Ladbroke Grove to Kensington palace
Whilst trying all of this amazing food, you will learn about the history of the area which is home to the largest antique market in the world, colourful art, fashion, architecture and iconic movie locations immortalized here on film.
You will have plenty of time to walk, talk, eat and simply let yourself get drawn in by this incredible area. We will finish just in front of Kensington Palace and who knows, we might even be able to say hello to the royals.
£59pp (includes all the food and drink listed).
Strolling down Portobello road we will then make a sharp right and veer towards two very special foodie spots. Here we will pick up a few surprises from world renowned 'Ottolenghi'. We will keep these surprises in a box and eat them at the end of the tour on a lane called 'Billionaires Row'.
Upon leaving 'Ottolenghi', not too far up the road is a special little chocolatier called 'Melt'. If we're lucky we might be able to see them making the chocolates but also more importantly - we will definitely taste some -. Leaving Portobello road, we soon find ourselves in the very up-market Notting Hill and the vibe seems to have changed a little, a little fancier one might say.
Dripping in flowers and crammed with Churchill memorabilia, The Churchill Arms is one of London’s most recognizable and famous watering holes. Built in 1750, the pub was frequented by Churchill’s grandparents. We will wet our whistle here with a local real ale or glass of wine.
To end off the tour we will slowly walk down to the very grand, Kensington Palace Gardens also known as - billionaires row -. We will finally open up the box of delights from 'Ottolenghi' and finish the tour there.
Our first stop will be at 'Liberté Chérie' where we will meet the owner who is a very charming Frenchman called Charles. Here we will try some of his Anzac cookies and will also learn about his ethos towards zero waste (whilst all of this is being spoken in his incredible French accent).
Slowly strolling down Portobello road, we will come across a small but vibrant street food market. Here we will try a delicious Venezuelan street food called an Arepa from 'Papelón'. Traditionally made from white ground 'corn' and cooked on a round griddle called 'budare'.The Arepa is a staple in Venezuela.
Further down the lane we go we will pop into 'Fabrique' which is a bakery that originates from Stockholm - Sweden. We will rip one of their Moorish Kernubble's in half (breaking bread as it were) which is similar to a cinnamon bun and share it between ourselves. We will also learn about their traditional styles of baking.
We will pop into 'The Distillery', a four-floor mecca for the discerning drinker. The first of its kind in the UK, they are not only a working distillery in the center of London but also the new home for the internationally-renowned Portobello Road gin that we will get to taste ourselves.