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Literary Pub Crawl and Tavern Tour in London

Literary Pub Crawl and Tavern Tour in London

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Greater London, United Kingdom
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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Explore London’s Soho and Fitzrovia neighborhoods with a guide and visit pubs whose past patrons include the likes of Dylan Thomas, Charles Dickens, George Orwell and Virginia Woolf. Kick off the 2.5-hour tour with a traditional British pub quiz, and the set off in search of the old pubs that have inspired generations of creatives. Visit, too, places connected with modern-day artists, musicians and writers such as Paul McCartney and Damien Hirst.
  • 2.5-hour walking tour of Soho and Fitzrovia in London
  • Visit the pubs that have inspired generations of writers and artists
  • Hear about writers like Charles Dickens, Dylan Thomas, Virginia Woolf and George Orwell
  • See places connected with Paul McCartney, Damien Hirst and other modern-day creatives
  • Listen to readings and take part in a British pub quiz
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Live entertainment
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

25 Rathbone Pl, London W1T 1JB, UK

Departure Time

5:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Literary London Productions Ltd for Maverick Theatre Company

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

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40 Reviews

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, Mar 2020
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.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thanks Woolfone. Fair point. We are a theatre company though and we love the books! We tend to be a pub crawl with beer AND books. I like the fact you can hear passages written in the pubs where they were written. Karl Marx? George Orwell at the Newmans? And did you stay for the sing-along around the piano at the last pub? There’s usually quite a lot of beer involved there! But thanks for coming and for the review.
Guide did not show up
, Sep 2019
I signed up for the London Literary Pub Crawl scheduled on Saturday 31 August, through Viator. When I got there at 5pm there was nobody at the meeting point. I waited until 5:20pm and the guide did not show up. It was definitely the correct place as the bartenders knew of the tour and told me that this had happened to others before when there were only one or two people who signed up for a walk. I also tried calling the number in the confirmation email but got only an answering machine directing me to this email address. This is unacceptable and irresponsible and unprofessional. Do not sign up for this tour.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Hi Desiree, as I explained in the emails, there was no tour running that day as we were all at the Edinburgh Festival. We’re writers, not a travel company. I’m so sorry you slipped through the gap by buying a ticket from a third party, but you were the only one. And you’ve been refunded. So come back another time when we are running (every Saturday now till the next Edinburgh Festival!) and we’ll buy the first drink! Cheers!
Our guide was excellent and his...
, Dec 2016
Our guide was excellent and his recitations were beautifully done. I was hoping for a few more locations where earlier writers had also drunk. The Francis Bacon and Augustus John connections were revealing. Altogether it was satisfying. The Wheatsheaf is a perfect starting point.
Neil, I mean Charles was a...
Dami S
, Jun 2016
Neil, I mean Charles was a character! His use of verse, song and humor kept a smile on my face. The flare from the aftermath of the parade also added an interesting twist. Well done Sir!

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