Literally, a pub crawl

Last weekend I signed up for an event that promised three pastimes I am more than a little partial to – writing, history and drinking wine (in a responsible kind of way, of course). Funnily enough, it’s a combination some of London’s most famous authors were more than a little partial to as well.

Introducing ‘London Literary Pub Crawl’, where guests are guided around some popular drinking haunts of authors gone by – Dickens, T.S Elliot and Dylan Thomas to name a few.  It’s haunting, educational and a right laugh.

The fascinating Nick Hennegan, company director/actor/producer/writer led our tour, although usually it’s accompanied by Charles Dickens and Virgin Woolf. On this occasion I suppose you could say they were certainly there in “spirits”.

Take a look at some of the snaps.

NIKA TS Elliot
Nick recites T.S Elliot’s ‘The Naming of Cats’ outside the pub the poet regularly drank in. Who knew then that his feline characters would come to life decades later, dancing in the West End around the corner.

he pub where Dylan Thomas met his wife. A popular drinking spot for writers in the early 20th century.

he pub where Dylan Thomas met his wife. A popular drinking spot for writers in the early 20th century.
Called the Bricklayers Arms, this Fitzrovian pub is nicknamed the Burglars Arms. Why? A couple of thieves broke in raided the alcohol supplies, only to be discovered the next day passed out on the bar. Well played robbers, well played.
Called the Bricklayers Arms, this Fitzrovian pub is nicknamed the Burglars Arms. Why? A couple of thieves broke in raided the alcohol supplies, only to be discovered the next day passed out on the bar. Well played robbers, well played.
Norman’s Coach and Horses, still with a Saturday night traditional sing-a-long. Another favourite of Dickens.
Quite possibly the funniest heritage sign I’ve ever seen.

For more information visit: http://londonliterarypubcrawl.com/

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2 thoughts on “Literally, a pub crawl

  1. Oh wow, that would be awesome. So would love to have had the opportunity to do that with you. Would have been a “blast from the past” so to speak 🙂
    London sounds sooo exciting, only wish I’d had the chance to do it all when I was young

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