I mentioned in my last blog in June, (yes, it does seem a long time ago!) that I’d not been to Soho or Fitzrovia to check out the pubs we visit on our London Literary Pub Crawl, since lock down in the UK in March.
Now I’m pleased to say I have! And although some of the Fitzrovia pubs are still not operating fully at the weekends, it’s great to see that most of the Soho venues are open and firing on all four cylinders, even though we have to stay two metres - six feet - apart from each other.
And, I’m pleased to report we actually had some bookings! You may know, we are not a travel company, but a bunch of writers; many of us going through the same traumas and journeys that our now world famous contemporaries went through many years ago.
So if you are not too worried nowadays about going out and want to see where Dylan Thomas met and fell in love with his wife, the real Proles Pub from George Orwell‘s 1984 and where Charles Dickens actually did live twice in London, then please come and see us. We are taking all of the government's social distancing measures very seriously and will be safe as houses! And of course, the number of coronavirus cases in London is relatively small.
If however you are still too worried about going out in public - and I perfectly understand - then I urge you to have a look at our online options. They’ve been an interesting development for me! The first online, Zoom Virtual London Literary Pub Crawl is set in West London around some of the unknown rock ‘n’ roll highlights. Did you know, for instance, that Walt Disney Films soundtracks all now all recorded in a small studio in a side road in Chiswick opposite the place where Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley and U2 made their debuts! In a studio owned by Dire Straits frontman, Mark Knopfler? No, not many people do. I’ve been playing with the technology, and I think it’s going to be great fun; it may be the future for us as well.
So I hope you are well. As always, please get in touch if you’ve any questions or queries via the contact page and website. We're live again in London, physically and virtually - and we hope to see you soon.
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