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London Food tour - personal recommendations

We will be in London this year and love food tours for both a great way to learn about a neighborhood and also the variety of local food to enjoy. Most past food tours have been fantastic, except the one I did last year in Rome. So, I thought it would be best to ask the forum which tour you have personally done for this next one in London.

Thanks for your help!

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I’m chiming in- I will be in London, yay!, April 18-22 before my Southern England tour. I heard there’s a good East London food tour.

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Yes, Judy B, I just want to make sure I have the actual food tour business name this time. Last year’s Rome Trastevere food tour I signed up for wasn’t the specific one apparently that’s great. : )

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hey hey Jean
discoverwalks.com
click food tours and check out the tours offered
eatwith.com
click filter, then food tour
virginexperiencedays.com
click experience, food & drink, food tasting
streetsensation.co.uk/ markets
a map and description of the markets
airbnb.com/ experiences london, click food and drink
getyourguide.com
click food & drinks
canopymarket.co.uk
hope this helps Jean, we've done a few plus a gin your in london & a prosecco tour outside venice. so much fun with lots of laughs and good food tastings plus booze. enjoy
aloha

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Hi Princess Pupale, which food tours did you personally do in London that you’re recommending? Thanks.

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RSE's London city tour included a great food tour. I don't know the name of the company they used (I did the tour in 2017), but perhaps another poster knows or someone at the RSE office can share that information.

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Seconding Eating Europe’s East End. Good food, fascinating sights. Also have heard their Borough Market tour is good.

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Thank you Lomosh & Horsewoofie for that recommendation and confirmation! Perfect! That looks similar to a NYC experience - lots of explanations of the neighborhood & great local food.

We did a food tour in NYC in 2019 and enjoyed it so much that we signed up with the same business for one of the other neighborhoods they offered the next day. When we think back of all of the things we did in NYC, that’s still one of our great memories among several.

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Jean, I’ve done four food tours with Eating Europe, the London one I noted, two in Paris and one in Rome that’s no longer offered. Most have been great, food and companionship. Paris French Chef was my least favorite, due mostly to small participation with know-it-all people (the guide was good and tolerant).
I hoped there would be one in Vienna for this year but nothing is offered—drat!
Enjoy your trip!

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@Horsewoofie, send a note to Emily in Vienna. She may know of something; otherwise, she has great restaurant recommendations.

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My experience was pre-pandemic, but I’ll add my vote for Eating Europe’s East End food tour.
Enjoy your visit to London!

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Thanks, everyone! I really appreciate hearing how you liked this tour: I purchased tickets for the Eating Europe’s East End London food tour this afternoon.

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hey hey jean
we did a gin tour with shake rattle and stir. i'm a gin drinker and we really enjoyed it. our guide also told us to stop in a couple pubs and do a flight of beers from light to dark, plus different places for fish & chips. no food tour per say. we have done those food tours in other cities.
saw a special TV show about the east end and peas & mash diners. i have bookmarked it. old school food made right there in shop, hole in the wall, looked so interesting. different flavors with gravy, called 'liquor made with fresh parsley" kinda like a shepards pie to me.
manze.co.uk
originally from ravello, southern italy, moving to london for a better life, buying father in law shop and continued this pie & mash shop.
f-cooke-hoxton.business.site
i'm sure everyone has their own opinion to like or not.
as others have mentioned eatingeurope.com/ london east end walking food tour.
mattbarrett-travel.com/ london
he has lots of info here about london that i have saved when we decide to travel again, been 3 years. when we had plans it all fell thru with you know what and will decide when it's time
virginexperiencedays.co.uk
check out afternoon teas or day out & tours under exoerience and see what interests you.
couple things we really enjoyed, taking a taxi to abbey road to walk the sidewalk, yes we are tourists, regent street/picadilly circus to sit and see all the free entertainment or sit at outdoor cafe and people watch, ride the tube and how deep those escalators go.
enjoy and have a lot of fun
aloha

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Hi Princess Pupule, thanks for your info. We were just watching a YouTube by Sam the Cooking Guy today where he was enjoying the gravy, called 'liquor made with fresh parsley" among other stops at restaurants. I love parsley - use it as a substitute for spinach in soups, so I’ll have to try it.