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The Full English: The Ultimate London Food Experience

London

4 reviews
3 hours | from £100.00 pp
So you've heard British food is boring? Think again! There's something for everyone in London, a global foodie capital where the cuisine is anything but bland - you just need to know where to look! Great British classics like fish and chips, traditional fudge, regional cheeses and pub grub might sound like old news, but with the very best producers, suppliers and chefs on hand, London's traditional dishes are divine! London's dishes host top quality produce crafted with a modern twist, and the city's traditional dishes are tastier than ever before, so get ready to eat your way through a Great British menu!
3 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised
Walking

What you'll do

This totally personalised, unique experience aims to show you how to indulge in some of the best British foods based solely on your interests. Experience locally sourced produce and regional favourites, created and perfected all over the UK and enjoyed by so many Londoners. Take a peek at some of our suggestions...

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Meet up with your local host - whenever and wherever suits you - and go for coffee by the Thames, indulging in the aroma of specialty beans roasted with passion by British coffee experts. Or if you prefer, sip a beer in a local tavern as you get to know eachother. Sample a morsel of crumbly fudge or buttery shortbread too if you fancy.

What's next? It's up to you, your local host will be well informed of your needs and wishes, but here are just some of our suggestions:

Explore London's thousand year old Borough Market, an emporium for the best of regional British foods. From delicately formed artisan chocolates to soft creamy cheeses native to Bath, fresh crusty loaves from Cathedral Street to succulent sausage from Cumberland (and of course all manner of veggie and vegan specialities) there is something for everyone here, and your local will know exactly where to take you. If you've been here before it's no problem, there are plenty more food markets to explore around the city!

Maybe you'll want to stop for a crisp pint of British craft beer, traditonal ale or scrupmtious cider in a historic and well-loved pub? From time-honoured to contemporary, there are plenty of brews to choose from. Feeling peckish? Your Local can rustle up a shareboard which will host some of the best known bar snacks, from scotch eggs to salted peanuts, tangy olives and pork scratchings.

As the day goes on, what could be more appropriate than the infamous fish and chips? Sit with your local while you enjoy the paper wrapped morsels, taking in the scenery of the River Thames. If you'd prefer a meatier alternative, you could sample a savaloy sausage or even a moreish shortcrust pie (don't forget the gravy!) and if you dare, head to the east end for some jellied eels! If it's a Sunday and you fancy something different, there will be a plethora of pubs and carveries offering the traditional British roast dinner, but your Local Host will know the best of the best to choose from.

Of course your experience wouldn't be complete without dessert! There are hundreds of quaint and unique bakeries to choose from. From vegan banana bread to sticky toffee pudding, scones and clotted cream to battenburg and jam tarts - your local host will have your sweet-tooth needs covered. So if you still have room, relax with a pot of tea and indulge yourself! 

 

Options for vegetarians and vegans are available and we’ll make note of any food intolerances to provide the best-personalised experience. 

 

What's Included

* Private and personalised foodie experience
* 3 hours with a Local Host
* 7-8 tastings of various British specialties chosen
* A coffee and a craft beer, real ale or soft drink

 

What's Not Included

* Food and drinks additional to the ones included in the experience
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs 
* Gratuities (optional)

 

Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14 days before your experience and get a full refund.  

Experience Highlights

* 100% personalised, flexible experience
* Explore any of the markets where the best British chefs take inspiration for their meals
* Soak up the culinary history and culture
* Sample 7-8 local specialties throughout the experience, such as fudge, fish and chips, scotch egg, cheese,      meats and cakes
* Taste real British ale or craft beer in a historic pub
* Enjoy a classic fish and chip supper just like the locals do

Total: GBP
per adult
Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Money back guarantee
We'll refund your money if you're not happy with your experience.
Languages
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 15 years old go free

Reviews

Anna M

The Full English

I enjoyed the visit to the Borough Markets, particularly seeing the fresh produce, cheeses and the freshly cooked items ready to eat. There was also time to see inside Southwark Cathedral and to take a leisurely walk past the Globe theatre and over the Millenium Bridge. Gianni, our, guide, showed us lots of interesting stalls and was patient when we stopped at any particular stalls that interested us. He also advised us about transport for the trip Eric and I planned to make on Saturday. The tour results in happy memories. I would recommend Gianni to other people planning to do the same tour.

Gordon F

Excellent

Excellent

Femi L

Pickled eggs, scotch eggs, what's the obsession with eggs!

My husband and I used to mock british food not really believing that it could be considered anything other than second rate. Things have changed in the 10 years since we were last in the city. Whilst they still have a weird fixation with doing strange things to eggs (which my husband liked......) the food has suddenly become really pretty special. Lightly beer battered cod and chips, a pint of ale, cheddar cheese are the norms but there's so much more now- particularly in the markets and street food. Adrian did a great job of re-educating us and cajoling us into eating things we wouldn't have done without him! Thank you for a gastronomic delight and for surprising us both!

Hans A

Good stuff

I booked this on my last business trip to London as I wanted to get out of the hotel and do something different. I spent a fun afternoon with a Nick, who is also a business man and we share a passion for rugby. I learned about British food and bought cheese for my wife back home and tasted food and craft beers - much more fun than another meal in the hotel in front of my laptop!