Tuesday, 10 May 2016

#LondonDrinking Fruit Juice at Russell Square Tube Station

Where to grab a bite after/before a London Walk?

I've asked my London Walks colleagues to chip in their suggestions and I'll share them here regularly on The Daily Constitutional.

The Rules: All "reviews" were conducted anonymously and we paid our way. No kick-backs, no payola, no deals: these are the places that we London Walks guides - and London Walkers – choose when eating and drinking out and about in London. No buckshee burritos, nary a gratis granola bar was received in exchange for these recommendations.

And I promise never to use the word "eaterie". Seriously: have you EVER heard anyone SAY the word eaterie?

The Criteria: As well as the one-offs, the unique cafes, bars and stalls that make London so special, I'll be featuring reliable chains along the way. They have to be in London and within five minutes of the end of a London Walks tour.

I hope you enjoy them.

Have your say: As usual we'd like to hear from you – drop us a line with your own London foodie (and drinkie) tips.

Buon Appetito!

A.S-G London, May 2016

Isobel writes…

When you come to Russell Square tube to meet your guide for a tour of the British Museum, you'll see a guy selling fresh fruit juices. That's Barry. I have known him since he was a teenager. His father and brother used to sell the best fruit on East Lane Market (which you'll see if you come in my Walworth Old and New walk - see walks.com for dates), while his mum Josie, and sister-in-law Pauline sold free range eggs and a wonderful range of cheeses long before Borough Market reinvented itself as a foodie paradise.

The fruit juices are delicious; you won't be disappointed. Tell him you heard about him from London Walks.

Your correspondent… 

Isobel is an artist, journalist, linguist, prize-winning Blue Badge Guide and London Walks' token aristocrat. One of her ancestors introduced the waltz to this country.

A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.

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