Historic Bloomsbury, London: The Literary Mystery

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Discover the historic Bloomsbury district of London while you solve a literary mystery. 

Walk in the footsteps of Bloomsbury's most famous writers, from Virginia Woolf to George Orwell and Mary Shelley, while exploring locations from their classic novels. A mysterious letter asks for your help to solve a series of book thefts in the area. 

Follow the trail of clues to find out the truth and stop the crimes - if you dare. 


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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

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  • Discover the secret entrance to Britain's most popular museum

  • Drop by London's smallest art gallery

  • Visit one of the sinister locations from George Orwell's 1984

  • Explore Virginia Woolf's neighborhood

  • Take a stroll through one of Jane Austen's favorite London parks


After buying a book at a second-hand bookstall in Bloomsbury, you leaf through it at a nearby café. You are surprised when a note falls out of the book. 

You feel a shiver as you pick it up and read it. “Beware Book Lover! They will strike again today. I can't stop them without your help. Go to the museum before it’s too late.” 

You are intrigued. Is it a joke, or does someone really need your help? You are a book lover, after all. You decide to find out more. 

Experience's route

Starting point Starting Point - British Museum
Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, UK

Places you will visit


It will take you

48-78 mins

You will walk

2760 steps

Total distance

2.1 km

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Quinten van Dalen

17 Nov 2023

Bertina Ho

22 Oct 2023
it was fun! we liked following the stories and the clues were good. it was a nice way to find out more about the area and the literary history


20 Oct 2023
Short but very well put together walk with pleasant literary motifs

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