Corporate Days

 

Work Outings

You've done the paintballing. You've done the crazy golf. What else is there to do as a group with your colleagues? We have the answer. At A La Carte Food Tours, we firmly believe that food and drink are bonding experiences - from family gatherings, to parties, to weddings - food is often a key feature of the day, and a good bit of food can bond people like nothing else. So why not use it to bond your colleagues or employees? 

Spitalfields Market & East End

 One of the most vibrant and exciting areas of London, and a foodie haven to boot.

The East End  is high on everyone's list of places to visit when in London, but it's difficult to know where to go for the best, most authentic food. Don't worry - we have done the legwork. We will take you to our picks of the most interesting eats, and we'll also explain the fascinating history behind the area, and how it has influenced the cuisine here. 

Included;

  • 8-10 high quality tastings

  • Your private Blue Badge Tourist Guide for a half day       

  • Guide pickup at location of your choice (if required)

Not included;

  • Transport - can be arranged upon request.

Tour duration; 2-2.5 hours

Available dates and times; Mon-Sat, am or pm ​

Price; please contact for a quote

 

Borough Market & London Bridge

Borough Market is a treasure trove for foodies - there are so many delicious options, how do you know where to start? This is where we come in - we've done the truly taxing work of sampling what's on offer, and have picked the best quality and most interesting spots to fill that hungry tummy.

Included;

  • 8-10 high quality tastings

  • Your private Blue Badge Tourist Guide for a half day

  • Guide pickup at location of your choice (if required)

Not included;

  • Transport - can be arranged upon request.

Tour duration; 2-2.5 hours

Available dates and times; Mon-Sat, am or pm ​

Price; please contact for a quote

 
 

Beer Discovery

We all know the Brits like nothing more than a glass of beer after a long day of work. There are, however, so many options - lager, IPA, porters, white beers - how do you know what to pick? Well why not taste them all?

We have gone straight to some of the amazing craft brewers in London - small, independent brewers who are opening their doors to us to go and experience their vast range of beers, and have a sneaky peek around their breweries to find out how they brew their pride and joy.

This works perfectly as a either a daytime activity, or late afternoon before we drop you somewhere amazing for dinner or further excitement!

Included;

  • Your private Blue Badge Tourist Guide 

  • Guide pickup at hotel or office (if required)

  • Private visit to 3 craft brewers

  • At least 10 tastings (often more!)

Not included;

  • Transport - can be arranged upon request.

Tour duration; approx 3 hours

Available dates and times; Anytime - availability dependent

Price; please enquire

Maximum group size; 25 per group, multiple groups at the same time is possible

Gin Tours - Historic Gin Craze Walk

As London’s Gin Renaissance continues to grow, discover how it all began. London’s love affair with Madame Geneva goes back to the 18th Century, when the capital’s rapidly growing population was first introduced to the drink. The result would be so dramatic that it would take over twenty years and eight different acts of government to resolve.

 

On this tour we will be exploring the area around Seven Dials and Covent Garden, the bohemian heart of 18th Century London, hearing the stories of the heroes and villains of that area and the spectacular rise to fame of London’s favourite drink. Naturally, we will finish the tour with a glass of the very thing that nearly brought down London town. 

Included;

  • Your private Blue Badge Tourist Guide for a half day

  • A glass of gin and tonic (or soft drink alternative) at the end of the tour

  • Guide pickup at location of your choice (if required)

Not included;

  • Transport - can be arranged upon request.

Tour duration; 2-2.5 hours

Available dates and times; anytime

Price; please contact for a quote

Wine Tours

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Teambuilding Experiences

It's thirsty work, all that London-ing. Time for a refreshing pick-me-up. But hold on a second - should you go for a lager, an ale, a bitter, a crisp glass of bubbles, or a cracking gin and tonic? It's a tricky choice to make, so we've distilled them down just for you. 

 

©  Alex Lacey

©  Alex Lacey

Bake Battle and Roll

This competitive baking experience is so great that we have keep it top secret!  Suffice it to say that this will bring out the competitive spirit in your employees, along with getting them to cooperate in teams to create some fantastic bakes in the most British of fashions!

If this has whetted your appetite, please contact us to learn more!

Included;

  • Your private host

  • Pickup at office / hotel if required

  • Full Bake Battle and Roll experience

Not included;

  • Transport - can be arranged upon request.

Tour duration; 2-4 hours dependent on your choice

Available dates and times; Anytime - availability dependent

Price; please enquire

Max numbers - 30

Food Safari with GPS

Interested in keeping your group fed, but wanting something a bit more competitive? Well no problems at all, we have the answer! We have a food safari, taking you across different areas of London with the help of a GPS app to explore nooks and crannies, eat amazing food and bond your team like nothing else!

Armed with a stable, tested GPS app, and a healthy food budget, your groups will be split down into teams who will compete amongst each other to earn the most points, eat the best food, and ultimately come out the winner!

Included;

  • Your private host

  • A full GPS based app

  • 6-8 tastings in various locations (dependent on the areas you choose)

  • Prizes for the winning team

Not included;

  • Transport - can be arranged upon request.

Prices;

  • Please contact us for a quote

 
 
 

©  Alex Lacey

©  Alex Lacey

Afternoon Tea Experience

There's nothing more British than an afternoon tea. It's also not often that you are able to learn how to make your own version, especially in a local London home, but this is what we have for you.

We will demystify the whole thing, first by visiting some of the shops which make different parts of a tea - jam, cheese, cakes and - of course - the tea itself, before heading to a private home to get stuck in making your own scones or shortbread. Once you've nailed your bake, you'll then sit down in the front room to enjoy it fresh from the oven with jam and fresh cream. Delicious.

Included;

  • Your private Blue Badge Tourist Guide 

  • Guide pickup at hotel (if required)

  • Full Afternoon Tea workshop in a private home

(Maximum group size in private home is 8 - for groups over 8, it will be in a professional kitchen)

Not included;

  • Transport - can be arranged upon request.

Tour duration; 4-5 hours

Available dates and times; Anytime - availability dependent

Price; please enquire

*For groups of 8+ people, please contact for a quote. 

 

Heavenly Honey Experience

Bees are just wonderful, aren't they? They buzz around, keeping the planet ticking over, and in their spare time they create delicious honey. You might be surprised to learn that honey is as varied in flavour as wine, and that London is one of the most diverse cities on earth for bee species and honey.

We have the distinct honour of being the only tour company with access to an award winning London honey maker, Bermondsey Street Bees, where all the honey is made in Sarah and Dale's gorgeous London home. We visit their production line to find out how to make honey, before visiting their hives on the roof, dressed in full beekeeping attire, to find out how the hives operate, and try to locate the queen! We will then head downstairs for a honey tasting, perhaps with some of Sarah's homemade delicious honey cake. (2 hour experience)

For a longer experience of 3 hours, you will also learn how to extract honey yourself, which you can then take home. (subject to availability of honeycomb) Whichever experience you pick, you will have a wonderfully warm welcome, and go home sticky and happy, knowing lots more about honey.

Included;

  • Exclusive private tour in an award winning honey producer

  • Hands on experience with the hives, and chance to spin your own honey (3 hour experience)

  • Your private Blue Badge Tourist Guide 

  • Guide pickup at hotel (if required)

Not included;

  • Transport - can be arranged upon request.

To note;

  • maximum group size of 10

  • minimum age of 12

  • All guests must have decent mobility due to large amount of stairs, and be ok with heights (no sheer drops, but hives are on the roof)

  • Please be aware that there are 2 dogs and 2 cats (all exceptionally friendly!) at the property.

©  Bermondsey Street Bees

©  Bermondsey Street Bees

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