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March 10 2024

London’s best food tours

Go on a culinary adventure filled with flavour to uncover hidden food gems across the capital. London has fantastic food these days, and that’s reflected in its myriad high-end restaurants and its market stalls, bakeries and cafés. So pick a food tour that taps into your foodie passion and discover new taste sensations and plenty of treats to take home. This is our pick of the best food tours in London. 


London Cheese Crawl

Stringy, mouldy, crumbly and stinky – if these words make you swoon, the London Cheese Crawl is for you. You meet artisan cheese makers, try rich and unusual fromages, like prosecco cheese, and learn about London’s old cheese shops. Plus, there’s a cheesy quiz to test your knowledge and the chance to pair the perfect cheese with a delicious glass of wine. The cheese crawl begins in Mayfair, takes you to the famous Fortum and Mason cheese counter, and then heads to Little Italy before finishing in Covent Garden. So get ready for your cheese fix with this grate (ahem) tour. 


A Taste of Borough Market

This Borough Market tour is for real foodies. The only tour guide officially allowed around Borough Market is the TV chef and author Celia Brooks. Her tour gives you an all-access pass and insider tips to help you discover the market’s best foods. Find the freshest oysters, the most delicious charcuterie and the hottest new street food stalls as you learn about the market and its stallholders. There’s an abundance of food on the tour and you’ll come away with a bounty of yummy treats and a real understanding of London’s oldest food market.


East End Foods Tour

Dine like you’re a local with an East End Foods Tour. Uncovering the best food spots in Spitalfields, Brick Lane and Shoreditch, the tour offers a bounty of food treats from famous Brick Lane curry sauces to award-winning fish and chips. There’s also a sweet crumble and divine takeaway bagels to devour. On your tour, you’ll also see the impressive street art that decorates these East End neighbourhoods. You finish your tour with a full belly and an armful of great East End foodie haunts to go back to. 


Underground Donut Tour

Arrive hungry and prepare for a sugar rush! The Underground Donut Tour will have you covered in sprinkles in no time. Samples are whole donuts, so it’s not for you if you only want a nibble. If that sounds like your idea of heaven, then go do-nuts and discover London’s best donuts, fillings and toppings. Although the tour starts near Borough tube station, it doesn’t actually include the underground, instead the name refers to the secret, in-the-know experience you get. So peer through the donut hole into a world of sweetie goodness. 

When you’ve had your fill of food, take a load off and stay in one of our central Thistle Hotels where a great night’s sleep awaits and London’s best food hot spots are on your doorstep