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London Food Tours

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Eating London Like a Local

Experience the exclusive culinary destinations London locals love. Get off the beaten path with your expert guide while you visit pubs, markets, bakeries, and eateries beloved by Londoners. Exploring its many diverse neighborhoods, we’ll introduce you to the best food at locals’ favorite stops, telling the stories that lie behind these dishes and the people who made them. You’ll learn the unique history of this city along the way, such as the famous figures of Soho or the Jewish and Bangladeshi influence in the East End – you’ll leave us feeling like a true insider.

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Eating London: Borough Market & Bankside Food Tour

Taste the best British flavors at London's Borough Market and beyond, learning what makes Bankside so legendary. Go deeper into the story of this famous foodie destination while tasting creamy British cheeses, savory sausage rolls, and luscious sticky toffee pudding during your walking food tour.

Duration:

3 hours

Location:

Borough Market, Bankside, Southwark

Stops:

6

Group Size:

Max. 12

NEW! Historic Flavors
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Eating London: The Heart of 'The City' Food Tour

Traverse 2000 years worth of fascinating history while tasting British classics at some of London's most famous and long-standing venues. From notable restaurants to historic pubs, enjoy a memorable food tasting on the City of London's only food tour.

Duration:

3 hours

Location:

City of London

Stops:

5

Group Size:

Max 12

Global Flavors
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Eating London: Twilight Soho Food & Drinks Tour

Experience a night out in Soho like a true VIP, gaining access to some of the coolest venues in the neighborhood while indulging your taste buds in the delights of British food with global influences.

Duration:

3.5 hours

Location:

Seven Dials, Chinatown, Soho

Stops:

5

Group Size:

Max 10

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Local Flavor
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Eating London: Brick Lane, Shoreditch & Spitalfields Food Tour

Forget old-school afternoon tea: eat your way through London’s modern, colorful and super hip East End, from Spitalfields Market to Brick Lane and onto happening Shoreditch. Immerse yourself in vibrant street art while sampling the diverse food scene, including Indian food tour specialties.

Duration:

3.5 hours

Location:

Brick Lane, Shoreditch, Spitalfields

Stops:

6

Group Size:

Max. 12

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Book a Private Tour

Want a special activity for your company, family or friends? A private, custom-made food tour is the perfect way to get an insider’s look into the United Kingdom's culinary scene. Our local tour guides can tailor experiences around sightseeing landmarks in areas such as Westminster and much more.

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Meet Your Local London Tour Guides

One of our London food tour guides will show you the very best the city has to offer.

Lauren
Lauren
My grandparents grew up in the east end, so although I was born in Essex , my roots are here
Well worth heading to a local pub- my favourite is The Hemingford Arms, where you can eat delicious Thai food whilst listening a traditional Irish music session
Rather than paying to just go up The Shard, book a table at the bar there instead- cocktails and a view!
Josh
Josh
Born in Worcester, but moved to London in 2013
Max’s Sandwich Shop In Crouch Hill have the best sandwiches!
For a Sunday roast, head out of Zone 1 and go to pubs where the locals live
Cara
Cara
Born and raised in Bath but living in London since 2013
I absolutely love the Southbank, wandering along and ending up in borough market for a doughnut
Don't be affraid to get lost, you never know what you might find!
Kaffe
Kaffe
I grew up just North from London but have been an official Londoner since 2010
My favourite pub in London is called the Mayflower, it's a lovely walk along the south bank of the Thames from Tower Bridge. Enjoy a nice pint overlooking the river and pretend you're a pirate
Pick a neighbourhood a bit further out, head there and then just wander around. I guarantee you'll stumble on something great
Katie
Katie
Grew up on a farm in Somerset but now loving the big city life.
I love to go to Mildred's in Soho for fresh and super tasty vegetarian cuisine and then finishing off with a glass of bubbly.
Go to Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew to lose yourself in nature. If you want a fun night out then head to Soho Theatre to see some of the best comedians.
Niall
Niall
I was born in Hull, Yorkshire but moved to London in 2011
Favourite place to eat is The Oystermen in Covent Garden, you can't go wrong there. Always a good spread. Although St. John's bakery in London Bridge is a close second
Near Tower Hill Station, there's a hidden gem of a pub called The Dickens Inn. Great drinks, pub food and looks beautiful. Sunday Roast, always a good shout. You're right by the harbour too. Not too far from the Tower of London
Max
Max
I was born and raised in St Albans, Hertfordshire, but now living in the east end of London
My favourite place to eat in London is Yardsale Pizza, Hoxton
If you're on a night out late in Soho, go to Garlic and Shots - you will not regret it
Elle
Elle
I'm from the West Country, in Bristol, but I'm afraid I don't have the accent!
Sunday Brunch at Megan's is the tastiest & the staff are always so lovely.
Go to see as many theatre shows as you possibly can - The Moulin Rouge at the Vaults in London Bridge is not to be missed. Also, the Stairway to Heaven is the best bar in London.
Paddy
Paddy
I'm from Scarborough in North Yorkshire but have lived in Borough for over a year, making me a certified local!
The India Club just off the Strand is outrageously good for the price and their dosas will make your heart sing
Follow the river! Rent a bike or get on a TFL boat and you can explore the city without a single traffic jam.
Madeline
Madeline
I am from Essex - just East of East london
my favourite restaurant in London is six by Nico because I’m so indecisive I couldn’t possibly decide on one meal, I’d rather settle with the 6 individual courses that they serve to you at the 6 by Nico experience
you cannot beat the atmosphere at Camden market, grab some food and take a browse at the interesting stalls, then escape the wildness and go for a stroll the the beautiful neighbouring village of primrose hill
Thomas
Thomas
Born and raised in Leeds up North, but have lived in London for well over a decade - pretty much all over the city!
Oooh, I’m a sucker for Street Food - get yourself to a Street Feast or Mercato Metropolitano for an abundance of vendors, refined menus, and tasty dishes.
Central London is beautiful, but if you need to temper your city break with some nature; head to Richmond Park in South West London and hang out with some wild deer - you’ll forget you’re even in the city.
David
David
Born and raised in South-East London, I've been tummy-rumbling my way around the city my whole life, and I fall in love with it more every year
London is strung through with hidden gems - just stroll off from the main drag and follow that beautiful nose of yours. But if you're lost? Try wine and cheese in the quintessential Le Beaujolais, or dine in the magic, bohemian world of Circolo Popolare
Laine
Laine
From South East London and have eaten my way through most neighbours here in my time!
Head to any of the Eat Tokyo branches around London for a delicious bento box and tofu!
You can walk within Tower Bridge and look beneath your feet at the traffic passing below - it’s affordable, thrilling and you get a great view of the winding Thames.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do the tours accommodate vegetarian or gluten-free diets?

All of our food tours are vegetarian friendly. However, it’s important to note that it may not always be possible to serve vegan, gluten-free, or kosher foods at every stop on the tour. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions when booking so we can try to accommodate your needs.

What food is London known for?

London has made its mark on the culinary world with all sorts of fantastic food, but perhaps the most famous meals are our two national dishes – fish & chips… and curry.

What’s included in the price of the food tour?

All food and drinks are included in the price of the tour. 

Do you tip in London restaurants?

It is customary to tip in London restaurants where servers are bringing food and drinks to your table. Your tour guide will provide you with all the information you need.

I’m traveling alone. Do you offer single tickets or just group sales?

We love welcoming solo travelers! All of our tours are open to individual guests.

What is Eating Europe’s cancellation policy?

Private tours can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 7 days before tour departure. 

Small group tours can be cancelled and refunded up to 24 hours before tour departure. See our complete cancellation policy here.

Customer Reviews

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Sally Hewitt
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This is a fantastic food tour and the guide Josh made it a wonderful experience. Great to pick up a bit of history about Soho while eating tasty foods at places you wouldn’t otherwise find on your own. He is incredibly culturally appropriate (tea in the bath) and if asked can mimic all the different accents in the group!

Tina M
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We had a fantastic time with Dave on a tour of London's East End at the end of June. I really thought it was a great tour of the history of the area; it wasn't just a food tour, which I really appreciated. We walked around while he told us about the various buildings and neighborhoods and then we ate in places that tied into that particular place. The restaurants he chose were very good. By the time we got to the 4th place I was already stuffed! There was so much good food to try. I even got him to try jellied eel and he won't ever talk about it to another group, I bet. LOL. Will definitely do another tour when we're back!

karen k
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A Soho history and food immersion was nothing short of delightful with Tom. Intriguing stories and wonderful tales of woe and excitement left us with a great understanding of this area. We had some delicious dishes from well researched Soho restaurants. Many thanks.

Susana Aquino
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We went on two of Eating Europe’s Food Tour and absolutely loved both! Great Value for the fun, food, history and stories that you get. It was great discovering special places we would have not discovered on our own. Highly recommend!
For the East End Food Tour, our guide Max was amazing and he was so knowledgable on the area. Apart from impressing us with his knowledge, he made the tour super fun.
For the Soho Food Tour, our guide Elle was an amazing storyteller who really made sure everyone in the group was well taken cared of.

Matt G
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Borough Market on its own is a wonderful place for foodies to spend a morning taking a stroll. Add an amazing tour guide, as we were lucky to get with Lane, and you can have a magical experience. This tour included history, fun food facts, and 6 amazing tastings from savory to sweet to tipples across a range of classic high quality local proprietors. Lane could not have led the tour any more effectively, from her engaging stories from British Medieval history, to her detailed culinary knowledge, to logistical prowess leading us through the crowded market and handling the smallest considerations like making sure we stopped in logical comfortable spots for explanations and taking time to eat to my gluten allergy. In all, we could not have asked for a better walking tour experience!

Kelly P
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Rosheen was our tour guide, and she was lovely! The small group we toured with were delightful and fun. Food was amazing and so good! No exceptions - everything was great. The Borough Market is a huge fascinating place and we (my wife and I) learned and saw so much. This was a highlight of this trip to London!

Eileen H
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The food stops were all amazing, but the best part for our group was the history that Kief provided along the way. The background of the refugees that have inhabited this area was fascinating as well as all the ethnic foods we tasted. He kept it interesting, entertaining and totally fun! One of the best food tours I've ever been on - loved the Spidelfields Market area and it was lively on a Sunday morning. Thanks to our awesome guide, we also became fans of Mushy Peas! Thanks Kief!

Philip
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My wife and I were guests on your July 5, 2023 Twilight Soho Food Tour. Our tour guide was Katie. She was terrific! Katie took us to several restaurants that showcased a delicious variety of foods in the Soho area of London. During the course of our tour, Katie described the vibrant Soho area with in-depth knowledge and enthusiasm. We give her a five star rating and will certainly recommend Eating Europe to all of our friends.

Roselle Chen
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My husband and I went on the London East End Food Tour with Max and we highly recommend requesting him for your tour. He made the tour super entertaining but also packed with a lot of information on the history of the neighborhood. He also taught us the ultimate guide to Cockney rhyming slang, which my husband and I were doing long after the tour was over. But most importantly THE FOOD was AMAZING! I was so full at the end of it — it was a perfect mix of traditional English meals mixed with the dishes that were brought by immigrants to London. Also the East End neighborhood is just plain cool.

James M
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Great tour. Includes great food and history. Very close to London bridge and the Tower of London. There were six food stops and had both sweet and savory items. Paddy was our guide and did great. He made sure we were enjoying our tour and answered lots of questions.

John Spencer
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We took this tour Monday July 10. Dave was our guide and he knocked it out of the park. He was awesome and very knowledgeable and extremely friendly with the entire group. The food and drink were delicious. I would recommend 10/10.

Missy Addison
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This tour was the highlight of our trip! We learned about history through stories and tastes from the different cultures. Isaac was full of personality and history and was a lot of fun to be around! In fact we are planning to schedule another tour with Eating Europe! Definitively a lovely memory of our time in London!

Linda Tolve
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I was in London in June of 2023 with a Rick Steve’s tour. The food tour was one of the highlights of this trip. Our tour guide, Maddie was super. She was so knowledgeable and as sweet as can be. I highly recommend this tour. We had a great variety of local food samplings, from crumble, fish & chips, Indian food, biegles and cheeses. Maddie explained everything, especially the biegles vs bagels, which as an American is what I’m familiar with. She deserves more than 5 stars. Good luck Maddie in your future. Thank you for such a memorable experience.

Allison Cooper
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Isaac is a wonderful tour guide, sharing lots of information in an easy style. Our family really enjoyed the variety of foods. We’d definitely recommend this tour as a way to explore the East End.


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Experience a Memorable Food Tour in London

London’s culinary scene is fast becoming one of Europe’s most exciting! Step off the crowded tourist trail, leave the beaten track behind, and do something different in London by experiencing the secret spots that locals love.

Whether you are a food lover or simply interested in tasting different local London foods, our London food tours give you a unique gastronomic adventure with a wide variety of delicious foods – sharing the history, cultures, and stories that come with those foods. From England’s best fish ‘n’ chips to British cheeses and delicious desserts; your entertaining local guide will show you the most mouth-watering delights in the area. You will soak up the atmosphere, savor the local foods, and learn about its history, or hop from historic London pub to pub for a beer tour!

Take a walking London food tour and visit local pubs, market stalls, and bakeries so you can sample some of the finest British local dishes such as cheese and chutney, fish ‘n’ chips, plus curry from an award-winning London curry house. All washed down with a London ale or cider!

Our food tours are made up of unique locally loved eateries providing you with a lasting impression of your visit to London. Not only will you satisfy your appetite, but your local food guide will satiate your hunger for the cultural tidbits and insider tips of the area, so that you can really feel like a local Londoner.

We’re confident that not only will you leave our London food tours stuffed, but also ready to explore London with the confidence of a local. Book your adventure now and join us for the tastiest food tours in London, England.