The Festival of London with the RSM: Gourmet London

28 - 31 Oct 2021
  • Cultural Tours

About the tour

Prepare your taste buds for a weekend including gin tasting with botanical cold distillers, the Griffiths Brothers and wine tasting with British wine and spirits merchant, Berry Brothers and Rudd. Enjoy a lunch at Randall and Aubin, an Anglo/French brasserie, and hear about the history from head chef and owner Ed Baines. Visit Bermondsey Street Bees, a sustainable beekeeping practice and explore Billingsgate Market, the UK’s largest inland fish market on a specialist tour, and Borough Market one of the largest and oldest food markets in London. Enjoy a walking tour around Marylebone Farmers' Market, trading in seasonal foodstuffs from artisan and local producers.

The tour provides options including accommodation or without accommodation. The hotel is the Royal Society of Medicine's Domus Medica, located on the first floor of the RSM on the corner of Wimpole Street and Wigmore Street in Marylebone.


Please contact Jon Baines Tours at info@jonbainestours.co.uk or +44 (0) 207 223 9485 to book.

Your tour leader

Picture of JBT tour leader, Janice Liverseidge

Janice Liverseidge

Until recently Janice Liverseidge was Director of Membership at The Royal Society of Medicine and is now a full time guide and in her spare time a trustee of both the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and the London Handel Festival. Earlier in her career she worked for the British Medical Association. She is also a registered Blue Badge tourist guide and regularly leads groups in London on medical history walks, tours of the Wellcome Collection and other healthcare locations plus provides music and art tours for the Foundling Museum and the London Handel Festival. Janice has travelled extensively, including an eight month journey around India, South East Asia and Australia, and has led highly successful RSM tours to Vietnam and Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Cuba, South Africa and China.

Janice has the Visit Britain "Good to Go" Industry standard demonstrating that she has shown her compliance with government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and ensures social distancing including using a phone app when providing tour commentaries.

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Itinerary at a glance

  • Day 1: London (Thurs, 28 Oct) Gin & Tonic and Dinner Check into Domus Medica at the RSM. Pre-dinner gin and tonic tastings before a welcome dinner at Due Veneti.
  • Day 2: London (Fri, 29 Oct) Markets, Seafood, Honey Start the morning bright and early with a tour and breakfast at Billingsgate Market, the UK’s largest inland fish market. Continue to Borough Market, one of the largest and oldest food markets in London, with a market on the site dating back to at least the 12th century. Visit Randall and Aubin, an Anglo/French brasserie that specialises in seafood for an early lunch. Hear from Head Chef and owner, Ed Baines, about its roots as a Victorian butchers’ shop to finding itself at the epicentre of Soho's gentrification. Continue to Bermondsey Street Bees, a sustainable beekeeping practice, supplying raw, single-source honeys to chefs and bartenders who want to support British beekeeping. Learn all about honeybees and why they are crucial to our environment, participate in a hands-on honey spinning session and a global honey tasting learning about their specific medicinal properties. Optional dinner.
  • Day 3: London (Sat, 30 Oct) Chocolate, Cheese and Wine Start the morning with a food walking tour of Mayfair and Marylebone sampling the delights of cheesemongers and chocolatiers alike. After lunch continue on to Berry Bros. and Rudd, a family-run British wine and spirits merchant founded in London in 1698, for an expert led wine tasting and tour. Cocktail and farewell dinner at the Royal Society of Medicine.
  • Day 4: London (Sun, 31 Oct) Urban Farmers Conclude the tour with a morning walk through Marylebone Farmers Market, a Sunday outdoor street market trading in seasonal foodstuffs from artisan and local producers.

All itineraries are subject to change according to local conditions.

Tour cost

The cost of the tour for RSM members is £890 per person sharing. The cost for non RSM members is £940 per person sharing.

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