A Taste of Handsworth Walking Tour
From Georgian treats to Ethiopian coffee tickle your taste buds and learn Handsworth’s fascinating food history!
Your tour will begin in Soho House to explore the Georgian obsession with eating and drinking. From elaborate breakfasts to ceremonial tea making, the Boulton family’s life revolved around dinning. The House also played host to the famous Lunar Society dinners with their extensive menus. We’ll taste several Georgian delicacies including Game Pie, Gingerbread and the fruit favoured by the rich, pineapple. Please note that we may not go inside the house, due to an ongoing problem with drainage in the cellar and basement areas.
Georgian food completed, the tour will continue out into Handsworth, led by an experienced tour guide from Legacy West Midlands. Stopping off for Ethiopian coffee, Polish pastries and ending with a tasting platter at the Soho Tavern, the walk will combine the Georgian history of the area with that of present-day communities. We’ll end at the Soho Tavern where you are welcome to continue your afternoon.
The tour will begin at Soho House, Soho Avenue, Handsworth, B18 5LB and end at the Soho Tavern, 407 Park Road, Handsworth, B18 5SR.
Please bring appropriate footwear and clothing. The walk will continue unless in the case of extreme weather. Children over 12 years old are welcome on the tour. However, we cannot accommodate younger children.
Organised by Soho House Museum and Legacy West Midlands.
Date & Time
Sat 9 Sept | 11.30am–2.30pm
LocationSoho House, Soho Avenue, Handsworth, B18 5LB
£25 (adult), £15 (child 12+)
Soho House is fully accessible. The walk is 3km and step free, though there is a steep hill from Soho Tavern back to Soho House. Not all eateries are accessible