I'm Freddie, a wine aficionado, history graduate and professional storyteller! When I decided to write my undergraduate thesis on the historical pubs of London my mother was not best pleased... However, five years later, following jobs in hospitality, tourism and wine retail I have just launched a new and unique tour that that educates, entertains and, most importantly, brings people together.
Join me on a stroll through the West End to discover just how Britain changed the world of wine. From the Knights' Templar to the Napoleonic Wars with lashings of Claret and Port along the way (so long as you pass it correctly!) We will be stopping en route at the Ritz, the Savoy and Berry Bros and Rudd for a social history of how the other half drink...Refreshing ourselves at the more affordable drinking dens as we discover just how and why a beer-loving nation, incapable of growing their own vines, became so obsessed with wine...
What You'll Get
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Stop At: Gordons Wine bar, 47 Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NE England
The city's oldest wine bar in the heart of London. You will discover the famous residents who have lived here over the years and be able to enjoy a glass of sherry port with a cheese board whilst soaking up the atmosphere.
Duration: 40 minutes
Pass By: Victoria Embankment Gardens, 58 Victoria Embankment Temple Place, London EC4Y 0DS England
Completed in 1870 the Embankment gardens offer a beautiful walkway parallel to the Thames in a park filled with sculptures, flowers and sights along the London skyline.
Stop At: The Savoy, London England
The Savoy, internationally renowned hotel, restaurant and bar- always at the forefront of Modern leisure and living. Frequented by Oscar Wilde and Winston Churchill and run by embezzlers and experts and degustation. To find out more join me on the London Wine Detour!
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Fleet Street, Fleet St, London EC4A England
Journalists, Actors, Barristers and Students - but all of them drinkers. We'll go for a stroll down the street of shame in search of the best hidden wine dens this side of London...
Duration: 2 hours
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
- Alcoholic Beverages - Drinks are not included in the price of the tour to allow you to indulge as much or as little as you wish
- Entry/Admission - The Savoy
3 hours 30 minutes
Holborn Viaduct, London, UK
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