the early days of Maverick at the Billesley Pub in Birmingham.

Our first pro...

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Pint Night in Soho!

March 23, 2023

The French House Pub famously only serves half-pints. Apart from on Pint Night! When, for charity and for one day only, they serve pints like other pubs.

Traditionally, there’s a lot of things happen on pints day at The French. And usually the musician Suggs, from the band Madness, pours the 1st pint in the morning. (His Mom used to be a regular)

As you may gather from watching this little video, I started uploading live to Facebook etc but now just do them here. And the video was filmed towa...

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Some of the London writers featured on the London Literary Pub Crawl.

February 9, 2023

London has been home to some of the most revered writers in history. Here are five of the most famous writers who have lived and worked in the city:

1.  Charles Dickens: The renowned English author was born in Portsmouth, but moved to London in his early twenties and wrote most of his beloved classics, such as Great Expectations, Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol, while living in the city. 

2.  George Orwell: The author of Animal Farm and 1984 spent much of his life in London and his novels we...

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All the Best People at the Literary Pub Crawl!

November 18, 2022

Sky and Dad Rob in Soho. 

Internationally acclaimed Poet Skye Bowdon and her father visiting London to collect her latest award, The #Foyle Prize for Creative Writing. They’re obviously aware that the visit would not be complete without experiencing the London Literary Pub Crawl! 

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About Us

Nick Hennegan Hello. I'm Nick Hennegan and I started the London Literary Pub Crawl. Most of the blogs on here will be by me. I've always written but my first theatrical success was an adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Henry V' ( I founded Maverick Theatre in 1994. ( This pub crawl is really more a promenade theatre performance than a tour and I'm running it with a bunch of enthusiastic local actors and writers. I love sharing my passion for the area and the artists. I also present a weekly radio show, 'Literary London' on Resonance 104.4fm - London's Arts Station and a podcast on our site. If you haven't visited us in London yet, I hope you'll come soon. Have a look at my new site, And feel free to leave comments or email me at nick @ - I reply to them all and I love to hear from you.


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