Shepherd’s Bush in West London is home to a thriving Ethiopian community, with many shops and cafés and even hair salons dedicated to Ethiopian culture. Over two and a half hours, your guide Sefanit will introduce you to her Ethiopian heritage within the historic Shepherd’s Bush Market.
We will begin our adventure by meeting one of the market’s traders and sip a delicious juice known for its medicinal properties.
Next, we’ll stroll through the market and visit an Ethiopian shop, where we’ll learn about the importance of coffee to Ethiopia. You’ll see the unroasted beans and special coffee pot and explore the spices specific to Ethiopian cuisine.
Finally, you’ll get taste these flavours first-hand as we enjoy the highlight of this tour: a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony.
Sharing coffee is an important tradition in Ethiopia. It’s a time for people to get together and share stories, and Sefanit will have plenty of tales to tell you as you enjoy your coffee with popcorn (a popular pairing in Ethiopia!).
Says Sefanit, “Ethiopia is a big part of my life. The colours, smells and community of my childhood are still with me and in me. In Ethiopia, food is everything and I can think of nothing better than sharing my culture with visitors to London.”
Inclusions: English-speaking Ethiopian guide, juice shot, tastings of Ethiopian foods (misir alicha, yebeg wot, atakilt, 1 roll of injera), coffee ceremony.
Exclusions: Tips/gratuities for your guide, additional food and drinks, personal shopping.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations more than 2 days before departure will receive a full refund. Cancellations within this period attract a 100% cancellation fee.
Child Policy: Travellers must be minimum 16 years of age to join this experience.