Food & drink walking tours
We have three food & drink walking tour experiences running at the moment where we visit three very different parts of London. We have a few firm favourite foodie spots that will never change as they are part of the tapestry that makes the areas that we tour so unique. As seasons change - so do we - meaning there mght be one or two stops / foods that are mentioned in the description that follow a seasonal menu, so you could be lucky enough to be the first to try something new and fresh off the menu. We always like to keep an ear to the ground and be on the lookout to find new and exciting food & drink spots to explore and taste on one of our routes. If you know of any new places that we should visit and incorporate onto our tours then please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portobello Tales West London - Ladbroke Grove - Notting Hill - Kensington.
You will learn about the history of the area which is home to the longest antique market in the world, colourful art, fashion, beautiful architecture, iconic movie locations immortalized here on film and why there is such a large Spanish community here too. There are six stops, choosing from either Venezuelan street food called the cachapa from Papelón or Peruvian arepas from Quinoa Arepa, jamón serrano from one of the oldest - still family run - Spanish delis in London called R. Garcia & Sons, a tasting of local gin from the Portobello Road Gin Distillery, baked in-house croissant buns from the hottest new bakery to hit Notting Hill which was started up locally by two brothers at the start of the pandemic, chocolate truffles from a hidden away chocolatier and a suprise picked up from the world famous Ottolenghi's to be given out at the end of the tour.
You will have plenty of time to walk, talk, eat and simply let yourself get drawn in by this incredible area. We will finish in the borough of Kensington just by Notting Hill Gate tube station.
Locals Love East London - Old Street - Brick Lane - Shoreditch.
The original East End tour, we've been running this one since 2011. As the area has changed, we've changed too, so that we can bring you the newest, tastiest food. Plus we share a few firm favourites that we've been eating at, since the very beginning. The idea is to give you a flavour of the street food scene, the old Jewish East End, Banglatown, craft beer and the newest openings. There are six stops, which include: Food from the Basque region, a baked in-house sweet & savoury treat from a thriving pizzeria that started off around the corner as street food, salted beef bagel from the iconic Beigal bake on Brick Lane, (if it's good enough for the royals then I'm sure it's good enough for you) chocolate truffles from a Ghanaian chocolatier, handmade samosa, paneer roll or shingara from the Bangladeshi side of Brick Lane paired with our very own craft beer tasting at Kil the Kat.
As with all our tours, we share loads of stories about the history of the area and also take in all the incredible art littered all over Shoreditch, did someone say.....Banksy?
Hidden Gems South E London - Tower Bridge - Bermondsey - Borough Market.
This tour is about getting you way off the beaten track, supporting small businesses and sharing the places that Londoners love. Over three hours we visit six very different stops and two markets, one hidden away and one you can't miss. From Sri Lankan street food served at Kamala to visiting a hidden away distillery to try a gin & tonic, both found underneath the arches of the London Bridge train station, delicious pasta made right in front of your eyes by the incredible chefs at Flour & Grape, artisanal cheese from Neal's Yard Dairy, oysters from Richard Howard's Oyster bar (8 generations and still carrying the torch of the Howard name) and depending on the day, Iraqi dumplings from Juma or mouth watering chocolate truffles from Rabot 1745, both found in the vicinity of Borough Market.
We will view into what London's old warehouses and docklands used to look like along the River Thames, when London was at the centre of global commerce and walk down the very trendy Bermondsey area and learn about its fascinating past in the Leather, Wool and Hide trade.
We keep these tour groups small so we can give you lots of love and attention (and food). We cap the groups at 12 people.
We offer these as private tours too. Just get in touch for a quote.
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Best to wear comfy shoes and dress for the weather. We tour come rain or shine.
English not your first language? Not to worry, for an extra fee we can hire an interpreter.