Holborn Tube, Kingsway exit (the Kingsway exit is the main exit) | Map
Welcome to Andy's London literary levée! The company's beyond compare: your good selves, our playwright guide and the shades of Dickens and Thackeray; Oscar Wilde and G. B. Shaw; Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Circle (who lived in Squares and loved in triangles); George Orwell, W. B. Yeats and T. S. Eliot, Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. The venue's a moveable feast: a procession of handsome Georgian squares; the humming little warren of streets in the Museum quarter; let alone the other Bloomsbury. The host's a born raconteur. And depend on it, he'll stir things a bit – tell you a thing or two about the aforementioned – how they were flesh and blood men and women who lived, loved, laughed, caroused, quarrelled and spun "words so nimble, so full of subtle flame..."
In the Winter 2016-17 London Walks programme the Literary Bloomsbury Tour takes place at TBA on TBA. The meeting point is just outside the main exit of Holborn Tube.
If you can't make one of the just-turn-up, punlic Tour de Jour Literary Bloomsbury walks do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Literary Bloomsbury Walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We'll tailor it to your requirements. And – always with private London Walks and tours – we go to great lengths to make sure the guide-walker(s) "fit" is well nigh perfect. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they're good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing. Or indeed a fab present – be it a birthday or anniversary or get-to-know-your-new neighbourhood gift or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that's special. Memories make us rich.
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It all comes down to the guiding. If you're not assessing you're guessing – i.e., buying a pig in a poke.
The famous white leaflet. "Nah, don't need it, got it all here," you say. Er, roaming charges? Er, dead battery? Er, reading your phone in the bathtub and you drop it? [Smelling salts interval: sick as a parrot. ashen-faced.] Er, read the famous white leaflet in the bathtub and you drop it what do you do? Er, you dry it out. Anyway, maybe worth making a mental note that you can always pick up the famous white London Walks leaflet at the Cafe in the Crypt at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the old church in Trafalgfar Square. They're on the Information Table there, right by the box office. And indeed they also display them on the shop counter, right by the cash register. And it's win-win because the Cafe in the Crypt is one of the town's delights. Should be on everybody's London itinerary.