A coffee lovers experience. Join Dr Matthew Green for an immersive, historical tour of London's original – and best – coffeehouses.
WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
And you thought it was going to be all about Starbucks? Wrong. For a start you are back in 1652 when an eccentric Greek sold foul liquid to an unsuspecting public. Of course they absolutely loved it, and this ‘Bitter Mohammedan gruel’ was to transform the face of the city.
Immerse yourself in the history of coffee as you walk the city streets with Dr Matthew Green, who left a life of academia and turned to popular history. He has featured and co-presented documentaries for the BBC, ITV and the Discovery channels. A journalist and author who gives talks all over London, and can be relied on to be as entertaining and addictive as the coffee he talks about.
Sample the free shots of 17th-century style coffee‘ black as hell, strong as death, sweet as love’. Wander the labyrinthine alleys and secret courtyards of the city, and hear tales from the coffee houses that powered the British empire.
THE ALL IMPORTANT DETAILS
All you need to bring is a good pair of comfy walking shoes and a thirst for knowledge. The walks run monthly on Saturdays from 2:30 pm and last 1.30 hours. From St Michael's Church Cornhill, EC3V.
Choose whether you want to do this walking solo or invite someone along to share the experience.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
All you have to do is pay for the gift experience you wish to purchase. We’ll send a voucher including booking information to you or directly to the recipient. You or your recipient needs to check the information on the voucher and book your experience date.