St James’s – Coffee Houses, Clubs and Pubs
A food and drink themed walk around St James’s one of London’s most exclusive areas. Famous for its gentlemen’s clubs which were originally coffee and chocolate houses St James’s also houses one of the oldest and most expensive restaurants in town and Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant not to mention the Queen’s grocery store and a 200 year old cheese shop. You will hear about the Jamie Oliver of the 19th Century, the cook that inspired the TV series the Duchess of Duke Street and the man who invented the sandwich. This walk can finish in one of Joanna’s favourite pubs tucked away close to St James’s Palace. This walk is particularly good at night as much of St James’s is gas lit.
This walk can also work as a pub tour with stops including a pub with an amazing etched glass interior, a pub with a local feel said to have a tunnel linking to St James’s Palace and a pub with good food next to the site of the original St James’s Theatre.
The walk starts and finishes near Green Park tube and lasts approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.
Contact me for availability and cost. All walks can be adapted to start and finish at a venue of choice in the immediate area.