Food in London
Experiences in London
Brixton Village is said to be the best place in London for tasting foods from all around the world. Here, you’ll find Europe, India, Asia, Africa, South America and the Caribbean all represented. There are cafés and restaurants dishing up all sorts of flavors, and shops that sell everything from charcuterie and cheese to traditional Chinese medicine. Eat and drink at markets, shops, bakeries, and restaurants.
Brixton is also home to the most unusual, exotic markets in London selling electronics, groceries, clothing and much more. Your guide will introduce you to world famous street art, a graffiti hall of fame and show you amazing murals from the 1980s as well as pointing out great music venues, that have transformed Brixton in to a proper Bohemian Village.
This tour is for small groups and is led by entertaining local guides who will make sure you eat and drink like kings but also educate you with stories that give you insights into the traditions and culture of one of London’s greatest neighborhoods. Brixton is also home to one of the largest beer gardens in South London where you will, of course, have a beer and shoot pool!
What you can expect: Italian coffee, Rubens Empanadas and firery salsa, Grandma Roslyns Home baked goods and Grandpas freshly made juices (only Thursday-Saturday), Brian's Fish, Wings n Tings, Alessandros homemade Italian ice cream, and Brixton Breweries locally crafted beer.
This is not your normal history tour. Discover great cafes, bars, markets, graffiti hall off fame see a side of London like no other
Kick off your afternoon food tour by meeting your guide in Greenwich — a colorful district nestled along the bank of the Thames River. Then, step off the beaten path and visit foodie spots many visitors miss. As you explore, gain insight into London’s rich culinary and cultural history.
Stop at British and international cafes and eateries, and sample some of the sweet treats and local delicacies Greenwich’s residents love. Visit Greenwich Market if it’s open, and soak up the atmosphere as the busy sellers trade their produce to the hungry crowds.
Listen as your guide sheds light on Greenwich’s thriving cuisine scene and gain insight into the area’s fascinating history.
Since Russell Norman opened the no-bookings Polpo in 2009, Soho has become the place to launch a trend-driven restaurant. In the past year alone, Duck and Rice (a Cantonese pub), Bao (Taiwanese) and Blacklock (‘skinny chops’), to name but a few, have opened their doors to great fanfare.
As you get stuck into selected tasting sessions, Louis will give his view of Soho’s fast-changing fortunes and introduce you to some of its best-known establishments. This experience will also take in the views of long-established Sohoites, passionate about their patch.
When your booking is confirmed, you will receive comprehensive details about your experience, including Louis's contact details and the meeting location. The supplier will send you a pre-experience questionnaire, which is essential for Louis to be able to tailor your tour to your interests.
You will meet Louis at the prior-arranged meeting location in Soho, centrally located for convenience. On foot, you will explore the area and its unique culinary offerings. You will visit three or four locations where you will sample some of London's most exciting dishes. Louis will also introduce you to the people responsible for some of London's newest and hottest kitchens, as well as some life-long Sohoites who will share their opinions on the development of the area.
As you discover Soho in depth, Louis will share stories about the history of the area, as well as regale you with insights into life in the food industry. A truly unique experience to tour a familiar area with an experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly guide.
Taste your way around Borough Market and it's surroundings, like a local.
Passionate producers, wine warehouses and cosmopolitan street food stalls, Borough Market is the place to discover London’s buzzing culinary scene. But with over 90 traders it’s hard to know where to start.
On our 3-hour tour, an expert foodie guide takes you on a carefully-planned and timed roaming 6-course meal that involves wine, chocolate, cheese, oysters, charcuterie, scotch eggs, Italian desserts and more. Hear talks delivered by local vendors, taste fine selections and discover this fascinating area’s secrets through it’s world-renowned food. We have to keep some things secret, so they’ll be a few edible and historical surprises on the way. We’ll also give you a blueprint of where to go and what to avoid in London when it comes to food, for the rest of your trip.
On this tour, you will treat your taste buds to the gastronomic culinary cuisine of central London during a 3.5-hour walking food tour of this beautiful and vibrant London district.
Explore the eclectic neighborhoods of the City and Southwark, with an expert gastronomic guide and enjoy 10+ tastings of traditional English cuisine.
On this gourmet walking tour, you get to taste your way through local specialties. Visiting the finest markets (including the famous Borough Market), the oldest pubs, some of the most iconic London landmarks and meet the local artisans that make our food so delicious and unique.
You will not only get a feel for the flavor of English cuisine, but also the unique history and culture of London. Tour size is limited to 10 people for a personalized small-group experience. Come hungry because you will be fed and indulged on this tour.
The cuisine of London boasts a unique fusion of flavors, blending the rich complexity of English food with spices from the east and flavors from the commonwealth. With countless eateries and shops, London is bursting with this authentic flavor, if you know where to look!
Greet your local foodie guide near London Bridge and embark on your epicurean exploration of Central London. On this city walking tour, you will not only get a feel for the flavor of traditional London cuisine, but also the unique history, culture and heritage of London.
This tour shows you the best side of true, pure London cuisine.
Along the way, stop in some of London's most famous markets and specialty food shops hand-picked for their variety and authenticity. Sample traditional English cuisine such as a fish and chips, Ale drank in London for over 200 years, freshly made scones, scotch eggs, locally made cider.Taste locally produced cheeses, wine, plus sweet candy first produced in London 150 years ago and at the end of the tour experience cream tea like the royals. In all, you can expect to indulge in over 12+ food and drink tastings.
You will be taken to iconic London sites and famous markets, the food you will taste are local dishes that will change your idea of what British food truly is. The tour is for small groups and is led by entertaining expert local foodie guides, that will not only make sure you are well fed but will also educate you with stories that give you insights into London’s traditions and culture.
You’ll wander the streets to discover hidden away Shakespearean pubs, 1000-year-old markets, cobbled streets home to the original tea warehouses and see some of London’s most iconic landmarks. After approximately 3.5 hours of walking, talking, eating and drinking, say farewell to your guide near London Underground and the buzzing heart of the City. Whether you are a real foodie or not, this food walking tour will give you an out of the ordinary culinary experience!
After meeting your guide near Spitalfields, set off on your stroll around the area to learn about east London’s food scene and culinary heritage. Culturally diverse, with London’s largest immigrant population, the east London area has its own distinct cuisine influenced by the different nationalities who live there. Sample a total of ten popular local dishes as you explore; highlights are as described below.
Start with a traditional British breakfast staple – the humble bacon sandwich – at St John Bread and Wine, a meat-specialist restaurant that’s become a local institution. Then, step back in time with a visit to the English Restaurant to sample its legendary bread pudding.
Wander over to Androuet, one of London’s top cheese producers, to sample artisan British cheeses, and then enjoy a leisurely amble north to Poppies – a proper East End chippy— for a portion of fish and chips, wrapped in newspaper.
Head back toward Spitalfields and stroll down Brick Lane, Britain's undisputed curry capital that's home to Indian food shops and curry restaurants galore. Head inside Aladin, your guide’s favorite eatery, and sample Bangladeshi and Indian specialties while learning how curry has become Britain’s national dish. Then, wander into the heart of the East End’s Shoreditch to visit Beigel Bake, one of the most famous bagel shops this side of the Atlantic. Chow down on one of their salted beef bagels, and you’ll quickly realize how they made it onto Time Out London’s ‘100 Best Dishes in London’ list.
Your final visit is to another historical English restaurant where you'll try a salted caramel tart to finish on a sweet-tasting high note! Your tour then finishes in the heart of Shoreditch, near Pizza East.
Think of Soho, and you’ll likely think of the most buzzing, fast-paced, vibrant night spot in London. Historically home to the Swinging 60s, London’s jazz scene, theater land, the rag trade, and the oldest profession (we don’t need to spell that one out, do we?), Soho has reincarnated itself dozens of times. Now it’s where you’ll meet with some of the most exciting international foodie finds in London.
The evening food tour takes you away from the tourist traps to the cafes, restaurants and shops that are truly shaping the city’s culinary reputation. Explore Soho’s best-kept secrets on this tour, your guide will redefine what you think of British cuisine. The area’s international influences are so diverse that you’ll try everything from Spanish Jamón to Chinese dumplings. As this food tour takes place in the evening, you’ll experience the true Soho vibe. Cancel your dinner reservations and join this tour for an unforgettable evening of food, stories, and fun.
We’ve picked the best area for Indian food in the whole of London – Brick Lane, in the East End of the city. And then we’ve carefully selected the very best places to get a revelatory taste of incredibly delicious Indian cuisine.
This lunchtime journey through London’s vibrant Brick Lane takes in the exotic sights, sounds, smells and tastes of ‘Banglatown’. Walk away from this tour with an in-depth knowledge of the area, the community, and most importantly – the surprising and delightful food. Even British curry fans will fall in love with Indian cuisine all over again!
Fall in love with real Indian food
The British love Indian food! There are around 10,000 ‘curry houses’ across the UK serving around 2.5 million customers every week. There are even more Indian restaurants in London than there are in Mumbai. So why do the Brits adore ‘going for an Indian’ so much? How can a newcomer start to explore of all the subtle, delicate and fragrant delights of Indian cooking – not just the spicy side?
That’s where Eating London Food Tours can help! We’ve picked the best area for Indian food area in the whole of London – Brick Lane, in the East End of the city. And then we’ve carefully picked the very best places to get a revelatory taste of incredibly delicious Indian cuisine.
This 2.5 hour lunchtime journey through London’s vibrant Brick Lane takes in the exotic sites, sounds, smells and tastes of ‘Banglatown’. Guests will walk away from this tour with an in-depth knowledge of the area, the community, and most importantly – the surprising and delightful food.
So join us for a real Indian lunch in London, you won’t regret it – even British curry fans will fall in love with Indian cuisine all over again!
- Traditional Indian starters washed down with a lassi, a delicious yogurt-based drink
- Delicious crisp, aromatic samosas
- Discover an Indian-style sandwich!
- A sit-down tasting at a traditional family-owned restaurant, a locals’ favorite
- Sweet treats all the way from Bangladesh
- Visit an authentic local food store and try sweet tamarind
- Check out London’s most dynamic street art as you stroll!
Step inside a traditional British pub near London’s Charing Cross train station in the early evening to meet your host. With a rich brewing heritage dating back centuries, Britain’s pubs are a huge part of the country’s charm and the variety of beers available is impressive.
With an expert cask master, sample six different seasonal ales accompanied by a tasting selection of six traditional British dishes, prepared on-site by a chef using fresh ingredients. Enjoy classics such as mini steak and ale pies, wild boar and chorizo burgers, fish and chips, Gloucestershire sausages and British cheddar cheese, and appreciate the ways in which the beer compliments the food. Like wine, each beer boasts unique characteristics that differentiate it from the others on the pumps.
Listen as the cask master explains how the balance of barley, hops and malt affect the ales’ color and flavor, learn how to store and serve top quality ales, and gain insight into the age-old brewing process. At the end of your tasting session, enjoy a full pint of ale then perhaps head onward to a few of the area’s other fine pubs.
Meet your guide in the heart of Soho and start with a brief introduction to the area to learn a little about its fascinating past. London is a buzzing metropolis boasting a blend of different districts, and so what better way to experience it than by sampling its varied cuisine? Soho is one of London’s oldest and most vibrant areas, a veritable melting pot of different cultures. For food lovers it’s a real highlight.
Stroll along Carnaby Street, passing its quirky shops and clothing boutiques, and then make your first stop at a trendy little breakfast venue, popular with in-the-know Londoners. Relax over a British breakfast tasting, then — with your hunger sated — continue your tour.
Amble past many of Soho’s famous landmarks including theaters, clubs and bars, and listen to your guide point out the highlights of the neighborhood. The restaurant scene is remarkably diverse, and the cuisines of Mexico, Italy, India, Korea, Taiwan and Japan are all represented around the charming streets and alleyways. Engage with restaurateurs and cafe owners, and sample a selection of treats as you go.
Please note that "Tour A" falls Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and "Tour B" on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tour A and Tour B have different menus.
Menu A and B feature a variety of stops. Discover the first Brazilian Temakeria in London, taste delicious chocolate, explore bustling Chinatown, taste a homemade Margherita, dive into homemade gelato with dessert wine, and many other amazing stops.
Tour A finishes up with a visit to Gordon’s Wine Bar, while Tour B concludes in an Italian restaurant near Covent Garden.
There’s no better way to spend Sunday than eating your way around the Soho on a cultural walking tour. With all of Soho's incredible places, this tour offers an excellent exploration of the amazing array of delicious flavours in and around Soho.
This tour begins with a fabulous breakfast at a sustainable British restaurant in the semi-hidden Kingly Court – just off of the famous Carnaby Street. After breakfast, you will enjoy a colourful walk through some of Soho’s oldest and most charming streets, eating your way from one interesting international destination to another.
Soho is filled with pubs, bakeries, bars, restaurants and coffee shops. This small borough bordering with some of London’s most famous shopping streets like Oxford and Regent Street is always at the forefront in trends - and one thing never lacking, is food.
From traditional flavours to some of the newest fusions in the city, Soho is the place to learn about London’s incredible International Food scene. Our London food tour of Soho’s International cuisine is an exploration of this neighbourhood’s diverse and historical richness.
Our 3.5-Hour food and cultural walking tour will take you through Soho’s charming historical streets, as you discover a wide variety of International Foods from some of our favourite places.
London offers numerous choices for eating out , some good and some not so good. Food tours are the perfect way to discover a city, and our food tour was created to bring you the international flavours of Soho. You will discover high-quality, authentic eateries that the locals love, and learn how to avoid flashy food traps-which are generally very low quality and often more expensive.
This tour aims to give you the local feel of Soho and all it has to offer. Soho folklore is rich with colourful stories of writers, poets, artists and historical figures. Anyone can simply walk around Soho and enjoy its vibrant atmosphere. We want to show you other features of Soho that are not always visible to the eye.
Your expert food guide will bring you to the places that have a story and a heart. Places that are not only appreciated by the locals, but special places that you will remember.
Every destination that we chose for the tour, were places that left “US” speechless and very impressed. And most importantly, we want you to walk away with an experience that you will remember and taste again and again.
The theme of this tour in Soho is “international foods”, because Soho is considered one of London’s oldest multicultural areas. Immigrants moved in, and Soho initially became known as London’s “French Quarter”. Most foreigners that came to London, found cheap housing in Soho, and brought with them their incredible cuisines. Amidst the music halls, small theatres and brothels, these immigrants opened up cheap “eating-houses” all over the neighbourhood, making it the “in” place to eat for intellectuals, writers and artists, to find delicious international cuisine.
Your exploration of Soho will bring to life layer upon layer of Soho’s rich history, and highlight the cultures that have created so many of London’s diverse foods – often Soho being the first place to find them.
Discover a world of British flavors on this 4-hour small-group London food tour. Learn how British farmers, producers, chefs, and restaurateurs are shaping a culinary revolution, showcasing home-grown ingredients and reshaping traditional fare. Savor breakfast at a gourmet local restaurant, and enjoy 10 tastings, including British wines, cheese, chocolate, and craft beer.
Meet your guide right at the heart of London's foodie revival, buzzing Borough Market, at 10am. After breakfast at a gourmet British restaurant that taps into the global locavore trend by serving only food from local farms, your guide will lead you through the market. Discover the best artisan producers, food stalls, and restaurants, and enjoy a sample or two, before you enter the world of English wine with a tutored tasting.
Now it's time to hop on the tube to Mayfair, Monopoly's most expensive property and still some of London's classiest real estate. Stroll past some of London's oldest and most expensive restaurants, before you arrive at Fortnum & Mason, London's high-class grocery emporium. Browse through the highlights here, before you visit one of London's oldest cheese shop and sample tasters of artisan British cheese.
From here, walk to the atmospheric alleys and courtyards of vibrant Soho, alive with British and international restaurants. Savor English craft brews and classic British snacks in a quiet yard, before treating yourself with a tasting at a well-known chocolate shop.
You'll say goodbye to your guide at 2pm, leaving you free to explore Soho a little further or catch the tube on to your next destination.
Get an authentic taste of one of London's most vibrant neighborhoods on this 3.5-hour small-group Soho food tour. Explore the honeycomb of streets, lanes, and courtyards nestled behind some of London's most famous shopping streets, discover its rich and diverse history, and enjoy up to six food stops to sample international food.
Meet your gastronomic guide and small group at Golden Square, Soho, at 2:15pm for a journey into one of London's most cosmopolitan and vibrant districts, a rich blend of history and modernity. Packed with pubs, bars, cafés, snack shops, and restaurants, Soho is home to a startling variety of international cuisine: from Chinese (especially in Chinatown) to Japanese, Mexican, Italian, and modern British.
You'll learn how Soho became London's Bohemia, from the first influx of immigrants in the late seventeenth century that gave it its name “the French Quarter” to the glory days of 20th-century nightlife and sleaze. Discover a culinary melting pot once home to the capital's leading intellectuals and artists.
As you explore, enjoy up to six food stops at places popular with the locals. Get insider tips from your guide on avoiding the tourist traps, and develop a great, first-hand feel for the real, everyday Soho — the one that’s not always immediately obvious.
Stop at various food outlets, including a historic, tucked-away foodie courtyard, and taste different world foods. Samples and stops on each tour vary according to availability, but expect to taste dishes such as dim sum in Chinatown, scrumptious Mexican tacos, and Japanese seaweed-rolled sushi.
Chat to the vendors about their creations as you eat, and in between stops, soak up the vibrant, villagey atmosphere. Hear stories about Soho’s fascinating history and the famous figures, including writers, artists and poets, who have shaped its culture and folklore.
Your tour finishes in Soho around 5:45pm, when your guide bids you goodbye. They'll be happy to offer directions to wherever you plan to go next, or suggestions for places for you to start your evening.
As Londoners are passionate about food, it is hard not to be tantalized by all the delicious Indian flavors available in this city. In fact, "going for an Indian" has become a quintessentially British thing to do, and London is the number one place to do it. Many new Indian taste sensations are created right here in the city, and this is the Indian food tour to taste it. This shared tour will take you to several locations within walking distance in the city over a 3 hour time span.
This 3-hour food tour is packed full of exciting Indian food from around the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh), all available on the streets of London. Your guide will navigate you through London's famous Brick Lane with buzzing bars, food scene, art and restaurants. Here you'll be able to sample numerous curries such as hot and sour combinations, and traditional ones all served with delicious fluffy naan bread. Drink cold Indian beers to accompany the curries (soft drink options or wine also available).
Your guide will inform you about the history of Indian food, its diversity and its presence in London and UK food culture. You'll be able to tour around an Indian supermarket with a chance to buy a range of Indian spices and other exotic items like crispy paapers and fiery Indian snacks. See traditional paan being made, and enjoy a sample. The last stop will be at an authentic Punjabi restaurant, serving the real deal of Tandoori favorites such as sizzling chicken Tikka’s and succulent lamb chops. And with all of the food tours there will be a Secret Dish that you can only find out on the day!
- A range of delicious curries: Pathia, Madras and vegetarian
- Tasty fluffy nann bread
- Traditional Indian savouries such as pakoras and spongy dhokras
- Mouthwatering Indian sweets such as sweet gulaab jamuns and creamy ras malai
- Authentic meat and veg Tandoori dishes
- Sizzling chicken Tikka's and succulent lamb chops
- A secret dish
- Refreshing Indian beer, a glass of wine or a soft drink
- Paan, unique Indian refresher made of Betel leaf
You’ll get to try many famous British foods, all guaranteed to get your taste buds tingling. Firstly, your local London guide will take you to the exciting Borough Market to soak up the atmosphere, see the 100 different stalls and eat some English fudges/chocolate. This eating paradise was not even on the tourist foodie radar a few years ago.Still in the market, you will try award winning Lincolnshire sausages followed by the best and most fresh fish and chips in town (and you will get to see the difference between ‘chips’ and ‘French fries’).
Next will see local chocolate and cheese shops and try freshly baked homemade bread from the famous Bread Ahead Bakery.
Your tour will continue to a historic pub where you can try the best of British cheeses, served with grapes, fig cakes and chutneys
Washed down with real London Beers, Ales, or delicious ciders (or non-alcoholic options).
You’ll also see the world famous London Bridge and Tower Bridge along the River Thames and also the Battleship HMS Belfast.
Finally, the tour ends with classic desserts, such as cheese cakes, chocolate brownies or treacle sponge pudding all washed down with a pot of refreshing tea. Oh, and of course there’s the delicious secret dish too!
London Bridge has a flourishing market and food scene, mixed with real London life, historic culture and charming ambiance. The area is packed with exciting little back streets, pubs and market stalls, all adding to its appeal as a unique London food destination.
You can’t go to London Bridge without going to Borough Market and seeing the River Thames. During your tour, your guide will entertain you with stories about the area, and by the end, you’ll have a great understanding of the city’s food, its history and culture along with some top tips about the best places to visit.