George Orwell's London

A Walking Tour

Tour information

There are ten stops on our tour – each one deals with an aspect of Orwell’s life and work. 

At each stop, there will be a short reading; all of the passages come from the following books and essays:

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • Keep the Aspidistra Flying
  • Coming Up For Air
  • The Road to Wigan Pier
  • Homage to Catalonia
  • Why I Write
  • The Moon Under Water

Please do interrupt at any point with questions!


The tour runs on Saturdays at 10 am, subject to demand.

Alternative times can be arranged for groups


To book a place on the tour please click on the contact us button above, and use our online form. Alternatively, you can directly email: [email protected]


The tour costs £16 per person and includes a free copy of Orwell’s essay Politics and the English Language. Special rates are available for groups – please email for more details.

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Why George Orwell?

Many phrases from Orwell’s work – Big Brother, Room 101, Doublethink and Newspeak – are still widely used today. 

Perhaps too often, they are used as convenient shorthand for describing aspects of a changing world - national security, new technologies and a political culture that seems entirely focused on the mass media. 

During the tour we explore the origins of all of these ideas, and look at the social and historical context of Orwell’s work.