Want to understand British culture? Taste all the influences of the island nation by signing up for a couple of London food tours. We think they're one of the best way to combine history with the foods and flavours that tie Great Britain together. These culinary adventures take you through the most iconic neighborhoods of London — the East End, Soho, Mayfair and the City.
If it's a spot of entertainment you're after, you're in luck! One of the most fun London food tours is a Medieval banquet by torchlight. Who can't fancy themselves sharing a meal with Henry the VIII? Or, if you're in London on a weekends, book either a chocolate walking tour or cupcake extravaganza that takes you to best bakeries in Mayfair and Covent Garden.
We like this culinary stroll that unveils the burgeoning east London food scene.
You kick off the day with a traditional British breakfast at St John Bread and Wine. You also get to sample legendary bread pudding, to taste artisan British cheeses, and visit fish & chips at a proper East End chippy. Stroll through London's curry capital to the heart of Shoreditch. Your final tasting ends on a sweet note with salted caramel tart.
Fantastic tour! Do NOT eat anything beforehand as food is amazing. We enjoyed every minute of the walking and eating and our guide was a really lovely girl with a fantastic personality who seemed happy to go the extra mile to make sure the tour was a success."
– 5-Star Review
By flickering torchlight in vaulted cellars a stone's throw from the Tower of London you feast with Henry VIII and characters straight from the pages of British history.
Minstrels and strolling players will entertain as you sup on a hearty four-course traditional English meal with wine and beer. After the regal banquet there is more music, merriment & dancing.
Great fun night. My advice is to really get involved — get dressed up in medieval costume available at venue; sing, dance, bang the tables, etc."
– 5-Star Review
See all the classic London sights, then take a load off your feet and enjoy a traditional fish & chip dinner.
You stroll from Big Ben to St Paul's Cathedral to London Bridge as you learn the fascinating 2,000 year history of the city.
We like that this private London food tour provides individual attention and flexibility. It starts on the banks of the Thames River and ends with a proper British fish and chip meal at an historic restaurant.
We spent a fantastic evening walking around London escorted by Jonathan. He is a very knowledgeable individual and loves what he does. His enthusiasm and humour were outstanding. Also, the fish and chips dinner was a great way to kick off our first-time visit in London. We would recommend this tour to anyone visiting London, be it for the first time or as a repeat visitor."
– 5-Star Review
Location, location, location!
Explore the exclusive neighbourhood of Mayfair and learn the history of chocolate while sampling half a dozen chocolate delights
Get an Insider's peek into Bond Street chocolate shops Fortnum & Mason, Liberty of London, and Ladurée Sample melt-in-your mouth truffles, brownies and luxurious dark chocolates — then decide which treats to take home! Weekends only.
Great time exploring the various chocolate shops in London. Our guides did a great job showcasing the various stores and we learned a lot about the London neighborhoods as we walked around. Would highly recommend this tour!"
– 5-Star Review
1. Bangers & Mash. A popular pub dish, it's made with sausages, mashed potato, and gravy. Other popular additions are fried onion, baked beans or mashed peas. Here's an easy recipe present by a close personal friend of ours named Nigella — Bangers & Mash…
2. Bubble & Squeak. This hearty dish was popular during World War II when food shortages and rationing were in place. It's essentially leftover roasted vegetables — potatoes, cabbage and brussel sprouts — fried up and enhanced it with bits of meat and a poached egg. Here's our close personal friend Jamie's version — Bubble & Squeak…
3. Faggots. Not recommended for the the faint of heart, faggots are made from offals — pig heart, liver, and other miscellaneous pig parts. The whole thing is fried up with bread crumbs and a few herbs and wrapped in pig caul and shaped into small balls called faggots. In case you still want a recipe — Faggots…
4. Hog's Pudding. As you might expect, this dish is based on pork. Traditionally it's made with pork and suet with oatmeal as a filler. A melange of spices add the necessary kick. It's similar to Scottish haggis. Here's a recipe — Hog's Pudding…
5. Pease Pudding. A sort of mush, with the texture of hummus. Pease pudding is made by boiling split yellow peas for a long time, sometimes with a ham bone. Long simmered, they are then mashed with nutmeg, cinnamon, butter and garnished with fresh, chopped onion. Here's a good updated recipe of this British classic dish — Pease Pudding…
6. Stargazy Pie. A traditional fish pie famous for being made with whole fish covered in pastry. The fish heads (and tails) stick out of the crust and look like they are gazing at the stars above. Doesn't sound that great, but here's a modernized recipe featuring sardines and creme fraiche — Stargazy Pie…
7. Knickerbocker Glory. This popular dessert from the 1920s consists of layered ice cream sundae served in a tall glass and long spoon. Usually garnished with a cherry on top. That sound better! Here's a lovely recipe from Mary Berry of The Great British Bake-Off — Knickerbocker Glory…
8. Queen of Puddings. "Pudding" is the British term for dessert and this classic recipe dates back to the 17th century. It's made by boiling breadcrumbs with milk. The mixture is thickened with egg yolks, left to set, then layered with raspberry or blackcurrant jam and meringue. The Guardian offers an easy rendition — Queen of Puddings…