Old Bloomsbury - The Literary London Pub Walk
Holborn tube station
Book lovers will enjoy this walking tour of London's literary pub haunts, which is run by the Original London Walks group. The tour runs weekly and lasts for two and a half hours. It's usually guided by Blue Badge guide Brian, who was named London's best guide in 1994. The tour will familiarise you with the haunts of Dickens, Thackeray, Oscar Wilde, G.B. Shaw, Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, W.B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot, and you're bound to visit a couple of the best old pubs in Bloomsbury along the way. You don't normally need to book to go on the tour, but it is advisable to call in advance if you're part of a large group.