We run tours for corporate away days, team building trips and overseas visitors.
We can design a tour to suit your budget and group size. Morning, afternoon or evening. And big groups are no problem.
For groups of 30+ we tend to tour in the City and East London. For smaller groups we might suggest the Hidden Gems tour (Tower Hill to Borough Market) or the Portobello Tales tour (Ladbroke Grove/Portobello Road/Notting Hill and Kensington area).
For groups up to about 20 people, we generally tour as one group. Any bigger and we split into smaller groups and add more guides. We all start together and will end at the same place.
The cost depends on the size of the group and how much food and drink we include. We can work to your budget.
Most tours last around three hours. But we can fit in with your timings.
We can help with getting the groups to and from the tours - give journey info, organise Oyster cards, advise on the best method of transport - and if you want suggestions on other London activities, just shout.
A taste of a tour
Here's an example of a tour for 25 people, with five food stops and a drink.
We'll start by Ladbroke Grove Tube Station then take a sharp right onto Portobello Road which will be the main artery of the tour. We will wind in and out of Portobello Road but will always stay on track till the end of the tour. Depending on numbers, date and preference, you'll have a choice of two stops for our first destination.
Food from the ancient land of Mesopotamia, Babajani is a little deli / restaurant that serves a unique style of cuisine. If wine be your preferred choice then we will try organic and artisanal wine from Golbourne Deli. We will also be looked after by one of Golbourne Deli's very own sommeliers to help us in which wine to choose from and to learn about their ethos.
We'll Wander over to 'Liberté Chérie' where we will meet the owner who is a very charming Frenchman called Charles. Charles will pick something special from his deli for us to try. We will also learn about his ethos towards zero waste, (whilst all of this is being spoken in his incredible French accent).
If the tour lands on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday then we will try a staple in the Venezuelan street food culture - the Cachapa -. Giovan or Mario will explain to us why they are so special and tasty.
You'll start noticing lots of Spanish flags in the area and a real hive of a Spanish community. You'll soon find out why on the tour. We'll visit an institution in the area for the Spanish community - R. Garcia & Son's -. One of the oldest still family run Spanish delis in London. Here we will try their Iberico Jamon imported straight from the Iberico region in Spain.
If wine was not your preferred choice but gin is, then a four floor mecca for the gin lover awaits. Portobello Road's very own gin distillery. We'll sip on a gin served with an array of any flavoursome tonic you'd like whilst relaxing inside their incredibly cool gin bar.
A short walk away from the 'Distillery' is a new bakery that has taken the area by storm. Started by two brothers just on a whim at the start of the pandemic has now become one of the hottest new spots on Portobello Road - Buns From Home -.We will try their moreish croissant buns made in house that morning. Here you will have a selection to pick from so no one in the group will be left out.
Depending on where the group's sweet teeth lie, you'll have the option of either trying chocolate truffles from Notting Hill's very own chocolatier (we might even be lucky to speak to the chocolatier himself and learn a little more about why pure chocolate is actually very good for the body) or we could (in the last quarter of the tour) pick up a selection of pre-ordered sweet treats from the world famous Ottolenghi and devour them at the end of the tour in front of the majestic Coronet theatre.
This is a rough guide to where and what we can try on a corporate tour. With enough notice we will happily curate the tour more to your liking for example whether it be wine or gin, more savoury than sweet and many more similar adjustments like these to fit your group's needs. If the group still wants to carry on into the evening then what we can do is book you a table or area in a cosy pub / swanky bar near to where we finish the tour. We look forward to taking you out very soon.