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George Orwell's London - A Walking Tour

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Nov 13, 2018
“Orwell tour is excellent!”
May 8, 2018
“If you think, you know Orwell.”
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...more
Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PW, England
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Reviewed February 18, 2015

For three hours Greater London becomes Orwell's en plein air museum. And the priviledge to discover it is given only to those who get the walking tour experience with Diarmaid as a tour guide. When it comes to Orwell, Diarmaid is,frankly, a walking encyclopaedia. Don't...More

Date of experience: December 2014
4  Thank marinaa942
Reviewed September 20, 2014

Diarmaid is good company and knows heaps about Orwell. A very enjoyable way to spend a few hours in Central London.

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Tom Y
Reviewed August 10, 2014

After several days of traditional London tourism, this low-key, informative, charming tour was the perfect way to end our time in London. Not being an Orwell completist, I learned a great deal during the tour...And was sufficiently inspired to go to Waterstone's and buy a...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank kalleya
Reviewed July 8, 2014

I bought tickets for this tour for my sister's birthday and it did not disappoint. We were lucky enough to have the tour all to ourselves. Diarmaid was great, very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour took about an hour and a half and had obviously...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Louise P
Reviewed April 27, 2014

Diarmaid was kind enough to lead an evening tour, even though it was a group of only one person. He led me to various sites accessible on foot in central London, and read pertinent quotes from Orwell's writings that linked the life and the works...More

Date of experience: April 2014
2  Thank Crabbus
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Diarmaid is a lovely fellow who knows the material. the walk was informative and interesting. As an Orwell fan, learning about Blair's life in london ties in with many dots in his novels and essays. A must-do for any Orwell fan

Date of experience: March 2014
1  Thank Ori C
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Thank you Diarmaid! it was the best tour I had ever been on. How lovely to meet fellow Orwell fans, and to be able to talk about his works and his personal life. It's fun to hear short, but apt passages from the author's books,...More

Date of experience: March 2014
2  Thank Footsore2014
Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

A wonderful informative tour given by someone who clearly loves and understands Orwell completely. Interesting asides, anecdotes and discussions of the great man's work made for a riveting and lovely and thoroughly engaging experience

2  Thank citybreakjunkie
Reviewed February 15, 2014

My word, Diarmaid really knows his stuff! Fascinating insights about London the city and Orwell the man, finishing up in one of his favourite watering holes for a drink with our tour guide. Diarmaid encourages questions and is incredibly knowledgeable about Orwell, his work, and...More

Date of experience: February 2014
2  Thank William B
Reviewed February 14, 2014

Brilliant! A good walk and so informative about Orwell. Also met some really friendly people with similar interests. And the walk finished with a chat in the pub.

Date of experience: February 2014
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conveniently located between the major retail
thoroughfares of Regent Street to the west and
Tottenham Court Road to the east, with a handful of
well connected Tube stations dotted around the area
for easy transport. This neighborhood is a favorite
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