Literary Pub Crawl in London
Join this small group Literary Pub Crawl in London and see the pubs and taverns where the giants of the literary world ate, drank, discussed, thought and worked.
This new and unique tour is artist-led and arranged by The Maverick Theatre Company, a not-for-profit charity. It involves local writers and artists from London's West End and the UK TV and Film industry. There's a lovely synergy, that by coming on the tour, you are supporting a current generation of (usually) struggling writers and artists in London!
The tour takes in not only the history of literature in London but some of its contemporary places and spaces too - including those relevant to songwriters such as Sir Paul McCartney and Jimi Hendrix - and looks at some key elements in the writers' lives. Tours start in Fitzrovia and end in Soho, and include those pubs and bars associated with the British Film industry and contemporary writers. So you never know which modern writers or artists you might bump into...!
Rates - including tax
Tour / Activity Details
48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Drinks are not included in the tour price. Minimum age is 18. Hotel pick-up not included; the meeting location is on Charlotte Street in London (details on your E-Ticket). All rates are per-person in US Dollars. Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.
There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.
Tour / Activity Policies
Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.
Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.
Tour / Activity Description
COVID-19 Protocols Updates
- Tours will take place mainly outdoors - or indoors with social distancing, hand sanitizing and bar service.
- These tours have been recognized by VisitEngland,m the National Tourist Board of England, with the "Good to Go" Covid certification.
- Minimum age is 18
- Drinks are not included in the tour price
- There will not be time for meals during the tour; so please eat beforehand
- There will be opportunities to have a few drinks during the tour, but not at every pub you visit
- Tour operators reserve the right to refuse or terminate tours to any person deemed unfit to undertake the tour, including those displaying disorderly conduct or drunkenness
What to Wear
- This is a walking tour; please be sure to wear comfortable shoes
- Tour runs rain or shine; please monitor the weather and dress appropriately for the day's conditions
Frequently Asked Questions
How many pubs do we visit and what do we see? -- You'll visit about a dozen pubs and top private members clubs, but you'll only be able to spend time drinking at the start, at the end, and a few along the way. You'll see where these great minds thought, debated and drank. And you may meet famous writers and characters from the past...
What if I don't want to drink alcohol? -- That's absolutely fine. Although it's a pub crawl, it's more about the artists that used the pubs and clubs than the booze itself.
What if I want to drink lots of alcohol? -- That is also fine, although you probably won't have time for more than two or three drinks during the tour. However, you may want to revisit the pubs you have been to for a more "substantial" session! You'll have about three or four breaks for drinks. The tour starts and, more importantly, ends at a pub. The route is fairly compact, so it's easy to return to a favorite pub after the tour!
"A brilliant and novel way of seeing a rare slice of London." -- Mark P., Birmingham, UK
"This is a great way to spend time having the occasional drink and learning... awesome fun!" -- Paul C., Philadelphia, USA
"A highly enjoyable, off the beaten track pub tour..." -- GUARDIAN TRAVEL
48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Drinks are not included in the tour price. Minimum age is 18. Hotel pick-up not included; the meeting location is in Fitzrovia, W1 in London (details on your E-Ticket). All rates are per-person in US Dollars. Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.