Literary London

3 hours | from £40.00 per person

See the London you’ve read about in books come to life as you discover the city’s rich literary history with a Local Host who is as much a of a bookworm as you are! Explore London’s literary neighbourhood, see the places that have been immortalised in classic tales and walk in the footsteps of your favourite characters. Discover the most iconic literary spots in London as well as stumbling upon a few hidden gems and unique bookshops that only a fellow literature lover would know.

Languages
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Money back guarantee
We'll refund your money if you're not happy with your experience.
Kids go free
Kids up to 15 years old go free

What you'll do

Join a Local Host who is a fellow literature lover to discover a culturally rich neighbourhood which is synonymous with London’s literary history.

Immerse yourself in London’s literary culture through exploring famous sites, unique independent bookstores and spectacular libraries. 

Stroll through a neighbourhood famed for its literary roots, visit a museum in the home of an iconic author, stop by a historic pub frequented by the Bloomsbury Set or visit the places that have inspired world famous books. 

Spend time getting to know your Local Host who can give you advice and other recommendations for literature lovers in London, or simply discuss your favourite books together over a coffee!

 

What to expect

We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you.

Your Local host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary based on your literary loves, and to agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience you can always change your mind about what you want to do.

Your Local host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary.

Although you will visit well known literary attractions, your Local host will also help you to discover unique bookstores, literary spots and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook but help make the city unique.  

 

How this benefits you

With a Local by your side, you’ll be able to go beyond the superficial and connect with London and its people, getting to know what truly makes the city unique.

Get relevant advice to help you save time and money during the rest of your trip; using local insight you’ll be able to get around, skip tourist pitfalls and experience life like a local.

See the main attractions with the benefit of local knowledge like the best times to avoid the crowds, but also explore off-the-beaten path areas where the locals really live.

Our Local Hosts can all speak English, but many also speak Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Russian, Indonesian, Malay, Arabic and many other languages so they can connect with you culturally as well as with your personality.


Experience highlights

* Explore Bloomsbury, the most literary neighbourhood in London 

* Discover where famous authors once lived, and visit the places they once met 

* Browse the most unique bookshops in London that only a booklover knows about 

* See the places that have inspired iconic writers and the spots that feature in famous novels

* Chat about your favourite books over coffee in a cosy, independent coffee shop 

 

What's included

* Private and personalised experience
* 3 hours with a Local host
* Pick-up from your accommodation (within a reasonable distance)
* Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)

 

What's not included

* Food and drinks
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs 
* Gratuities (optional)

 

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 48 hours before your experience and get a 90% refund. 

 

Meeting point

To be agreed with your Local host.

Total: GBP
per adult