Bram Stoker studied Transylvania from the safe distance of the library at the British Museum, that’s why. As does his character Jonathan Harker in Stoker’s never-yet-topped vampire novel Dracula (1897).
"Having had some time at my disposal when in London, I had visited the British Museum, and made search among the books and maps in the library regarding Transylvania; it had struck me that some foreknowledge of the country could hardly fail to have some importance in dealing with a nobleman of that country."
You can see Stoker’s application for a British Museum Library ticket at the BM’s website HERE.
Spooky in his own way, here's Tom leading his British Museum highlights tour…
And here are the details of our London Walks Halloween tours…
A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.