As the historic hub for trade and industry, London has long held a strong association with the arts, with a rich literary foundation that continues to grow as fast as the city itself.
Take yourself on a litera-tour (ouch) of the city with our 2FOR1 deals:
It's over 400 years since Shakespeare's plays were first showing on the Southbank. 2FOR1 Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition & Tour explores the life of Britain's best-known bard, from the perspective of the venue and plays, and the realities of the fast-paced, often hectic and sometimes dangerous theatrical life on and around the Southbank.
Visit 2FOR1 Benjamin Franklin House and find out about Dr Benjamin Franklin - scientist, inventor, writer, diplomat, Founding Father of the United States and more. The Historical Experience presents the excitement of Franklin's London years through live audio-visual performance.
Follow in your fictional hero's footsteps with the 2FOR1 Sherlock Holmes Tour of London, exploring places featured in the books, real sites that inspired Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as locations featured in film and TV adaptations of the detectives' great adventures.
Dr Samuel Johnson is famous for his work 'A Dictionary of the English Language', which pre-dated the Oxford English Dictionary by 150 years (some of you may remember the excellent 'Blackadder' episode!). Visit Dr Johnson's house and discover more about the great man, his contemporaries, and just what a fopdoodle really is...
Dr Johnson also coined the phrase: 'When a man is tired of London he is tired of life'.
Don't get tired - get inspired!