London's Literature Experience: Explore Bloomsbury

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

  • (3 reviews)
  • Private &
    personalized
  • 3 hours
  •  From £40.00 GBP per person
  • Walking
  • Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.

What you’ll do

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 host, a bookworm like yourself through Bloomsbury, counting the blue plaques which chronicle London's literary past. Head’s 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 (or to be completely honest where they drank gin together). 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.

Our Picks

  • 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!

Good to know

What’s included
  • 3-hour experience
  • Private and personalized
  • Pick-up from your accommodation (within a reasonable distance- hooray!)
  • Super fun (obviously) and scenic walking experience
What’s not included
  • Additional food and drink
  • Transport costs
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Gratuities
Cancellation Policy

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund



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This experience’s reviews

LONDON, LONDON'S LITERATURE EXPERIENCE: EXPLORE BLOOMSBURYElle

5 average | 9 reviews

September 2018

Bloomsbury and beyond

Hi Anna, We were met by the delightful Elle on Saturday and enjoyed a relaxed and interesting walking tour of the city. The route was perfectly tailored for our group and each one of us thought it was a lovely way to spend a view hours together while learning a bit more about London. Thank you so much for your communication prior to our trip and to Elle for her time, guidance and company.

Review by Maggie C

LONDON, LONDON'S LITERATURE EXPERIENCE: EXPLORE BLOOMSBURYInês

5 average | 3 reviews

May 2018

Excelente

Gracias Ines por tan linda experiencia.

Review by Jose Maria G

LONDON, LONDON'S LITERATURE EXPERIENCE: EXPLORE BLOOMSBURYElle

5 average | 9 reviews

May 2018

Mrs Dalloway come to life

I love Virginia Woolf and coming to London was a dream come true and meeting Elle who showed me the real life sites where she lived and took inspiration for her novels was very emotional. I even extended the tour and we explored Mrs Dalloway's London and it was incredible to live one of my favorite novels of all time! Thank you for this experience!

Review by Edwina O

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