All of Celia’s Gastrotours are a unique opportunity to join her for an insider’s view of London’s vibrant culinary hotspots. She has specially designed each day to be bursting at the seams with exclusive food and wine tastings and encounters with passionate foodies and producers: a chance to discover new tastes, rediscover old ones, and to acquire knowledge about food, wine and a London neighbourhood through all your senses.
Celia founded the company in 2002 and conducts all the tours personally.
Any dietary restrictions can be catered for to the best of her ability.
You can book on to public specified dates, or as a private/corporate group for a date of your choice. More info on private events
“Celia, you are a brilliant food guide and supporter of all the market stall holders who looked upon you with great respect and affection. Thank you for your guidance, anecdotes and a simply fascinating experience.”
“Thank you so much for a fantastic day yesterday! I thought I would enjoy myself but I had no idea how much. I laughed so much and learnt so much and then using what I learnt I brought home a sumptuous 4 course supper so my husband was thrilled as well!”
“We booked a private tour of Portobello Road with Celia for a group we were getting together for a conference in London. The tour was the perfect ice breaker for the group to get to know each other while enjoying Celia’s excellent knowledge of the area and food! The tastings were very generous (don’t eat before you start)!”
“Celia’s enthusiasm and energy was the cherry on the cake for this highly enjoyable tour of the oldest market in London. Lots of stories, cooking tips, and fabulous products carefully chosen with her culinary expertise. Highly recommended.”
Join Celia to discover the secrets and delights of London’s oldest and most renowned food market. Explore the huge range of exceptional British and international produce available and learn all the fascinating facts about the Market’s rich history.
Celia is the only person permitted by Borough Market to conduct tours.
Portobello Road is known as one of the funkiest street markets in London, but few are aware of the inspiring culinary secrets peppered throughout this famous neighborhood. As a former Notting Hill resident, Celia is armed with all the local foodie knowledge and lets you in on the scene of fabulous food shops and restaurants.
Celia will escort you through the tourist mayhem to uncover the Covent Garden neighbourhood's true foodie gems, where you'll be treated to a host of indulgences.
This special tasting event uncovers the gastronomic secrets of one of London's chicest neighbourhoods. Celia will lead you to some of the area's finest boutique shops to enjoy exclusive tastings and shopping discounts as you learn about sourcing and cooking with specific ingredients while you indulge in some seriously lush nosh.
Join Celia for a deliciously energising tasting tour around London's new superfood mecca - Notting Hill. You’ll learn where to shop for exquisite natural food products with tips on how to use them in your own kitchen. You’ll taste your way around the area's hottest health food destinations.
Marylebone Village is currently experiencing a gastronomic Renaissance and here's your chance to get inside it through day of specially arranged tastings, with expert Celia as your guide. The tour can be run daytime or early evening for up to 20 people.
Join Celia for a tutored shopping and tasting experience in Borough Market followed by a cooking session with Celia or a specialist chef in the Borough Market Cookhouse. It contains a top-of-the-range kitchen, with high spec Magimix appliances, together with a table large enough to seat 10 diners. The functionality of the space means that it is suited to a wide range of uses, including chef’s table dinners, cookery masterclasses, presentations, tastings, photo shoots and filming.
The Cookhouse accommodates 10 people maximum. For groups over 10 people, alternative venues near or within the Market are available for a private dining experience after the tour.
I often get requests from visitors to London – tourist and executive – to give bespoke, personal guided tours for individuals or couples.
It would be my utmost pleasure to be your personal food guide in London. I’m from Colorado, but I’ve lived here for over 30 years and forged my entire foodie career here, whilst witnessing the thrilling gastronomic revolution which has taken place during this time.
I’ll personally design an unforgettable, inspiring, educational, entertaining and delicious food and drink tour just for you. We can spend an hour, a few hours, a whole day, or more uncovering culinary gems in this truly cosmopolitan food-lover’s paradise.
Celia’s private Gastrotours in London are unique, bespoke events - ideal for client entertainment or a memorable, interactive treat for your office team or party group.
Think of Celia’s private and corporate tours as an informative roving canapé party - whatever the venue, you and your guests will experience a multitude of scenes and flavours, while being plied with plenty of food and drink and Celia’s entertaining morsels of food knowledge. Plus the group gets naturally shuffled at each different stop.
Celia sends out a handful of emails a year offering exclusive money-off deals on her tours, sneak previews of special events, and seasonal recipes.