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

London Food Walking Tour: Brixton Markets

Eat your way around London’s Brixton neighborhood on a 3-hour food tour, with a food-expert guide. Learn about this vibrant, up-and-coming foodie haunt, and explore its thriving markets, stalls and delis to savor its bohemian buzz and some delicious, multi-ethnic cuisine. Stop to try dishes such as an Afro-Caribbean breakfast, Portuguese custard tart and other goodies, and perhaps sample a craft beer and award-winning cupcake, all as you uncover Brixton’s history and diverse culinary heritage.

Numbers are limited to 12 people for more personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • 3-hour Brixton food walking tour, led by a food-loving local guide
  • Discover one of London’s most exciting gourmet haunts: Brixton’s street markets and foodie scene
  • Enjoy different food stops to sample some of the area’s famously diverse world cuisine
  • Sample dishes such as an Afro-Caribbean breakfast, ortuguese custard tart and a craft beer
  • Perhaps try making your own ice cream and enjoy an award-winning cupcake
  • Hear about Brixton’s pop-up restaurant scene and learn about its culinary heritage
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

London Food Walking Tour: Brixton Markets

London Food Walking Tour in Brixton

Join your guide in Brixton, a lively neighborhood just south of the Thames in London, and set out on your 3-hour food walking tour. Old-school charm and a funky vibe combine in this bustling district, and your guide will shed light on Brixton’s history and its exciting foodie scene as you walk.

Learn about Brixton’s history of political protest, and how it’s lately emerged as one of London’s most vibrant multi-cultural areas, with a mix of heritages all adding to the cooking pot of world cuisine found here.

Hear about ex-Brixtonites like David Bowie, and amble around the roads and arcades that make up Brixton’s markets, some of the last authentic versions of their kind in London. Enjoy several food stops to sample some delicious goodies for yourself. Tastings vary on every tour, but expect to try dishes such as an Afro-Caribbean breakfast, a Portuguese custard tart and an award-winning cupcake.

Stroll along Electric Avenue, and see murals juxtaposed with handsome Victorian architecture. Discover Brixton’s pop-up restaurants and hear how Michelin-starred chefs such as Alain Ducasse praise the diversity of foods found here, such as Caribbean, Chinese, European and South American.

Enjoy other goodies such as a local craft beer, and perhaps try making your own ice cream. In between walking and tasting, stop to chat with some innovative food retailers to learn their culinary secrets and about the area's gastronomic heritage.

Your tour then finishes back at the original start point.

Customer Reviews

Christene T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great ground and Roo our tour guide was awesome! I highly recommend this tour. You will be very stuffed after the tour.

Caius P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What an awesome surprise! Loved it. The guide was awesome. Strongly recommended. Braxton, the hidden market. Borough market is food lovers heaven!

megrow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour leader was exceptional and was able to impart so much wonderful information about the history of Brixton and it's people. The tour included visiting various foodie places where we enjoyed the gastronomy of the area. The Borough markets were also wonderful and having someone to show us around made all the difference.

Amanda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I loved my tour. Roo was our guide and my group was small, only 5 people! I learned so much about the Brixton community and its history as well as had some delicious food. Portuguese custard tarts, fish and callaloo buns, a fererro rocher inspired vegan cupcake tasted just like the real thing!, and a charcuterie/cheese/bread plate with local Brixton beer. That was just in Brixton! When we got to Borough Market we had an amazing chorizo sandwich and some salted caramel chocolates that were to die for. It was a really enriching and filling! experience that I highly recommend!

Mrs Jennifer S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a superb trip. Our guide was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the area and culture. Brixton was an area we would not have felt happy to visit previously but will definitely be back. Since many of the fruit and vegetables on sale at Brixton Market were unknown to us, more time to find out what they were and how to use them would have been good.

Jane J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

This was a great tour of both markets, which made for a very enjoyable experience. Brixton was amazing, giving you an understanding of the number of multi-national groups that currently make Brixton Markets so fascinating. The contrast between the two is something to see and at some stage in the future, Brixton will be as popular as Borough Markets. John was an extremely knowledgable and informative guide, who made the tour such a worthwhile experience. A must if you are a foodie with a real love of all that makes life so good.

Michael W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Very enjoyable tour, our guide Cat was great and very informative, the Brixton market was much more interesting then the too-touristic-Borough market

Anuradha P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Really enjoyed the tour! Kat was a very informative and pleasant guide..must do for all foodies!

Shawn R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This is a great tour - perfect amount of time, not too much walking and really a must if you enjoy food. Our tour guide Kat was knowledgable, fun and a great ambassador for Brixton. You will get to taste a variety of foods and learn a lot along the way. I have food allergies and Kat was great about maintaing the experience for me. I would highly recommend this tour.

Steven H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This was a "do-not-miss" experience! John was a TERRIFIC guide with information about the local neighborhood and an obvious love for the markets and the merchants. We tasted to our hearts' content and made some wonderful purchases to take back with us.

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