London's Literature Experience: Explore Bloomsbury


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3 hours | from £40.00 pp
See the London you’ve read about in books come to life as you unearth the city’s rich literary history with a Local Host - who's as much a of a bookworm as you are! On a totally personalised experience, explore the capital's literary neighbourhoods, discovering the corners immortalised in classic tales, following in the footsteps of your favourite characters and being transported back to a time when some of the most influential writers roamed these streets. Let your local host introduce you to the hidden haunts of writers past and quirky bookshops that only a fellow literature lover would know.
3 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

London is one of the globe's literary capitals and with a fellow local you can enjoy a personalised experience tailored totally to your literary tastes. Discover the abundant neighbourhoods from Bloomsbury to the Borough, which are synonymous with London’s literary history and each have their stories to tell. Whether you're interested in where Shakespeare drank and dined with friends, where T.S Eliot, Woolf and Keynes gained inspiration for their work, where Jane Austen's original manuscripts are safely stacked away or where Daniel Defoe was baptised, your local will create an experience which will satisfy your bookish appetite . Your experience will be unique, but if you're after some ideas take a leaf out of our book.Read more +

Perhaps you'll begin your journey with a stroll through a seasoned neighbourhood famed for its literary roots, counting the blue plaques which chronicle London's Literary past. Here you could venture into the former home of (arguably) the most iconic Victorian author or stop by a historic pub and park frequented by the infamous Bloomsbury Set. 

Or, if you're more interested in the theatrical side of literary London, you could stop off at a truly time-honoured tavern known for being a popular haunt of Shakespeare, and later Dickens. If contemporary literature is more your jam, there is still plenty to see and choose from - take a trip to platform 9 and three quarters or perhaps a hidden pub in Greek Street cited by many popular authors.

If you're keen to pick up a few new, preloved or perhaps rare texts, take a trip with your local to Charing Cross, where some of the best independent and quirky bookstores still stand.

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


What's Included

* 100% Private and personalised experience
* 3 hours with a Local Host
* Unlimited local knowledge and insights


What's Not Included

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


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 7 days before your experience and get a full refund.  


Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.

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 unique bookshops in London that only a book lover knows about 
* Experience 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 
* Discover unique and quirky local bookshops

Total: GBP
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Start when you want

You can change your preferred start time after booking

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Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free