Poetry Matters

How London writers featured on our literary walking tours valued poetry We love to relate how, in 1944, Edith Sitwell gave a public reading of her poem about the Blitz, “Still Falls the Rain”, in a theatre in London. As she … Read More

Introducing Our Bloomsbury Tour

Mike and Cindy of London Literary Tours speaking about novelist Dorothy Richardson in Woburn Walk Bloomsbury as part of their walking tour about writers

Two years ago – as we came out of lockdown – we launched our St James’s Jaunt. Now we’re thrilled to have a new walking tour of Bloomsbury, featuring literary heavyweights Virginia Woolf and T S Eliot, the Bloomsbury Blast. Researching … Read More

Bookish Bonding

Photo of Mike and Cindy with guests, Neil, Cornelia and Christel, outside Sotheran's bookshop at the end of a literary walking tour of St James's, featuring writers Virginia Woolf, Graham Greene, Ian Fleming and others, showing happiness and how we have all bonded.

It’s a wonderful thing that guests can arrive on one of our tours as strangers but leave as –well, friends. Over the course of three hours, we perform in the street for a small group of people from all over the … Read More

London’s Literary Drinking Dens

Writer Dylan Thomas drinking at a book signing with a book of his poetry

Where do bibulous bibliophiles hang out? Well, there’s a host of pubs with literary associations across our city. They may have provided settings for scenes in novels, inspired lines of glorious verse, or simply have been where writers got hammered. Some … Read More

The Joys of Lockdown

Spring 2021 has finally come and with it the promise that we can meet again, group together again, especially outdoors, which is what our literary tours are all about. We are so excited to get going, but it feels like we … Read More

St James’s and its Literary Gents

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When most Londoners think of a London region perfect for a literary tour, they think first of Bloomsbury, then maybe Southwark, Soho or Chelsea. They don’t think of St James’s for two basic reasons. One, they forget about the fabulous London … Read More

Walking in London

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‘I love walking in London,’ said Mrs Dalloway. ‘Really, it’s better than walking in the country.’ The eponymous central character of Virginia Woolf’s 1925 novel takes a route through St James’s on her way to ‘buy the flowers herself’, and she … Read More

Opening Lines

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I ought to come up with a killer opening line. This being our first blog. Yes, after all the research and planning, not to mention building our website, London Literary Tours has gone live and we’re taking bookings. Hurrah! Gulp. So, … Read More