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London East End Food Tour

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After meeting your guide near Spitalfields, set off on your stroll around the area to learn about east London’s food scene and culinary heritage. Culturally diverse, with London’s largest immigrant population, the east London area has its own distinct cuisine influenced by the different nationalities who live there. Sample a total of ten popular local dishes as you explore; highlights are as described below.

Start with a traditional British breakfast staple – the humble bacon sandwich – at St John Bread and Wine, a meat-specialist restaurant that’s become a local institution. Then, step back in time with a visit to the English Restaurant to sample its legendary bread pudding.

Wander over to Androuet, one of London’s top cheese producers, to sample artisan British cheeses, and then enjoy a leisurely amble north to Poppies – a proper East End chippy— for a portion of fish and chips, wrapped in newspaper.

Head back toward Spitalfields and stroll down Brick Lane, Britain's undisputed curry capital that's home to Indian food shops and curry restaurants galore. Head inside Aladin, your guide’s favorite eatery, and sample Bangladeshi and Indian specialties while learning how curry has become Britain’s national dish. Then, wander into the heart of the East End’s Shoreditch to visit Beigel Bake, one of the most famous bagel shops this side of the Atlantic. Chow down on one of their salted beef bagels, and you’ll quickly realize how they made it onto Time Out London’s ‘100 Best Dishes in London’ list.

Your final visit is to another historical English restaurant where you'll try a salted caramel tart to finish on a sweet-tasting high note! Your tour then finishes in the heart of Shoreditch, near Pizza East.

Highlights
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Customer Reviews
  • Richard H
    July 2018

    Our guide helped make this a really great tour. She was very personable and informative as well as full of energy and interest. My wife and I enjoyed seeing a different section of London and going to different restaurants and shops.

  • Holly A D
    July 2018

    This was one of the greatest tours we've ever taken. Our guide, Emily Rose, was really great. She was fun and very interesting. All of our group kept raving about our experience with her. We wished she could join us for the rest of our trip. That is how much we enjoyed her great personality. We easily felt her part of our family trip!!

    The food was great and certainly plenty. It was a great variety from really good restaurants. We even went back to 2 of the restaurants to enjoy the food again. Everyone LOVED the bread and butter pudding!!

  • Perry M
    May 2018

    Really enjoyable tour but come hungry because youll leave full. Everything from the amazing bacon buttee to the most amazing bread pudding and onto the best curries Ive ever had. Great day

Product Details
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • 10 food tastings
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional food and drinks
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This tour can be modified for vegetarians. If you require this please add a note to 'special requirements' at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Schedule and Pricing
Departure Point

Spitalfields, East London

Departure Time and Comments

10am or 10:45am, as per selected at time of booking /

Duration

3 hours 30 minutes

Return Details

Concludes outside Shoreditch High Street Overground Station

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