Looking for the best food tours in London? I’ve got you covered! From secret London food tours to gourmet bus dining (yes, really), here are the best food tours in the city — from a London travel blogger.
London is one of the best cities in the world to explore and enjoy amazing food experiences (and trust me, I have).
And while you can certainly find delicious eats all around town, there’s nothing quite like discovering some of London’s best culinary gems on a guided food tour.
From traditional pub grub to unique fusion flavors, these 5 best food tours in London will give you an unforgettable taste of the city.
Each of the London food tours has something to offer, from exploring vibrant street markets to uncovering hidden gems in East London’s best eateries and pubs. Whether you’re looking for a relaxed afternoon stroll or a full-on culinary journey.
So without further ado, let’s explore London’s best eats! Bon Appetit.
5 Best Food Tours in London
1. Brigit Bakery’s Afternoon Tea Bus Tour
First up, the Brigit’s Bakery Bus Tour.
This London food tour will whisk you away on a vintage double-decker bus across London’s best sites, like Big Ben, Harrods, Westminster Abbey, and more.
But of course, this is a blog post about food — so let’s get to the good part.
Onboard the bus, you’ll be treated to a glorious Afternoon Tea with savoury sandwiches, gooey pastries and sweet sweet scones.
I’ve been twice now and it’s truly an experience like no other.
P.S. – Heads up, there are no toilets onboard!
2. Secret London Food Tour
Next up is the 3-Hour Secret British Food Tour.
This 3-hour tour will take you across Central London (8 stops to be exact) with a local guide to learn about the history of London’s most iconic dishes…with a taste test of course.
Although the dishes are *technically a secret, I can tell you there’s fresh British and Indian snacks, famous British cheeses, world-class fish and chips, and more, to name a few. Alongside yummy desserts at the end.
This was a London food tour where I didn’t really know what to expect. But I had an amazing experience and have been recommending it ever since!
P.S. – If you’re vegetarian, let your guide know beforehand!
3. Bustronome Luxury Lunch Bus Tour
Luxury lunches and bus tours don’t really go together — unless you’re Bustronome.
Straight from Paris, the London tour has been taking the city by storm for its new and fresh foodie experience.
After being greeted, you’ll onboard your glass-roofed luxury coach, enjoying a 4-course meal prepared fresh on board while gliding past London’s best sights.
P.S. – Alcohol needs to be booked in advance, and toilets are onboard!
4. Afternoon Tea Cruise on the River Thames
For a low-key London food tour, consider the Afternoon Tea Cruise on the River Thames.
The tour lasts 1.5 hours serving a Traditional Afternoon Tea— including fresh sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, cakes, and unlimited tea and coffee.
You’ll also be privy to spectacular South Bank views on your journey, so great if you’re looking to do a London food tour in style.
5. Live Music Dinner Cruise
On that same note, the London Dinner Cruise will sail you around the Thames from Embankment Pier —all while enjoying a 3-course set menu.
The resident band will provide stellar entertainment while you’re cruising and enjoying a menu of Olive Roast Chicken, Devonshire crab tortelloni, and strawberry dessert (or the vegetarian equivalent!)
P.S. – Your meal comes with a half bottle of wine or a 5-course menu with unlimited wine!
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