With the weather starting to hot up, it’s a great time to get out for a food walk. There are a range of options around London that will help you taste and see a different side of the city:
Michelle Francis of London From Scratch is an ex-restauranteur and chef by trade. She brings her local foodie knowledge to behind-the-scenes walks in Marylebone and Soho. Michelle also runs monthly SupperClubs.
Price £61.50 – £65
Divertimenti, known for its extensive range of cookery courses, also runs a series of London walks. You can tour Southall with Monisha Bharadwaj, or take one of Celia Brooks’ tours of Borough Market, Covent Garden, Portobello Road or South Kensington.
Price £45 – £90
If you fancy a total choc-fest, join one of Jennifer Earle’s walks of London chocolate hotspots. There are chocolate walks in Mayfair, Chelsea and Notting Hill, plus an evening walk in Soho / Piccadilly that includes a cocktail. There is also a walking tour in Brighton if you want to taste chocolate by the seaside.
Prices £40 – £55 London half day tours / £165 full day tour
Walk Eat Talk Eat has a range of walks, including an Alternative East End tour and the Urban Carnivore tour around Shoreditch. Other tours cover Farringdon (a gin tour!), Soho and Borough.
Price £64 – £89 (kids’ tickets are half the price)
Want to learn about the history of pizza in London? London Food Lovers has an East End tour that will give you all the details. Other options include a Jack The Ripper Happy Hour Tasting Tour and the Soho International Food Tour.
Price £40 – £70 (kids go cheaper, though as with Walk Eat Talk Eat are only allowed on alcohol free tours)
Have you been on any great food walking tours in the UK? I’d love to hear about your experience.