London Literary Private Walking Tour Of Bloomsbury

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In this walking tour we will explore the beautiful world-famous squares of Bloomsbury.  With its unmatched heritage of writers and big names in the London literary world from Charles Dickens to Virginia Woolf, Beatrix Potter to George Orwell, W.B. Yeats to Gandhi and plenty more. It has quiet cultural atmosphere that still resonates to this day and you might be inspired to write a best-seller yourself. Even if you don't know the writers, this is the part of town that everyone imagines London to be with tree lined streets, beautiful garden squares and black iron railings and so offers something for everyone.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bloomsbury, London, EnglandWe will explore the gardens, squares and streets of literary Bloomsbury.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Bedford Square, London, EnglandThis picturesque square was once the home to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood as well as having connections to other later important figures such as Beatrix Potter. We will walk through the streets and see sights relating to 1984, Charles Darwin and other big names.Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Gordon Square, London, EnglandHome of the influential Bloomsbury Group amongst many othersDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Tavistock Square, London, EnglandVisit Londons Peace garden with its strong literary linksDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Woburn Walk, London, EnglandVisit the outside of the home of Irish writer WB YeatsDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Coram's Fields, London, EnglandLearn about this influential sailor who set the tone fo the philanthropic nature of BloomsburyDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Charles Dickens Museum, London, EnglandWe visit the outside of Charles Dickens house in Bloomsbury. Nearby are the homes of less famous but perhaps even more important writersDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Russell Square, London, EnglandThe largest and most famous square in Bloomsbury, once the home of Orson Welles amongst others and nearby we will pass a home belonging to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle of Sherlock Holmes fame.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: The British Museum, London, EnglandIn the narrow streets opposite The British Museum, we will learn about one of the infamous Bloomsbury writers, Aleister Crawley and his belief in the blackest of black magic.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: St George’s Church, London, EnglandWe finish off at the second of our spots relating to the Suffragette movement of votes for women.Duration: 10 minutes

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by foot / London Underground
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Bloomsbury
  • Entry/Admission - Russell Square

What’s not included

  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Woburn Walk
  • Entry/Admission - Charles Dickens Museum
  • Entry/Admission - St George’s Church