And apparently lots of people do. London heads the top ten world literary destinations according to the on-line interactive travel guru TripAdvisor. The city is just rammed full of literary things to see and do, and was the birthplace of Chaucer, Keats, John Donne and Dickens. Few British writers have failed to be inspired by London, and many indeed have lived here. Stratford-upon-Avon came second, Edinburgh third and Dublin fourth, so the UK has the list pretty much sewn up.
By the way, these TripAdvisor peeps are good: they were bang on about Londonist’s trip to Torremolinos, and that hotel in Palma Majorca. So we can’t think that they’d be wrong about literary heritage either.
Anyway, none of this is really surprising. Londonist has always known that it blogs in the best city in the universe: it is just nice to see that others agree.