London’s food scene is as varied as its population, and a tailor-made tasting tour is the best way for traveling foodies to get the inside scoop on the city’s culinary hotspots. Ready to eat your way around London? Here’s a rundown of your options.
Each of London’s vibrant neighborhoods offers exciting flavors and exotic cuisines to try. Set out on a Brick Lane and East End food tour to tuck into some of Britain’s best Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine; sample traditional English food on a pub crawl of central London; or taste Chinese, Japanese, and Korean specialties on a walking tour of Soho and Chinatown. Most London food tours last between two and four hours and include plenty of delicious food tastings and/or lunch.
Shop and snack like a local with a walking tour of London Bridge and Borough Market—London’s oldest food market, dating to 1014—or explore picturesque Greenwich, stopping to sample artisan foods at Greenwich Market. Market tours are a great way to discover a huge variety of foods without walking a long distance. Plus, you’ll have a chance to shop for fresh produce or homemade delicacies with the help of your tour guide.
Customized for those with a sweet tooth, these tours allow you to skip straight to best part of meal—dessert! Indulge in a decadent English afternoon tea; discover award-winning chocolatiers, bakeries, and dessert cafés on a walking tour around Soho and Mayfair; or take a coffee tour of Covent Garden and pair your caffeine fix with an array of tasty pastries.