Taste of London Microgap

Taste of London Microgap

3 Days

A short break explores a city. A microgap feels it, tastes it, and sees it from a whole new perspective. Take a buzzing city. A melting pot of cultures and cuisines. And some of the best aerial views in the world. Welcome to a London microgap – a taste of London, and a taste for heights.

Day 1

Hiver Beer & Soho Twilight Tour

Hiver Beer & Beekeeping

Beekeeping in London? Honey in beer? Yes, really. Nestled in the heart of Kennington Park are Hiver Beer’s very own bee hives, producing honey that is a valuable ingredient for their honey beer. With all the kit and protection provided, visitors can try their hand at collecting the honey, learning all about the role it plays in the beer production along the way. With tastings and explanation about the processes involved, it’s a unique experience, just a stone’s throw from the city centre.

Supplier Information

Name Hiver Beers
Category Activity
Profile Hiver was born out of an admiration for London's urban beekeepers and a passion for craft beer. We offer a range of experiences including our unique beekeeping and craft beer tasting session.
Phone +44 (0)203 198 9972
Email info@hiverbeers.com
Website http://www.hiverbeers.com/
Min - Max capacity: Max 12 for Hiver Experience Max 20 for Tap room tastings
Frequency: Beekeeping Experiences are available April - September We have scheduled experiences for FIT/Groups can book on Saturdays and Sundays Private group sessions can be booked Monday-Friday by prior arrangement. Tap Room Tastings are currently only available on Saturdays and can be booked by prior arrangement.
Private tours: Yes - please contact us with your requirements
FIT or Groups: FIT or Groups

Soho Twilight Tour

One way to experience Soho, in central London, is to soak up its bright lights and lively nightlife. But we’ve got a better idea. Rather than dancing the night away, how’s about a culinary tour around this vibrant heart of London? – sampling everything from Chinese dumplings to Spanish ham, all washed down with some of the classiest cocktails you’ll find in the city.

Supplier Information

Name Eating London Food Tours
Category Guided Tours
Profile Since 2013 we have welcomed over 25,000 guests on our immersive culture and food tours in London. Exploring the diverse neighbourhoods, we’ll introduce your clients to the best food at local’s favourite stops, telling the stories that lie behind these dishes and the people who made them.
Phone +44 (0)1223 793177
Email ray@eatingeurope.com
Website https://www.eatingeurope.com/london-food-tours/
Min - Max capacity: Max 10
Frequency: Twilight Soho Food Tour: Tuesday-Friday 4pm & 4.30pm East End Food Tour: Daily 10am, 10.45am, 11.15am
Private tours: Yes - please get in touch
FIT or Groups: Both
Extra information: Exact meeting address and detailed directions are provided with booking confirmations. When the food tour ends, we can point your clients towards public transport or call them a taxi. You can cancel at any time, up to two days (48 hours) before your scheduled tour and receive a full refund.
Day 2

Up at the O2 & Drink London

Up at the O2

52 metres above ground level, what more refreshing way to start the morning than by climbing to the top of the O2 – the world’s most popular entertainment venue? Boots on. Harnesses in place. All that remains is to follow the walkway up and enjoy the views for up to 15 miles.

Supplier Information

Name Up at The O2
Category Attraction
Profile An unforgettable 90 minute experience and climb over the iconic roof of the world’s most popular entertainment venue. You’ll ascend all the way to the top of the O2 and via the walkway, suspended 52 metres above ground level, kitted out with your climb suit, boots and harness.
Phone 020 8463 2680
Email boxoffice@upattheo2.co.uk
Website http://www.upattheo2.co.uk
Min - Max capacity: 1-16
Frequency: Every 15 minutes at peak times
Private tours: Avaialble on request at events@upattheo2.co.uk
FIT or Groups: FIT and Groups

Drink London

The British pub is an institution. Regular meeting place for many, starting point for a night out for others, perfect spot for a relaxed lunch, and home to a wide range of traditional beer (or other drinks, if a pint doesn’t appeal). But these pubs are also steeped in history. And the very best way to combine a British tradition with a step back in time, is to take a Drink London tour.

Day 3

Borough Market Food Tour & the View from the Shard

Borough Market – Celia Brooks

Borough market has to be seen to be believed. Tucked away in the railway arches, not far from London Bridge station, it is both a culinary feast, and a feast for the senses. Brightly coloured fruit and veg adorn bustling stalls. Freshly baked bread and cakes are piled high. The aroma of freshly cooked street food fill the air, accompanied by the calls of the traders selling their dishes to the hungry crowds (get there early to avoid the lunchtime queue!) The sheer choice can be a little overwhelming for a first time visitor, so we recommend a tour with Celia Brooks. That’s 3 hours, browsing the stalls, tasting samples, and getting an insider’s guide to what the market has to offer.

Supplier Information

Name Celia Brooks’ Gastrotours: London Food Tours
Category Guided Tours
Profile Celia’s Gastrotours are a unique opportunity to join her for an insider’s view of London’s vibrant culinary hotspots. Each luxury tour is bursting at the seams with exclusive food and wine tastings and encounters with passionate foodies and producers.
Phone +44 (0)7956 152 899
Email celia@celiabrooks.com
Website http://www.celiabrooks.com/london-food-tours.html
Min - Max capacity: Borough Market Tour: Max 12 Portobello Gastrotour & Marylebone Village Gastrotour: Max 20 Covent Garden Gastrotour, Kensington Tasting Adventure & Notting Hill Clean and Green: Max 15 Borough Market Tour & Cook: Max 10
Frequency: Please see website for availability calendar or get in touch for further information
Private tours: Yes, please get in touch to discuss your requirements
FIT or Groups: Both
Translation: Translators can be provided

View from the Shard

At 95 storeys, The Shard is Western Europe’s tallest building. And it’s just round the corner from Borough Market. Opened in 2012, the building is home to offices, apartments, and a hotel (no better to place to take a swim 200m above sea level!). Lifts which travel at a breath-taking 6 metres a second take visitors to the indoor viewing gallery on the 69th floor, and the open air Sky Deck on the 72nd floor. It’s one of the few places from which the landmarks of London look like Lego models. The trains looks like a model railway. And the bustling commuters look like busy ants, rushing to and fro.