Bohemian Bloomsbury: Literary London

    Woburn walk
    02 Dec 2015
    Clock 60min      Length2mi
    13 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Encounter literary greats like WB Yeats, T S Eliot and George Bernhard Shaw, on a walk that starts with the architecturally spectacular Fitzrovia, named after a descendant of Charles II and his mistress, Barbara Villiers. It's just a stone's throw from Tottenham Court Road, where you'll visit the cosy English pub where Dylan Thomas met his wife, and explore Bloomsbury, where members of the groundbreaking Bloomsbury Group like Virginia Woolf lived and worked. Passing Georgian squares, we'll make our way to two of London's greatest intellectual and cultural institutions, London University and the British Museum, before ending our walk in a charming Dickensian alleyway.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Fitzroy Square London, British Museum

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    Start the walk at Warren Street Underground Station which is on the Northern and Victoria Line.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    Fitzroy Square, Fitzroy Tavern, Wheatsheaf pub, Bedford Square, British Museum, Wot the Dickens Café

    Best time of day:

    It is best to do this walk in daylight. If you want to have a drink in the two famous pubs afternoon is best.


    Crossing the road should be done with care. Usually you have to walk a bit further to find a pedestrian crossing.


    Plus Write a comment

    At portrait canal

    Great way to see the nooks and crannies of London. Fascinating stories of many authors on this walk. With the Voicemap App you can also put it on pause, visit places and resume later. I went into two 2nd hand camera shops (with the Mrs tut-tutting outside) and we had a late breakfast. Great walk, do recommend it, thank you.

    Posted by Alan , almost 3 years ago

    Thanks for your comment, Alan. What a good idea to end with breakfast - I am usually too late so have a pub lunch!

    Brian Route Creator , almost 3 years ago

    Great tour for intellectuals but also views of fine London squares

    Posted by Kent , over 4 years ago

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