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My sister and I were treated to the tour by an overseas friend and we had a great time. Our guide, Lisa was brilliant and was funny, polite and knowledgeable about the history of chocolate in London, its production and other aspects of London's history.
Lisa, made the tour so enjoyable and I would definitely recommend the tour to others.
Our guide was Lisa and she did a wonderful job of leading the tour. As the tour progressed I saw her spending time with each person in the group to learn more about them and share her extensive knowledge about chocolate. She had a great relationship with all the different staff members at the various stops-they all seemed happy to see her. At each stop she got right in and helped out with distributing the samples and making sure that everyone had somethig they enjoyed. Thought it was a great afternoon with a great guide and enjoyed the chocolate as well as all the areas of the city that we saw on our travels.
We start out at the Algerian Coffee House on Old Compton Road where we try their dark-, milk-, and white-chocolate coated coffee beans which they have been making and serving for over 50 years. Reportedly, they have the cheapest coffee in all of London. It is a no-frills whole-in-the-wall, but in-depth coffee knowledge of the whole world. It made me think that these people were true explorers. Then we cross the street to visit the Hotel Chocolat candy shop. The Hotel Choclat is the only chocolate shop in London who grows their own cocoa, in the rainforests of St. Lucia. Here we try their summer truffle – dark chocolate mojito.
Next it is the Paul A Young chocolate shop, who has won the championship for the best chocolate confection for the last 2 years and is expected to win again this year. Here we all try his award winning caramel truffle, where the caramel is a warm, buttery liquid center. Then we get to choose a second truffle of our liking. Then it is on to the East India Tea Company where we sample various hot and cold teas and any number of cookies, crackers, and jams. Afterwards, we take a detour through Soho to CovCovent Garden stopping at Freggo, an Argentinian gelato shop. Here we snake around the shop and call out the flavors we want to try. I try their signature Dolce de Leche, followed by Banana Split, and Raspberry. Then we visit the inventors of the truffle, Prestat. What an adorable little chocolate shop that has been in business for a century! It is said to be the inspiration for “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and I can see why. Here we taste the classic truffle with cocoa powder coating. We end our tour at the Fortnum and Mason department store and a visit to their candy “counter”. Here we are treated to two more truffles including a strawberry and black pepper (I can’t even describe how well this works!!) and a passion fruit in dark chocolate.
Two hours, two miles, and six truffles later, our tour has come to an end.
Spent the afternoon, with my 14 year old daughter, walking "all" around SOHO tasting incredible chocolates. Tour guide was very informative……I highly recommend the tour!
This tour was fabulous. Our tour guide Lisa was very informative, and really catered to my 6 year old daughter during the tour. I'd highly recommend this tour!
We had an excellent time walking around and visiting the chocolate shops. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. In each shop we received a discount and good service. The chocolates are a high quality and there was a wide assortment was available. The only issue was the meeting spot is a five minute walk from the tube station and a little hard to find, if you arrive early no problems.
Loved it...saw a lovely slice of upmarket London, and tasted some delicious chocolate. Our tour guide Ferry was a great character. We really enjoyed our afternoon with him. A different and tasty way to see something of London.
No word... Discovering all this chocolate houses walking through London, tasting, and hearing the story of these factories was a very original tour, we enjoyed a lot this walking.
If you love chocolate this tour is awesome. We love chocolate. We did this tour our first day. We bought chocolate that lasted our stay. It was great!
What a great tour! The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, plus the places we visited were really good (I must say, my favourite was Prestat). If you are a chocolate lover than this tour is definitely a must!
This tour is for everyone who likes chocolate and London. The chocolate samples came with just the right amount of information. A big thank you to our guide Ferry - for making this fun tour even more amazing. I will definitely recommend the tour.
If you are into chocolote, this is the dream tour! I really enjoyed this tour, and would definitely recommend it! We went to all the top places where they produce great quality chocolate and you can buy it as well, and did quite a few tastings of all sorts of chocolates I had never tried before. The guide was really friendly and knowledable as well, and gave us great recommendations in each of the places.
This was a fantastic experience; never I could enjoy (and laugh) so much on this tour. The tour guide explained, with packs of humor, many peculiar facts concerning the history of chocolate, some known chocolatiers, the production of high quality chocolate, some fantastic stores in London with a wide variety of offer and flavors, all this while I tasted some amazing delights. I really enjoyed it!