Borough Market Visit & Cooking Class in London with a Food Professional

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London

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  • 5 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Enjoy a private and authentic cooking class and local market tour with your host Simon. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. On your market tour, you will visit the Borough market which is Britain’s most renowned and oldest food market. It is an absolute treat for any food lover visiting London! Simon thoroughly enjoys all aspects of the cooking process, from sourcing the freshest ingredients to cutting vegetables the right way to using the appropriate temperature and cooking techniques. He believes that only if the entire process is carefully curated is a meal enjoyable and memorable. Given his vast professional experience Simon can cook anything but prefers to follow seasonality, and is a loyal supporter of organic ingredients with a preference for the finest and freshest ingredients. Join Simon for this truly authentic local experience in his kitchen and tour of the borough market.

This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Your experience begins with a walk through Borough market. During your one hour market tour, walk through the many stalls heaped with fresh produce, cheese, gourmet food and beautiful patisseries. Hear stories of the the history of the market as you stop at a few stalls to sample food and purchase ingredients for your cooking class. After you have finished with the market tour, you will make your way back to Simon's home. Simon has a fully operational kitchen which is perfect for a hands-on cooking class. During your 1-2 hour class you will learn to make two to three dishes, using seasonal ingredients. Simon will introduce you to the dishes that you will be preparing and the ingredients used. Then help him to wash, cut and prepare the meal that you will later share at the dining table.

Sample Menu

• A home cooked lunch or dinner

  • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Simon
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Homecooked meal
  • Gratuities

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

LEON Borough, Borough Market, Communities Homes in Central London, 2-4 Southwark St, London SE1 1TQ, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


5 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


10 Nov, 2021

It was everything I’d wished for when booking and more! The food and company were top notch and I can only highly recommend our experience. Simon is a lovely host and skilled cook and you won’t want to leave his house as the end of the day!


14 Feb, 2022

DB was an incredibly fun and knowledgeable host. Very personable and funny. There was never a dull moment and he made us feel very comfortable and at home. Food was superb and came away feeling like we'd learned more than a few things. Would 100% recommend!! The only slight hiccup is that communication through TripAdvisor is not great. Better to contact Simon directly- much easier that way.


12 Apr, 2020

What a fab experience. My boyfriend bought this as a Christmas present, both being food lovers it was the perfect day out! We met Simon outside Borough Market, he gave a great insight in to elements of the market I had never considered, let us know the best places to get certain ingredients! Then a short train ride back to Simon’s home, a lovey house opposite the station tucked away, straight on to the first bottle of wine as we helped prep the starter, a lot of the main bits of the dishes were already prepared by Simon which is was fab as otherwise we’d have been there all afternoon preparing it all! He then talked us through and demoed some prep skills! The prawns were delicious, the duck was tasty, polished off with a fruit crumble and some more wine! A fantastic afternoon, it felt like we were at a friends opposed to being in someone’s house, I’m pretty sure we over ran the time of the session as we were having so much fun!

Jennifer S

11 Nov, 2021

Welcoming and hospitable Chef Simon offers an exciting, informative, and laughter filled day. London’s Borough Market – so much to see, hear, smell and taste and Simon expertly leads you through it all with stories and history. Then off to Chef’s cosy, welcoming kitchen, which is a gem. Ah-maazing food and wine - some of which was purchased during the tour of Borough Market. Simon guides and teaches with an ever ready smile and clear and easy to follow instructions. Once the meal was cooked it was served with lovely presentation on the beautifully laid table in the dining room. Our host’s attentiveness created the perfect atmosphere. The whole experience from start to finish was wonderful. I cannot recommend this tour or the charming Simon highly enough.


10 Jul, 2022

Talking with DB about his life and cooking adventures was fantastic. We met and shopped at the Borough Market which was wonderful. We then proceeded to take to train to DB’s lovely home to cook Rack of Lamb (wow!) and tasty vegetables. The food, tour, cooking insights and conversations was tremendous!

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