Literary events in London

Here are some literary events in London. Other literary places worth visiting are the houses where John Keats, Samuel Johnson and Charles Dickens lived, and the exhibition of historic manuscripts inside the British Library. Or how about watching one of William Shakespeare’s plays inside the Globe Theatre?

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Literary events in November

Here are some interesting literary events taking place in London this November

Craig recommends… The Charles Dickens Museum is worth a visit, and I enjoyed a guided tour of the Globe Theatre. There are some old manuscripts and historical letters at the British Library

British Library
free

to British Library Some of the best items from Michael Palins donated archive will be put on display at the British Library
The City

The City This guided walk will take you around some of the most memorable streets and locations that Charles Dickens used in his novels
Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre Have a tour of William Shakespeares Globe and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the worlds most famous playwright
Somerset House

to Somerset House Fans of Charles M Schulz much-loved Peanuts cartoon will want to see the Charlie Brown and Snoopy exhibition at Somerset House
Dr. Johnson’s House

Dr. Johnson’s House Explore the area around Fleet Street where the great literary wit Dr Samuel Johnson used to live
Michael Morpurgo at Lyttelton Theatre

Lyttelton Theatre Michael Morpurgo will be talking about the motivations that led to him writing his West End hit War Horse
British Library
free

to British Library An exhibition all about cats that explores how they have been portrayed in literature in paintings and on the stage
Charles Dickens Museum

Charles Dickens Museum Walk the same streets as Charles Dickens and see the locations that inspired him to write the scenes in Oliver Twist
British Library
free

to British Library Explore the development of P G Wodehouses writing career with this free exhibition at the British Library

Literary events in December

If you’re into literature then you might like to try one of these December events

Ian Rankin at British Library

British Library Crime writer Ian Rankin will be coming to the British Library to reveal which American authors have influenced his career the most
Bettany Hughes at British Library

British Library TV historian Bettany Hughes will be giving a talk about the 6000-year history of Istanbul at the British Library
 
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