Testimonials and Pictures


The Taste of Tooting Tour was wonderful! I have lived in Tooting for decades and I know it is an exciting, vibrant and ever-changing community & shopping centre but I still learned a lot. The substantial “tastes” were delicious and the shop and stall keepers were all so friendly and welcoming. Thank you Dipa for the best afternoon I’ve had in ages.” Angela

We really enjoyed the informative, fun, delicious(!) walk on the 18th.  Well done to you for organising and then doing a brilliant job as tour guide. The vendors we met were generous with their time and obviously passionate about what they do, and about Tooting ‘foodie capital’!  The easy relationships you have with everyone we visited was further proof that our guide was a knowledgeable, respected local guide. Taste of Tooting Tour is a wonderful introduction for new Tooting residents, but a wonderful way to learn more about Tooting no matter how long you’ve lived here. I would also proudly take visitors on this excellent local tour. Our only regret is that we didn’t have this opportunity when we first moved to Tooting.” – Deborah and Jim 

As a group of five colleagues, we went on the food tour for part of our staff team building day. Dipa Patel, the organiser and tour guide, was fun, informative and engaging. We learned about the rich history and architecture Tooting boasts while sampling excellent food and drinks at welcoming market stands. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys learning about food and exploring new areas of London. Thank you Taste of Tooting Tours!” – Martha (The London School of Economics)



Wine tasting at Unwined, bespoke evening tour with LSE staff, February 2017
The group with Colin from Sunshine Foods, Saturday Tour, March 2017
Philipino food tasting at Valley’s Sari Sari shop/cafe, Saturday Tour, February 2017
Tasting hot kenkey with Andy Bungay from Wandsworth Radio, March 2017
Gin tasting at Graveny Gin, bespoke evening tour with LSE staff, February 2017
Preparing and sowing heritage seeds at the Tooting Community Garden