London Literary Tours

England has produced many great literary figures and many of them called London home. Join us on one of our Literary walking tours of London with our award-winning guides. Our guided tours cover London’s most famous writers, poets, playwrights and characters.

From a Bloomsbury pub walk where you can learn about the likes of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury group, Ted Hughes; George Orwell and many more besides. To dedicated walks for your favourite author or playwright.

These tours are a new way to see some of the best sights. You can get a new appreciation for central London, the British Museum, Kings cross, Shakespeare’s Globe, the British Library and many more of Londons locations.

Discover the London of your favourite literary figures and celebrate the English language.

Private tours

We run a ton of private walks. If you want a private Literary Walk – or any other London Walk for that matter – it’s eezy peezy as well. Just give Fiona or Noel a ring on 020 7624 3978 – or email us at[email protected] – and we’ll set it up for you and make it happen.

In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes
In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes

Sunday, 14 July 2024 @ 2.30 pm (This walk goes every Sunday)

Grab your deerstalker and magnifying glass,                      we're going sleuthing...

Agatha Christie & Dorothy L. Sayers – the Virtual Tour
Agatha Christie & Dorothy L. Sayers – the Virtual Tour

Sunday, 14 July 2024 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

On the trail of Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple and Lord Peter Wimsey... Guided by Richard IV

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T. S. Eliot – The Waste Land Tour
T. S. Eliot – The Waste Land Tour

Wednesday, 17 July 2024 @ 11.30 am (Click here for more dates)

"in 20 years of London Walks this is the best one I've ever been on"

Kensington*****  The Royal Village – 168  Five-Star Reviews
Kensington***** The Royal Village – 168 Five-Star Reviews

Thursday, 18 July 2024 @ 2 pm (Click here for more dates)

"Kensington specialises in hiding the best of itself"

Charles Dickens's London
Charles Dickens's London

Friday, 19 July 2024 @ 2.30 pm (This walk goes every Friday)

"a sojourn into a lost city – an Atlantis"

Shakespeare's London
Shakespeare's London

Saturday, 20 July 2024 @ 11.30 am (This walk goes every Saturday)

Shakespeare's commute – to the lascivious pleasing of the lute, from his home to the Globe, meeting his friends and enemies en route....

Mrs Dalloway's London – the 101st Anniversary
Mrs Dalloway's London – the 101st Anniversary

Wednesday, 07 August 2024 @ 9.45 am

We walk with Mrs Dalloway. Walk her London. See it with her eyes.

Jane Austen's London
Jane Austen's London

Sunday, 08 September 2024 @ 6 pm

On the trail of the great novelist...

Alfred Hitchcock in London – Virtual Tour
Alfred Hitchcock in London – Virtual Tour

Sunday, 22 September 2024 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

The Master of Suspense worked with many great stars, and here we visit one of his all-time favourites: London! Guided by Richard IV

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Agatha Christie & Dorothy Sayers – Poirot, Miss Marple & Lord Peter Wimsey
Agatha Christie & Dorothy Sayers – Poirot, Miss Marple & Lord Peter Wimsey

Sunday, 06 October 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

On the trail of Poirot, Miss Marple & Lord Peter Wimsey...

P G Wodehouse in London - Virtual Tour
P G Wodehouse in London - Virtual Tour

Sunday, 13 October 2024 @ 7 pm

On the trail of Jeeves, Bertie Wooster, Lord Emsworth and many other classic Wodehouse characters in Mayfair and Piccadilly. Guided by Richard IV

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Sherlock Holmes - Virtual Tour
Sherlock Holmes - Virtual Tour

Sunday, 20 October 2024 @ 7 pm

'The Game's Afoot!' Follow the fascinating adventures of Holmes and Watson (and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) around London's West End. Guided by Richard IV

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What Ho, Jeeves! – The London of P.G. Wodehouse
What Ho, Jeeves! – The London of P.G. Wodehouse

Saturday, 26 October 2024 @ 2.30 pm

Over a century since the immortal Jeeves first shimmered into view, spiffing traces of the Master’s favourite corner of London can still be found…

Sherlock Holmes Saves the Nation!
Sherlock Holmes Saves the Nation!

Sunday, 17 November 2024 @ 7 pm

Sherlock Holmes Saves the Nation! The world of the Diogenes Club in Westminster and St James's. Guided by Richard IV

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The London of Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol
The London of Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol

Sunday, 01 December 2024 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

An affectionate celebration of the real places behind this timeless classic. A revealing virtual tour of the City Dickens knew so well.

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Virtual Walk: Sherlock Holmes & Conan Doyle at Christmas
Virtual Walk: Sherlock Holmes & Conan Doyle at Christmas

Monday, 02 December 2024 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

An affectionate Yuletide offering from the glory days of the Great Detective and his creator...

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Tours available upon request

We run a ton of private walks. If you to go on any of the walks below, it’s eezy peezy as well. Just give Fiona, Peter, Niamh or Mary a ring on 020 7624 3978 – or email us at [email protected] and we’ll set it up for you and make it happen.

Agatha Christie's London - A London Walks Special Anniversary Virtual Tour
Agatha Christie's London - A London Walks Special Anniversary Virtual Tour

"as English as Buckingham Palace or The Tower of London"

Harry Potter's London
Harry Potter's London

"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities"

Sense & Sensibility – Jane Austen in London
Sense & Sensibility – Jane Austen in London

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Jane Austen devotee in possession of the good fortune of a couple of free hours must be in want of this virtual tour" Guided by Kevin

Kensington Sights & Secrets – Virtual Tour
Kensington Sights & Secrets – Virtual Tour

"If you understand this Kensington house you understand London" Comes with a £9.99 gift. Yes, it's free – no catch, no strings attached. Guided by David      

Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley in Somers Town
Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley in Somers Town

"a place of poverty and political exiles and refugees and revolutionaries"

Sherlock Holmes Goes Home
Sherlock Holmes Goes Home

Oh come all ye Baker Street Irregulars. Guided by Audio-book narrator Richard IV

London Film, TV & Book Trail for Kids & Grown-up Kids
London Film, TV & Book Trail for Kids & Grown-up Kids

Sunday morning walk for all ages...

The Sherlock Holmes Christmas Walk
The Sherlock Holmes Christmas Walk

We follow the crisscrossing paths of Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson as they solve their only original Christmas-time case, and Arthur Conan Doyle as he reaches a crisis in his professional life.  

Bloomsbury – Literary London & Liquid Refreshment
Bloomsbury – Literary London & Liquid Refreshment

The Write Stuff – Welcome to London Walks' Saturday evening literary soirée!

Alfred Hitchcock's London – More than 39 Steps!
Alfred Hitchcock's London – More than 39 Steps!

The Master of Suspense worked with many great stars, and here we visit one of his all-time favourites: London!