Epicurean, Gourmets’, Foodies’ London

(9 customer reviews)

Monument Underground station, London (Fish Street Hill exit)

Guided by Ann

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
8 June 2024 Special 10 am 12 pm Summer Reserve Online

]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.


Don’t just take it from us…


Epicurean, Gourmets’, Foodies’ London takes place at 10 am on Saturday,   June 8th. The meeting point is just outside the Fish Street Hill exit of Monument Tube. Guide Ann will be holding up copies of the legendary white London Walks leaflet and sporting her Blue Badge.


As long as we’re at it, here are links to the other Foodies London Walks Ann does. Any of Ann’s Foodies London Walks can of course be booked privately.

Foodies London – Pie Crust to Upper Crust

Foodies’ London – the West End

Foodies London in the City – Biscuits & Banquets


“Government cheese! Government cheese! Warranted wholesome and flavoured to please.”


“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


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.


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 Peter or Mary or Niamh a ring on 020 7624 3978 – or email us at [email protected] – and we’ll set it up for you and make it happen. Memories make us rich. 


“If this were a golf tournament every name on the Leader Board would be a London Walks guide”

9 reviews for Epicurean, Gourmets’, Foodies’ London

  1. Frank Horne

    Ann was fun and very knowledgeable about food history in London. The description of food eaten from the diaries of the people in the 17th & 18th century was both surprising and interesting. A pineapple to Ann!

  2. Aud Reidun Jensen

    What a great and interesting tour this was. We learned a lot about food in London, and the way Ann presented it was great !
    We really enjoyed this tour! Thanks Ann !

  3. Tania

    Ann is a brilliant guide. Despite a drizzly day she was full of enthusiasm and fascinating stories. Strongly recommend her tours.

  4. Anne & Ken Stagg

    Ann is really enthusiastic and knowledgeable about food history in London. Love the many references to famous Londoners and how food favorites associated with London came about. A great walk!

  5. Nicola

    Very interesting walk with lots of facts and information about the history of food in London. Ann planned plenty of stops in the shade on a very hot July day to impart her words of wisdom. Very professionally organised and led.

  6. Janine Roebuck

    I enjoyed Ann’s tour enormously. She is engaging, charming and consummately professional. Her content is extremely interesting and informative. She hits just the right note. I shall book all the other tours she offers with great delight!

  7. LR

    Ann is a great guide. I found out about some very interesting things about an area that is practically in my backyard! Recommend it if you are interested in learning quirky, interesting facts about food in London.

  8. Lin Berry

    Very interesting guided tour with not too much walking – all took place in close proximity of The Thames [starting on the north bank and finishing on the south bank]. Is certainly “Food for Thought!”

  9. Julie Ann Andreshak

    I’ve been booking this walk with Ann for over ten years, now. Ann never fails to deliver a professional, informative and mouth-watering tour for my student groups before I let them loose in Borough Market. Ann’s ability to tell the story of food in London through the ages is not to be missed!

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