“It’s intriguing to wonder what Virginia Woolf—my great aunt—would have made of London today,” writes Emma Woolf in today’s issue of The Independent. In “Literary haunts: Virginia’s London walks,” she ruminates on what Woolf would think of London today, what her much-sensationalized relationship with her husband, Leonard, was really like, how her dark moods and nervous breakdowns eventually became her undoing and led to an untimely end 70 years ago today, and where bibliophiles can follow in the writer’s footsteps.

If you’re up for a literary-inspired stroll through the city, the Virginia Woolf Society has a self-guided Mrs. Dalloway Walk in London.