The Coffeehouse Tour + 17th Century-Style Coffee Tasting
Get a behind-the-scenes look at London's coffee-house history
Historian and broadcaster Dr Matthew Green is the author of the acclaimed book London: A Travel Guide Through Time, which has been described by the Londonist as "easily the most engaging social history of London for a decade". Matthew also writes historical features for the Guardian, Telegraph and Financial Times among others, and has featured in many TV and radio documentaries. He’s the founder of Unreal City Audio, which produces immersive, critically acclaimed tours of historic London, and gives sell-out talks all over London. Join actors, musicians, and Dr Matthew Green for an immersive whirlwind tour of London’s original – and best – coffeehouses. From Cornhill’s labyrinth of medieval streets to the weeping Walbrook, discover how "bitter Mohammedan gruel" transformed the face of the city, brought people together, and inspired brilliant ideas that shape the modern world. You'll also get a taste of what it was like to drink at the coffeeshops back in the day, with a few free shots of proper 17th Century-style coffee on your route too. Plus, if you buy the Tour + Book ticket, you'll get a brand-spanking new copy of Dr Green's book London: A Travel Guide Through Time. Join Dr Green for this invigorating, critically acclaimed tour as featured by the BBC, Time Out, Guardian and Telegraph.
"Dr Matthew Green has a knack for revealing the most unexpected details of London's multifaceted past in fascinating and accessible detail." - The Daily Telegraph, who list it as one of the top 100 things to do in London.