You see I’ve never actually been much into British Literature. But when one of my colleagues told me to take this tour and... well, I’ve been converted. I did not realise how deep it runs into our culture. I know that sounds silly, but there are so many amazing relics lying around London that we all take for granted. So many that I’ve walked past, countlessly, and never realised how much history and magic run deep in its walls.
England is a fascinating country with a long and interesting past that continues to fascinate visitors today. The land was repeatedly invaded and colonised by the Celts, Romans, Angles, Saxons, and Normans in its early days, all of whom left distinct traces on the national identity. Its people have had a tremendous impact on the world through trade, colonisation, religion, literature, art, and industry over the centuries.
This trip begins at the British Library, where 10 million bricks were required to complete our St Pancras location, the UK's largest public building built in the twentieth century. A meticulously designed British Literature Tour visits picturesque towns and famous literary places throughout Southwest England and Wales while delving into the legendary history of Fitzroy Tavern. The trip will come to a close with a traditional English farewell in London.
The Charles Dickens Museum is a must-see for anybody interested in the famous and influential English novelist and social critic Charles Dickens (1812–1870). He is often recognised as the most celebrated novelist of the Victorian era, having produced some of the world's most well-known fictional characters. Yes, I've been there, and it was well worth my time. My visit to the Charles Dickens Museum was fascinating; I learned new things about him, his life, family, and home. The house is beautifully kept and exhibited, with artefacts from Dickens' life on display.
Finally, the journey concludes with a stop at The Olde Chessire Cheese and a pint to reward your efforts! It's no surprise that Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese claims to have welcomed Charles Dickens, Samuel Johnson, and George Orwell at one time or another, given its age. Because of its extensive list of renowned patrons, 'The Cheese' is frequently referred to as a Fleet Street icon, and it's tough to dispute that this isn't an apt moniker. So grab a pint and explore the maze and wall cuttings, knowing that you'll be walking in the footsteps of a few literary giants (and many lesser drunks).