A Book Maniac's Jaunt

London has been the centre of book collecting for more than three centuries and this walk takes us back to the 1700's, to the front doors of some of the greatest bibliomaniacs of all time - George 2nd Earl Spencer; John 5th Duke of Roxburghe; Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford; George III and Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, to name just a few.  Their stories and the stories of their libraries are extraordinary for their extravagance and scholarship.  This walk will fascinate anyone who loves old books.  And you will hear how Samuel Pepys set his wig alight and see the premises of the first sexologist!

  • Length of walk – 1.5-2 hours
  • Area covered – From Green Park to Trafalgar Square
  • Meeting place – Near Green Park Station
  • Prices - prices start at £12 per head or £10 for concessions for scheduled walks*
  • When available – on request or see calendar
  • TO BOOK - use the Booking tab at the top of the page