5 star rating: Highly Recommended 95 Reviews

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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 September 2015

Our tour guided, Hannah, was really nice. She takes you to 8 different places to try out different food. You should do this as the first thing in London so you know where to go eat during your stay.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was a great experience and we felt very comfortable on this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What an awesome food tour! Loved all the food samples, learning about the history of the area and seeing all the cool street art. The tour guide was fantastic - really bubbly, helpful and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

excellent really enjoyed it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour it was a highlight of our trip. Emily our guide was full of knowledge and so sweet and funny 1 we definitely recommend it

Lenora P
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our tour guide Emily is great, very knowledgable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

FANTASTIC! If you are a foodie then this is a must! Our tour guide was bubbly and very sweet. She has all these factoids at her fingertips...guiding us expertly from one delicious food indulgence to the next. Her knowledge of the area, the people, the buildings was quite impressive. Loved it and would do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was amazing! The food was delicious, and our guide was fantastic. We learned a lot about the Spitalfield area and saw how ordinary people lived and continue to live n the area. It's great to get into the less-well-known corners of a city. It was a really enjoyable tour that we would strongly recommend to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our guide, Emily, was fantastic! She lives in the East End and is passionate for its neighborhoods and its food! We were treated to the best of the best - bacon sandwich, salted beef bagels, real ale, curry, fish and chips, chocolate caramel tart, and more. Great way to see the highlights of the East End and eat local specialties.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was great and out tour guide, Emily, was wonderful. I would definitely recommend this food tour to anyone!!

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