The Literary Trail: Unveiling London’s Literary Legacy – 2 nights €245 per person
Immerse yourself in the literary tapestry of London, where the echoes of famous authors, the pages of beloved novels, and the inspiration of centuries past converge to create an unforgettable journey for all lovers of literature.
Day 1: Arrive in London and check into your hotel. Collect your Oyster cards at the reception. Start your literary journey at the British Library, where you can explore their extensive collection of books, manuscripts, and literary treasures. Discover original works by famous authors such as Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens. In the afternoon Visit the Charles Dickens Museum, located in the author’s former home. Immerse yourself in the Victorian era as you explore the rooms where Dickens lived and wrote some of his most beloved novels. Head to Bloomsbury, known as the literary heart of London. Take a stroll through the streets that inspired Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, and the Bloomsbury Group. Visit the British Museum nearby to see artifacts that influenced great works of literature. For dinner you might want to head to The George Inn, a historic pub frequented by renowned writers such as Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare. Relish traditional English fare while soaking in the literary ambiance.
Day 2: Start your day with a visit to the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of the original theatre and Shakespeare’s plays. Explore the charming neighbourhood of Hampstead, known for its literary connections. Visit Keats House, where the poet John Keats once lived, and gain insights into his life and work. Take a short journey to Highgate Cemetery, the resting place of notable writers including Karl Marx, George Eliot, and Douglas Adams. Walk through the atmospheric tombstones and reflect on the literary legacy.
Day 3: Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. If time permits you might want to have a traditional afternoon tea at the historic Brown’s Hotel, a favourite gathering spot for writers such as Rudyard Kipling and Oscar Wilde. Savour delicate sandwiches, scones, and exquisite pastries while discussing the literary heritage of London.
€245 per person in 1/2 twin/double sharing
€135 per person single room supplement
Terms and conditions
- • 30% deposit at confirmation to secure the booking (refundable until 35 days prior to departure)
- • Balance to be paid at 35 days prior to departure
- • Cancellation is free of charge until 35 days prior to departure
- • Afterwards 100% cancellation charges will apply
Included / Not Included
– 2 nights at the Novotel London West
– Oyster cards for 3 days in zone 1-2
– Tour of the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
– Guides Airline tickets
– Insurance policy
Novotel London West 4* – Website
The hotel is just a 5 minutes walk from Hammersmith Apollo and less than 1.2 miles from Westfield London. It features 630 spacious rooms, a fitness suite, and a chic lounge bar. With a private bathroom, each modern room at Novotel London West includes a TV with satellite channels. All rooms also contain a mini-bar, hairdryer and a safe. Some rooms boast Nespresso coffee machines, iPod docks, and bathrobes. Aroma Restaurant serves buffet-style international cuisine, while the Artisan Grill serves a range of gourmet grill dishes in elegant surroundings.
Place of departure: 1 Shortlands, Hammersmith, London. W6 8DR United Kingdom
Accommodation location: London
Accessible to all audiences: Yes
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