Fox and Squirrel



I’ve always been keen to explore the cultural happenings of a city and how these affect its character, shape and inhabitants. And, so in 2010 I set up Fox and Squirrel London Walks along with a network of cultural practitioners whose aim was to scavenge through the abundance of cultural developments seeking those special delights, and to unveil our findings on a series of cultural walks. Since 2010 we’ve been voted best guided London Walks.

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I’ve always been keen to explore the cultural happenings of a city and how these affect its character, shape and inhabitants. And, so in 2010 I set up Fox and Squirrel London Walks along with a network of cultural practitioners whose aim was to scavenge through the abundance of cultural developments seeking those special delights, and to unveil our findings on a series of cultural walks. Since 2010 we’ve been voted best guided London Walks.

The Whole Hog

The team at Fox and Squirrel are strong believers that food is one of the most significant forms of a human’s cultural expressions, and at the same time a barometer of social, political and economic change. How do we city dwellers express this change through the food we consume?

Along with Simon Wroe and Lindsay Faller, a food writer, food novelist, and chef, we set about drafting a walking route that best demonstrated these developments. And, since we launched our food walks in 2012 its been voted in the top ten guided walks in the world!

While serving a 7 –course meal at 7 very different food stations, this walk aims to showcase unique cooking ingredients from around the world and to advise guests on how to use these, highlighting the ingredients origins and how they ever ended up in British cuisine in the first place. The walk also attempts to untangle the intricacies involved in the recent development of food as a social and city regenerator by using Brixton Market as a prime example of this and showcasing the effect street food has had on Brixton’s lively community.

Setting off at midday experience a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony and coffee tasting, while Simon your guide and chef for the day goes through the details involved in this intimate and traditional coffee preparation, separating the distinct smells and narrating the journey of coffee to our fine shores. Onwards to taste a Columbian twist of pork belly, served only on Saturday and through the windows of a Columbian money exchange bureau. On to some Jamaican for an introduction to spicy sauces, goat roti and some cod fritters, accompanied by the intricate knowledge of how to make each of these delicacies by the chef himself. All this before heading off to a gelato tutorial. And, these are just some of the delights!

The walk ends with a cocktail at 3 p.m but not before walking through a maze of a family owned grocer who stocks the most unique ingredients, condiments and whatever else you can imagine, including fertility potions!

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