Literary Pub Crawl and Tavern Tour in London

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Duration - 3 hours

CHF 38 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Discover the public houses of Soho and Fitzrovia, and learn of the writers and artists they inspired on this 2.5-hour literary pub crawl and tavern tour in London. In the company of a writer (and occasionally, Charles Dickens!) explore through the City of London, and take in sites visited by 19th- and 20th-century authors and poets such as Karl Marx, George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, Dylan Thomas, and Virginia Woolf. Find exclusive private members clubs and explore corners of the capital where contemporary artists like Paul McCartney and Damien Hirst found fuel for their art. Then, finish your tour in a historic Soho pub. Often with a sing-song!

Available options

Saturday Promenade Tour 17:00
Explore the writers pubs, secret members clubs and venues of Soho and Fitzrovia with Charles Dickens (Deceased)! Every Saturday at 5pm

CHF 38
p.p. onwards

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Soho, London England

Discover some of the places that have inspired more modern songwriters and artists like Paul McCartney and Damien Hirst, and enjoy book and poetry readings along the way. Afterward, finish your walking tour at The Coach and Horses pub in Soho, central London.

Stop At: London Literary Pub Crawl Tour, London England

During your tour, sample a selection of British beers (own expense) and meet a lifelike incarnation of Charles Dickens to hear what he has to say! Visit sites frequented by great 19th- and 20th-century poets and writers including Brendan Behan, Anthony Burgess, Karl Marx, George Orwell, Dylan Thomas, and Virginia Woolf.

Watch re-enactments of key moments in Britain’s literary history — such as the moment Dylan Thomas met his future wife Caitlin — and hear of the incidents and mishaps that shaped some of British literature’s most famous works.

Discover some of the places that have inspired more modern songwriters and artists like Paul McCartney and Damien Hirst, and enjoy book and poetry readings along the way. Afterward, finish your walking tour at The Coach and Horses pub in Soho, central London.

Stop At: Fitzrovia, Fitzrovia, London, England

Meet your guide in Fitzrovia in the afternoon, then start your tour with a traditional British pub quiz. Test your knowledge of Britain’s literary scene, then head onward through the City of London to further your knowledge.



Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children (over 14) must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • We regularly monitor and follow local council advice and best practice.

Inclusions

  • Guide
  • Live entertainment

Departure time

05:00 PM


Departure point

The Wheatsheaf, 25 Rathbone Pl, W Central St, London W1T 1JB, UK


Recent reviews

Adam_F   13th November 2022

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We had an amazing time on this tour! Richard is a fantastic guide, really bringing stories to life and going above and beyond. It was great to experience so many bars and actually get seats in most places on a Saturday night! We had a great group and would hesitate to book again.

Siobhan_B   28th August 2022

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Fantastic experience! Richard, our tour guide, was a wealth of knowledge and charismatic. We learned a lot and drank a lot and we’re sorry it had to end.

N0llid   28th August 2022

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An excellent, entertaining night. Richard was very informative and good fun. He tailored the tour to our

Melanie_M   17th July 2022

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Richard gave us a great stroll through the pubs talking about the lives of the artists and writers that frequented them. He answered all of our questions and demonstrated a great love for England and its contributions to the literary world. Highly recommend for a fun night out walking through the Fitzroy and SoHo areas of London.

Selwyn_F   24th April 2022

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Richard was very interesting, personnable and a great story teller. We had a wonderful time, saw some great pubs, had a few drinks, while actually learning a few thing on the way. Highly recommend the tour.

COLIN T   5th September 2021

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A hugely enjoyable tour, the guide was very knowledgeable and made the information interesting and accessible. We would certainly recommend this tour to anyone with even a passing interest in literature.

stephengZ2297RY   28th September 2020

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A very entertaining and informative tour of literary Fitzrovia and Soho with our knowledgeable and entertaining guide Richard. We're Londoners, but learned a lot. There were several pub stops, always in appropriately distanced locations so that we felt quite safe.

Jenny_W   3rd March 2020

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This is my third pub tour. I felt there was one too many pubs, a little too much blurb and there was no need to read passages of books.

Danny_mcca   7th January 2020

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A last minute booking during a Christmas break in London, which became the highlight of our trip. The tour trumped Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London and The British Museum, although this is possibly due to the copious amounts of alcohol included. Our guide, Richard, was extremely knowledgable, the tour was surprisingly interesting and we ourselves were adequately lubricated to form fond memories. This isn't a tour, nor does it claim to be, it is a pub crawl around a highly pub-ulated area of London in the company of an actor that knows alot about the literary roots of the area. Richard met us in the first pub of the evening and proceeded to tailor the crawl specifically to our small group, the information was interesting, the beer was good and the whole event a great experience. Would highlight recommend this to people that like a good beer and appreciate a good book, if you're only a fan of one or the other, do it anyway! A previous post says that the guide didn't point out the blue plaque of Marx, he did on our trip so you can be assured that feedback is addressed.

ottcity   18th September 2019

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Amazing tour. It was fun and educational. Great value for money and out group was perfect as was our guide!