Celia Brooks is a passionate cook, food writer and TV chef, committed to inspiring others in the kitchen, through her writing, demonstrations and TV appearances. Everything she does is about inspiring people to appreciate good food.
All of Celia's Gastrotours are a unique opportunity to join her for an insider's view of London's vibrant culinary hotspots. She has specially designed each day to be bursting at the seams with exclusive food and wine tastings and encounters with passionate foodies and producers: a chance to discover new tastes, rediscover old ones, and to acquire knowledge about food and wine through all your senses.
You can choose between two different tours, either Portobello Road or Covent Garden.
All diets can be catered for.
Portobello Road is known as one of the funkiest street markets in London, but few are aware of the inspiring culinary secrets peppered throughout this famous neighbourhood. You'll taste your way around the area, including tapas, fine hams, cheeses and olives, and samples from artisan market stalls. Enjoy discovering culinary treasures like exotic herbs and spices, tasting premium naturally reared British meats, and savouring a cheese and wine-matching experience at the best local vintner. The day concludes with a special tasting and demonstration in the kitchen of a unique chocolate boutique.
While in Covent Garden Celia will escort you through the tourist mayhem to uncover the neighbourhood's true foodie gems. You'll be treated to a host of treats, including a sampling of the hippest new superfoods, English cheeses, Egyptian street food, surprise tastings from the Real Food Market and more, all peppered with stories about the neighbourhood's fascinating history. A unique Italian wine tasting with "ciccette" (Italian tapas) completes this varied and colourful foodie experience in the heart of London's West End.
When can you go?
The Portobello Road tour is on selected Tuesday mornings, the Covent Garden tour is on selected Thursday mornings, subject to availability, February to November.
How long does this activity last?
Typically your experience will last 2.5 to 3 hours.
You need to know
The minimum age for this experience is 18 years old.
If you have any dietary requirements please let us know on booking.
There are no qualification requirements.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
You and how many others?
This experience is for one person. There will be up to 12 people in the tour.
Family and friends
Additional guests can join you by paying directly at time of booking.