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Literary Pub Crawl and Tavern Tour in London

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USD 23.73
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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. Follow a guide (and occasionally, Charles Dickens!) 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.
  • Stay off the tourist trail and follow your guide to locals-approved pubs
  • Learn all about London’s literary history
  • Take part in a traditional British pub quiz
  • Explore Fitzrovia and Soho: two of London’s most characterful areas
What to Expect
Meet your guide at a convenient location in central London’s Fitzrovia neighborhood. If you’ve selected the “Any Time, Any Day” option, pick your own departure time after 12pm. If you’ve chosen the Saturday Promenade option, your tour will begin in the late afternoon. Begin the tour by venturing into a pub and taking part in a beloved local tradition: the pub quiz. Test your knowledge on literary subjects, and sip a pint of ale, if you’d like (own expense). Next, continue to a number of literary-minded locations in Fitzrovia and Soho. As you go, your guide will share stories about the luminaries who once walked these streets, from Charles Dickens and Dylan Thomas to Karl Marx and Virginia Woolf. You’ll also watch re-enactments of key moments in British literary history, and learn about contemporary artists and writers like Paul McCartney and Damien Hirst. This tour concludes at the Coach & Horses pub in Soho.
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Important Information
Departure Point
25 Rathbone Pl, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1JB, UK
Departure Time
5:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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  • Live entertainment
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Amazing tour. It was fun and educational. Great value for money and out group was perfect as was our guide!
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I simply loved this experience. Our guide, Niels, was fun and very knowledgeable. We visit nice places that have a whole new image now that we know about the people that have been there. I really recommend this tour, specially because the guides are writers and completely
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Guided by a sensational character and actor we got to experience the literal history written in the walls of the wonderful taverns and the vivid streets of Soho.
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I have to admit that we probably had a slightly different experience than others will have on this tour but it was incredible. I ended up having an almost private tour with my friend and my husband. Nick, the creator and writer of the Literary pub crawl, was our guide. It was
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I was spending a day alone in London and given that I love local pub crawls and literature, I decided that this pub crawl seemed like the thing for me. I ordered a last minute ticket (around 30 - 40 pounds) and set out for the tour. Not used to London rush hour (my own fault) I
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