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London: 3-Hour Secret British Food Tour

1. London: 3-Hour Secret British Food Tour

Firstly, your local London guide takes you to the exciting Borough Market to soak up the atmosphere and eat some English fudges/chocolate. This eating paradise was not even on the tourist foodie radar a few years ago. Still around the market, you will try award winning Cumberland sausages, followed by the best fresh fish and chips in town. Note the difference between "chips" and "French fries!" There is so much to see in the market that your guide will give you 10-20 minutes to look around yourselves, giving you a chance to buy gifts or eat any samples. Your personal guide will explain the history of the market and the surrounding areas including Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind, the Shard and Southwark Cathedral. Your tour will continue to a historic pub where you can try the best of British cheeses, served with grapes, fig cakes and chutneys, washed down with real London beers, ales or delicious ciders (or non-alcoholic options). You will also see the world-famous London Bridge and Tower Bridge on the River Thames as well as the Battleship HMS Belfast. Finally, the tour ends with classic desserts, such as cheesecakes, chocolate brownies or sticky toffee puddings, all washed down with a pot of refreshing tea. Oh, and of course there’s a delicious secret dish too!

London: Borough Market Early Morning Guided Food Tour

2. London: Borough Market Early Morning Guided Food Tour

There is no food market in Europe that combines so much past history with the present-day hustle and bustle like Borough Market. The market is truly a food destination like no other and a must-visit on any trip to London. Learn unforgettable stories from Borough Market's 1000-year history and meet the locals who are up before dawn making all the insanely delicious delicacies found in the market every day. Arrive at the market hungry for breakfast and allow your guide to take you to various stalls to taste different local delicacies. Homemade fresh fruit crumbles, truly delicious British cheeses, and the best sausage roll in the city are just a few tasting highlights to look forward to. After enjoying some delicious food at Borough Market explore the surrounding neighborhood near London Bridge. Discover a bit more about the neighborhood as you walk through the winding streets.

Great British Food Tour: South Bank and Borough Market

3. Great British Food Tour: South Bank and Borough Market

London is known for its diverse and delicious food scene, and that is evident in the markets that can be found all over the city. On this tour, you will taste plenty of delicious treats from Great Britain and discover the landmarks along the South Bank and River Thames. You will begin your tour along the South Bank which follows the River Thames, stopping at renowned landmarks such as Shakespeare’s Globe, The Anchor Pub and eventually arriving at Borough Market. On either a private tour or in a small group you will discover the South Bank and Borough Market. You will nibble, taste and try food all along the route such as British favorites like scones and pies, while also learning unusual facts and stories about this incredible part of town and its famous landmarks. You will also stop at at traditional British pubs to sample unique ales and beers.

London: See 30+ Top Sights and Eat 8 British Foods Tour

4. London: See 30+ Top Sights and Eat 8 British Foods Tour

Join an exploration of over thirty of London’s major landmarks and best of British foods for a good idea of the history and tastes of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Start your tour as you head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where you can watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday during the winter months). You will then head to Westminster, and along the way see sights such as Parliament Square, St. James Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben (sadly covered up at the moment) and the Houses of Parliament. You will then move on to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe, the Shard, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. By this point, you'll have worked up an appetite, so you will be invited to stop for a feast of the best of British foods in one of the UK's most historic pubs. From here you will explore Borough market, Europe's favorite food market, and a bustling hub of smells and flavors. You will sample fish and chips, pie and mash, English beer and also taste a world famous doughnut!

London: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

5. London: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through London's culinary scene on a private small-group food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics with half a pint of George Ale and baked Pie, and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food.  Visit London Bridge, Southwark Cathedral, and Winchester Palace, plus other remarkable spots in between food stops and learn about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

London: Downtown Doughnut Guided Walking Tour With Tastings

6. London: Downtown Doughnut Guided Walking Tour With Tastings

Our tour begins near the Borough Tube station at St. John Bakery, where we’ll try their delicious doughnuts to get the tour started off right. From there, we’ll walk up Borough High Street stopping along the way to talk a bit about history, restaurants, pubs, and anything else we feel like chatting about. Our second stop is right near Borough Market, one of the oldest public markets in London, where we’ll sample some more amazing donuts (shown above). Make sure you pace yourself - it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Our third stop is actually in Borough Market itself where you’ll sample some absolutely stunning doughnuts that are made fresh every single day in their pastry school, which is attached. And our last and final stop at Crosstown Doughnuts will give you a jaw dropping view of Tower Bridge that you have to see to believe. We’re so excited to get this tour started and we hope you can join us! We also offer much more information about the route, the city, the stops and more on our website: Check it out today!

London Street Markets: 3-Hour Private Guided Tour

7. London Street Markets: 3-Hour Private Guided Tour

Begin your private 3-hour tour with a visit to the famed Camden Market and its vast number of stalls offering fashions, music, games, health and beauty products, and its numerous restaurants, bars, and cafes. Covent Garden is probably the best known market to tourists. This was originally a fruit market that now sells almost everything. The Apple Market is found in the North Hall, where you’ll find British-made crafts, jewelry, leather goods, and more. Open every day of the week, the East Colonnade Market boasts a variety of stalls selling products such as handmade soaps, jewelry, handbags, hand-knitted children’s clothing, sweets, artwork, homewares, and even has a magician’s stall! In the South Piazza, the offerings of the Jubilee Market change almost daily. On Mondays, the market is dedicated to antiques. From Tuesday to Friday, a general market operates with traders selling clothing and household goods. On weekends, the market features arts and crafts. Finally, you'll visit the world-famous Borough Market. This gourmet food market comprises more than 100 stalls and stands. Suppliers from all over the country bring a range of fresh products to the market, including fish, meats, vegetables, ciders, cheeses, breads, coffees, hot foods, cakes, and patisseries. Other stalls specialize in products from abroad. The market is open from Monday to Saturday.

London: Guided Winter Markets Food Tour

8. London: Guided Winter Markets Food Tour

Meet your friendly guide and fellow foodies outside one of London’s most popular pubs, then set out on your festive adventure. In a small group, visit the 1000-year-old Borough Market and follow your guide along the South Bank as you discover the very best that London has to offer at Christmastime. Along the way, meet award-winning produce suppliers and have fun exploring the vibrant riverbank, buzzing with artisans offering handmade gifts and delicious street food. This tour is the perfect opportunity to soak up the charm and festivities of Christmas in the city and see London aglow with dazzling lights. Some of the foods you will try on the tour are German sausages, fish and chips, sausage rolls, oysters, and festive fruit mince pies. You’ll also stay warm and be well hydrated with drinks including cider, eggnog, mulled wine, spiced cider, and hot chocolate.

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What people are saying about Borough Market

Fantastic tour with really good food and lots of amazing facts. Our guide Billie was absolutely fantastic. Super friendly and knowledgeable. I would suggest definitely not eating prior to the tour as there is a lot of food. Meeting spot was a bit hard for us to find so definitely give yourself enough time to arrive at the location and search for the group. Highly recommend.

So so so worth the money! Billie was the best tour guide we could have asked for, she was very knowledgeable, and attentive to every detail of the tour. She definitely made the experience that much more enjoyable. The food was quality and you get a great variety of different things! Highly recommend doing this tour if you like history and food!

Billie was a FANTASTIC tour guide! This was such a fun tour, so much so that I would be tempted to do it again when I was back in London. Highly recommend this tour for a bit of culture and history and TONS of delicious bites.

Our guide Charlie was amazingly knowledgeable and humorous. He was the best part of our tour. The food was fantastic too, but Charlie did a wonderful job and I will recommend him to my friends and family.

Lots of fun, Billie was an excellent guide. We had yummy food and got to see the Borough market area