Do Something Different at Greenwich Book Festival

At GBF, we try hard to offer ​some one-off opportunities, sometimes specific to our magnificent Greenwich ​site, sometimes unique ​to the distinctive ​character of our London neighbourhood.

This year, you could have a swim at Charlton Lido and then hear authors talk about their swimming books ( Or you could follow in the footsteps of mudlarks on the foreshore of the Thames and then hear about mudlarking discoveries by the author Ted Sandling ( Victorian history buffs will be able to a special festival-only tour of Victorian Greenwich with author Christopher Winn ( Music fans can take in a talk – with some tunes –  by the Greenwich-raised  Squeeze founder Chris Difford ( Quiz enthusiasts can put their knowledge to the test in our South of the River Quiz (

Children can create stories in Malcolm the campervan, parked right in the middle of our festival site ( They can learn how to make awesome comics with Neill Cameron ( Author and illustrator Matt Carr will teach the kids how to make bats and spiders ( Or they can learn how to write graphic novels with Antony Johnston ( Fans of bugs and other creepy crawlers should be sure to see Christopher Lloyd talk about them (

Doing something different is not something new for our 2018 festival. In the past we’ve had architectural tours at our historic Old Royal Naval College site, a violin recital and book reading at St. Alfege’s Church and ​a run through Greenwich Park.  

Do something different at the Greenwich Book Festival. You won’t be disappointed.

To see a list of all the amazing events available at Greenwich Book Festival, go to

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