Private London Food Tour
Buildings, museums, streets, and monuments can sometimes close without notice due to labor strikes, structural problems, or other civic disturbances.
The docent who leads a given walk may become unavailable at the last minute due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance. In these cases we will seek to re-organize the walk to accommodate the change; however, our responsibility in these cases is limited and we cannot be held liable for circumstances beyond our control.
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Traditional British food can be intriguing and intimidating for most London visitors. Scotch eggs, creamed violets, jellied eels and exceptional cheeses and ales are among English delicacies you will want to savor - if only for once in a lifetime. Let your senses lead you as you follow our expert guide through several London neighborhoods. This walk is designed to introduce you to an appreciation of Britain’s regional food specialties as well as London’s unique mélange of cuisines.
Green Park in the Piccadilly neighborhood is our usual starting place. From there we enter Fortnum and Mason, the quintessential British food emporium. Originally a grocery store started with excess from the royal household of Queen Anne by her footman, Fortnum, and his partner, Mason, the store has evolved into a multinational specializing in the accoutrements of cooking complete with fine dining experiences offered by its tearoom and many restaurants. Renowned for its creativity in presentation and display Fortnum and Mason’s taste samplings include scotch eggs and violet creams.
Since the 1900s Soho has attracted a diverse Bohemian population of immigrants, artists and musicians. Inexpensive ethnic restaurants that catered to a diverse Bohemian population which also included notorious gangsters, dancers and prostitutes. At this stage in its history the area is considered fashionable and cosmopolitan. There are numerous ethnic restaurants here. We will venture down to Chinatown for more taste samplings and a discussion of London's international cuisine. Finally, we may cross Leicester Square and make our way to Covent Garden, where we will discuss the area's history as a fruit and vegetable market and its role in the burgeoning organic foods movement. Time permitting, we may if interest is sufficient travel to the Seven Dials area of London, where hidden treasures like Monmouth Coffee, Homeslice, and Neal’s Yard Dairy are found.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.