George Orwell was one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century and his writing was heavily influenced by the long periods of his life he spent in London.
Join us as we follow in Orwell's footsteps and explore how the life, sights and sounds of pre-war and wartime London had such a powerful influence on his work.
Our tour begins at Great Portland Street Tube Station and takes us through well-known parts of the West End, before finishing at Rathbone Place (close to Oxford Street). The tour lasts approximately two and a half hours, and includes a free copy of Orwell's classic Politics and the English Language.
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‘London is a sort of whirlpool which draws derelict people towards it, and it is so vast that life there is solitary and anonymous. Until you break the law nobody will take any notice of you, and you can go to pieces as you could not possibly do in a place where you had neighbours who knew you.’
The Road to Wigan Pier
Orwell's London Tour Guide, Diarmaid Ward with George Orwell's son, Richard Blair, at the unveiling of a new plaque at Canonbury Square, Islington.