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London Foodie Tours: Savour the Flavours

London is a food lover’s dream! You can find all kinds of delicious cuisines from all over the world in this city. If you want to really immerse yourself in London’s food scene, the best way to do it is by going on a food tour in London. I know that there are still some of you who might be doubtful, but the easiest way to experience the best food in London is to book a professionally run tour.

You probably know by now that food tours and tastings are some of my favourite things to do when I’m travelling – From Rome to Cambodia and beyond food tours offer a great insight into a new destination.

Why go on a London Food Tour?

London is a big city and even if you have visited it numerous times it is tough to know what’s good and what’s not. There is nothing worse than going back to a restaurant where you once had an amazing meal to find that it doesn’t live up to your expectations. I always feel cheated but most importantly for me, I feel like I have wasted my limited time when I could be having a delicious meal somewhere else enjoying a meal in a London foodies haunt.

Another plus is that tour companies employ passionate London foodies who are your guides and are eager to share their knowledge not only of the places on the tour but other spots that you might like to visit later. I have also come away with some fabulous tips, like the tip I was given in Seville, where find season specialities that otherwise I might have missed.

I am always inspired by a food tour. Good London food tours are about so much more than just food. You get to see the main attractions in the area, explore streets that you otherwise would not have been walking down, often learn a bit of the history and of course taste delicious food.

You get to try some of the best food in London

Hopefully, if you are on a tour, then you are up for trying new things. You may like them or not, but at least you won’t have to buy a whole meal to discover that perhaps it is not a dish that you like. You may even find something that becomes a new favourite food.

You get to try good quality local food

The food tours that I have been on in the past have all had very high standards when it comes to what you get to taste, which makes sense if you think about it. Why would anyone serve a tourist average food, especially on the best London food tours?

You want it to be a memorable experience. Going on a food tour also means that you can avoid many of the tacky tourist traps and ask for a couple of local recommendations where you will get great local food at non-tourist prices. Your guide knows the neighbourhood and what’s good, so use their knowledge.

Learn the real stories and history of the areas you visit

One of the other things that I love about a London food tour is the local tales and legends that you hear about on the tour. The guides always have great stories to tell. It’s often the kind of thing that you won’t find in a guidebook. It’s these little gems that are shared with you that add value and interest. Some of them are weird, but a lot of them are fun as well.

The Best London Food Tours and Tastings

1. Secret Tours London

Borough Market is the perfect place to start exploring the London food scene and one of my favourite foodie spots in London. Borough Market is the oldest fruit and vegetable market in London. These days there is so much more on offer. It is a London foodie heaven which makes it the perfect place for a food tour in London. It is also the home to one of the Secret Food Tours London.

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable gastronomic journey through London as your local guide leads you to Borough Market. This vibrant hub of culinary delights was once overlooked by tourists but has now become a must-visit destination for food experiences in London.

Immerse yourself in its lively atmosphere while indulging in heavenly English fudge chocolate and savouring award-winning Cumberland sausages. And let’s not forget about the pièce de résistance – treat your taste buds to the most mouthwatering fish and chips in town (remember: it’s all about chips here!)

You will also get to see some of the main attractions in the area and you walk around the London Bridge Area.

Recommended: Secret food tour around London Bridge – a 3-hour London food walking tour

East End food tours

East London is a popular haunt for some of the best London food. and the location of many good food experiences in London. There is a melting pot of cultures and an impressive range of food to choose from. Brick Lane is the most famous street in the area. It is packed with restaurants and street art. Shoreditch is located in East London.

2. Shoreditch street food tour

Get ready to see London in a whole new light with your guide on the Shoreditch Street Food Tour. Avoid the crowds and embark on an early morning tour to uncover hidden gems that most tourists miss. Your guide will entertain you with fascinating stories about the East End, revealing its best-kept secrets such as the zoo market, Roman burial grounds, and the French silk trade.

Follow your guide through Shoreditch, indulging in a variety of delicious treats along the way. Don’t miss out on the freshly baked salt-beef bagel that is simply perfection or tasting Ghanaian Cocoa Truffles. And of course, get ready for an unforgettable experience as you savour the best fish and chips in the East End .

You will also get to visit a historic London pub and taste some of the local beer.

If you are looking for a foodie tour in London then you will love this secret London food tour.

Recommended: 3.5-Hour Shoreditch Street Food Tour – 8 stops on the tour

3. London East End Tour

Get away from the crowds and explore some of the more interesting culinary experiences London has to offer. Discover hidden gems in the East End. You’ll not only satisfy your taste buds with up to 10 delicious food samples of East London food but also gain fascinating insights into the traditions and culture of the East End on this London food tour.

Along the way, discover ancient Roman burial grounds, stunning Georgian-style mansions from the silk trade era, secret synagogues, and awe-inspiring street art that will leave you in awe.

Recommended: London: East End Food Tour – 4 hours

bacon and egg bap on Secret London food tour

4. Indian food tour London

I know that you’re not in India, but there are some amazing restaurants around the Brick Lane area that serve exciting Indian food. Get ready for a mouth-watering adventure on this Indian food tour in London!

The Secret Indian food tour is packed full of exciting dishes from all over the Indian subcontinent, including India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Wander through the vibrant streets of Brick Lane, where you’ll find buzzing bars, amazing art, and of course, delicious restaurants.

Prepare to taste a variety of curries – from hot and sour combinations to traditional favourites – all served with fluffy naan bread that will leave you craving more. And don’t forget to wash it all down with a refreshing Indian beer (or choose from our selection of soft drinks or wine).

If you like savoury Indian food you will love the pakoras And if you have a sweet tooth, get ready to be amazed by the diverse range of Indian sweets and candy available at a traditional sweet shop on this fabulous London food walking tour.

Don’t miss out on trying the sweet Gulab jamuns and creamy ras malai – they’re absolute delights! I just love these and hunt them down whether I am in Little India in Singapore or the Indian part of town in Penang.

Recommended: Secret Indian food tour

indian sweet treat Gulab jamun
Gulab jamun

5. London chocolate tour

This is the best London chocolate tour for chocoholics. I recently joined the VIP Chocolate tour and loved it! The guide is a passionate foodie and was a cocoa and coffee commodity trader previously. His in-depth knowledge of chocolate is fascinating,

On the ultimate London chocolate tour, you will visit some of the best chocolatiers in London, and taste some fabulous chocolate, including rose (pink) chocolate.  

Indulge in the most exquisite truffles and ganaches, handcrafted by the world’s top artisan chocolatiers. You won’t believe it, but two of these chocolatiers are even suppliers to the Royal family!

Be prepared to discover hidden gems that you never knew existed on this chocolate vip tour of London.

This tour is an absolute must for all chocoholics out there. Oh, and don’t forget about the cherry on top – enjoy a 10% discount on any additional chocolates you fancy buying. Naturally, I came away with far more chocolate than I should have.

Recommended: London  VIP Chocolate Tour These tours are normally on a Sunday and fill up quickly so book as early as possible.

6. Best afternoon tea in London with a view

I love afternoon tea and whenever I have the chance I try a different themed tea. Some of them have been amazing and some terribly disappointing like the tea we had at the Waldorf in London. Why not kill two birds with one stone and see some of the spectacular sights of London on one of these fun London tours while you enjoy afternoon tea? Board a riverboat at the tower and sail down the Thames enjoying afternoon tea in London with a view. I never get tired of admiring the scenery along the banks of the Thames.

If you don’t like the idea of a boat trip what about soaking up the London sights on a classic double-decker bus tour while you sip a glass of prosecco? Take in the sights of the London Eye, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. The tour takes about 90 minutes.

Recommended: Afternoon Tea Cruise on the River Thames OR Afternoon Tea Bus with Panoramic Tour of London

classic afternoon tea London
Best afternoon tea in London with a view

7. London Cheese Tasting

I am addicted to good cheese and am happy to eat it at any time of the day or night. I always pop into cheese shops wherever I go. My favourite London cheese shop is Neal’ Yard Dairy at Neal’s Yard Covent Garden. If you find yourself at Borough Market they have a branch there as well.

This London cheese tasting experience is a cheese lover’s dream. Spend an afternoon exploring the city on a guided walking tour that is all about cheese. Indulge in delicious cheesy treats, discover fascinating facts about London’s relationship with cheese,

The tour begins at one of my favourite London foodie stores, Fortnum & Masons. This iconic department store has been serving up cheese for over 300 years and even supplies the royals with their cheesy fix.

You will get to taste not only British cheese but also some very good drunken Italian cheese on the tour. The London cheese crawl ends in Covent Gardens.

Recommended: Cheese Walking Tour with Tastings

blue cheese and grapes
London Cheese Tasting

8.  Twilight Soho Food & Drinks Tour

Experience the vibrant nightlife and culinary delights of London’s Soho district on this evening London food tour. As the sun sets, Soho comes to life with its buzzing atmosphere and eclectic dining scene.

You’ll explore the hidden alleyways and bustling streets of Soho while sampling a variety of gourmet dishes and drinks. From traditional British pub fare to international cuisines, each stop offers a unique taste of Soho’s diverse culinary landscape.

Soho is another of my go to spots for delicious food in London, especially for SE Asian food.

Recommended: Twilight Soho Food & Drinks Tour

Dim Sum
Dim Sum

9. Historic Pubs of Central London Walking Tour

Step back in time and discover the rich history of London’s pubs on this guided walking tour. You’ll explore the city’s historic streets and iconic London landmarks while visiting traditional pubs with centuries-old stories to tell. From hidden taverns to grand alehouses, each stop offers a glimpse into London’s past and its enduring pub culture.

Recommended: Historic Pubs of Central London Walking Tour

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Dickens Inn

10.  6-Course Luxury Dinner Bus Tour

Enjoy dining in luxury aboard a stylish double-decker bus transformed into a gourmet restaurant on wheels. Indulge in a lavish six-course meal prepared by top chefs while taking in the breathtaking sights of London’s iconic landmarks. With panoramic views of the city’s illuminated skyline as your backdrop, you’ll embark on a culinary journey unlike any other.

From appetizers to desserts, each course is expertly crafted using the finest seasonal ingredients, ensuring a dining experience that is as memorable as it is delicious.

Recommended:  6-Course Luxury Dinner Bus Tour

One of the best tips that I can give you is to book a London food tour on the first day of your stay. That way you will have an introduction to the local food, as well as get an insight into the area where the tour is held. You may enjoy it so much that you may want to go back to the same location to explore further or even try out some of the tour guide’s recommendations.

Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or simply looking to explore London, these 10 London food tours offer a taste of the city’s diverse flavours. From historic markets to trendy neighbourhoods, each tour promises an unforgettable culinary experience that will leave you craving for seconds.

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