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London's literature experience: explore bloomsbury
London's literature experience: explore bloomsbury
London's literature experience: explore bloomsbury
London's literature experience: explore bloomsbury
London's literature experience: explore bloomsbury

Tour Of Bloomsbury London

3 hours

London's literature experience: explore bloomsbury

Quirky bookstores, hidden haunts, and Shakespeare's tavern.

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3 hours

From $40.95  USD per person (based on 8 adults)

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  • From $40.95 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 3 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish)

London's literature experience: explore bloomsbury
London's literature experience: explore bloomsbury

London and literature go together like bangers and mash (or peanut butter and jam if you have a sweet tooth).

Uncover a world of literature and the arts as you follow your local London host, a bookworm like yourself through Bloomsbury, counting the blue plaques which chronicle London's literary past.

Heads up; there are a lot! Discover the spots immortalized in classic tales, following in the footsteps of your favorite characters and be transported back to a time when some of the most influential writers roamed these streets.

You’ll visit the hidden haunts of writers past and browse quirky bookshops that only a fellow literature lover would know.

See the very places that Shakespeare drank and dined with friends, and where the great minds such as Wilde and Woolf gained inspiration for their works.

Stop by Dickens’ old house, which is now a museum, browse magical bookshops like Persephone which lovingly republishes out of print novels by female authors or simply enjoy a pint (or that gin we mentioned earlier) in the pub where Shakespeare used to drink.

    • Explore the very places that were home to the greatest literate minds 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 favorite books over coffee in a cozy, independent coffee shop with your host or visit one of the pubs where literary greats like Dickens, Shakespeare or Wilde used to drink!
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • 3-hour experience
    • Private and personalized
    • Pick-up from your accommodation (within a reasonable distance- hooray!)
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    • What’s not included
    • Additional food and drink
    • Transport costs
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Gratuities
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

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How it works

  • 1
    Tell us about you! Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
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  • 2
    We introduce you to your perfect local Build your perfect tour and experience together
    We match you with a host
  • 3
    The best part! Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
    The best part!

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