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London East End Food Tour

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Feast your senses on the cosmopolitan culinary scene of East London during a 4 walking tour of the vibrant London district. Accompanied by an expert gastronome guide, explore the eclectic neighborhoods of Spitalfields and Shoreditch to discover spots favored by local food-lovers. Appease your appetite with the English classic of a bacon sandwich at St John Bread and Wine restaurant; delight in the complex flavors of Beigel Bake's delectable salt beef bagels; and savor creamy artisan cheese during a tasting session. Stroll the renowned Brick Lane to sample spicy curries and try the traditional British dish, fish and chips, at Poppies restaurant.
  • Explore Spitalfields with a friendly guide and discover where the locals eat
  • Head inside quirky cafes and top-rated joints endorsed by Time Out London
  • Visit St John Bread and Wine for a bacon sandwich and Beigel Bake for a salt-beef bagel
  • Learn about the East End's multicultural cuisine and history
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up to 10 food or drinks to taste at 6 different locations
Local english speaking guide
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Climpson's Coffee Bar at Old Spitalfields Market , Pod 3 Old Spitalfields Market, Commercial St, London E1 6EW, UK

Pod 3 Commercial Street Between 109 and 111A Commercial St. Between these 2 shop fronts you will find an entrance into the market. Your guide will be waiting for you at one of the tables with the Eating Europe logo at the Climpson & Sons Coffee bar

11:00 AM
56 Shoreditch High St , 56 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ, UK

After the tour, we will point you in the right direction to continue your visit or call a taxi if needed.

Greet your guide near Spitalfields and embark on your epicurean exploration of East London. Receive an interesting introduction to the area’s culturally diverse culinary scene and prepare to sample 10 local specialties during your stroll. 

Begin with a humble bacon sandwich at award-winning restaurant St John Bread and Wine, and savor the contrast between soft bread and crisp bacon as you enjoy the British breakfast staple. Next, travel back in time as you visit the English Restaurant to sample its famous bread pudding.  

Continue to Bedales to sample two of our favourite varieties, for a tasting session and then wander to Poppies, an authentic fish and chip shop revered for its traditional reproduction of an English culinary classic. 

Head next to Brick Lane to absorb the atmosphere of the thriving culinary hub. Accustom your eyes to the neon signs above countless curry houses, and take a seat at one of Aladin’s tables to try incredible varieties of curry. 

Then, prepare your palate for a sumptuous salt-beef bagel from one of Britain’s most popular bagel shops, Beigel Bake. Conclude your tour with a sweet treat at a historical English building; savor the delectable taste of salted caramel tart and then bid your guide farewell in the buzzing heart of Shoreditch.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Brushfield Street
Taste one of London’s best sandwiches at the an award-winning restaurant
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Spitalfields
Taste the newest London trend - the Humble Crumble! Sourced with local ingredients, you'll taste one of their in-season specialties.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hanbury Street
Fish & Chips is a must and there is no better place to get your fix than at Poppies, listed as Time Out’s top 100 foods in London.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Brick Lane
Brick Lane has over 50 restaurants on just one street – we’ll take you to our favourite and one of the city's best for a delicious sampling of delectable curries.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Brick Lane
Visit the most famous bagel shop, this side of the Atlantic.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Wilkes Street
Admire different architectural style in this street.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
London Central Mosque
Take a picture of the most religiously diverse house of worship in England!!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Shoreditch High Street
If you’ve never tasted a salted caramel tart, then brace yourself for this mouth-watering experience paired with a tea.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You must be 18+ to drink alcoholic beverages on the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Tour stops, tastings and number of tastings may change slightly to reflect seasonal produce, vendor opening hours and availability.
  • Email us to advise of any dietary requirements such as vegetarian and gluten-free diets in advance of the tour.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY London Food Tours by Eating Europe
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during London East End Food Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by London East End Food Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during London East End Food Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during London East End Food Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during London East End Food Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by London East End Food Tour.

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  • "This tour is highly recommended with Dinah as the guide!" See review
  • "There is a great variety of cuisine to sample; to be sure you do not leave hungry." See review

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star-5
Excellent guide and great experience
Wendy_M
, Jul 2022
We had a great time on this tour! Our guide, Cara, was delightful, engaging and informative. The food was varied and delicious, too. Highly recommend for a great walk through the East End!
star-5
Worth the price!
Anne_V
, Jul 2022
This was such a lovely way to explore the East End part of London. Got to experience good food with a little bit of history facts from our tour guide, Josh. I would recommend this to friends and family! Plus, the crumble was to die for!
star-5
We loved it!
Karen_R
, Jul 2022
We had such a fun time exploring and learning about the East End, while sampling a lot of great food. Josh was our guide, and he was great - very friendly, helpful and full of stories and facts about the area and London in general. Highly recommend!
star-5
Delicious and Fun Food Tour
CarolAnn_B
, Jun 2022
The East End Food tour was such a fun and delicious experience. Our tour guide Katie was very friendly and knowledgeable. The East End is not necessarily an area that we would have known to visit on our trip to London but once there we were definitely excited to explore and learn about the cultural diversity and its history through food. Definitely a must do trip when in London!
star-5
Great food tour for the price
Dana_S
, Jun 2022
I thought the tour was well worth the price. Our guide was nice and informative. We hit 6 spots. The first was probably my least favorite -- a bacon sandwich. The bacon was great, the bread not so much. Don't fill up on this sandwich as there are much better things down the line. The apple crumble was our next stop, which was amazing. Then we hit fish and chips -- make sure you get some of the smashed peas. The curry was delicious, but even the mildest one still had quite a kick. The bagel sandwich and the pie at the end were also delicious. One of the benefits of the tour is that you aren't really getting full portions of anything so it allows you to have enough room to try everything. The guide also pre arranges at most places, so you aren't spending a lot of time waiting, or standing in line (the bagel place had quite a long line). Our family typically does a lot of private tours so this was one of the few we have done that isn't. But the group is small and it was nice meeting and chatting with everyone in the group. Again, I thought it was definitely worth the price.
star-5
Laughing and Eating Through the East End
Chris_C
, Jun 2022
Sooo worth it! Our guide was stellar, funny and extremely personable. The things she told us about were interesting, cool, even though it was educational. The food was almost secondary, but don’t think for a second it isn’t good. I remember thinking, “I wonder if I’ll still need lunch later .” I barely needed dinner that night. Would do another tour with her.
star-5
Great Tour
JosephT_P
, May 2022
This was an excellent food and history tour. Josh provided us with the most delicious items to eat and told us a lot about the east end of London. A thoroughly enjoyable tour!
star-5
Great tour, 10/10 recommend
czpmsv8cvv
, May 2022
Kafe was an excellent, funny tour guide, and we enjoyed our time with him. Food portions were just about right, groups were the right size, and the ending spot was just so beautiful of an establishment, and the perfect intimate setting. I do wish they had built in a stop to the Ottolenghi bakery we passed though!
star-5
Fun and worth it!
chfennelly
, May 2022
A great way to sample foods and hear great stories along the way. The tour guides were very knowledgeable, personable and kept us entertained. The tour group was fun as well.It is a lot of food so go hungry👍
star-5
Don't eat breakfast!!
Jennifer_Z
, Apr 2022
Kafe was a wonderful historian and the perfect guide to lead us through the East end of London. We had a chance meeting with one of the restaurant/historical building owners. All of the eats were exceptional. They aren't kidding when they say come hungry, unlike other food tours we have been on.
star-1
Disappointing
Daniel_P
, Apr 2022
Directions to find group were not clear, tried finding them minutes before the depart time but no one in the area knew what I was talking about.
star-5
Great Food
Paige_L
, Apr 2022
The food was really good, I think my favorite was the Humble Crumble, definitely will go back there. Lauren was very sweet, informative, and energetic. She made the experience very lively.
star-5
Fabulous food and fun
Linda_L
, Apr 2022
We loved immersing ourselves in the neighborhood for a few hours. Our guide, Josh, was fun and knowledgeable. The food was plentiful and delicious. Will definitely repeat!
star-5
Solo trip in December
Brianna_M
, Dec 2019
This tour was fantastic! Really great eats all around East End, tour guide was knowledgeable and funny and easy way to get to know new people while traveling solo.
star-5
London Ease End Food Tour-Dinah
Wendy_D
, Oct 2019
Dinah was an outstanding hostess for our food tour. She was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the very eclectic East End and she was able to reminisce about her own personal family history in the area. She made us feel like we were part of her family. This tour is highly recommended with Dinah as the guide!
star-5
Flic Wentzel's East End Food Tour
Garth_B
, Oct 2019
Eight people on our tour and 9 stops with all the history along the way with all the tastings was fantastic!! Felicity (Flic) was very fun and made the tour all the better. Cheers!
star-5
Fun history and food tour of the east end of London.
Lindalouise265
, Sep 2019
This could not have been a more enjoyable four hours of learning the history of the East End and tasting a variety of foods from the diverse cultures that make up this area of London. Don’t miss it!
star-5
Alex+++
Yolanda H
, Aug 2019
Alex was amazing and do not eat before the tour it is alot of great food. Alex did a great job it was informative and fun
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
What a unique way to experience London!
Randall_F
, Jul 2019
I had read wonderful reviews of this tour and especially about Lauren, the guide. I was so happy to find out that Lauren was going to be our guide as well, and she did not disappoint. The tour is so much more than food, with a lot of history and culture thrown in. There is a great variety of cuisine to sample; to be sure you do not leave hungry. The east end of London is a slice of London most tourists don't experience, but it really is something that should not be missed.
star-5
Excellent!
Joleen_a
, May 2019
Flic was amazing! Cara was a great addition as well. The food was great! Flic set the standard for our experiences in London. We enjoyed every part of the tour and the last bite in the end...… was bitter sweet! Thank you!

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