London East End Food Tour

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From $131.40

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Feast your senses on the cosmopolitan culinary scene of East London during a 4 walking tour of the vibrant London district. Accompanied by an expert gastronome guide, explore the eclectic neighborhoods of Spitalfields and Shoreditch to discover spots favored by local food-lovers. Appease your appetite with the English classic of a bacon sandwich at St John Bread and Wine restaurant; delight in the complex flavors of Beigel Bake's delectable salt beef bagels; and savor creamy artisan cheese during a tasting session. Stroll the renowned Brick Lane to sample spicy curries and try the traditional British dish, fish and chips, at Poppies restaurant.
  • Explore Spitalfields with a friendly guide and discover where the locals eat
  • Head inside quirky cafes and top-rated joints endorsed by Time Out London
  • Visit St John Bread and Wine for a bacon sandwich and Beigel Bake for a salt-beef bagel
  • Learn about the East End's multicultural cuisine and history

What's Included

  • up to 8 food or drinks to taste at 6 different locations
  • Local english speaking guide
  • London - A food lover’s guide
  • Gratuities / Tips for guides
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Extra drinks - Email for advice of get 3 additional drinks with our Premium Drink Package
  • Email us in advance to advise of any dietary requirements such as vegetarian/gluten-free/vegan diets

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Climpson's Coffee Bar at Old Spitalfields Market
    Pod 3 Old Spitalfields Market, Commercial St, London E1 6EW, UK

    Pod 3 Commercial Street Between 109 and 111A Commercial St. Between these 2 shop fronts you will find an entrance into the market. Your guide will be waiting for you at one of the tables with the Eating Europe logo at the Climpson & Sons Coffee bar

Start time

11:00 AM

End point

  • 56 Shoreditch High St
    56 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ, UK

    After the tour, we will point you in the right direction to continue your visit or call a taxi if needed.

What To Expect

Greet your guide near Spitalfields and embark on your epicurean exploration of East London. Receive an interesting introduction to the area’s culturally diverse culinary scene and prepare to sample 10 local specialties during your stroll. 

Begin with a humble bacon sandwich at award-winning restaurant St John Bread and Wine, and savor the contrast between soft bread and crisp bacon as you enjoy the British breakfast staple. Next, travel back in time as you visit the English Restaurant to sample its famous bread pudding.  

Continue to Bedales to sample two of our favourite varieties, for a tasting session and then wander to Poppies, an authentic fish and chip shop revered for its traditional reproduction of an English culinary classic. 

Head next to Brick Lane to absorb the atmosphere of the thriving culinary hub. Accustom your eyes to the neon signs above countless curry houses, and take a seat at one of Aladin’s tables to try incredible varieties of curry. 

Then, prepare your palate for a sumptuous salt-beef bagel from one of Britain’s most popular bagel shops, Beigel Bake. Conclude your tour with a sweet treat at a historical English building; savor the delectable taste of salted caramel tart and then bid your guide farewell in the buzzing heart of Shoreditch.

Brushfield Street

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hanbury Street

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Brick Lane

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Brick Lane

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Wilkes Street

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Brick Lane Jamme Masjid

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Shoreditch High Street

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You must be 18+ to drink alcoholic beverages on the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Tour stops, tastings and number of tastings may change slightly to reflect seasonal produce, vendor opening hours and availability.
  • This activity requires a minimum number of 2 guests. Should this not be met, we will contact you directly to help you get rescheduled or reimbursed!
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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This London food tour was a blast. Josh was our tour guide and he was super friendly and very knowledgeable about London history. The food stops were delicious. We were so full at the end we didn't need dinner. The Jack the Ripper story was pretty cool too.


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Food & So Much More
William_C, May 2023
One of the better food tours we have experienced. Not only was the food delicious, the history lesson of the East End of London we received from our guide Nial was exceptional. He truly made this a highlight of our trip. We never would’ve known this area of London existed if we had not joined this delightful tour. We also lucked out with the nice people in the group. Cheers!
Response from Host, May 2023
Wow thanks William for your review. We are so glad you got to experience the East End with us- a hidden treasure for lots of tourists.
Great food and walking tour of East End London!
Julie_W, May 2023
We had some delicious bites in the East End and our guide Madilyn was great. She is from the East End and loves it so it shows. Her stories of the history of the area were great. This area was very busy so sometimes it was a little hard to hear. Highly recommend for adults.
Response from Host, May 2023
Yes, thanks for the feedback. Super busy area especially on the weekend. Sundays in particular - we have the Brick Lane market so there's lots of hustle and bustle! Very lively indeed!
Amazing Food Tour!
Sheryl_H, May 2023
We highly recommend this tour and our tour guide Josh was amazing! Every stop was a unique type of food and Josh was knowledgeable about the food as well as history of the area. He made it fun and interesting. We had a blast! A definite highlight of our visit to London.
Response from Host, May 2023
We hope to be he highlight of many travellers holidays when they come to London. This tour is an experience that we promise you will remember for a very long time to come. Thank you!!!!
Great and tasty time
Roei_R, Apr 2023
Great food, wonderful and charismatic guide. Some of the dishes we would have never tried on our own, and we loved them (like the apple crumble at Spitafields market)
Food was delicious! Great Tour!
Kenneth_J, Apr 2023
This London food tour was a blast. Josh was our tour guide and he was super friendly and very knowledgeable about London history. The food stops were delicious. We were so full at the end we didn't need dinner. The Jack the Ripper story was pretty cool too.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Can't walk through East End and not talk about the infamous Jack the Ripper! So much history in these streets- every where you turn!!
Fantastic food tour!
julie_b, Apr 2023
Max was a great guide: funny, informed, and relaxed. He offered lots of great anecdotes and historical information. Definitely take this tour!
History and Food- A Delicious Combination
Mary_B, Apr 2023
Kaffe was a thoroughly knowledgeable and affable tour guide throughout our time in the East End. The time flew as we learned about the fascinating history of the East End delivered in such a positive way. The food, at each stop, was delicious. Don’t eat breakfast before the tour! And you will be full for the rest of the day! This experience was certainly a highlight of my London trip!! Thank you Kaffe!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Wow, the highlight of your trip...we love to create experiences that give people memories to last a lifetime. We want your trip to London to be the best it possibly can, so we a glad you loved it!
Take this food tour
Matt_P, Apr 2023
We had an amazing time on a chilly afternoon. Every food stop was delicious and the tour was the perfect mix of history and food and beverage. And our guide was just perfect, so friendly and knowledgeable
So glad I did this.
Janet_T, Apr 2023
The food was fun but the guide’s (Madelyn) knowledge and presentation of history was so interesting. Met really nice people too.
Food Art Culture
Tom_D, Apr 2023
Josh did a fantastic job of bringing history alive with food. Art, food and culture were highlighted during this remarkable afternoon.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you! Yes we like to make sure you get a mix of everything that makes the neighbourhood so special- which not only includes food but the art and culture too! Glad to hear you had a remarkable time!
Great guide, great tour
Berylin_S, Apr 2023
Max, our guide was terrific and the food was wonderful. We had a great time!! Got a great idea of the history of the East End of London. Highly recommend!
Good Experience
Christi_B, Mar 2023
Enjoyed trying the different foods and hearing some of the history of the East End. Katie our tour guide was great--not too stuffy.
Best food and tour in London!!
Pamela_L, Jan 2023
This was one of the highlights of our entire trip to London. We wish we would have done it sooner in our stay instead of at the end. It was such a great time. Josh was the best tour guide! He was so friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and hilarious! He made the tour even better. (Make sure to tip him! He deserves it!) The food was absolutely the best we had in London. Hands down, 10/10. Even the group we had was really awesome. Josh interacted with all of us well and encouraged great conversation. Only thing I’d suggest is the directions given were a little hard to follow, no locals knew where the coffee shop meeting point, and the actual address given put you somewhere else. However, minor detail in otherwise a perfect tour. I think everyone visiting London should do this!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you so much for your review- we are blushing!!! We are so happy to hear it was one of the highlights of your entire trip and the food was 10/10!!!! Wow! We hope to see you again.
Must book this food tour!
Kevin_E, Dec 2022
Madeline was a fabulous guide! So entertaining and an absolute joy to spend an afternoon with. She showed us details in London we would’ve never noticed. And the background to the food choices made a world of a difference.
Highly recommended
Robin_A, Dec 2022
Madeline was an outstanding your guide. She has a degree in history and it shows. She was informative and engaging. The food choices were delicious. The tour through the East End was so fascinating. I had a wonderful time meeting the group and seeing and tasting my way through this part of London. I highly recommend.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
All our guides are top notch, from historians, to comedians, to stars on Broadway....our aim is to make this so much more than a food tour. We are so glad you had an outstanding experience on tour with Madeline. Hope to see you again!
London done right!
Brian_J, Nov 2022
Max was a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable and on point with information. Pace of the tour was really good. The food stops were fantastic. Highly recommend this tour.
Very good though guide very late
Susan_F, Nov 2022
A very good tour in all, though the first stop at a tiny nondescript cafe for a miserably tough bacon, stale bread buttie should be reconsidered. Bangladeshi restaurant with 3 types of curry was outstanding. Our guide was very, very late showing up and blamed a tube strike for her tardiness… except there was NO strike that day. It was 3 days prior! Not cool.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi there, glad you loved the Bangladeshi stop. Just to let you know our guides are never late unless there's an absolute emergency, which in this case there was. Our customer service team contacted everyone to let the know our guide would be 10-20 mins late. For your reference there was not a train strike there was actually a train delay (You must have misunderstood) Sadly due to someone dying as you can read here- , so not cool indeed to mention this. We hope and pray this doesn't happen again, but sometimes these things are out of our control. Best wishes.
Receive no goods or service, and got no refund.
Nicholas_R, Nov 2022
Experience was awful right 15 minutes late the tour was gone and I denied been denied any kind of refund very poor form very poor form very poor policy. I will make sure your friends family will never use Viator or Europe Eats again.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
We are very disappointed that you missed the tour. Our guide did wait ten minutes for you, but that was our maximum as we had to get started and proceed with our other guests, plus we have reservations at our restaurants that we must adhere too. Our customer service team gave you details for the second stop, so you could meet the guide there (actually this was so close to the meeting point, our guide was expecting to meet you there) but unfortunately you didn't respond to our messages anymore (we don't know why, if you had this experience may have been better for you) and we had to proceed. Refunds cannot be made as restaurants were prepaid for all the food we ordered for you, hence our 24hr policy. I hope that makes sense.
East end food and history.
Diane_D, Oct 2022
Food and conversation was excellent. Cara was our guide and she was terrific. Large diversity in types of food. You will not go hungry.
A tour worth taking!
Irene_D, Oct 2022
What an interesting, vibrant neighborhood of London. We very much enjoyed our tour, which included some history of the area, as well as varied and delicious foods. There were several other foods tours we looked into taking. Glad we booked this one!
Food surprises to try.
Diane_R, Oct 2022
What an amazing experience. A blend of food tasting and architecture, culture and history. Food items were the best I’ve tasted. Wonderful surprises and unexpected foods. Katie was fantastic. Highly recommend. We’ll worth the money.
A not-to-be -missed London food experience!
Betha_L, Oct 2022
We loved everything about the London East End food tour - our tour guide, Niall, was personable and very knowledgeable about the food history and cultural history of the area. He did a great job interacting with the group with just the right amount of personal anecdotes and getting everyone involved in discussion. Job well done!
A Must When in London!
Meagan_P, Oct 2022
My husband and I love doing food tours whenever we travel. It's the best way to immerse yourself in the culture! Lauren was our tour guide and I found her to be a breath of fresh air. Not only was she knowledgeable but also funny and charming! The tour had an enjoyable combination of history and fun facts! The places Lauren highlighted in the tour were also fantastic. Every thing we sampled was delicious. What really stood out to me was that Lauren expertly addressed having to change one of the tour sites on the spot as they could not accomodate us as planned. Lauren was prepared with an arsenal of neighborhood options in her back pocket. She handed the situation calmly and ensured that our tour ended on a successful note. Excellent job!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We agree! What better way than a food tour to immerse yourself in the local culture. Lauren is our East Ender and knows all the best places to go- so we are glad she was able to take you to another place in her little black book of foodie finds!!
Great tour
Deborah_S, Oct 2022
It was a great experience. We would have never have sample the foods we tried on the tour by ourselves. Wear walking shoes
London good eats
MJBROWN1121, Oct 2022
Our guide Niall was amazing! He was just the right mix of information, humor and personality! We are so much, so come hungry!!
Great tour with tons of surprises..
Atilla_A, Sep 2022
Josh was an amazing tour guide. We have never been to East London before and we were totally surprised about the history, selection of foods and breweries. Definitely recommended this tour. Cheers!
Must Go Food Tour!
LintonWarren_N, Sep 2022
Josh was fantastic in bringing us through the food tour. Food we tried, from warm dessert, bagels to fish and chips and lemon meringue pie with tea were awesome! I enjoyed the bite size history he shared of the Spitalsmarket and the buildings around. Josh told us the story of early immigrants and the industries developed there . Josh took good care of the Group and we were amazed! Thanks Josh for bringing out the green pea sauce! We love it!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thanks so much from Josh and the team at Eating London. We are glad you enjoyed the bite size pieces of food and history! We hope you ate your mushy peas- we had to put some green on the tour, hahaha ;)
Great food and history of the East London neighborhood
Mary_Z, Aug 2022
Tour was great! Max did an excellent job teaching us about the history of the neighborhood in between our food stops. We did a decent amount of walking in between each stop and it was good to have some time to digest in between each stop as every stop had a really good amount of food. The tour lasted a bit longer than I expected, from 11-3:30, I really enjoyed it and felt like I got my money's worth! We were with a really nice group of 5 total, including 3 solo travels and one couple. I was one of the solo travelers and would highly recommend to anyone including solo travelers.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thanks so much Mary for your feedback!! We love to entwine history and food together and make sure everyone does get there moneys worth!! That is of upmost importance to the team here at Eating Europe. So thank you and we hope to see you again on another one of our tours!!
Excellent guide and great experience
Wendy_M, Jul 2022
We had a great time on this tour! Our guide, Cara, was delightful, engaging and informative. The food was varied and delicious, too. Highly recommend for a great walk through the East End!
Worth the price!
Anne_V, Jul 2022
This was such a lovely way to explore the East End part of London. Got to experience good food with a little bit of history facts from our tour guide, Josh. I would recommend this to friends and family! Plus, the crumble was to die for!

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