REAL FOOD. REAL PLACES. REAL PEOPLE.
The East End is a neighbourhood like no other. Its tapestry of diverse cultures, mouth-watering cuisines, unique architecture and fascinating stories make it an unforgettable destination. Our 4 hour East End Food Tour offers eight authentic tastings (a huge meal!) at a diversity of places like markets, shops, bakeries, pubs and restaurants. You will visit our favourite local haunts, meet the owners and explore historical sites that few tourists have an opportunity to experience.
We’ll redefine what you think of London. With us, you’ll escape the crowds and explore one of London’s best kept secrets like no one else can – through its food. The tour is for small groups and is led by entertaining local guides that will not only make sure you are well fed but will also educate you with stories that give you insights into the East End’s traditions and culture. You’ll wander the streets to discover ancient Roman burial grounds, Georgian-style mansions built from the French silk trade, hidden synagogues and the most vibrant street art in the world. Take a break from being a tourist and experience the REAL London with us!
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
Plus– See some of London’s most dynamic street art, introduce yourself to buildings steeped in history and understand London’s cosmopolitan culture.
FOOD HEROES YOU’LL MEET ALONG THE WAY
“We serve freshly made food, using top quality locally sourced ingredients. I think people really appreciate that. Our chefs are constantly working to create new and authentic dishes so that the menu is always varied and exciting for our regulars.”Learn More
“I've been making bagels now for nearly 50 years. I came from Israel and we started working in the bakeries. We make people happy and they tell their friends and they come back, that's why Brick Lane became famous - because of us!”Learn More
Pride of Spitalfields
“The ambience of the pub, it never changes, it is left the way it is with all its original features and that’s the way it will stay. It will never be upmarket. It’s what they call a typical East End pub.”Learn More
“My favourite curry is the Naga. Very tasty but very hot!!! Too hot for most of my customers. You need to have been eating spicy food for a long time to eat the Naga, otherwise it might make you cry!”Learn More
Poppies Fish and Chips
"You can't get a better bit of batter."Learn More
“Where I was born in France, cheese is everything. My favourite cheese by far is Sainte-Maure-De-Tourraine from where I grew up ...I eat it every day. It really is the cheese from my heart.”Learn More
The English Restaurant
“We made a restaurant with our bare hands. We helped revive and rebuild our neighbourhood.”Learn More
St. John Bread and Wine
"Perhaps you wake up having dreamt of a bacon sandwich? Well here you’ll find the bacon sandwich of your nocturnal fantasies.”Learn More
Good to know
The price includes all 8 unforgettable food tastings, and an always entertaining and personable English speaking guide. You’ll also receive our Food Lovers’ Guide to London: a printed guide full of insider’s tips about where to eat in the British capital, as well as details about each of our tour stops.
Transportation to and from the tour is not included. Detailed information on how to arrive at the meeting point will be provided at time of booking. At the end of the tour, our guides are always more than happy to call a taxi for you or point you in the right direction.
WHAT TO BRING
While the terrain is flat, we recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes and if rain is forecast, bring waterproofs and/or an umbrella as we will be outside for a lot of the tour. You may also want to bring a bottle of water with you if the weather is warm.
Monday through Saturday at 10 am, 10.45 am and 11.30 am. The tour takes place in the East End, a 5-minute walk from Liverpool Street Station. Exact meeting address and detailed directions are provided with your booking confirmation. The tour ends opposite the Shoreditch High Street station and we can point you towards public transport or call you a taxi.
All Sundays and English National Holidays (approximately eight days per year). Please check booking page for available dates. If the East End Food Tour is showing as fully booked or unavailable, try our other London tour – the Twilight Soho Food Tour of the UK capital’s most buzzing, cosmopolitan neighborhood!
Cancellations made 2 weeks prior to the scheduled tour date are fully refundable. Our tours run regardless of weather conditions – rain, hail or shine!
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