When: 1st – 31st October 2018
Where: At locations across London
£: Tickets cost £12 (or £9 for concessions) per walk. A season ticket costs £49 and allows access to all the walks at the 2018 festival
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 fifth 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 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.
This year’s literary walks will include Dodging the Blitz – Bloomsbury Second World War Novels, Casanova in London, Sherlock Holmes Goes East, and Jane Austen’s London. There will also be a chance to walk the route Mrs Dalloway takes to buy flowers for her party, and an opportunity to see the real London of Wolf Hall with Tracing the Tudors.
Other walks will include Shakespeare’s London, Literary St Pancras and Charles Dickens London After Dark.
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.