About our acclaimed tour…
THE LONDON LITERARY PUB CRAWL, WITH CHARLES DICKENS (DECEASED!)
VISIT THE PUBLIC HOUSES AND TAVERNS THAT INSPIRED PREVIOUS GENERATIONS OF WRITERS AND ARTISTS. AND MEET DYLAN THOMAS, CHARLES DICKENS, VIRGINIA WOOLF, GEORGE ORWELL, ANTHONY BURGESS, T.S ELIOT, MARY SEACOLE AND OTHERS. AND SUPPORT NEW LONDON WRITERS!
See where the giants of the literary world ate, drank, discussed, thought and worked. The pubs and taverns that inspired some of the greatest creative minds in the world – and still do.
This new and unique tour is artist-led and arranged by the not-for-profit charity The Maverick Theatre Company. It involves local writers and artists from London’s West End and the UK TV and Film industry. There’s a lovely synergy, that by coming on our tour, you are supporting a current generation of (usually!) struggling writers and artists in London!
We are delighted to announce that the late Charles Dickens (and occasionally the late Virginia Woolf) have agreed to host the tour! It takes in not only the history of literature in London but some of its contemporary places and spaces too – including those relevant to songwriters such as Sir Paul McCartney and Jimi Hendrix – and looks at some key elements in our writers’ lives.
Our new online and our regular live tours start in Fitzrovia, and end in Soho. Our tour also includes those pubs and bars associated with the British Film industry and contemporary writers. So you never know which modern writers or artists you might bump into…!
“A HIGHLY ENJOYABLE, OFF THE BEATEN TRACK PUB TOUR…”
“WE DRIFT OFF INTO THE SOHO EVENING, COMFORTED THAT A VIVID APPROACH TO THE LIFE’S WORK OF SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS AUTHORS SHOWS THAT THERE IS AS MUCH TO BE LEARNT IN THEIR PUBS AS THEIR PAGES.”
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH.