Literary London walks
BROTHELS, BISHOPS AND THE BARD – HISTORIC SOUTHWARK
Listen to the notorious Bankside Stories, discover 'The Clink', the oldest prison in London, see Southwark
Cathedral with its Shakespearean connections, as well as the reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. We end up at the Tate Modern Art Gallery housed in the vast space of the former Bankside Power Station.
BOHEMIANS AND BLUESTOCKINGS - LITERARY LONDON
The Bloomsbury set were described as 'people who lived in squares and loved in triangles'. Stroll through the
Georgian Squares of Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia to see the homes where writers lived, worked and loved.
Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw, Dylan Thomas and friends request the pleasure of your company.
CHARLES DICKENS' CITY OF LONDON
This walk explores the streets and alleyways where Mr Pickwick, Ebenezer Scrooge and a host of Dickensian characters lived and worked. Follow in the footsteps of Dickens through the heart of the City and
finish in a traditional Victorian marketplace. .
APPLES, ACTORS AND ARIAS – HISTORIC COVENT GARDEN
Explore the streets leading up to the Strand and enter Covent Garden via a hidden courtyard. Learn about
the actors, authors and artists who lived here. Stand where Eliza Doolittle sold her flowers and hear the history
of the market and theatres.
OSCAR WILDE'S LONDON
We return to the Naughty Nineties as Oscar Wilde mocks the twilight of the Victorian era. See the theatres, clubs, cafés etc. where his wit triumphed. Follow the events leading to his trials and final imprisonment. Expect the unexpected in the back streets of Mayfair and St James, including a 16th Century Tudor cowshed!
CHELSEA - THOMAS MORE TO THE SWINGING SIXTIES
A few steps away from the bustling King's Road you'll find a tranquil riverside village. View the famous
hospital initiated by a mistress of Charles II and discover a hidden garden from where the first cotton
plants were taken to the Americas. See the site of Sir Thomas More's mansion and his memorial outside
Chelsea Old Church . We also meet a surprising variety of Chelsea’s literary residents, including Mark Twain, George Eliot and Oscar Wilde
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