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FRIDAY 3RD JULY SPECIAL! We will be hosting this tour virtually via Zoom! So, no matter where you are in the country, you will be able to join us from the comfort of your own home – ah the joys of technology!

During this first-of-its-kind, virtual tour, you will:

  • Hear from Lance Forman, fourth generation owner and CEO of Forman’s, as he explains the history of the company and our world renowned London Cure
  • Watch in awe as World Record Holder Darren Matson performs a live smoked salmon carving demonstration. Blink and you’ll miss it!
  • Enjoy a tasting of a variety of our smoked salmons, guided by Lance Forman
  • Have the opportunity to ask and burning questions – and we’re sure you’ll have many!

Please select Wednesday 1st July at checkout, and we will send you a tasting platter for the guided tasting part of the tour.



Unfortunately due to the corona virus all tours and factory visits are postponed indefinitely. If you have a tour booked please contact a member of our team to discuss options and organise a solution.

Join us for an afternoon filled with fun, exceptional food and stories from our 110 year old fish-story.

Smoked salmon is serious business at H. Forman & Son, the East End’s last smokehouse, founded by Harry Forman in Stepney in 1905 and run today by his great-grandson Lance Forman at Fish Island in Hackney Wick.  We are offering you the opportunity to enjoy a unique tour and salmon tasting at our famous smokehouse, including a fascinating carving demonstration. Purchase for yourself or as a GIFT VOUCHER and let your recipient choose their own date.  We will mail you a salmon themed voucher so you can delight your recipient with a gift experience they will not forget.

The tour begins with a talk by Lance Forman on the history of H.Forman & Son which goes back over a hundred years. Following on from this you will kit up in all the protective gear to descend into Forman’s famous London smokehouse where we will show you the process of producing the world’s finest smoked Scottish salmon including a smoked salmon carving demonstration on the factory floor by the Guinness World Record Holder, who previously won a carving competition against Gordon Ramsay. Afterwards, you will take a seat in Forman’s, the onsite riverside Restaurant and Bar which has an incredible view of the Olympic Stadium and a viewing gallery into the smokehouse. It is here where you will enjoy a smoked salmon tasting platter, accompanied by a bottle of still or sparkling water.  If there is an exhibition on at the time you will have a tour of the Forman’s Smokehouse art gallery, a spectacular contemporary art project space on the top floor of the Smokehouse.

At the end of your experience you will have the opportunity to purchase our delicious salmon to take home.

If you have any further inquiries about the tours please contact

For directions to the Smokehouse follow this link

Cost is £42.00 per person.  The tour runs from 11am to 2pm

Our 2019 Tour Dates:

  • Smokehouse Tour Saturday 30th November 2019 – Please note this particular event will take place early evening, starting at 16.30.

For 2020 we have a whopping 8 dates in store, including 2, new, evening tours.  The dates are:

  • Fri 7 February 11am
  • Sat 21 March 11am
  • Fri 22 May 11am
  • Thu 18 June 5.30pm
  • Fri 3 July 11am – VIRTUAL TOUR via Zoom
  • Sat 26 Sept 11am
  • Thu 22 Oct 5.30pm
  • Fri 20 Nov 11am

We hope one of these will suit you and we look forward to welcoming you to the home of the London Cure!