Cost and Times of Excursions: Please see FACT SHEET and BOOKING FORM (Both forms will open up in a new tab or window)
Because of demand for places we have now added another visit to Forman's on the 10th October 2019…the Booking Form and Information Fact Sheet are on the right.
The 3rd October trip now has a waiting list. If you wish to be added to this waiting list please let the convenors know.
This is a full day excursion and we are visiting the Forman’s Smokehouse, Britain’s original salmon curer, and one the world’s oldest producers of smoked salmon. The factory is situated in the East End of London on Fish Island in Hackney Wick.
On arrival we are served tea/coffee/pastries in their own restaurant over-looking the water. The tour starts with a talk on the history of H Forman & Son which goes back over a hundred years.
We will be given protective clothing to descend into Forman’s famous London Smokehouse. We will be shown the process of producing the world’s finest smoked Scottish salmon including a smoked salmon carving demonstration by the Guinness World Record holder, who previously won a carving competition against Gordon Ramsey.
After the tour we collect our specially prepared picnic lunch (a smoked salmon bagel, salad, drink and chocolate brownie) and depart from Forman's by boat for our own private two hour cruise along some of the forgotten rivers of East London and through the beautifully landscaped parklands of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.