Eating London: Brick Lane, Shoreditch & Spitalfields Food Tour

Brick Lane, Shoreditch & Spitalfields Food Tour

Enjoyed by thousands since 2013
Thousands of 5 star reviews
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Iconic eats, street art & tales from past to present. All you need to feel like a Londoner.

Ages

4+

Duration

3.5 hours

Departs

Daily

Encounter London’s East End on this delicious eating tour where you’ll explore the diverse local flavors of this hip and historic neighbourhood. The East End is the birthplace of London’s street art scene and home of the legendary Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market: a dining destination for Londoners from all over the city.


Note: itinerary & tastings subject to change due to seasonal availability, individual closings or local holidays.

Enjoy six different tastings including the legendary Humble Crumble. Yes, the social-media famous one 🤳

Best Indian Food: Taste top-rated curries at Brick Lane’s finest curry house 🍛

Marvel at the stunning street art and the multicultural history of the East End 😍

Uncover a true hidden gem in the form an organic, low-sugar Chinese bakery that’s become a favorite for locals

If we’re going to do fish & chips, we’re going to do it right: at a 2-time national award winner 🏅

Skip the queue at East London’s most popular takeaway, Beigel Bake! 🥯

Our tour is vegetarian-friendly, but please note that vegan, and kosher options may be limited. Not recommended for travelers with gluten intolerance. Contact us in advance for special dietary accommodations.

  • Expert Local Guides: Fun, knowledgeable London locals.
  • London’s Hidden Gems: Enjoy exclusive access to local favorites where you’re treated like family.
  • Culinary Diversity: Taste a variety of delicious dishes, and hear the stories behind the food.
  • Cultural Immersion: See London through the eyes of a local.
  • Established Expertise: Since 2011, simply the best food tours in London!

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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! "
— Tina M | Tripadvisor
  • Adult (From 18 years) From £99

  • Adolescent (13-17 years) From £89

  • Child (4-12 years) From £79

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Meeting Point

111b Commercial St
London E1 6BG

Between 109 and 111A Commercial St., you will find an entrance to Old Spitalfields Market. Please walk into the market (the gate is called the Huguenots Gate). Directly ahead, as you walk through the entrance, you will find Poke House on the right. Your guide will be waiting for you and wearing our purple Eating Europe bag!

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We had the best time on the food tour! Our guides were friendly and fun with lots of interesting information about each stop. We would highly recommend this food tour to anyone visiting London!!

- Maggie P (TripAdvisor)

This was a great introduction to the food and culture of the East End. Our guide Alex was knowledgeable and charming, and a great source of information. The food was fantastic and varied. Thank you for a great time – we will definitely look at your tours in other cities!

- Karen J (TripAdvisor review)

Josie was a fun, approachable and knowledgeable guide. The team put together a great variety of foods that showcases all of the ethnic influences in the East End. Wonderfully done.

- Paula (TripAdvisor review)

We loved our East End food tour with Dinah! She made the history come alive by sharing the stories of her family’s own history in the neighborhood. And the food stops were outstanding. Such a wonderful variety of food and every proprietor knew and clearly liked Dinah.

- Suzanne S (TripAdvisor review)

We had so much fun on our food tour. The food was fantastic and our guide was really fun, informative, and helpful. It was an excellent combination of delicious food and interesting history. We would highly recommend!

- Marti (TripAdvisor review)

We had many wonderful experiences during our trip to England, but this was our favorite! It was so memorable. The food and the food selections could not have been better! We loved the bacon sandwich and of course the caramel chocolate ganache tart. How lovely it was with the Prosecco. Curry and beer at noon? excellent. Our guide Sarah was fun, knowledgeable and interesting.

- Nancy Fohner

Wonderful way to spend a long layover in London. Food was great and Dinah was so fun and knowledgeable, especially with her family connection to the area we grouped. Wish it could have been longer.

- Lesley Kriewald

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.