A virtual tour of the West End’s most famous food and drink emporiums from breakfast tea to after-dinner drinks.
This is a live virtual tour hosted via Zoom video conferencing where Joanna will give an illustrated presentation of the tour route with an accompanying talk. There will be opportunities for questions and interaction both during and after the virtual tour.
You will hear about the often surprising beginnings of some well known food and drink shops and significant events in their history which put them on the path to world-wide fame.
On this tour Joanna will also share with you how she made some of these discoveries and provide tips for you to do your own research.
This virtual tour will start on the Strand and then visit Soho and St James’s stopping at selected venues along the way.
Some of the lovely comments received after delivering this virtual tour in 2020:
“One of the best talks I’ve heard. Can’t wait to visit London to seek out all the emporia mentioned.”
“Joanna had an enormous amount of fascinating material.”
“It was an absolutely excellent talk, the detail given on the chosen shops was amazing. … The research undertaken was phenomenal. Thank you so much for such an entertaining and informative talk.”
“I thought it was a thoroughly entertaining talk – interesting and informative …”
“A very enjoyable presentation by a very friendly and knowledgeable speaker. More please!”
“A really interesting and informative talk. It was very well researched and the sources were described very well. Great use of maps, old and new!”
“I enjoyed the speaker’s enthusiasm for both foodie emporia and the sheer joy of researching and discovering.”