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

2. 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

3. 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. 

The Ultimate London Food Experience: The Full English

4. The Ultimate London Food Experience: The Full English

Be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Taste some British food favorites on a 4-hour tour that starts with coffee and traditional fudge by the River Thames. Visit one of London’s best-known markets and learn about regional products like Cumberland sausage, British cheese, and chutney, stopping for tastes at some of the stalls. Head to a historic pub for a pint of British craft beer or cider. Try Scotch eggs and other pub snacks. Continue to another historic place near the river to enjoy fish and chips. Finish off with a selection of classic desserts, such as carrot cake, chocolate brownies, and sticky toffee pudding, along with a pot of tea. Options for vegetarians and vegans those with food intolerances are available.

London Street Markets: 3-Hour Private Guided Tour

5. 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.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 37 reviews

The tour with charlie was the most fun secret food tour ive ever had! Ive been to 3 other food tours but charlie is the best!the tour was relaxed and fun.charlie was very informative, funny and very engaging to the group.he purposely connects with everyone so no one feels left one.he is truly an amazing tour guide!my husband who is not much into tour guides even took a photo with him lol!we especially love the cheeses,the drinks and the desserts!!!the food wAs delicious and we appreciate that he gave us time to shop a bit. It’s was a great experience!

Our guide was Dan, and he was really awesome! He made the tour so enjoyable, and included everyone in the activities. The food he had arranged was sooo good, and we loved it all. He let us have time to go off by ourselves for a bit so we could further explore the Borough Market. I would absolutely take this tour if I was coming to London - and ask for Dan to be your guide!

We had a very talented, educated and funny guide called charlie. We had a great time with him. Also the food was great and the stories Charlie told us. One problem: the meeting point wasn’t accurate and understandable.

Tim, our guide, was superb. Very knowledgeable, patient, easy to understand and really cared that everyone had what they needed. Great sense of British humor. Really knew his stuff.

Fantastic tour. Tour guide David was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of insights of British food. Highly recommend this tour.