What you'll do
Vibrant & exciting, Tooting is a multicultural hub so interesting it was recently hailed by Lonely Planet as one of the top ten places to visit - IN THE WORLD!! Only 25 minutes by "tube" from central London - a very easy journey - Tooting is off any well-beaten touristy trail. It offers visitors a TASTE of London's TRUE FLAVOUR! You'll be given the opportunity to enjoy London like a local, & I promise you a memorable trip - guests usually love the area so much they revisit! We'll tour the tastiest local eateries, & take in the constantly evolving local markets. Bring your shopping bags! - these have lately become trendy places to shop, drink and dine. We'll visit spice shops, seasonal street vendors, grocers, sweetshops, & other local, independent businesses that make Tooting so unique. Tooting is famed for it's excellent South Asian cuisine, & many Londoners travel a long way for its food. As something of a food anthropologist, I'm looking forward to (re-)introducing you to "curry"! We'll be myth-busting, & seeking out dishes with authenticity, history and flavour! Expect a culinary tour of the Indian subcontinent in one London suburb, & a few surprises along the way!
Dinner. Along with the HUGE meal, I will have samples of something unique for you to try! Oh the mystery! You will be very…
A voucher for discounted drinks after the experience at a local establishment.
I'm Aidan, host of "Scrumptious South London" - London's first & finest Airbnb Experience! In 2015 I began sharing my passion for trendy & multicultural Tooting, from my point of view as a local and someone with a passion for the traditional (but often 'undiscovered'!) dishes of my South Asian heritage. Tooting is a multicultural community and, as we explore the history & trends of the area, meandering through it's markets and streets, we taste our way through the cuisine of the Subcontinent. I ♡ cooking & eating & effusing about food, so this makes a great gift for foodies & cooks alike!
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Where you'll be
We'll visit two "instagramable" 1930s covered markets, which are now trendy spots for shopping & dining; two superb traditional family-run eateries; seasonal street vendors; spice shops; a sweetshop, & other unique local shops. Though no alcohol is included, I'll point you in the direction of my favourite wateringholes, and provide you with a discount voucher for drinks a very friendly local establishment. Expect variety, colour, & surprises!
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 7 guests ages 16 and up can attend.
This experience is easily tailored to vegetarian tastes, and people with disabilities or learning difficulties are welcome. This experience isn't adversely affected by bad weather. Do arrive HUNGRY!
Scrumptious South London
$64 per person
$64 per person