Reveal Best Hidden Hotspots for Foodies
Some of the best food in London isn’t found in expensive restaurants. It’s served on plastic plates, in paper napkins or between slices of crusty bread – on the street.
For foodies-in-the-know, the London scene is buzzing and the city has exploded into a cutting-edge culinary destination. Presidential Apartments (www.presidentialapartmentslondon.com), luxury concierged suites in Kensington, has curated behind-the-scenes ‘London’s Secret History of Street Food Tours’ to help navigate the metropolis, hunt down the tastiest street food from cult food trucks to historic markets and explore the surprising history behind the centuries-long food revolution in Britain.
Whether you’re a London newcomer or a local, a diehard gourmet or simply have an appetite for new eating experiences, the ‘London’s Secret History of Street Food Tours’ will provide a definitive experience of the city’s unique food culture.
Presidential Apartments has partnered with Emma Parker of Coutours (www.coutours.co.uk), a local guide, knowledgeable history buff and authority on some of the best hidden foodie hotspots in Zone One.
Interesting titbits about London’s surprising food history and fun facts about the area will be shared along the way for a deeper understanding of the evolution of British cuisine from the Dark Ages, to overseas influences from the Romans, colonial eras, the booming spice trade, exploration, immigration, to the modern day “foodie revolution”.
With opportunities to meet producers and stall-holders behind-the-scenes and numerous chances to sample the most vivid, authentic food available, the three hour tours will let small tour groups get under the skin of London’s culinary melting pot. Guests on the tour will definitely not go home hungry, with a day full of tastings, from oysters, chocolate, traditional British pies, artisan cheese – even the famous East London delicacy jellied eels.
First stop on the ‘London’s Secret History of Street Food Tours’ is Borough Market, the oldest food market in London dating back to the 13th century and a hive of activity. Emma will lead the way through the market’s historic winding passages, past the eye-boggling displays and deafening calls from traders.
Next the group will be led to Rope Walk/Maltby St Market, which began life under the railway arches in Bermondsey in 2010 and has since grown into a full-blown gastronomic haven – many global food trends have emerged here.
Maltby St Market
The ‘London’s Secret History of Street Food Tours’ will take place on Saturday mornings and are available to guests staying at Presidential Apartments’ luxury serviced apartment suites.
Prices are £28pp based on a min of 2, or £75 for a family of 2 adults and up to 3 children. Prices do not include travel costs, but do include a complimentary hot drink and some small bites of food along the tour.
Tour groups will be collected from the Apartments’ location in West London at 10am and will finish by 1pm. Tour groups will travel by public transport and on foot and will be a maximum of ten people.
Places can be booked via Emma Parker on 07934 781056.
Emma Parker is the founder of Coutours, a London based tour company offering a selection of fascinating tours of London. Choose from the ‘Coutour’ – a ‘made to measure’ private, escorted tour of London or the £10 ‘Ready to Walk’ tour from the calendar of events.
The tours are a mix of all the best bits of London, quirky details and historic gems. Tours include City of the Dead, Secrets of Hidden London, Dark Secrets of the South, Jack The Ripper to name but a few. She also takes visitors to London on market walks, foodie tours (including “The cheeky chappy’s Cockney chow guide” or “Foods of the East End” and also ”Lar-di-dah larders of London’s loaded” or “Food of Kings”.
About Presidential Apartments
Presidential Apartments (www.presidentialapartmentslondon.com) combine hotel luxury with the flexibility and convenience of a personal London pied-à-terre.
Guests can choose either Studio rooms or full Apartments, with many able to sleep up to four people. From the Standard Studio, to the Presidential Suite with balcony, every room has an emphasis on luxury so each stay is as comfortable as possible.
Located in the heart of Kensington, every one of the 58 beautifully designed serviced apartment suites provide the discerning traveller with total comfort and relaxation and each are complete with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, dining room and entertaining area.
Three times winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award, Presidential Apartments are perfect for those looking for either short or long term stays and provide guests with their very own city crash-pad from just £170 per night. Unlike other serviced apartments, Presidential places a real emphasis on luxury and comfort so that visitors enjoy all the benefits of a traditional hotel visit.
Presidential Apartments has a 24 hour reception and concierge, so that every wish and request of guests can be dealt with immediately.
For Bookings & Enquiries:
020 7373 4040
6-12 Barkston Gardens