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.
Fitzroy Square, Bedford Square, London University, British Museum, Russell Square
Start the walk at Warren Street Underground Station which is on the Northern and Victoria Line.
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.
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