- Shyen Lee
From the sweet to the savory, there’s something for everyone in the brilliant food hub known as London. Get your hands dirty eating street food on the go, sink your teeth into tantalizing desserts, satisfy yourself with classic English grub, and discover great hidden restaurants around the city. We bring you the top ten walking tours to eat your way through this fantastic city packed with all kinds of amazing food.
Cupcake and Macaron Tour of London
Longing to satisfy constant cravings for all things sweet? Then the Cupcake and Macaron Tour of London is the perfect fit. It takes place in the Covent Garden, Soho and Mayfair vicinity, covering favorite dessert spots like Ladurée for famous macarons, Hummingbird Bakery for great cupcakes and, of course, and Fortnum & Mason’s irresistible dessert display. It’s a dessert-lover’s paradise inclusive of seven on-the-go food tastings over two and a half hours, and a great way to spend the weekend.
Duration: 2.5 hours
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East End Food Tour
Probably one of the most popular walking tours in London, Eating London Tours offers stellar food tours through East London. Experience the history of the area and discover more about its Jewish, Bangladeshi, and French cultural influences. Each three and a half-hour tour covers a total of eight different authentic tastings, including treats like famous salt beef bagels, fish and chips, and Indian curries. There will be loads of street art to admire along the way too, so you won’t just be feasting on food, you’ll be feasting your eyes as well.
Duration: 3.5 hours
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The Urban Carnivore Tour
Calling all meat-lovers – The Urban Carnivore Tour is one fit for a beast. With five meaty tastings in over three hours, you’ll be stuffed to the brim but oh-so-satisfied. Hear tales of history and weird facts about the area while feasting (and even picnicking) through food from the well-known, the tucked-away, and the unusual in the East End. Some great wings, superb sliders, and amazing ten-hour slow roast pork are enough to make any day.
Duration: 3+ hours
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Soho International Food Tour
The range of restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and pubs in Soho often makes it hard to decide on where and what to eat. The Soho International Food Tour provides great insight into the variety of flavours and cuisines that buzzing Soho has to offer. Paired with an incredibly knowledgeable and friendly tour guide, be prepared to be thoroughly engaged and mesmerized not just by the delicious food, but also by the history and culture of the area. Go on an empty stomach, as the tour covers breakfast, lunch, and snacks with over ten tastings.
Duration: 4.5 hours
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Chocolate Ecstasy Tours
Chocolate Ecstasy Tours – the name alone is enough to make your mouth water. Fancy something a little more special than buy-off-the-shelf chocolates in supermarkets? These chocolate tours offer unique chocolatey experiences in the Mayfair and Chelsea areas. Sample unusual flavours like rosemary and olive oil ganache and corn kernel praline. This is the tour, as the organizers say, ‘to expand your chocolate horizons.’ The Chelsea Tour is superb for lovers of dark chocolate, and the Mayfair Tour is great for lovers of milk chocolate (though both tours include a good portion of both).
Duration: 3 hours (Mayfair), 3.5 hours (Chelsea)
Price: £40 (Mayfair), £45 (Chelsea)
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Gourmet Walking Tour
Organised by Mind the Gap Tours, this Gourmet Walking Tour includes visits to two bustling London markets – Brixton Market and Borough Market. Starting at Brixton, soak in the atmosphere and have a taste of vibrant Caribbean flavors before hopping on a bus to the famed Borough Market just in time for lunch. Get oriented around the market while hearing a little about its history, participate in selected gourmet tastings, and end the tour on a high with one of the market’s famous gourmet sandwiches.
Duration: 3.5 hours
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Eat Your Way Through Camden Tour
Explore the lesser-known parts of Camden on the Eat Your Way Through Camden Tour with Fox&Squirrel. Camden is not just about the markets, a fact that will be discovered and reiterated during the course of this walking tour. Restaurants and independent traders will be introduced, with lunchtime tastings inclusive of Cypriot meze, Turkish delicacies, Portuguese treats, and even a coffee-roasting tutorial.
Duration: 2 hours
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London Eco-Eats Tour
In this three and a half-hour Eco-Eats Tour, participants not only get to savor great local food from unique venues with strong beliefs in sustainability, you also get to engage with local food artisans. The tour reveals a greener side of London and showcases the delicious ways in which fair trade and locally sourced produce can shine. Highlights include famous homemade pies, a delightful cafe with a seasonal menu, and delicious gelato.
Duration: 3.5 hours
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Secret Food Tours London
This is the perfect tour to get inducted to the best of traditional English food. The Secret Food Tours London is packed with eight great tastings from the classic fish and chips, traditional English fudges, and the best of British cheeses to award winning Lincolnshire sausages and real London beers. London Bridge is also conveniently situated in an exciting area with lots of food, culture, and history, making for a fantastic starting point to explore the rest of London.
Duration: 3 hours
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Eat Your Way Through Brixton Tour
Another of Fox & Squirrel’s popular food tours is Eat Your Way Through Brixton. Food markets are huge highlights of London, with great atmosphere and great grub. This tour explores the buzzing Brixton Market, with tour guides revealing secret shops and food traditions from around the world. Enjoy some of the best street food in London through seven tastings over three hours, including Ethiopian and Caribbean dishes, gelato, and an Ethiopian coffee ceremony experience.
Duration: 3 hours
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