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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

London East End Food Tour

Get to know the East End’s burgeoning food scene and its fascinating history on a 3.5-hour London walking tour. With a friendly local guide, explore the eclectic neighborhoods of Shoreditch and Spitalfields and discover the places where in-the-know Londoners choose to eat. Wolf down a bacon sandwich at the award-winning St John Bread and Wine restaurant, discover the legendary salt-beef bagels of Beigel Bake and sample artisan British cheese. Traditional fish and chips at Poppies are also included, as are curry samples on Brick Lane and more!


  • 3.5-hour food tour of London’s East End
  • 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
  • Enjoy fish and chips at Poppies served traditionally in newspaper and sample curries on Brick Lane
  • Learn about the East End's multicultural cuisine and history

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The East End is one of the most exciting areas of London as it’s so culturally diverse and interesting. Brick Lane is my favorite place to eat curry (outside of India), and it's a great place to just walk around and soak up the atmosphere.

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What You Can Expect

London East End Food Tour

Explore the eclectic East End of London on your Food Tour

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fascinating food tour in a neighborhood rich with history. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Really nice tour. Ollie was quite charming. Lots and lots of tastings...all delicious. Good information on the East End too. I have done many food tours all over the USA, this is my first one in Europe, and I can't wait to do more!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful experience. Our host Emily was outstanding, She was so fun and funny and terrifically informative. Will recommend to all my friends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Nicole was amazing! She was so animated and fun and full of information and facts about the East End. The food was a good overview of the area...delicious and generous portions. Thank your for a great tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Ourr guide was knowledgeable and passionate about the neighborhood and the food. Just the right amount of food and felt like we covered a good amount of the area. I would definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was an excellent tour and Harry was an outstanding guide. The food and food stops were terrific and Harry's knowledge and enthusiasm about the area and the history of each establishment and landmark were impressive. He made for a congenial, entertaining and witty guide. We have done food tours all over the world and this was surely one of the best! Thanks Harry - outstanding job, especially on a wet and chilly day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a wonderful, fun and informative tour, not to mention the amazing food! I would highly recommend it. Emily was the perfect guide. She was knowledgeable, fun and did a great job of connecting with each member of our group. This was a great way to learn about the East End's history and current revival.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A great tour, interesting food and a very good guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic Tour!!! The food was amazing, and a wonderful variety! Our tour guide Hanna was great. We left the tour full of delicious food and information of the East Side!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Even though raining this was a fantastic tour. Nothing was too much trouble for Harry, our guide. Who was a fount of historical information and amusing quips. The food was amazing and we plan to return to sample some more. A word of absolutely nothing before you go on this trip. Although the portions are smallish you will be trying out so much that there is no room for even a morsel for the rest of the day. Thanks Harry.

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