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Eating Christmas

(8 customer reviews)

Bank Underground Station, exit 3 (by the Royal Exchange)

Guided by Ann

Meet Ann just outside Exit 3 (in front of the Royal Exchange) of Bank Underground Station. 

Learn all about our traditional Christmas food.

And to whet your appetite, an aperatif: Ann’s brilliant little podcast about this tour.

And the aperatif quaffed, here’s the appetizer: Ann’s toothsome little podcast about the wonderfully quirky history of the Christmas pudding.

Touches all the bases: meet your guide, be thoroughly entertained, learn some tasty stuff and find out about the walk.

(Please note that this is not a tasting tour.)

Turkey, stuffing, bread sauce, Brussels sprouts. Xmas pudding, Xmas cake, mince pies…you’ll be eating them soon.

Pick up all sorts of titbits to astonish your Xmas dining companions – the turkeys that walked to London, the chequered history of the sprout, the rise and fall of the goose.

Salivate over grand pudding recipes, shudder over workhouse Xmas fare. And the meaty past of the mince pie – make sure you eat 12 of them next month…and we end at that feast for the senses, Borough Market, where you can stock up on Xmas supplies.

8 reviews for Eating Christmas

  1. Peter Stern

    Excellent tour, lots of fun and very informative. I have been on numerous London Walks and Ann is an above-average guide even in a strong cohort. My only small piece of constructive criticism is that with a few exceptions (Pudding Lane, Leadenhall Market) the sites along the walk didn’t really tie in to the topics being explained; we could have been walking anywhere. But this seems like a quibble. Highly recommended!

  2. David Charlton

    What a fascinating couple of hours spent being guided on a Christmas Foodie Walk by the excellent Ann. The walk was well researched tracing the origins of the food and customs we all enjoy at Christmas, and what better than to finish at Borough Market with a pint or coffee and a snack – a mince pie perhaps?

  3. Ann Roberts

    Excellent walk led by Ann. She had clearly researched her subject well and delivered an entertaining two hours.

  4. Nick

    Really enjoyed the Christmas walking tour with Ann – lots of really interesting stuff! Thanks!

  5. Vivienne

    Thankyou Ann for your charming delivery of unknown and intriguing Christmas facts and stories from hidden corners of the City yesterday. Vivienne

  6. Rebecca B

    Ann shared her extensive knowledge on the history of Christmas Eating in such an engaging way and this was bought to life by the surroundings. Highly recommend!

  7. Maggie Mainland

    Great walk and interesting Christmas facts. Loved the story about OldTom!
    Anne was a truly great guide and will definitely do another good walk with her
    Pity about the weather which couldn’t be avoided it was freezing! Suppose that was the added extra Christmas effect!

  8. Paula

    Thoroughly enjoyed this amazing foodie walk through the heart of the City of London and the ancient alleyways and ending at food heaven Borough Market . Ann was a fantastic guide, so knowledgeable and entertaining telling us all about history of food and sprinkling in lots of fun stories and quotes from Dickens. Absolutely loved this walk, highly recommended. We can’t wait for the next one .

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