What you'll do
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 each other.
Next, you could explore London's thousand-year-old Borough Market together, an emporium for the best of regional British foods. From delicate artisan chocolates to creamy west country cheeses, 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 Host 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, traditional ale or scrumptious cider in a historic and well-loved pub? From time-honoured to contemporary, there are plenty of brews to choose from. Your Local Host can also rustle up a share board which will host some of the best-known bar snacks, from scotch eggs to tangy olives and pork scratchings.
As the day goes on what could be more appropriate than fish and chips? Enjoy them with your Local Host, while enjoying the view of the River Thames. If you'd prefer a meatier alternative, you could sample a saveloy 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 Battenberg 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.
* 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)
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.
Cancel up to 14 days before your experience and get a full refund.
* 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
London: The British Food Experience | LondonReview by: Diana B
Great food and great guide
We met our guide Bertie who was such a fun guy and he took us to try various typical British foods which were surpirsingly good! Of course we had fish and chips but we also discovered some other cheeses and foods we had never heard of! Bertie was so knowledgeable and funny and made this tour really fun! Thanks so much
London: The British Food Experience | LondonReview by: 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.
London: The British Food Experience | LondonReview by: Salome & Jerome R
This tour changed our views on british food! Gianni was great and gave great insights... But make sure you are hungry!
London: The British Food Experience | LondonReview by: Gordon F