Islington Walking Tour (and optional lunch) with Rob Smith

  • Feb 9, 2013 · 11:00 AM

New for 2013!!! An afternoon exploring a NEW area of London with a NEW guide.  Looking forward to enjoying this experience with you all!  Cheers, Kelly

About this event:

You may know Islington for its quirky bars and restaurants... take a step back in time and you'll find its links to food go back to the Middle Ages. This walk looks at how Islington has kept London fed for the last 800 years. You'll spend one and a half hour walking through one of London’s liveliest areas. You’ll hear about dishes like White Conduit Rolls, Islington Cheesecake and White Pot; Cream and Cake Boys, Nippies and Merry Milkmaids. You’ll even get to see the home of Webb’s Soda Water and Mad Frankie Frasers favourite café.

And if you have no idea what I just said, at the very least you'll find a few new hotspots to return to and enjoy a nice day out with fellow taste adventurers.

If you like exploring London’s side streets or simply want to build up an appetite than join fellow Tastourians on the 9th February and get a taste of Islington.

About the Guide
Rob has a strong interest in social history, and the way that inventions have changed people’s lives. On his walks you will hear stories of his London heroes and anecdotes that make history come to life.

Robs says: ‘The thing I like best about London is how a tiny thing, like a decoration on a building can tell a really big story.’

Note about the tour

This walk currently does not go inside buildings nor does it include any tasting samples.

There is an option to buy goods on the first stop, and an option to join us for lunch after the tour.

Please add this event to your calendar.

Lunch after the tour:

There will be an optional lunch arranged for after the tour.  The venue is TBC, we are awaiting the reviews of a recently opened restaurant.  In usual Tastour style, the restaurant will be good value and serve excellent food.


Date: Saturday, 9th February

Time: Meet at 11:00 for an 11:30am departure

If you do not wish to purchase a pre-tour beverage, please aim to arrive closer to 11:30, as seating may be limited to customers of the cafe.

Location: To ensure all guests can hear the guide the location is only sent to paid attendees

(Near Angle Tube)


Age: Not appropriate for children under 16

Dress: Smart casual, comfortable walking shoes

Website: (Pre-booking is required)


£15, Non Members

only £12, if pre-paid on-line before 1 week before event

Bon Vivant Members - See website for discount


What’s included: A Tastour exclusive guided walk, Commentary by a professional guide, maps and links of places mentioned.

Membership Information: Members receive up to 70% off pay-as-you-go events, in addition to attending the miniTASTINGS for free.  A total savings of over £500 per year.  Join here

Group discount: Purchase 6 tickets get 1 free ([masked] for details)

Weather alternative: If it rains, the meeting time and place will remain the same.  Please bring a brolly.


‘Great day out!  I thought I knew a lot about London, but the excellent, knowledgeable guide proved me wrong.  It was a good mix of enjoyable people, learning about places I’ve already been and discovering a few hidden gems. Providing the map and links was a real bonus’ Tastourian, Janet

About Tastour

Tastour, UK Wine Educator of the Year*, makes meeting people and learning about food and drink fun, easy and engaging.  With a diverse range of events, priced from £5, there is really something for everyone – from epicurean tastings and exclusive dinners, recipe swaps and walking tours to day trips and social networking nights.  Our signature speedTASTING events, filled with one-liners and quirky facts, are all served alongside quality food and drink. Bring a date, your mates or come along on your own!

* Awarded by the International Wine Challenge 2010

To buy tickets or for more information about Tastour and our award-winning weekly epicurean events and private parties visit or phone[masked]
A Small World

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed this tour, it was very interesting and I now know more about my area. Thanks Rob! Very good company, it was nice meeting you all!

    February 11, 2013

  • David K.

    Great tour and some learned some interesting things about Islington

    February 9, 2013

  • Kelly

    Really great overview of Islington! I never knew that it had so much history. I really enjoyed the conversation at lunch. Thanks to all who made this a really great afternoon!

    February 9, 2013

  • Kiran

    Great time, thanks for a nice day,would love to come back for the new tour :)

    February 9, 2013

  • CC

    Thank you All & Kelly!
    I had a really nice time and learned more about London.

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a lovely time thanks Kelly for organising this rob was very informative. Look forward to seeing u at the next event

    February 9, 2013

  • Agnieszka

    I had a great time (even though it was freezing cold!), I learned a few very interesting facts about Islington and I'll definitely come back to check out some of the places when the sun is out and leaves are green :)

    February 9, 2013

  • Monique G.

    I'm off to Brussels but would love to go another time

    February 4, 2013

    • Kelly

      Have a lovely time! Say hello to Carol for me!

      February 8, 2013

  • Deepak D

    I haven't got the final details for tomorrow yet. Can you please send it to me..thanks

    February 8, 2013

    • Kelly

      Hello. There must be a little gremelin in the site. : ) If anyone else needs it, my number is[masked]

      February 8, 2013

  • David K.

    Hi Kelly, if tour starts at 11.30am when is it expected to finish? around 2ish or later?

    February 6, 2013

    • Kelly

      The table for lunch is booked at 1pm - this tour has less stops inbetween.

      February 6, 2013

  • Kelly

    Hello, I sent the meeting point to those that have paid. And updated the site, so that when you pay, you received the details in your confirmation. Bring on Saturday!!!

    February 4, 2013

  • Jessie H.

    Lovely idea Will it be repeated?

    January 18, 2013

  • Lisa

    Maybe 1 guest

    January 1, 2013

  • Kelly

    Hi Clare,

    I just confirmed this event, here's the link to pay:



    January 1, 2013

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