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Join Secret London Runs on a fun 10km gin running tour. With this gin themed run you and your guest will stop at various points of interest that relate to London’s dark gin history and will also play a couple of games along route, although all is kept secret until the day. At the end of the run, all runners will enjoy a well-deserved gin and tonic from an authentic gin palace.
The gin run starts off at Ye Olde Cock Tavern, a former 19th century gin palace where all runners and running guides meet. Here you find a designated area where you can drop your bags off before heading to the starting point. Before the running tour starts, your guide will go through health and safety dos and don’ts and will give you a short briefing as to what to expect from the 10k gin fun run.
Whether you’re a running pro, casual Sunday runner or merely just want to take part because of the gin, this run caters for all abilities and paces as there will be several markers to help you keep on track. Along the way you will stop at various points of interest key to London’s gin history and you will also play a couple of games, which is kept secret until the day. The running tour will end back at Ye Olde Cock Tavern, where you will be given a well-deserved G&T to quench your thirst.
Fans of fromage won’t want to miss the chance to discover London’s cheesiest highlights for two palate-provoking hours. You and your fellow cheese enthusiasts will be guided around one of the planet’s most renowned cities when it comes to good food, stopping off at cheese counters, restaurants, a pizzeria and even a department store, discovering many delicious varieties of cheese along the way. Whether your passion for cheese is mild or mature, you’re sure to leave the Cheese Crawl with your cheese fix truly satisfied and maybe a new found favourite. May the best cheese win!
Not only will you get to explore London in a unique way, you’ll get to enjoy some of the finest cheese known to man whilst at it. You’ll also get a couple of glasses of bubbles and test your cheese knowledge with an interactive quiz as you wander.
So where are you going to go? You’ll kick things off in Mayfair, sampling some blue cheese from Fortnum & Mason at a counter that’s been serving the good stuff for more than 300 years. You’ll then make your way to Soho for Prosecco cheese at Lina Stores, sample some very moreish grilled cheese, dig into a stone-baked margherita at pizza dons Homeslice, before hitting Prosecco and Fromage for… you guessed it, fizz and fromage!
Join Liquid History Tours Ltd and share gourmet delights from London’s famous markets, sip a pint in Shakespeare’s local pub, hunt for the illusive street art of Banksy, or escape the 'big smoke' to enjoy an idyllic riverside cycle to a historic palace or castle. Come and see London icons and leave with local tips, quirky history, fabulous photos and an insider knowledge not found in the guidebooks.
You and your guest will enjoy a guided afternoon walk through history to some of London’s most famous pubs & ale houses.
This London pub tour is a gentle 2 mile amble through some of London’s ancient streets, enjoying fine views, quirky history and a drink or two along the way. You will stop at, at least 4 different London pubs to quench your thirst, the small group provides a personal touch and the local feel.
You will start your trip from St. Paul's underground station, outside Cafe Nero Express on Panyer Alley. The trip finishes close to Holborn Underground station where you will be a short walk away from the theatres, shops and restaurants in London’s West End.
Bring a guest to Map Maison and enjoy a relaxing afternoon or evening drinking Prosecco and cocktails whilst grazing on tapas.
You will be greeted at the stylish venue by the welcoming staff with a glass of Prosecco each. Once you are settled in you and your guest can follow this up with a choice of one cocktail each from Map Maison’s signature experimental selection. Choose from the zesty Pink Lady, Classic Margarita, or a Jerry Thomas for the gin lovers. Enjoy these delicious cocktails with a tapas platter that offers a selection of delicious plates, including; 18 month aged Iberico ham, olives and buffalo mozzarella.
If you have a love for gin this experience will be perfect for you! Choose between two locations to indulge in an array of gins while learning about the distilling process, ingredients and history behind one of Britain's most beloved tipples.
If you choose MAP Maison for your gin tasting experience, you will be greeted with a glass of Prosecco to kick start your visit. You will be given 3 different premium gins to try whilst the mixologist talks you through the history of gin, production methods and the reason behind the cocktail styles. There will be Sicilian nibbles throughout the masterclass (olives and nuts) to snack on too. The bartender will make you a classic gin cocktail, then you will join him behind the bar to create your choice of gin cocktail from the menu.
Alternatively, you can choose the ‘Around the World with Different Gins’ tasting experience which takes places at The Flock Bar in London. This fun gin tasting night has been specifically designed for people who have a love of gin and want to experience an enjoyable, inclusive event. Upon arrival, you and your guest will be given a refreshing gin based cocktail to kick off the evening. You will then be shown to your table and depending on which session you attend, you will be looking at gins from either Europe or Oceania and the wonderful history of the spirit that is defined by the world's oldest known essential oil: Juniper.
Whichever you choose, you will go away with a new knowledge and love for gin and of course, a taste for more!
Choose three delicious courses from Prezzo’s carefully hand-picked set menu and enjoy a 175ml glass of wine, a 300ml bottle of Peroni or a soft drink per person.
Treat yourself and someone special to a delicious Italian meal. From rich pastas and crispy pizzas to indulgent desserts, there’s a dish on the menu to satisfy all tastes. Prezzo use authentic Italian recipes and fresh ingredients to bring a touch of Mediterranean cuisine to the UK, so prepare for your taste buds to be transported straight to the Amalfi coast with each course. Buon appetito!
Budding bakers can put their culinary hats on for a 2 hour macaroon making class. Throughout your experience, you will create a selection of macaroons in a variety of flavours. The fully qualified chefs at the Smart School of Cookery have designed the perfect class that will teach you how to make these delicate confections, achieving perfect results every time. Their pretty colours and endless selection of fillings mean they not only look great, but will taste delicious too.
Upon arrival you will be greeted by one of the chefs at the Smart School of Cookery. They will give you a brief overview of what to expect from the class, then you will get changed in to your apron, ready to get your cook on!
With the experts you will learn the skill of making an array of classic French macaroons, with a selection of delicious fillings.
The chef will ask a small group at a time to join him/her to prepare and cook during the session. Their extensive experience and success ensures maximum knowledge is passed onto all participants. Once the class has finished, you will be sent an email within 24 hours with all recipes you learnt from that day.
*Please make the venue aware if you have any food allergies, if you are diabetic or vegetarian. If you have a stomach upset you must not attend the experience, but you may be able to re-book subject to obtaining a doctor's certificate.
Loch Fyne has been providing delicious and sustainably sourced seafood for over 4 decades, founded in the 1970’s by Andy Lane and John Noble it has grown across the UK. They originally started sharing their love for great seafood by selling their oysters and other shellfish on a roadside stall. They soon expanded, opening a smokehouse and oyster bar on the Loch Fyne shore.
The menu will typically offer a choice of four to five options per course which will include seafood, meat and vegetarian options to appeal to everyone’s taste buds. The menus will vary throughout the year to accommodate the sustainability of the seafood on offer and compliment the seasons.
Please note, your visit must be pre-booked online and the correct email and redemption code will need to be presented on the day of your visit, full details will be provided upon validating your voucher. Failure to follow the correct booking process will result in cash/card payment of your meal. You will be unable to exchange your voucher to any other experience once you have validated.
LOCH FYNE® SMOKED HADDOCK FISHCAKES
Creamed mustard leeks, lemon oil
LOCH FYNE FISH SOUP*
Served with aioli, shaved Gruyère cheese, chargrilled rye sourdough bread
HAGGIS SCOTCH EGG
Curried potato cream, turnip & mango chutney
WARM WINTER SALAD (Vg)
puy lentils, roasted winter vegetables, roast red pepper dressing
GOAN SEAFOOD CURRY
Pollock, hake, king prawns, wilted spinach, toasted coconut, basmati rice
BREAM FILLET OR WHOLE MACKEREL
Pan-fried, grilled or steamed, and served with a butter or sauce and two sides of your choice - ask server for more details
WHOLE LOBSTER THERMIDOR* – £15 supplement
Served with basmati rice
LOCH FYNE BATTERED LOIN OF COD AND TWICE-COOKED CHIPS
Tartare sauce, mushy peas
DONALD RUSSELL CHARGRILLED 8OZ BEEF BURGER
Crispy pancetta, Gruyère cheese, tomato, burger sauce, brioche bun, French fries
SPINACH GNOCCHI (V)
Strathdon blue cheese, leeks, chestnuts, wild mushrooms, Jerusalem artichokes
STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING (V)
Toffee sauce, Scottish tablet ice cream
TRADITIONAL CRÈME BRÛLÉE (V)
Served with homemade honey oat cookies
CHOCOLATE FONDANT (V)
With vanilla ice cream
ICE CREAMS & SORBETS (V)- ask for today’s selection and allergen information
Please note, the menu in London City will vary from the above.
(V) Suitable for vegetarians. (Vg) Suitable for vegans. (*) Contains alcohol. (N) Contains nuts.
Founded by chocolate lover Hannah Saxton, this is the first company dedicated exclusively to chocolate-making workshops.
Kicking off with a quick (and tasty) history lesson, Master Chocolatiers will guide you through the magical legend of chocolate, with the chance to sample plenty of exotic tasters along the way. With a bean-to-bar discovery and chocolate connoisseur tasting session, you’ll then be sampling raw cocoa nibs, 100% pure chocolate and special secret ingredients, for developing a discerning palate.
Diving in to the chocolate making, you’ll be creating your very own personalised giant chocolate button using professional dipping forks to create marbled effects.
After demonstrations from the Master Chocolatiers, the chocolate making and chocolate decorating continues with fresh-cream truffles. You’ll be dipping and decorating your way to swish creations using dark chocolate ganache, milk chocolate fudge, bowls of melted chocolate and decorations such as, white chocolate flakes, honeycomb and strawberry curls.
You will leave with your very own chocolate creations (including the giant button and at least 15 handmade chocolates), packaged up in gorgeous ribbon tied bags.
Anyone with an interest in wine will know that part of the enjoyment comes from sipping a glass in stunning surroundings with a convivial atmosphere. Laithwaite's Wine provide all that and more with their wine events. The events are designed to make learning about wine and tasting the varieties on offer an experience that everyone can enjoy.
With the wine makers and tasting experts on hand to answer questions and offer guidance, these events are ideal for those who are completely new to the wine tasting game as well as those who might have tried something similar before.
Beginning with a warm welcome from Laithwaite’s staff you will enter a world of wine where you will be able to sample fantastic wines from across the globe, including a number presented by their producers. Learn the stories behind the bottles with educated guidance from our friendly team who will be on hand to help pour and answer any questions you may have. If you are entering the event a novice, you will most certainly be leaving a connoisseur!
Please note, your voucher is not your ticket you must pre-book your tasting experience.
Two people are invited to indulge in a meal that’s set to tantalise the taste buds. All locations have been carefully selected to ensure they’ll experience some of the exciting and interesting venues London has to offer.
This experience encompasses a variety of cuisines, from traditional British to more exotic flavours offered by South Africa, Italy and Japan. Whether they’re looking to discover niche and unique flavours or enjoy more classic tastes, there’s something to suit every palate.
Depending on the choice of venue, the meal will typically consist of a delicious 2 or 3 course set menu, with a choice of starters, mains and desserts to select from. This will be accompanied by either a soft drink, cocktail or a glass of wine or prosecco, depending on their choice of restaurant.
Wherever they decide to go, they’re sure to experience a satisfying meal in the buzzing city together, enjoying each other’s company and the surroundings.
Rainforest Café, Shaftesbury Ave, London
Sarah from Purchasing, July 2019
Upon arrival we were greeted by a staff member who showed us down to the restaurant were we waited to be seated.
After looking at the menu, I had chosen the chicken with a peppercorn sauce with chips and veg and my daughter chose the fish and chips. Both portions were of good size and cooked well, needless to say we devoured our dishes pretty quickly.
We also ordered as an extra one of their thick milkshakes which was absolutely heavenly and would even go as far to say it was probably one of the best milkshake’s I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. For dessert we both chose the chocolate brownie which did not disappoint although we made a typical school boy error and filled ourselves up on drinks and shakes meaning by the time we got to dessert we were pretty full and could only manage a few spoonful.
Every half an hour the tropical Rainforest that surrounded us started to rumble and flash to replicate a tropical thunder and lightning storm. Animals including monkeys, elephants and toads moved amongst the storm to create an animated real life jungle experience. My daughter seemed to enjoy this and took pleasure in soaking up the atmosphere and familiarising herself with the all of the different types of animals.
The only down point of the experience I would say is that the service was pretty slow which frustrated me, although as my daughter is quite young she didn’t seem to mind as she was distracted by the jungle theme décor.
Order one of their milkshakes, they will not disappoint!
Natasha from Sales, October 2018
The tour started in Mayfair where we were taken to Fortnum and Mason where we were treated to 2 different types of cheese, one of which was an amazing double truffle Gloucester cheese! I didn’t think I liked Gloucester until that day.
We were then taken to an elite cheesemongers called Paxton and Whitfield, probably one of the oldest cheese vendors in the business. We tried some fantastic blue cheese!
We moved on to Lina Stores where we tried cheese which has been soaked and matured in red wine and also we also tried a prosecco one. I hadn’t tried cheese like that before.
After this, we had a little sit down outside and ate a slice of margarita pizza at an adorable pizzeria not too far from Lina Stores. Once we had finished sitting down the tour guide brought over some goats’ cheese for us too!
As there are so many different types of cheese to try I recommend not to eat beforehand.
I also recommend wearing comfortable shoes as you will be walking around London to all the best places to try cheese.