The Handbook
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Get your walking shoes and elasticated waistbands at the ready, we’re headed on a food walking tour… Vibrant and bountiful, London’s foodie scene is one of the best in the world and can be best explored in full through one of the city’s best food walking tours. 

From the tour designed with chocoholics in mind to a cocktail tour spanning Soho’s raunchy past, here are London’s best food walking tours to book ahead for.

Walk Eat Talk Eat 

A favourite amongst foodies, Walk Eat Talk Eat does what it says on the tin – you’ll be munching through some of London’s finest secret foodie spots whilst learning more about the traditional dishes as you walk, explore and talk. 

You’ll get you uncover modern, traditional and quintessentially classic British treats from far-flung places, all while discovering a little more about the history of London. 

Walk Eat Talk Eat boasts several tours to choose from. Search high and low from Tower Bridge to Borough, uncover new favourite haunts in the local East End tour or enjoy your tour with a spot of gin with the Ladbroke Grove to Kensington Palace tour, which sees you stop off at Portobello Road Gin for a tasting. 

Now taking private bookings for up to five people from the 12th of April to the 17th of May. After the 17th of May we will then allow groups to mix. The group cannot exceed over five people.

Sex, Drag & Rock n Roll

With a TripAdvisor rating as good as Sex, Drag & Rock n Roll’s, you’d be foolish not to book in for a night of stellar cocktails from London’s finest speakeasy-style bars. 

This evening tour will take you through Soho’s seedy past, as you dip your toes inside three of the area’s trendiest underground cocktail venues sampling their fine cocktail offerings. The tour is hosted by Just May, east London’s greatest rising star from the drag scene and as they put it ‘the world’s premier Geri Halliwell impersonator’. 

Register your interest and you could soon be uncovering where Sit Elton cut his best album or step inside the club where the world heard Keith and Mick for the first time…    

Secret Food Tours London

Travel the city through food with Secret Food Tours London, the world class tour guides celebrated for guiding tourists and locals to the best kept foodie secrets of the world. 

Fall back in love with the wonders and vibrancy of the city through their London tours. Their London Bridge tour showcases the best British foods, as you stroll through the area unpicking the finest award-winning fish and chips, world celebrated sausage rolls and traditional bacon and egg baps. You’ll start your journey in Borough Market before making your way to a local historic pub for cheese and English cider. Each tour finishes with a secret dish too…

Travel the city through food with Secret Food Tours London...

They also boast other tours, including gin, beer, secret Indian food and areas of Shoreditch.  

A Taste of Borough Market

Join Celia Brooks as she takes you on a tasting tour of one of the city’s biggest and oldest food markets, Borough Market. 

Uncover the best of the British market as Celia interweaves facts about the market’s history, while you sample some of the best produce on offer. The tour is kicked off with drinks and pastries at a restaurant inside the market before you venture around and taste everything from fresh scallops to homemade Turkish meze, juices to antipasti. 

East End Food Tour

Whether you’ve just moved here, you’re visiting for the first time or you consider yourself a hardened local, uncover the best of east London with Eating Europe’s East End Food Tour. 

Spread over 3.5 hours, the walking food tour will see you trace in the footsteps of all of the groups who have called the East End home. The tour includes six proper British food tastings, from the city’s favourite late-night bagel shop to dining in at Brick Lane’s best curry house.

The tour includes six proper British food tastings, from the city’s favourite late-night bagel shop to dining in at Brick Lane’s best curry house...

Soho International Food Tour

Renowned for its electrifying nightlife, book in for the Soho International Food Tour and uncover the area’s best kept food secrets. 

Run by the London Food Lovers group, the tour will see you tiptoeing into Soho’s charming historic streets, as you delve into the international variety of the area. You’ll waltz through Chinatown too, passing through before you head to the final destination, the oldest wine bar in London. 

The 3.5 hour tour starts in the morning, and will see you dine on breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Chocolate Ecstasy Tours

Saving the sweetest to last, the Chocolate Ecstasy Tours are the perfect place to spend your day if you’re in need of a little chocolatey goodness in your life. 

Led by a group of local food professionals, the tours are perfect for small groups and will see you uncover the best of London’s chocolate scene, while learning about the city’s history too. 

Planning to reopen on 21st June, there are several chocolate tours to choose from, including the Ice Cream Ecstasy Tour which sees you head to five of London’s greatest gelaterias and Chelsea’s Sweet Treat Adventures, where you’ll dip in and out of the borough’s finest bakeries, chocoalte shops, patisseries, gelaterias and boutiques. 

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