Dickens enthusiasts won't mind the £9 entry fee for the peek inside his life that this museum of the family home where he wrote The Pickwick Paper, Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby offers.
The £15 entry fee for adults does feel on the expensive side, but then it’s no mystery that being a tourist in London is rarely cheap.
The British Library is, like the National Gallery and Tate Modern, the sort of place to visit if a London-y weariness grinds its way into your being.
Yes yes yes, this probably doesn't really count as a 'place to visit'. But there are so many wonderful bookshops in London that we just wanted to mention a few of our favourites.
The National Poetry Library is itself a little gem, but the reason we were there was the current Instagram Poetry exhibition, proclaimed as the world's first on the rather low-key bit of paper that explains what's going on.
Dr Johnson was, to use a word that almost certainly didn't appear in his famous and pioneering dictionary, 'woke'. Find out with a visit to the house where he produced his most famous work.
We challenge anyone who read the Harry Potter books as a kid to wander past the real-life tribute to the Hogwarts Express portal and not be immediately transported back in time to the moment when you first met Hermione and Ron, and a whole new world started to open up before your eyes.
This is less obviously 'literary' than the other places on this list, but is worth a visit if you're in Brixton.