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Visit the best macarons shops and concessions this side of Paris!
Have you always been keen to learn more about the history behind the (not so) humble macaron? Does a celadon-green Ladurée gift box make your heart skip a beat? Have you hoped for a Pierre Hermé shop to open close to you? If you've been nodding along to those questions, my new Belgravia and Knightsbridge-set tour – Macarons and Mews – is just the right thing for you!
Alongside having 5 macarons tastings (included within the ticket price), we will be exploring the hidden mews and secret passages of Belgravia and Knightsbridge. Following the traces of a lost river, we will also be unraveling tales about the devastating blaze of the Pantechnicon as well as a haunted pub. For good measure, the world famous department stores of Knightsbridge – Harrods and Harvey Nichols – will make cameo appearances too!
For a little taster of the tour check out some of the following reviews:
‘The walk is colourful, Yannick animated and SO well researched (I swear that man knows everything), the food amazing and the history fascinating. If you’re looking to learn some history and indulge at the same time, then this walk is for you.’ – @ladylovescakes
‘It really is incredible the things that you find out when you become a tourist in your own city and I have to give a huge thank you to our guide. Yannick really helped me open my eyes to the little details and spots of beauty around Belgravia; it was a marvellous day and one I’d really recommend, especially if you have a sweet tooth.’ – @SilverSpoonLDN
For me this foodie walking tour is the best; if you’re gluten free you know how difficult it is to find a walking tour that caters for our dietary requirement however the Macarons & Mews Walking Tour is a gluten free dream. Yes finally a gluten free foodie walking tour; our prayers have been answered!’ – @80pairsofshoes
Conveniently located on the Piccadilly Line, the meeting point for this tour is by the Lanesborough Hotel, just outside Hyde Park Corner Tube Station. If you come by London Underground, make sure to use Exit 4 out of the station. The walk finishes close to the Victoria and Albert Museum on Exhibition Road which is a short walk away from South Kensington Tube Station. While the length of the tour is advertised as 2.5 hours, slight delays might occur as we will be visiting shops during regular working hours.
This tour is generally aimed at seasoned Londoners and tourists who share a passion for history as well as a sweet tooth.