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Together through Food

Food is commonly recognised as a way of bringing people together -- in our built environment spaces to eat are not only key amenities, they are also spaces where communities gather. From ChinaTown, to the Bengali community on Brick Lane and the Latin Village in Tottenham, understanding London through its food is to understand the diversity of cultures, religions and communities within our city.

Drop in / Guided tour

Brixton Windmill


A wonderful reminder of Brixton's rural past and inner London's last working mill. Built in 1816 by the Ashby family who produced flour until 1934. Restored to working order 2011. Producing flour today thanks to our volunteer millers.

Unknown, 1816

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Fitzroy Park Allotments

open site, public realm/landscape

open allotment site, no buildings

several architects, 1920

Guided tour

Hackney School of Food


Meet the Architects Tour Hackney School of Food, Oswald Street, Lower Clapton, E5 0BT 9 September 1030-130pm Tour of our award-winning kitchen & gardens led by our architects, Surman Weston and the team behind our food education hub.

Surman Weston, 1970

Drop in / Guided tour

Nag's Head Market


Nag's Head Market has occupied its current site since 1975, and it has recently been overhauled by Office S&M to support its diverse traders that cater for the local community.

Office S&M, 2023

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Nourish Hub


The Nourish Hub turned a vacant post-office into community space where learning about healthy eating and cooking food is used to connect diverse cultures, teach meaningful skills and bring people together. This project is supported by the Mayor of London.

RCKa, 2021

Small Beer Brewery

recreational, restaurant/bar, industrial

The Small Beer Brewery was founded in 2017 by James Grundy and Felix James. It is the first of its kind, specialising in brewing world class beer at a sociable strength.

Garbers & James Architects, 2018

Imagine a history of smells woven through the streets of a bygone industrial Bermondsey. This walk will explore & trace the way food has shaped the architecture of the area known as 'London's Larder’ How do we value our food heritage?

Walking Tour

The Black Path II: Feeding London


This walking tour follows an ancient route taken by drovers from London’s agricultural hinterland to the city markets, exploring historic and contemporary stories about Hackney, its food culture, and its relationship to the city.