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A taste of Handsworth Walking Tour

August 20 at 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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. 

House 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.

Tickets are £25 (adult) / £15 (child 12+) and can be booked via Birmingham Museums Trust website


Further event Information

While at Soho House all allergy and dietary information will be provided. Birmingham Museums does not take responsibility for any food and drink consumed at other venues within the tour. It is the responsibility of all other venues to provide food safety data including allergen information. Due to the nature of the tour we cannot guarantee all dietary requirements can be catered for. Participants are welcome to state requirements at all venues. At the Soho Tavern vegetarian and meat platters will be served. 

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.

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. We cannot accommodate younger children. 

This event is part of the Lunar Society’s project ‘Birmingham’s Commonwealth Heritage – the Lunar Legacy’ funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and delivered in partnership with Birmingham Museums Trust and Legacy West Midlands.

Please book online following the instructions below. You can alternatively telephone The Lunar Society secretariat on 01564 82 1582. You can also e-mail your request to info@lunarsociety.org.uk. Please note, the office is open during normal working hours, Monday to Friday and is closed weekends and bank holidays.


August 20
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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