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

1. 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: River Thames Small Group Bike Tour

2. London: River Thames Small Group Bike Tour

Enjoy breathtaking views of London’s landscapes on a leisurely half-day cycling tour of both banks of the River Thames. Cycling in small groups, the tour focuses on the history of the people and city, revealing legends and facts about a city that has united against the Great Plague, suffered from terrible fires, and survived wars. You will be riding down streets once frequented by Shakespeare, Dickens, and Chaucer, as well as catching sight of iconic buildings such as the Tower of London, Shard, and more. Stop for lunch at Borough Market, and savor the aromas and taste of artisan produce at London’s largest and oldest food market (at own expense).

The Ultimate London Food Experience: The Full English

3. 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.

Charles Dickens Walking Tour

4. Charles Dickens Walking Tour

This walking tour will take you to places that both inspired Charles Dickens the writer but also those real locations that shaped Dickens the man. All writers take inspiration from the people they meet and places they visit, and Charles Dickens was no different. His novels are so successful because he so enjoyed wandering the streets of London and picking up the rich details of everyday life. This Charles Dickens tour will start off south of the Thames in one of the lesser-visited areas of Central London, where you will visit the only surviving remnant of Marshalsea Prison, which had a great impact on young Charles and his family. Nearby you will visit Little Dorrit Church, and see the only remaining galleried inn in all of London which Dickens himself would visit and the building next door where Sam Weller met with Mr. Pickwick in the famous scene from The Pickwick Papers. Northwards you will meander through the ancient Borough Market with its Victorian structure that both Dickens and his characters were so familiar with before reaching the river and the steps where Nancy met Mr. Brownlow in Oliver Twist which quickly led to her horrific death. Crossing over the famous old river you will visit Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, which featured in both Dickens' work but was also a favorite drinking establishment of the writer, and then we begin to enter one of the great legal areas of London where Magwitch visits Pip at his chambers in Great Expectations. Just along the road is where Charles Dickens worked in the Blacking Factory. In the literary world, David Copperfield and Martin Chuzzlewit found themselves just where you will: at the famous Old Curiosity Shop, perhaps the oldest shop in central London. Lincolns Inn Fields was close to Dickens home and as such features prominently in his literature. The Old Hall appears in the opening scene of Bleak House where close by you will see the home of Charles Dickens' friend and biographer, John Forster, whose property became the residence of Mr. Tulkinghorn in Bleak House. More Bleak House locations come thick and fast, as you pass The Royal College of Surgeons and the likely location of Krooks horrid shop before he went up in flames. As you reach the end of our tour, you will walk the streets of Bloomsbury that were long the literary capital of the world and whose residents have included Orson Welles, Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and JM Barrie, who created Peter Pan. The tour concludes at the Dickens House Museum, which you will be free to visit in your own time, or perhaps have lunch in one of the many fine old pubs and restaurants in this district of Bloomsbury that Charles Dickens knew so well.

Camden Town, Markets & Downtown: Highlights Private Tour

5. Camden Town, Markets & Downtown: Highlights Private Tour

Explore the incredible city of London on this fantastic private walking city tour. Discover the secrets, and highlights that London has to offer. Discover the beautiful St. Paul's Cathedral and its magnificent dome, one of the largest in the world. Visit the old theatre where Shakespeare used to perform his plays. Have the opportunity to visit a famous gallery that served as a stage for the Harry Potter Saga. Cross the Thames River via the beautiful Tower Bridge as you contemplate the medieval Towers of London, the old building that witnessed the history of the city, one of the most important in London. Walk around the different markets and feel the different tastes, smells, and colors that London and its markets have to offer. Visit the open-air shops and the most authentic corners of the market in Camden Town, considered the most underground market in the world. Be surprised by the eccentric looks of the local people, and have fun entering the craziest and most original shops in the world. Admire everything from street DJs, to clothes sales of all kinds and styles. Your guide will ensure that you drink one of the best coffees in town in a charming coffee shop. 

London Street Markets: 3-Hour Private Guided Tour

6. 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

3.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

We enjoyed the Food Tour very much. The guide was very good and friendly. He had a lot of knowledge about the city and knew an answer to all our questions. It was the best activity we did in London. We also enjoyed the British food. This activity is highly recommended!

Loved the tour but the food part disappointed.

The tour was outstanding but the food tour was basically the guide finding us a place to sit near Bourough Market and he went around and collected the foods and presented them all at once like a waiter. I’ve been on a few food tours and it’s never done that way.

Brilliant tour, our guide Chris was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and the history too. Make sure you have a good breakfast as the food stop is right at the end of the tour at Borough market.

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.

Chris was an excellent tour guide. He was very well versed and made the day very enjoyable. We would highly recommend this tour.