Where: Across London
£: A season ticket costs £49. Individual tickets are also available
What is it?
Throughout October, Footprints of London will be celebrating its fifth annual literary walks festival with more than 50 walks. Literary Footprints is an immersive experience in words, quotes, books, authors, and in fact everything literary about London.
Literary Footprints is a unique literary festival, taking people to places where the novels and poems are set, to the streets inhabited by their favourite authors and characters.
Festival participants will be able to stroll through Bloomsbury, Soho, and St Pancras with Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, Mary Woolstencroft and Wilkie Collins; and hear from T S Elliot, Samuel Pepys, Charles Dickens, Chaucer and Shakespeare.
2017 festival walks will include Banned Books, looking at books that were deemed unfit for Londoners to read, and Conrad’s The Secret Agent, with portraits of anarchists and police spies in Victorian London. There will also be a Dickens After Dark night walk and a recapturing of slum life in the 1880s with The Nether World: George Gissing’s Clerkenwell.
The walks will be running throughout the weekdays and weekends, during the mornings, afternoons and evenings. London’s streets may not be paved with gold but there is a wealth of literary history around practically every corner.
Footprints of London is a unique company made up of independent guides, authorised and experienced in Westminster, the City, Clerkenwell and Islington, and Camden. The guides all write their own walks and guide with insight, passion, knowledge and humour.