Short read Streets Ahead, Treats Ahead…
Long read: Salivating? You should be. Food, glorious food. Today. And in the “today’s” of those who went before us. Which is by way of saying, the walk is appetised literally and figuratively. Literally, because the glorious Borough Market and its offerings loom large on this walk and Guide Ann (she’s an embodied tutelary spirit of the London foodie scene) will be directing you, making lots of recommendations, etc. And figuratively because of the historical hors-d’oeuvres, many of them funny, some of them shocking, all of them piquant, that season the walk. Yum Yum.
EPICUREAN, GOURMETS’, FOODIES’ LONDON – THE PRACTICALS
Epicurean, Gourmets’, Foodies’ London takes place at 10 am on Saturday, December 7 and at 10 am on February 22. The meeting point is just outside the Fish Street Hill exit of MonumentTube. Guide Ann will be holding up copies of the legendary white London Walks leaflet and sporting her Blue Badge.
LONDON WALKS HORS D’OEUVRE
“Government cheese! Government cheese! Warranted wholesome and flavoured to please.”
LONDON WALKS SOUPÇON
“Of all the thankless, soul-destroying jobs in a rich mediaeval British kitchen – including scullion, washpot and drudge – there can have been few worse than that of the turnspit or turnbroach, the person (usually a boy) charged with rotating the roasting spits. ‘In olden times,’ wrote the great biographer John Aubrey, ‘the poor boys did turn the spits, and licked the dripping pans.'” Bee Wilson
“Even jaded Londoners find these London Walks a source of astonishing gems of information about the city in which they live.” Daily Mail, Top London Treats
LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS
If you can’t catch the regularly scheduled, just turn up, public Foodies’ London walks Ann conducts, do think about booking one (or more) of them as a private walk. You go private you can have whichever walk you want whenever you want it – rather than having to cleave to the public walks schedule. We’ll suit your convenience, tailor it to your requirements.
GIVE THE GIFT OF LONDON WALKS
It goes without saying that a private Foodie’s London walk makes a brilliant – and unusual – Christmas or birthday gift for a partner, family member, friend or colleague who champions the stuff (likes fine food, likes fine food finds). Just give Fiona or Noel a ring on 020 7624 3978 – or email us at email@example.com – and we’ll set it up for you and make it happen. Memories make us rich.