A gaslit foodie themed walk around St James’s one of London’s most exclusive areas.
Famous for its gentlemen’s clubs which were originally coffee and chocolate houses St James’s also houses one of the oldest and most expensive restaurants in town and Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant not to mention the Queen’s grocery store and a 200 year old cheese shop. You will hear about the Jamie Oliver of the 19th Century, the cook that inspired the TV series the Duchess of Duke Street and the man who invented the sandwich.
The walk will finish at a rare local-feel pub tucked away in a passage close to St James's Palace.
The walk starts and finishes near Green Park tube and lasts approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. Exit Green Park tube via the step-free slope into the Park. Please ignore the pointer on the map above which may be showing the incorrect location.
October 2016: “great walk….fab insights into a part of London unknown to me.. Joanna is very professional and makes her walks both informative and entertaining.. would highly recommend.”
October 2016: “Amazing walk and tour with Joanna today. The tour took us to an area of London which I knew of but I can honestly say i learnt so much. Informative. Friendly. Professionally delivered.
Recommended? Yes. Book up to london visits and tours of your choice.”
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Joanna Moncrieff, Footprints of London
I am a 2009 qualified City of Westminster Guide and a 2015 qualified Clerkenwell & Islington Guide. My walks tend to be food and drink themed and sometimes include a pub stop or two. I am privileged to be included in lastminute.com's list of London’s top tour guides.
IMPORTANT: Attendance on any walk can only be guaranteed through pre-booking. If you cannot pre-book here but wish to attend, you are welcome to do so, but you must please give me prior notice using the “contact the organiser” facility below (please remember to provide a phone number) and I will confirm arrangements by return. Please only make the journey to a meeting point if you have received a confirmation from me.
Many thanks, and I look forward to seeing you on one of my walks!