Islington Walking Tour (and optional lunch) with Rob Smith

Saturday August 10, 2013 at 11:00

Islington Walking Tour (and optional lunch) with Rob SmithMap and Directions

This walk had great reviews when we first hosted it, so I thought we’d do it again.  Rob the guide is great, hope you can make it!

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.

Islington Walking Tour (and optional lunch) with Rob SmithAnd 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.’



Date: Saturday, 10th August

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


Islington Walking Tour (and optional lunch) with Rob Smith


£15, Non Members

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

Bon Vivant Members – Log in for your discount

What’s included: A Tastour exclusive guided walk, Commentary by a professional guide, arrangment of the lunch booking, but not the cost of lunch.

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 ( for details)

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.

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

Had a lovely afternoon. Excellent tour and guide, lovely meal and good company. Well done Kelly

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!
‘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

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