5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

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

London Food Walking Tour: Brixton and Borough Markets

Visit Brixton and Borough markets on this exciting 3.5-hour small-group food tour, led by a friendly local guide! Starting at Brixton Market, London’s up-and-coming foodie haunt, your tour visits its best delis and stalls, while introducing you to Brixton's bohemian buzz and its thriving pop-up restaurant scene. Enjoy an Afro-Caribbean breakfast, cakes, British cheeses and meats, and then move on to Borough Market where a belt-busting gourmet sandwich awaits. Learn the history of this vibrant market on a walking tour and discover where to find the best brownies in town!

Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.


  • 3.5-hour London food walking tour, led by a food-loving local guide
  • Discover London’s most exciting gourmet haunts: Brixton Market and Borough Market at London Bridge
  • Enjoy an Afro-Caribbean breakfast, a Portuguese custard tart and a Ferrero Rocher cupcake
  • Sample British cheeses and charcuterie and hear about Brixton’s pop-up restaurant scene
  • Learn about Borough Market’s history on a walking tour, and then finish with a gourmet sandwich
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

London Food Walking Tour: Brixton and Borough Markets

London Food Walking Tour: Brixton and Borough Markets

Meet your guide in the morning in Brixton -- a neighborhood in London’s central zone 2 area – and then set off on your gourmet food walking tour! As you walk your guide will talk to you about this edgy part of London and its vibrant multicultural community – who have passionately created Brixton’s burgeoning foodie scene.

Stroll to Brixton Market, popular for its exciting range of African produce, and enjoy an Afro-Caribbean breakfast to set you up for your day. Amble to a stall serving classic Portuguese custard tarts, and while sampling their delights, your guide will talk to you about the different nationalities that are represented at the market.

Soak up the eclectic atmosphere as you walk around the market’s lofty alleyways and streets, seeing colorful wall murals and graffiti juxtaposed against Brixton’s understated Victorian architecture. Listen to tales and trivia about the area, and hear of famous ex-Brixtonites like David Bowie and NBA star Luol Deng.

Discover Brixton’s latest pop-up restaurants, where Londoners-in-the-know hang out, and then visit one of the market’s much-loved delis to sample a selection of British cheeses and cured meats, washed down with a locally made ginger beer. Sate your sweet tooth with a Ferrero Rocher cupcake and then leave Brixton with your guide by bus (own expense).

After a short bus journey (about 15 minutes) to London Bridge, disembark outside the award-winning Borough Market, and then head inside to see its best bits with your guide. As London’s oldest, and largest, food hall, Borough Market has as much history as it has food! Hear of its 11th-century origins and check out stalls run by third-generation traders on a walking tour. See stalls laden high with artisan goodies like brownies, fresh bread, and cheeses, and find out where London’s top chefs shop for their top quality meat and fish.

Finish your tour with a gourmet sandwich and then say your goodbyes to your guide. You can continue exploring the market independently if you wish.

Customer Reviews

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

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

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

I was not aware of how alive and fun Brixton is. I loved the Markets and tasting various foods. We met a lot of nice people that would stop and talk about their foods with us. I felt very welcome on this tour. It was a great introduction to both of these areas.

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