£: Tickets cost £12 per walk, or a festival season ticket costs £40.
What is it?
Literary Footprints is an annual festival celebrating London literature and authors. The festival is organised by the guided walking company, Footprints of London, and runs throughout October.
This is the fourth time the Literary Footprints walking festival has taken place. The unique, London-centric festival acts like a walking book club, taking people out onto the streets of London on guided walks, led by experienced guides.
Participants will get to see to where novels and poems are set, where the authors’ inspiration was born, and the avenues and alleyways, buildings and gardens, their characters inhabit. The places readers might normally visit only in their imagination.
Building on the previous years’ successes, Literary Footprints will feature a walk on each day of October. Participants can Meet Virginia Woolf in Bloomsbury, George Orwell in Soho, Mary Wollstonecraft in St Pancras, Wilkie Collins in Marylebone, and Samuel Pepys in the City. Hear from Dickens & Mrs Dalloway, Chaucer & Shakespeare, C J Sansom & H G Wells, with T S Elliott, Sherlock Holmes and others along the way.
Established in 2011, Footprints of London is a guided walks company with a difference. The company is owned by the guides, who are all qualified and accredited by at least one of the London guiding associations. All the walks are researched and written by the guides leading them.