Matt led a wonderful tour of street markets outside of the tube's zone 1 that my husband and I recently took. We left from Kings Crossing and went to Eat Street, where I had a phenomenal hamburger made of 50% beef and 50% ox heart--something I would ordinarily never try on my own, but felt emboldened to do by Matt. From there we went on to four other street markets, sampling Scotch eggs, a spicy stew from Ghana, Hungarian pastries and a great espresso. The whole time we were walking through interesting neighborhoods enlivened by Matt's commentary and knowledge and appreciation for the eclectic variety of high quality foods that are available in London. This guy knows his stuff, and I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to experience a little bit of a Londoner's London--far from the tourist fray. One caveat--come hungry, and be prepared to walk a lot!
My wife and I (early 60's) went on this tour with the positively engaging Matt Lee and loved it. It's a lot of walking, so don't expect cab service from stop to stop. But there's a lot of tasty food to be had (and Matt tailors this to those on the tour so everyone's happy with the choices). Our tour included a perfectly cooked beef/ox-heart burger, tacos, Ghanian fish and meat dishes, stunningly good coffee, Hungarian desserts (cheese and cherry), and Scotch eggs. But even better than the food was the time with Matt. He's so passionate and knowledgeable about the London street scene and the neighborhoods outside central London that you get a great tour of areas you would never otherwise have visited. And his interests span a wide range of subjects--the arts, restaurants (he's a critic for Time Out), politics, etc.--so he's an absolute delight to spend time with. It was a real London trip enhancer for us. And it was an excellent value.