Cindy Lawford’s Talks and Tours

Besides London Literary Tours, Cindy gives tours of Savile Row and Jermyn Street, and art tours and royal tours of St James's. 

Fashion Tours London

There are no limits to Cindy's knowledge! Check out her tours on women's fashion in Mayfair, Soho and St James's. 

The London Library

Four Poets Laureate and ten Nobel prize-winners have roamed the bookshelves of this prestigious institution, founded in 1840,  whose membership today includes some of the most familiar names in literature. 

The British Library

The BL needs no introduction - and they have a great programme of literary talks and exhibitions. Cindy and Mike can often be found there researching a tour. 

Henry Sotheran Fine Books

The oldest antiquarian bookseller in the world and they're right here in Piccadilly. What a shop! London Literary Tours is proud to be associated with them. 

Antique Beat

We love these guys! Apart from being very cool, Antique Beat curates fascinating talks and unusual events celebrating literature, London and other curiosities. 

Wilfred Owen Association

The association is dedicated to commemorating Owen's work.  Useful commentary on his most famous poems is available on their site. 

Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship

The fellowship hosts  an annual conference dedicated to the work of Sassoon, literary tours and an annual cricket match with the Wilfed Owen association.

Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain

The society publishes the Virginia Woolf Bulletin three times a year and hosts an annual lecture near the time of Woolf's birthday and a number of conferences each year that promote Woolf's essays, short stories and novels. 

Virginia Woolf Blog

This site is absolute bursting with information on Woolf's life and work, her family members, marriage to Leonard Woolf, affair with Vita Sackville-West,  and association with the Bloomsbury Group.

Ian Fleming Publications Ltd

Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. together with the Ian Fleming Estate host this website, which is simply remarkable in its currency and detailed ruminations on Fleming and his many books, non-fiction as well as fiction. 

Graham Greene Birthplace Trust

This trust's aim is to encourage research into Greene's life and work, and to that end it runs the annual Graham Greene International Festival in Berkhamstead.

Sitwell Society

The society is based in Scarborough and the site actually contains a list of all the books in the library of the Sitwell's house, Woodend.    

Noel Coward Society

Offering free membership to anyone, the society holds a Noel Coward Birthday Celebration each year in December and publishes the Home Chat magazine.

Noel Coward

The site is a treasure trove of information about Coward's life and work, his theatrical smash hits and his memorable songs.  It evens includes information on the latest productions of his plays.    

Robert Graves Society

The facebook page for the society appears to be far more active than its old site, with Graves related events regularly posted. 

Evelyn Waugh Society

The society produces an annual journal, Evelyn Waugh Studies,  and the site has a good bibliography of critical and biographical works on Waugh plus interesting ruminations on Waugh's relevance.

Jason Kahl Web and Graphic Design

Jason Kahl designed the website for the London Literary Tours and we think his work is excellent.

  • “So many books, so little time."

    Frank Zappa
  • “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”

    Jane Austen
  • “Literature sets up a vision which guides people to a better understanding of themselves and their world.”

    Aldous Huxley
  • “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”

    Jorge Luis Borges
  • “No entertainment is so cheap as reading, not any pleasure so lasting.”

    Lady Mary Wortley Montague
  • “A book should serve as an axe for the frozen sea within us.”

    Franz Kafka
  • “Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”

    Jane Smiley
  • “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

  • “Books are the mirrors of the soul.”

    Virginia Woolf
  • “Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.”

    J K Rowling
  • “Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children. Life is the other way round.”

    David Lodge
  • “A book is like a garden in the pocket.”

    Chinese Proverb