East End Food Tour

REAL FOOD. REAL PLACES. REAL PEOPLE.

The East End is a neighbourhood like no other. Its tapestry of diverse cultures, mouth-watering cuisines, unique architecture and fascinating stories make it an unforgettable destination. Our 3.5 hour East End Food Tour offers eight authentic tastings (a huge meal!) at a diversity of places like markets, shops, bakeries, pubs and restaurants. You will visit our favourite local haunts, meet the owners and explore historical sites that few tourists have an opportunity to experience.

We’ll redefine what you think of London. With us, you’ll escape the crowds and explore one of London’s best kept secrets like no one else can – through its food. The tour is for small groups and is led by entertaining local guides that will not only make sure you are well fed but will also educate you with stories that give you insights into the East End’s traditions and culture. You’ll wander the streets to discover ancient Roman burial grounds, Georgian-style mansions built from the French silk trade, hidden synagogues and the most vibrant street art in the world. Take a break from being a tourist and experience the REAL London with us!

THE ESSENTIALS

5 Stars from 157 reviews
Departs: Mon–Sat at 10:00am and 10:45am
Duration: 3.5 hours
ADULT£65
ADOLESCENT13 – 18 YEARS£50
CHILDUNDER 13£40

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Tour Highlights

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

Taste London’s best bacon sandwich at the award-winning St. John Bread & Wine.
Visit the most famous bagel shop, this side of the Atlantic.
Discover the wonderful world of English cheeses at Androuet, London’s expert cheese mongers.
Fish & Chips is a must and there is no better place to get your fix than at Poppies, listed as Time Out’s top 100 foods in London.
Brick Lane has over 50 restaurants on just one street – we’ll take you to our favourite for a delicious sampling of delectable curries.
Pudding at the historic English Restaurant is a properly delicious thing to do.
Experience life at the local pub when we take you to our favourite one in the neighbourhood, the Pride Of Spitalfields (non-alcoholic options available too).
If you never tasted a salted caramel tart, then brace yourself for this mouth-watering experience.

Plus- See some of London’s most dynamic street art, introduce yourself to buildings steeped in history and understand London’s cosmopolitan culture.

FOOD HEROES YOU’LL MEET ALONG THE WAY

  • Pizza East

    Marcel Magalhaes

    Pizza East

    “We serve freshly made food, using top quality locally sourced ingredients. I think people really appreciate that. Our chefs are constantly working to create new and authentic dishes so that the menu is always varied and exciting for our regulars.”

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  • Beigel Bake

    Mr. Sammy

    Beigel Bake

    “I've been making bagels now for nearly 50 years. I came from Israel and we started working in the bakeries. We make people happy and they tell their friends and they come back, that's why Brick Lane became famous - because of us!”

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  • Pride of Spitalfields

    Linda Murphy

    Pride of Spitalfields

    “The ambience of the pub, it never changes, it is left the way it is with all its original features and that’s the way it will stay. It will never be upmarket. It’s what they call a typical East End pub.”

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  • Aladin

    Sam Kundu

    Aladin

    “My favourite curry is the Naga. Very tasty but very hot!!! Too hot for most of my customers. You need to have been eating spicy food for a long time to eat the Naga, otherwise it might make you cry!”

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  • Poppies Fish and Chips

    Pat 'Pop' Newland

    Poppies Fish and Chips

    "You can't get a better bit of batter."

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  • Androuet

    Geoffrey Nivard

    Androuet

    “Where I was born in France, cheese is everything. My favourite cheese by far is Sainte-Maure-De-Tourraine from where I grew up ...I eat it every day. It really is the cheese from my heart.”

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  • The English Restaurant

    Peter Sinden

    The English Restaurant

    “We made a restaurant with our bare hands. We helped revive and rebuild our neighbourhood.”

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  • St. John Bread and Wine

    Fergus Henderson

    St. John Bread and Wine

    "Perhaps you wake up having dreamt of a bacon sandwich? Well here you’ll find the bacon sandwich of your nocturnal fantasies.”

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Good to know

INCLUSIONS

The price includes all eight unforgettable food tastings, the Eating London Food Lovers’ Guide and an always entertaining and personable English speaking guide.

EXCLUSIONS

Transportation to and from the tour is not included. Detailed information on how to arrive at the meeting point will be provided at time of booking. At the end of the tour, our guides are always more than happy to call a taxi for you or point you in the right direction.

WHAT TO BRING

While the terrain is flat, we recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes and if rain is forecast, bring waterproofs and/or an umbrella as we will be outside for a lot of the tour. You may also want to bring a bottle of water with you if the weather is warm.

The Schedule

DEPARTS

Daily at 10 am except Sundays. The tour takes place in the East End, a five minute walk from Liverpool Street Station. Exact meeting address and detailed directions are provided with your booking confirmation. The tour ends opposite the Shoreditch High Street station and we can point you towards public transport or call you a taxi.

UNAVAILABLE DATES

All Sundays and English National Holidays (approximately eight days per year). Please check booking page for available dates.

CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations made three weeks prior to the scheduled tour date are fully refundable. Our tours run regardless of weather conditions – rain, hail or shine!

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