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Private Bermondsey Backstreets Tasting Tour

Exclusive off-the-beaten track route


2 - 10 guests
Total from
+ £35 per person on the tour to cover the food/drink costs.

During the 19th century, dock-side Bermondsey handled 3/4 of London’s food production, earning it the nickname ‘The Larder of London’.  Now a desirable residential area, small producers fly the flag for Bermondsey’s foodie heritage in the rejuvenated railway arches of London’s first railway station.  Escape the crowds of more touristy markets and taste from the source while your local guide shares stories about this off-beat (and delicious) corner of London.

This private tour includes

  • Food expert as your passionate guide (our guides include former chefs, small food business owners, and ex-market traders).
  • Private ‘meet-the-producer’ meat and cheese tasting talks with our stall-holder friends – Think Olive tastings, honey tasting cheese tasting sessions.
  • The best of British and international foods (enough food for a light lunch for each guest).
  • Insights into the area’s social history and first railway.
  • Wine tasting with a biodynamic wine producer.
  • Visit a small chocolate producer for a hot chocolate or enjoy an amazing ice cream.
  • Option to be dropped off at Bermondsey’s best riverside pub to end the tour.
  • Optional add-on: Baking class with a master baker in a local bakery making focacia/ciabatta (+3 hours/ £89 per person).


Tour Details


Saturdays 11am – 2pm.

The producers and area is only open on a Saturday.

Meeting Point

Bermonsdey tube station exit Jamaica Rd, London SE16 4SN


Saturdays only, 11am – 2pm

Not Included


Languages Available

English only


Sample Itinerary

Meet Your Private Foodie Guide
Meet your expert and official private foodie guide outside Bermondsey tube station,  Jamaica Road  (SE16 4SN)

Understand the History
Learn about the incredible beginnings of Bermondsey and it socail history of industry, food production

Meet the producers.
Be introduced to the people behind the produce and delve behind-the-scenes as you taste directly from the traders.

Taste All the Flavours
Taste delicious, olives, cheese, charcuterie, Asian buns, vegetables, lemonade, wine and a dessert!

Discover London’s first Railway station
Now housing some of London’s best foodie secrets.

Discover the Secrets
With micro businesses difficult to find on your own.

Leave With a Greater Connection to the Area
Toast the end of the tour with a dessert or coffee and leave with a deep understanding of the people, history, food and stories that make Bermondsey such a special place.



Yes, all our tours are private and can be customized to our guests’ interests.

Absolutely. Our tour guides are fun, dynamic, and experienced in managing (and entertaining!) groups with kids.

Yes, this private tour has vegetarian options available. For other dietary requirements, please contact us beforehand and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Yes, simply email requests@totallytailored.com for a bespoke quote for your larger group.

The area visited is best done on food.

We are happy to arrange a private vehicle to transport guests from their hotel to the market and back, and wait for them during their tour. Please email requests@totallytailored.com to request this option.

Absolutely, we find this works well for work events and can host up to 30 people. Please email us at requests@totallytailored.com.

Tips for your guide are never expected, but they do show you think your guide did a brilliant job! If you would like to tip your guide, please do so directly during the tour (10 – 15% is customary).

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