Literary Festival

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While London’s streets may not be paved with gold, there is a wealth of literary history round practically every corner.

Throughout October 2016 we will be again be staging Literary Footprints, our fourth running of our annual literary walks festival.

Literary Footprints is a unique and London-centric literary festival; like a walking book club, it takes people out onto the streets of London on guided walks researched, written and led by our experienced, professional guides.

You will get to see to where the novels and poems are set, where the authors’ inspiration was born and the avenues and alleyways, buildings and gardens their characters inhabit – places you might normally visit only in your imagination.

Building on the previous years’ successes Literary Footprints will feature at least one walk on each day of the month of October 2016:  Meet Virginia Woolf in Bloomsbury, George Orwell in Soho, Mary Woolstencroft in St Pancras, Wilkie Collins in Marylebone and Samuel Pepys in the City. Hear from Dickens & Mrs Dalloway, Chaucer & Shakespeare, C J Sansom & H G Wells with T S Eliot, Sherlock Holmes and others along the way.

And as Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway said:

“I love walking in London,” said Mrs. Dalloway. “Really it’s better than walking in the country.”

We couldn’t agree more…

The full schedule is below, we look forward to meeting you on the walks!

Nineteen Eighty Four

The London of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four

ts eliot walkers

Tina’s T S Eliot walk  at St Dunstan in the East

Amber dressed as Jane Austen's Emma

Amber as Jane Austen’s Emma

Walks in October 2016

No walks available for this month

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